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Opal Rogers

February 17, 1944 - November 29, 2016


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Opal at age 72.

Born in Chatham New Brunswick, Opal met and married military airman Lynn Rogers who whisked her off to raise their own family of three boys in locations including Lahr Germany, Yellowknife NWT and Trenton Ontario. But it was Edmonton Alberta where Opal grew her deepest roots and finally settled on an acreage in Tofield Alberta, the small hobby farm provided a distraction from her busy nights dispatching a fleet of Edmonton based taxis.

Always a people person, she will be fondly remembered throughout the Tofield farmlands as the “Avon Lady”, her sales winning her regional awards for her efforts. Opal was loved and endeared by many, especially her good friend Carol and by the crowd at Mom’s Ice Cream Parlor. “Oh-Oh Opal!”.

Only after her health turned, Opal relocated to Duncan on Vancouver Island in 2013 to seek the comfort, care and familiarity of family. Opal easily made new friends at the Meadows, often engaging others with her twinkly blue eyes and sweet smile; her soprano voice at hymn sings always recognizable. She enjoyed the company and conversation with many residents over a Pepsi in front of the TV watching many an episode of COPS.

Opal suffered bravely through several chronic ailments for a long time, but for the tender care of her devoted sister Velma, her quality of life could not be better or prolonged.

Predeceased by her youngest, Frank, Opal leaves her sons Scot (daughter in law Glynis) and Kevin; granddaughters Kyla and Elisa; grandsons Jeremy, Chayne, Kyle and Dustin, great-grandsons Zackery and Brayden.

Our beloved Opal will finally return to Tofield to rest everlasting with her Lord.

Our grateful and humble thanks to Opal’s care team at Cowichan District Hospital cannot be overlooked. She was in good hands.

By request, no local service will be conducted. Donations in Opal’s memory may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 4K6: (tel) 1-800-567-8112


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Joanne Yearsley
Relation: friend of sister

I am so sorry for your loss Velma and Jack, it’s been a very difficult year for you both, I want to let you know that you are in my heart and I hope that the next few months bring you strength to get through. I look forward to seeing you both soon, please take care

From: Mike Mulholland
Relation: Friend of Sister

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From: Carol Chernyk
Relation: Best friend

My deepest condolences to Vel and Jack, Scott, Kevin
And families
It has been heartbreaking to lose Opal, and know of the pain you are going through. May God Bless you all

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Canadian Kidney Foundation, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 4K6: (tel) 1-800-567-8112

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