Rodger, Robert “Scottie”, 80, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Largs Ayrshire, Scotland, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Fraser) Rodger.
Scottie was Veteran of the Korean War, having served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, where his main job was running the boilers on the ship. Retiring from the Navy in 1975, he moved to Liverpool to become the maintenance man for the local school district, working there for several years before finally going to work at the Queens Manor, Liverpool, also in the maintenance department. He was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool, the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association and he was the current president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38, Liverpool. Scotty recently received a Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service to the Royal Canadian Legion and to the community. During his many years with the Legion Scottie enjoyed going to the local schools to talk to the children about the importance of Remembrance Day Activities. Over the years Scottie was very active volunteering in the Liverpool Minor Hockey Association and he also spent many seasons as the manager for the old Liverpool Schooners Fastball Team. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret; daughter Heather (Terry) Scotland, of East Preston; sons Graham (Barb), of Edmonton, Robert, of Dartmouth; stepdaughter Bernadette (Mervin) Hartlen, of Milton; stepsons Kevin (Tina) Whynott, Lee (Jane Ann) Whynot, both of Liverpool; grandchildren, Colin, Corey, Craig, Carrie, Trish, Cody, Robbie, Ryan, Eli, Jillian, Stephanie, Amanda, Ashley, Amber, Rachael, Ashley, Kale, Darcy; great-grandchildren Kashton, Lily, Makayla, Kalia, Joshua, MacKenzie, Maddison, Ellie, Ruthie, Sam, Tess, Trey, Isaac, Alexia; his 1st wife Unamarie Rodger; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother George.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 26th, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Royal Canadian Legion Service at 7:00 p.m., both from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday March 27th, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., from St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool. Father Brian Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #38, Liverpool. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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valerie & gary joudrey
Margaret,and family sorry to hear about scottie, i was proud to be his secretary for him at the legion. he was great guy i was very glad i had the chance to get to be working side by side with him at the legion easpecially when remembrance day and getting the poppies ready to go out to be sold at the stores. he was a very lovely man. enjoy your memories of the times you had with him. we are praying for your family in this sad time.
To Margaret and Scottie’s family; Scotty will surely be missed around Liverpool and especially at the Legion that he loved. I worked at Queens Manor with him where we shared more than one laugh and a few tea and cookies or whatever else the kitchen had cooked that day. My sympathies to all
Allan and Beth LaRocque
To Margaret and family it is with great sadness upon hearing of Scottie’s passing.He was a fine man who worked hard for the legion and his community we will miss him on Reembrance Day but our thoughts will be with him on that special day.Our prayers are with you and family.
Debbie Wamboldt (Heim )
He was always my favorite speaker on Rememberance day at school. A very nice man as well.
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are very sorry to hear of Scotties passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
HEATHER & ROSS WHYNOT
MARGARET & FAMILY ,VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF SCOTTYS PASSING .THINKING OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME .GOD BLESS.
Noweta Nickerson ( Oickle)
My heartfelt sympathies to Margaret and the family at this sad,sad time…Scottie was a wonderful person…Heather, Graham and Robbie, …my sympathy to all of you….although I haven’t seen any of you in years and years…I want you to know how sad I am of your Dad’s passing…….you’re in my thoughts and much sympathy to all of you.. hugs to all…
Shirley and Paul Neals
We are so very sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. He has been well known to us for many years through Queens Manor, RCL #038 and locally in the community! He was a great man, a wonderful friend and a rock steady, positive influence at the Legion! He will definitely be missed by many! God bless you all!
Janet and George Fletcher
Margaret and family: We were sorry to hear about Scottie: I always enjoyed our chats when we would run into each other. He was a good man and he will be missed by everyone that had the opportunity to know him.
HEATHER & ROSS WHYNOT
MARGARET & FAMILY ,WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.THINKING OF YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME .
Ron & Barb Campbell
Dear Margaret & family
We are sadddened to hear of the passing of Scotty.
We are sure he will be missed by all who knew him.
He always brightened a room with his witty conversation.
Kirk and Donna[Fralic] Whynot
Margaret,Heather,Graham,Robbie and Families, So sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. I will miss talking to him on the street or at the Country Kitchen. He was a great man, he will be missed by everyone. RIP Scottie
Heather Stevens and Rita Veinot
Dearest Margaret and family,
We are so saddened to hear about Scottie’s passing. He always had a big smile whenever we saw him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
Heather & Rita
To Scotty’s Family so very sorry to hear of his passing.My thoughts are with you all at this sad and diiifficul time !
