Ivan Rogers, age 84, passed away on November 2, 2023 in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Today we say thank you for all that you gave us as dad, grandpa, teacher and coach.
Ivan was born on June 24, 1939 to Herman Ervin Rogers and Luva Lottie (Howse) Rogers in Eaton Corner, Quebec. He spent his early childhood in a rural part of the Eastern Townships of Quebec before moving with his family to St. Catharines, Ontario. He was an avid genealogist who also loved to grow things, collect antiques and be in nature. Ivan received a degree from McMaster University and had a long teaching career, primarily at Napanee District Secondary School.
Ivan is survived by his spouse, Kimberley (Mason) Rogers, his three children, Andrew, Jeremy, and Delight, and by his siblings Joyce (Rogers) Cutler and Gail (Rogers) Moser. His older brother Vern Rogers passed in 2022. Ivan was also survived by seven grandchildren, Brittany, Ethan, Jesse, Zoë, Savannah, Emme and Elsen.
Ivan Rogers will be remembered for his humour and kindness; his help, guidance, and wisdom;
and the joy that he found in the simple things. He touched the lives of many as a teacher, guidance counsellor and coach.
A celebration of life will take place for all who would like to attend and pay their respects. Details of this events have yet to be confirmed. Ivan has been laid to rest in a family plot in Burks Falls, Ontario, surrounded by loved ones. Email LorneIvanRogers@gmail.com for more information on the celebration of life.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Muskoka Shores in Gravenhurst who provided care and support of Ivan for his last 5 years.
Memories and condolences can be sent to Opatovsky Funeral Home in Burks Falls, Ontario at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com.
Dad, Grandpa, Friend and Teacher, we will honour your memory by living our lives as you would want us to and we will take joy and pleasure in remembering the life you had.
Rest in peace, Lorne Arthur Ivan Rogers. You will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.