WEARE – Roger Phineas, 63, of Caledonia, Queens County, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 in hospital with family by his side. Born in Caledonia, he was a son of Avis Irene (Canning) Weare of Caledonia and the late Theodore Alva Weare. Roger was an honest and hard-working man, who took pride in those qualities and tried to instill them in others. His last words to his grandson, Kerwyn were “always be honest”. He enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, playing hockey, baseball and golfing with friends. He enjoyed family vacations with his children and grandchildren. As a young man, he had a passion to own and operate his own fleet of logging trucks and, in his later years, he was able to make that dream a reality by owning and operating his own Western Star log truck that he very proud of. He began his career at a very young age working in the woods with his father and brothers. As newlyweds, he and his wife, Joanne, went to the States to pick apples for a down payment on their first home. Shortly after returning to Caledonia, he and his brother Alva, started a logging business contracting for Bowater Mersey Paper Co.. After seven years, Roger and his brother each formed their own company with Bowater. In 2001, Roger incorporated with his son Christopher, to form R & C Weare Logging Ltd., which Christopher will proudly continue to operate, carrying on his father’s legacy. Roger was a fourth generation logger. His father, grandfather and great grandfather all made their living in the woods. R & C Weare Logging employs 30 members of the local community. Roger, a very community minded person, had wanted to do something for the local area. In 2012, his family opened The Hollow Log Cafe, operated by his daughter, Cindy. He has been a long time supporter of the community by sponsoring events and donating to local organizations such as the Caledonia Fire Department, Caledonia Exhibition, A.L. Patterson Branch, #87 Royal Canadian Legion, Caledonia and the local school. Roger will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, Joanne (Forrest); daughter Cindy (Chris) Ross, son Christopher (Jennifer); grandchildren Shayla, Alexandria, Kerwyn, Olivia and Lauren; sisters Mary (Delbert) Weare, Anna (Howard) Mansfield, Eva (Alan) Zong, Cheryl (Benson) Frail; brothers Alva (Louise) Ward and Floyd. Many nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. He was predeceased by an infant grandson, his sisters Yvonne and Paulette and by brothers Maynard and Terry. At Roger’s request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2;00 p.m. in Caledonia United Church. Reverend Carol Smith officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations may be made in Roger’s memory at the Royal Bank (Transit: 01213, Account: 5075338) for a community project for children to be built at a later date. The family wish to express their gratitude and thanks to the nurses at the VG Site, 8A, Hematology Unit and a very special thank you to Dr. Jennie. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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joanne and chris and cindy and family we are saddened to here of rogers passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family
mildred Uhlman Leary
sorry to hear of your loss take care
Dearest Joanne, Cindy&family and Chris&family:
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness felt with Uncle Rogers passing.
May the peace that comes from treasured memories comfort you in the days to follow.
Natasha, Jody, Justina & Jayden
To the Weare Family, So sorry for your loss, Roger will be remembered for all of his good deeds, R.I.P Arthur & Patsy
Cindy & Family, sorry to hear of your loss.
Evan,Brett and Tyson Uhlman
Deepest sympathy to you all, he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him
My heartfelt condolences to the weare family. Roger will be sadly missed by everyone, may you find peace in sharing stories and memories of Roger.
To the Weare family.
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Gwen smith sickle
Joanne Cindy Chris And family.
As a child your home was an open door to me,the many times of laughing playing pranks and simply helping in the woods or rather cin and I riding around on the gig.)I know we all go our own directions as years pass.But no matter where I saw Roger he would bow his head and smile …His way of quietly saying hello…You are all wonderful people and I respect the closeness and hard working values to life…What Roger has done for others is something never measured full enough..My heart breaks for you all,but I raise my glass to you all,and say Cheers to a wonderful man only gone in body …*He lives in all of you..” What a blessing”..Joanne you are and have been a inspiration to what true Love means …My love to you all…
Gertrude Wagner & AAron Weare
so sorry to hear of the passing of Roger he will be missed by many .rip to a good man and a hard worker and to his many good deeds . Prayers are going to the Weare family and all of the relatives and friends God bless you all at this time of loss .
Marsha and David Freeman
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. You are all in our thoughts. Take care. Thank heavens for memories. Marsha, David,Dalton,and Vanessa.
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
Thinking of you all during this very sad time, take care of each other.
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
To Roger’s family ,
We extend our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. We thank you Roger for your dedication and support of your community..You leave behind a great legacy in your children and granchildren and wife Joanne. You will be remembered with great admiration..
