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Margaret Marie Rodger

May 3, 1923 - June 9, 2012


Margaret Marie Rodger (nee Burton) passed away June 9, 2012 at Cowichan DistrictHospital, Duncan. A longtime resident of Duncan, Marg was born in Niagara Falls, New York on May 3, 1923. She was the only child of Robert Henry (Harry) Burton and Margaret Isobel Burton (Prince). Marg grew up and took her formal education in South Porcupine, Ontario graduating from St. Mary”s Nursing School, Timmins, Ontario in1945. She accepted her first nursing position in 1947 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital, Duncan. She was a well known fixture at both KDH and its successor, Cowichan District Hospital, working on the wards and in the operating room at KDH, and moving on to Central Supply Room at CDH before her retirement in 1988. She will be missed by her 3 children: Patricia (Byron) Hill of Victoria, Laurie (Barb) Rodger of Kelowna, and Kevin (Kim) Rodger of Duncan; 6 grandchildren: Graham Hill, Burton Hill, Shawna Geistlinger, Kelsey Schneider, Claire Rodger, and Lauren Rodger; 5 great grandchildren: Jack Hill, Josephine Hill, Oscar Hill, Addison Geistlinger, and Gavin Geistlinger; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alice and Eric Rodger of Kamloops; sisterin-law Joyce Rodger of Cobble Hill; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of 2nd South at Cowichan District Hospital and Dr. Jan Malherbe for their exceptional care and kindness. A Celebration of Marg”s life will take place Saturday, July 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers the family will be establishing a bursary for a nursing student in Margaret”s name.


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From: J. Lindsay McLaren
Relation: Neighbour

I have known Marg for many years. We visited over the fence many times. I am so sorry to hear of Margs passing but when your time has come there is a better place to go and find peace. Keven I remember you the most as you grew up with my children. What can you say other than sharing ones feelings. The Roger family will always be special to me even if we have not kept in touch for a while. Bless you all at this time. Keven please contact me when you can. Lin McLaren

From: Brian Digby
Relation: Laurie's mother

My deepest sympathies to all the family and friends. I will remember her kindness and gentle ways. Fond memories always.

From: Debi Tiesu
Relation: friend of Kevin and Kim's family

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffcult time.

From: Maureen (Powell) McInnis
Relation: friend

Pat, I had hoped to attend the Celebration of Life for your Mom tomorrow, but am now unable to make it. I remember your Mom so fondly as the most fun guide leader ever. She was such a strong yet gentle person. In more recent years, the only good thing about going for a mammography was seeing your Mom!! My deepest sympathies to all your family. She will be missed.

From: Barbara (Jang) Obsniuk
Relation: Family friend

My condolences to you all. Your Mom was such a good friend to My Mom, Vicki Jang. I shall always remember her with great fondness for her fun loving ways and caring manner.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 21, 2012
Beginning at 7:00am

Cowichan Golf and Country Club
4955 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC Canada

4955 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC Canada

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