To Margaret and all of Scotties family,my thoughts and prayers are with you all.Scottie and I worked together at Queens Manor different dept.We had some good laughs,and a few disagreements along the way.But he was a great person to work with and always a good friend.
To Margaret and family So sad to hear about Scottie .It has been a pleasure to know him through Church and the Legion He will be greatly missed by all who knew him Bertha
Dear Margaret and Family
My thoughts and prayers go to all of you at this most difficult time,Keep your memories close to your heart.
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Margaret And All the Families,
We are so very saddened to hear of Scotties Passing. I myself will miss Scottie coming to the Sobey’s store every morning for his groceries. We use to have quite a chat while I was ringing his groceries in. Scottie was a great Man and I enjoyed waiting on him. He will be greatly missed by everyone. May he now Rest In Peace. God Bless you all at this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Peggy & Francis.
so sorry to hear about scottie scottie was a wonderful neighbour our thoughts and prayers are with you he will be sadly missed
Very sorry and saddened to hear about Scotty’s passing. He was a wonderful man and someone I considered a friend.
We always enjoyed his visits to our school and valued his time with us.
The Heavens must be a little brighter with Scotty around.
He will always be remembered well.
So sorry to hear of Scotties passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Margaret and family.
So sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy.
Judi & Ken
Margaret & family:
Sorry to learn of Scottie’s passing. He was always pleasant and cheerful and hopefully the good memories you have will give you comfort at this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Judi & Ken
Barb and Brian Fralic
Margaret and family,
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Scotty will be missed by all that new him. Barb and Brian
Margaret and family sorry to hear about Scotty. Love Ricky xoxoxo
HEATHER, GRAHAM AND ROBBIE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD. YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AT THIS TIME. SORRY I CANT BE THERE WITH YOU, BUT JUST KNOW I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL AT THIS TIME . UNCLE ROBERT WILL BE MISSED AND NOW HE AND DAD ARE BACK TOGETHER ..LOVE TO YOU ALL
Gerry & Ruth Williams
Aunt Margaret and Family
Please accept our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. We are very sorry to hear of Scotties passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gerry, Ruth and Family
Garry & Bev Conrad
Our sincere condolences to Margaret and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Scotty was a well liked man and will surely be missed by many.
Garry & Bev
Jan & Garnett Winchester
To Margaret and family,
We are going to miss Scotty and his great way of greeting everyone by name (and Rememberance Day will not be the same without him. )Our thoughts are with you.
Jan & Garnett
Dear Margaret and Family
Stephen and I are so sorry for your loss. I had the Honor of working with Scottie at the Manor and a finer man you’ll never meet. He always had a smile and a big hello whenever we crossed paths. The void he leaves within our community will be felt by many and I pray the memories you hold within your hearts will help you through this time of grief. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Zona and Stephen
Dear Margaret and Family
So sorry for your loss. Scottie will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was so friendly with everyone and called people by their names all the time. He will be missed at church and the Legion won’t be the same without him.
My thoughts are with you at this time. Remember all the good times to get you through.
Mike and Donna West
Margaret and Family,
So sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. Mike always spoke fondly of the time he spent with Scotty at Lee’s cottage during hunting season. He was a great guy who will be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Ralph & Shirley Morton
To Scotties families, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Scotties passing. He was a great and caring man who was loved by all who knew him. He was a friend who will be greatly missed by everyone. The Legion will never be the same without him.
Cheerish his many precious memories. Our thoughts and blessings are with you.
L.R. Verne Lunan, President ADPNA
All Scottie’s Shipmates in the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association were sadden to hear of his crossing the bar. Our sympathy and prayers go out to you, his family. He is in our prayers.
Crossing the Bar
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Heather, Graham, Robbie, Margaret and families:
So sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing, he will be missed by many in our community, he was a fine man. Thinking of you. RIP Scottie.
Heather & Wayne Antle
Aunt Margaret, we are so sorry to hear of Scottie’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.
Dannie and Joyce MacLean
Margarewt and Family, Our sincere sympathy.
Goretti, Neil and Duncan Mac Isaac
There is nothing to be said that has not been said about “Scottie.” He was just a great guy who lived life as God said you should.
We all loved you my friend, and how could we not.
Goretti, Neil and Dunc.
Irving and Jeanette Whynot
Norma & Leon
Our deepest sympathy to all Scottie’s families.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Tony and Kathy Dagley
so sorry to hear about Scottie .Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
Dennis and Sherri Harrington
To The Family,
Please except our sincere condolences
at this sad time sad time.
He will be missed
So sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing..will miss his warm and friendly smile each time he came in the blarney stone..