Eric & Tracey Crossland
So sorry for your loss ,thought’s and prayers are with you and your family
Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman
Joanne, Chris, Cindy and families,
May we extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Warm thoughts and caring friends will help support you today and all tomorrows and your wonderful memories will be cherished forever. Ronnie & Debbie
Not much to say except So sorry for the loss of your Dad,Your Husband,Your Son,Your Grandpa,Your Friend.A man whom I always looked up to and continue to do so.If there is anything you ever need,anything I can do to help you in this tragic time,please ask,I hope your family and friends help give you strength and aid you in the grieving .Take care,one and all.Frank Armstrong
Coleen and Jim Rowter
Dear Joanne and family,
We wish to send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of the person you all loved. What a loss to you his family, and to the community of Caledonia in general.
We are thinking of you .
Coleen and Jim
Sherry Jernmey & Chester Hirtle
Sorry to hear of Rogers passing. Know in your hearts that he will always be with you and bring a smile to your faces. He was a great friend to all that knew him and was well loved. I was glad to be able to go to school with him and watch him and his family become the people they are today. Chester and I as well as Shawn, Crystal and boys would like to send our condolences to the family.It will take along time to heal but it will be a new beginning for all of you.
Chester ad Sherry
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
I had the pleasure to get to know Roger when I worked for Silver’ Garage. He always took time to stop and have a short chat, he was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.
Dwight and Louise Fancy
Aunt Avis,Joanne,Chris,Cindy and their families,also to all of Rogers sisters and brothers.Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many people. Sometimes its hard not to wish for one more day,one more word,one more chance to say good-bye,but you should rest assured that you as his family were a joy to Roger,every day of your life and he was immensely proud of his family.It was a privilege to have known him as a relative and we can see that his goodness lives on through his family.We are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Jennifer, Christopher and Family,
Sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Don & Elizabeth Webster
We were saddened to read of Roger’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sincere condolences to you and your family members.
Don and Libbie
Shannon & Corey Hartlen
Chris, Jenn & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss… Please know we are
thinking if you all during such a difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and may you find peace
in the days ahead.
Shannon & Corey
Sorry for your loss to Rogers family ,will be missed by our community.
Donna & Ricky Arenburg Calgary Alberta
My husband also contracted for Bowaters and meet Rodger through work, we would at this time sent our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, may God give you the strength to get through these difficult days.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Roger. He was definitely a hard working man and one who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Many of you won’t remember me but I am Everett Uhlman’s daughter, Rose. I just wanted to say I am thinking of all of you in your time of sadness. God Bless each one of you.
Joanne, Cindy, Chris and families, along with other family members,
I am so very sorry.
As I watched the tribute to Roger, tears fell. The closeness of this family was certainly shown in just a few photos. The pride in his eyes of photos with all of you, the hard working man pictured, the terrific dad shown, the happy grandfather……. just pieces of who Roger was. He juggled a successful business, and a terrific family just right.
Roger has shown that hard work, honesty, and integrity do pay off. And that caring, understanding, listening and just being there makes people respect you.
As hard as it is to say goodbye, seeing a loved one suffer is no better.
May all of your awesome memories help you, along with the love you have within your family, and that of close friends help give you strength during the hard days. I hope that hearing how others felt about him will make you feel even more pride in being his family.
“We never have enough time with the people we love. ~
Don’t cry because they died, Smile because they lived.”
Frank & Janet Merry-Smith
Thinking of You all at this difficult time,
Sincerest sympathies to Joanne, Chris, Cindy & families. Thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Andy & Wendy Looke & family
Staff of Looke CanCut Limited
So sorry to hear of your loss.
My sincere sympathy is extended to the Weare family on the passing of Roger, husband, father, grandfather and brother. I hope fond memories will bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Donna N Gilford
Joanne, Cindy, Joe, Christopher, Jennifer N families
We are so sorry to hear about Roger, he sure was one of a kind, Roger had a heart of gold always doing for everyone but himself, Roger is gone but will never be forgotten :'(
Love always, and forever Gilford N Donna XoXo
Dear Joanne, Chris, Cindy and families, my sincere condolences for the loss of a great man, husband and father. In the many years that I have known Roger, never once did I feel unwelcome at your house or shop. I respected his honesty and work ethic and giving nature. It always seemed that he and Joanne were behind some charitable cause that needed a boost.
In this sad and difficult time, may you find some peace knowing that friends of yours and Roger’s and thinking of you. Rob
Craig & Vicki Frail
Joanne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Craig & Vicki
Sincerest sympathies to Joanne, Chris, Cindy & families.
Cathy and Leigh Merry
To all .of Rogers loved ones-We are so sorry to hear of his passing Been listening to Leigh tell a few stories of when they were younger. He was a very special man as you know the world needs a lot more men like him!!His family was the most important thing in his life .We will miss him!!! Rip dear friend!!
randall & phyllis Weagle
we are very sorry to hear about the passing of roger, he was a very well respected man in our community. my heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family.
