Rodgers, Arthur Alonzo
July 16, 1936 – August 8, 2015
It is with great sadness that the family of Art announces his passing on August 8, 2015 in Kamloops, BC. Art was born in Twillingate, Newfoundland on July 16, 1936. His Canadian Forces service took him to many places around the world with Kamloops being his last post where he settled to raise his family. He retired from the Canadian Forces as a Sergeant for his 22 years of devoted service. His transition from Military Service into Provincial Corrections took him to Maple Ridge where he met and married his 2nd wife Bonnie. They retired in Cranbrook, BC. where many wonderful years were spent traveling across Canada and the USA. Art loved to play pool, crib, chess and enjoyed his trips to the casino. He also enjoyed watching sports with a particular love for hockey, football and baseball. Dad was also a master craftsman with creating cabinets and renovating houses. His proudest accomplishment was designing the plan for their last home built in Cranbrook. He will be fondly remembered for whistling a tune, his quick humour, his story telling of his childhood and whipping up the tastiest meals. Dad was happy to have his ever faithful feline companion, Callie by his side throughout his journey.
Art was predeceased by his wife Bonnie on May 4, 2015. He is survived by his children; Scott, Doug (Janice), Marie, Ron and 2 step children Leslie and Paul. He was the loving Grandfather to Kaylee, Tyler, Kelsie, Jessica, Jamie and Great Grandson, Deklin. He is survived by his Sister Mary of Toronto, Ontario, Sister Marie and Brother Cyril both of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He cherished the memories of all of his extended family members and friends.
Each memory now becomes a treasure. “Forever in our hearts Dad”