Scotty will be truly missed!! He was one of the finest men I have ever met. He came to Liverpool Area the same time as I did and we enjoyed many years together with the Schooners, Bruins and the Liverpool Town Schools. Cheers to A Great Guy! Good Bye My Friend!! Rest in Peace
Sylvia & Mike Langille
Dear Margaret & family and Scotties family,
We were so sad to hear of Scotties passing.He was a wonderful person.Mike and I both thought a lot of Scottie.We spent many hours together working in the canteen at the rink.He was always so pleasant and thoughtful!You will be in our thoughts and prayers!
Sylvia(Sylvie,as Scottie called me)& Mike
Susan and Butch MacLeod
Margaret and family, we are so very sorry that you have lost Scottie. He was a wonderful person. We all have great memories of Scottie, and will miss seeing him at all the events relating to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 38. Also seeing him at lunch on Sundays after church. May God Bless you. You are in our prayers. Susan and Butch MacLeod.
Donald and Diane White
Dear Margaret and all the family,
How can we say goodbye to that lovely man, such a gentleman he was, we can’t imagine not hearing his voice at the next Rememberance Day service. His friends and family who have gone before him are now the lucky ones to have him with them.
God Bless you Scottie.
Jordan & Bella Oickle
Margaret and all the family,
So, sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. May Scottie R.I.P.
Teresa Smiley of Liverpool, NS
To Margaret and Scottie’s family and friends, I extend my sincere condolences. Scottie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew him over the years. He was a great guy and Heaven is a better place with him there with his wonderful smile. God must have needed a very special Angel. Take care of each other and let your fond memories get you through this difficult time.
Very sad to hear about Scottie. He was a genuine nice man, one that I had a great deal of respect for.
Chris and Cheryl Mansfield
To the family we give our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time.
Cheryl and Chris
Jackie and Steven Godfrey,Nita Foley and Valerie Grezaud
Dear Heather Ann,Graham,Robbie and Margaret
So sorry for the loss of Scottie.He was always up for a chat no matter where we seen him… Always a big smile and wanting to know how the family was…He surely will be missed by all who knew him…you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
I’m so sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. I met Scottie through working at the manor. Always a very nice person. My sincerest condolences to Margret and family.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Margaret, Bernadette,Lee and families–We were saddened to hear of Scottie,s passing. He was a great Legion Member and Officer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Your family will have wonderful memories to share with each other. Lloyd & Barbara Naugler.
Lanny & Bea DeLong
Margaret and Scottie’s Family
So very, very sorry to hear of Scottie’s passing. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Our Deepest Sympathy to you all.
Dear Margaret and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Scotty. I considered him a friend and great man to do business with while I was operating my business there. His contribution to the community was also greatly appreciated. My thoughts are with you and may your fond memories help you move forward.
Robbie, sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time . Know that I will Keep you in my prayers.
Scotty will be missed, he was always a smiling presence at our school during our Remembrance Day Service. I am sorry for your loss.
Roy and Jane Payzant
Dear Margaret and family’
We are so very sorry . Please except our deepest sympathy.
Jane and Roy
He will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Jim and Beulah Mitton
Our deepest sympathy to all the family at this sad time
May your heart be comforted
and your spirit renewed by God’s loving presence .
Scottie was a very special man.
He will be missed by so many.
Sincerely Jim and Beulah
Cindy and Family says
Dear Margaret And Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.I was so sad to hear of Scotties passing. I enjoyed waiting on the two of you when you come to lanes. scottie was a great person and will be missed by all that knew him. You take care margaret. Hope to see you soon.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Margaret, and Family–We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Scottie was a wonderfil person and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially the legion where he was an important member. Our thoughts & Prayer,s are with you all at this sad time.
Dear Margaret and family. Also Unamarie, Graham, Heather, and Robbie, Was so saddened to hear of your loss……Scottie was always such a kind, and caring man. Such a hugh heart for his family and many friends. I am sure he will he will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. My thoughts and prayers, Nina Vaughn-Cooper
Susan & Jim Hunt
Dear Margaret and family
We were so sorry to hear about Scottie. He was a dear soul who will be sadly missed. During my years working with Scottie at the Manor he was always cheerful and would do anything for you. He especially enjoyed his time and work with the Legion. Always had a smile for you whenever we met. May your memories give you strength during this difficult time. RIP Scottie
Jim & Sue
Having the chance to meet my Great Great Aunt Margaret and her husband Scotty was such a honor to me while I was living in Nova Scotia. Scotty was an amazing man who was so easy to have chats with. He will truly be missed.