Charlie and Linda Freeman
We were so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
Avon and Sharon Croft
To Joanne and family: Sorry to hear about the passing of Roger.He was a hard working man and built a legacy for his children and grandchildren.Remember the good times. Thoughts are with you all at this time. Sincerely: Avon and Sharon Croft
Joanne,Cindy,Christopher and Families my thoughts are with you all.Roger was a great person and will be missed by everyone.I know my family all have great memories . Condolence from us all
We are very sorry to hear of Rogers passing.May your happy memories help all of you through this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers have been and are still with all of you.
Joanne, Chris, and family . So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.
Royce and Christine Ford
Our sincere sympathy extends to all of you during this difficult time! Roger was an amazing man who worked hard all of his life! He will be sadly missed!
Steven Ringer & F amily
To all of Rogers Family ; Our Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers
Stephen and Kathryn Freeman
Our sincerest sympathies to the Weare family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
My deepest sympathies to the Weare family. Roger will be missed but never forgotten.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for you and your family. It is a loss that will be felt by many.
To the family of the late Roger Weare,
I want to extend my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thought and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Alv Louise & family – so sorry for the loss of your Brother 🙁
Dear Mary and Delbert,
Our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your brother. He certainly was a busy man! We see his truck go by our house almost every day. We hope you have many happy memories of your time spent with him.
John and Rosemary Rafuse
Dave and Wanda Winaut
Condolances to you Joanne and your family. Our paths have not crossed in recent years but sorry for your loss.Roger’s Obituary indicates that he will be missed by his family and his community.Happy memories will help as you say your last good byes.
Chrissie & Norm Knock
Norm and I send our sympathy to your entire family. It is so sad that such a vibrant person has to be taken so young. Roger will be remembered for so many things and never forgotten……
Wanda and Carroll
Joanne, Cindy and Chris we are so sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man. I am glad to have shared so many good times with you all.
The video was beautiful! You guys have so many wonderful memories so don’t forget to laugh when you remember them. Love Wanda and Carroll XOXO
My sincerest sympathies to the Weare family.
pat jennifer joel and amber frail
To all of Rogers family
We are so sorry for your loss please take comfort in each other and all your fond memories your in our thoughts and prayers
Pat Jennifer ,Joel and Amber Frail
Bonnie and Garnet Delong
Joanne,Cindy,Chris, and families, and all Roger’s loved ones, we send our sincere sympathies and blessings. When Michael at the age of 12,had a severe accident, Roger offered us his comfortable vehicle to bring him home from the IWK,so thoughtful of him to do that. Memories are the best and I know you all have many. God bless.
Frank & Judy Rowter
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Allen and Sandy Ford
Joanne,Chris,Cindy and your families, our sincere sympathy is sent to you in the loss of your loved one. We hope that the wonderful memories that you have of Roger will comfort you in the future.
Vincent and Laura Croft
Our sympathy to you. Words can not express the pain of losing such a wonderful man. Our condolences.
Joanne, Cindy, Chris and Family
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing, my thoughts are with you all during this sad time…stay strong and cherish all your memories.
Richard & Laura Fancey
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
To the Weare family,
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing,my sincere condolence goes out to you. God Bless you all
Terry & Ann Selig
To Joanne,Chris and Cindy and families,our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We know how hard it is but know the love that is with you also. God Bless.
Todd Eisnor & Christina Wagner
To Joanne, Chris, Cindy and families
So sorry to hear of your loss. Roger was a great man and an awesome boss when we bought our Western Star from you. Wonderful memories that will last forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Joanne, Chris, Cindy and families
So very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. My thoughts are with you all in the loss of your dear loved one. Tears fell as I watched the beautiful video. I know you will cherish all the wonderful memories. Roger will never be forgotten. God bless you all.
Lynda& Philip Hanshaw
We send our very heartfelt message of sympathy for your loss.
I am sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I only found out the news today or would have attended the service. He was a good man.
Pat and Millage Weare
To Joanne , Chris , Cindy and families . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . You are truly a very loving family . Roger will always be in your hearts forever , a very good kind loving man . May God bless you all .
Very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss
Allan and Ann Smith
Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Kim & Lorrie Wile
We were so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family at this sad time. He will be missed. We were gone away and did not realize you had lost him. Again our deepest sympathies.
On behalf of our mom and my sisters we want to extend our condolances to Joanne and the rest of the Weare family. I remember well attending the old Harmony school with Rodger and the rest of the Weare family. I also recall the 1st time Rodger and Joanne dated and watched over the years as they built a honest business and a solid family environment. I am saddened to hear of Rogers passing. A great fellow. Bill Cameron
To Joanne & family,
I just happened to read some of the obituaries from the Liverpool Funeral Home and came across Roger’s. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Had I known I would have made a trip to Caledonia to spend some time with you and the family.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.