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Weare; Roger Phineas

Posted By Obits On September 19, 2014 @ 6:49 pm In Obituaries | 74 Comments


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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Condolence from cedric@susan smith on September 19th, 2014 9:17 pm

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

Condolence from mildred Uhlman Leary on September 19th, 2014 9:17 pm

sorry to hear of your loss take care

Condolence from Natasha Rhodenizer on September 19th, 2014 9:57 pm

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

Condolence from Arthur&Patsy Conrad on September 19th, 2014 10:57 pm

To the Weare Family, So sorry for your loss, Roger will be remembered for all of his good deeds, R.I.P Arthur & Patsy

Condolence from Kim Lohnes on September 20th, 2014 8:10 am

Cindy & Family, sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Evan,Brett and Tyson Uhlman on September 20th, 2014 8:47 am

Deepest sympathy to you all, he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him

Condolence from Lisa Countway on September 20th, 2014 9:36 am

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.

Condolence from Lin Frail on September 20th, 2014 10:19 am

To the Weare family.
With deepest sympathy for your loss.

Condolence from Gwen smith sickle on September 20th, 2014 10:25 am

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…

Condolence from Gertrude Wagner & AAron Weare on September 20th, 2014 10:27 am

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 .

Condolence from Marsha and David Freeman on September 20th, 2014 10:35 am

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. You are all in our thoughts. Take care. Thank heavens for memories. Marsha, David,Dalton,and Vanessa.

Condolence from Vaughn & Kathy Rawding on September 20th, 2014 10:36 am

Thinking of you all during this very sad time, take care of each other.

Condolence from Bruce and Sylvia Fancy on September 20th, 2014 11:48 am

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..

Condolence from Eric & Tracey Crossland on September 20th, 2014 12:00 pm

So sorry for your loss ,thought’s and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman on September 20th, 2014 12:08 pm

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

Condolence from Frank Armstrong on September 20th, 2014 1:22 pm

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

Condolence from Coleen and Jim Rowter on September 20th, 2014 4:22 pm

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

Condolence from Sherry Jernmey & Chester Hirtle on September 20th, 2014 4:36 pm

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

Condolence from Corry Rowter on September 20th, 2014 6:08 pm

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Corry Rowter

Condolence from Terry Meisner on September 20th, 2014 6:56 pm

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.

Condolence from Dwight and Louise Fancy on September 20th, 2014 7:51 pm

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.

Condolence from Susan Inglis on September 20th, 2014 8:49 pm

Jennifer, Christopher and Family,

Sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Susan Inglis

Condolence from Don & Elizabeth Webster on September 20th, 2014 10:00 pm

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

Condolence from Shannon & Corey Hartlen on September 20th, 2014 10:08 pm

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

Condolence from David DeLONG on September 20th, 2014 10:14 pm

Sorry for your loss to Rogers family ,will be missed by our community.

Condolence from Donna & Ricky Arenburg Calgary Alberta on September 21st, 2014 12:00 am

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.

Condolence from Rose Veinot on September 21st, 2014 12:23 am

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.

Condolence from Lauri Huskins-Baxter on September 21st, 2014 2:09 am

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.”

Condolence from Frank & Janet Merry-Smith on September 21st, 2014 9:29 am

Thinking of You all at this difficult time,

Condolence from WENDY LOOKE on September 21st, 2014 12:02 pm

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

Condolence from Pat Armstrong on September 21st, 2014 12:53 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolence from Dawn Wamboldt on September 21st, 2014 1:20 pm

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.

Condolence from Donna N Gilford on September 21st, 2014 1:23 pm

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

Condolence from Rob Moran on September 21st, 2014 3:22 pm

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

Condolence from Craig & Vicki Frail on September 21st, 2014 3:34 pm

Joanne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Craig & Vicki

Condolence from Jeff McKinnon on September 21st, 2014 4:18 pm

Sincerest sympathies to Joanne, Chris, Cindy & families.

Condolence from Cathy and Leigh Merry on September 21st, 2014 4:26 pm

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!!

Condolence from randall & phyllis Weagle on September 21st, 2014 5:57 pm

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.

Condolence from Charlie and Linda Freeman on September 21st, 2014 6:33 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.

Condolence from Avon and Sharon Croft on September 21st, 2014 7:03 pm

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

Condolence from jeannette lewis on September 21st, 2014 7:22 pm

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

Condolence from Gary,Toddy&Miranda on September 21st, 2014 7:25 pm

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.

Condolence from Bill Journeay on September 21st, 2014 7:49 pm

Joanne, Chris, and family . So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.

Condolence from Royce and Christine Ford on September 21st, 2014 8:35 pm

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!

Condolence from Steven Ringer & F amily on September 22nd, 2014 12:03 am

To all of Rogers Family ; Our Condolences, Thoughts and Prayers

Condolence from Stephen and Kathryn Freeman on September 22nd, 2014 8:31 am

Our sincerest sympathies to the Weare family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Mike Cliff on September 22nd, 2014 8:46 am

My deepest sympathies to the Weare family. Roger will be missed but never forgotten.

Condolence from George@Janice Lewis on September 22nd, 2014 10:37 am

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.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on September 22nd, 2014 10:49 am

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

Condolence from Elaine Marshall on September 22nd, 2014 11:16 am

Alv Louise & family – so sorry for the loss of your Brother 🙁

Condolence from Rosemary Rafuse on September 22nd, 2014 11:54 am

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
New Germany

Condolence from Dave and Wanda Winaut on September 22nd, 2014 12:01 pm

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.

Condolence from Chrissie & Norm Knock on September 22nd, 2014 12:28 pm

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……

Condolence from Wanda and Carroll on September 22nd, 2014 12:32 pm

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

Condolence from Karen Cowie on September 22nd, 2014 1:58 pm

My sincerest sympathies to the Weare family.

Condolence from pat jennifer joel and amber frail on September 22nd, 2014 4:50 pm

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

Condolence from Bonnie and Garnet Delong on September 22nd, 2014 5:54 pm

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.

Condolence from Frank & Judy Rowter on September 22nd, 2014 8:13 pm

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Condolence from Allen and Sandy Ford on September 22nd, 2014 8:48 pm

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.

Condolence from Vincent and Laura Croft on September 22nd, 2014 9:06 pm

Our sympathy to you. Words can not express the pain of losing such a wonderful man. Our condolences.

Condolence from Jim Rofihe on September 22nd, 2014 9:31 pm

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.


Condolence from Richard & Laura Fancey on September 22nd, 2014 10:33 pm

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Pat Canning-Selig on September 22nd, 2014 10:52 pm

To the Weare family,

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing,my sincere condolence goes out to you. God Bless you all

Condolence from Terry & Ann Selig on September 22nd, 2014 11:23 pm

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.

Condolence from Todd Eisnor & Christina Wagner on September 23rd, 2014 10:50 am

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.

Condolence from Marilyn Leopold on September 23rd, 2014 11:05 am

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.

Marilyn Leopold

Condolence from Lynda& Philip Hanshaw on September 23rd, 2014 5:13 pm

We send our very heartfelt message of sympathy for your loss.

Condolence from Brian Himmelman on September 23rd, 2014 5:58 pm

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.

Condolence from Pat and Millage Weare on September 23rd, 2014 7:32 pm

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 .

Condolence from Robert Weagle on September 23rd, 2014 8:22 pm

Very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss

Condolence from Allan and Ann Smith on September 24th, 2014 8:55 am

Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Kim & Lorrie Wile on September 24th, 2014 11:45 am

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.

Condolence from Bill Cameron on October 1st, 2014 8:10 am

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

Condolence from Anne Kempton on December 28th, 2014 1:04 pm

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.
Take care.
Anne Kempton

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