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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hanover Icon Dies

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Former Deputy Mayor and Councillor Doctor Gerald Rogers passes away at age 85.

The Hanover town flag is flying at half mast after the death of former Deputy Mayor Gerry Rogers.

Doctor Rogers passed away Wednesday morning at the Hanover hospital at the age of 85 after heart complications.

Deputy Mayor Bob White says Hanover has lost one of its most accomplished and humble citizens.

Doctor Gerry Rogers dedicated 22 years of his life to Hanover Council (from 1988 to 2010) -- 12 of which he served as the Deputy Mayor.

Rogers is also a former Warden of Grey County Warden, a World War Two pilot, a teacher and a musician.

Rogers also served on dozens of municipal and county committees and has been an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Bob White served as Mayor during Rogers time as Deputy Mayor -- and White says he was be greatly missed.

White says Rogers is one of the most accomplished individuals he has ever met.

From his Nova Scotia roots working in the coal mines to his role as a Professor with the Ministry of Education -- White says Rogers has led a full and diverse life.

White says Hanover was fortunate to have Rogers skill and expertise for so long.

More importantly, White says Rogers was a kind and good man, always willing to serve his community.

Rogers is predeceased by his wife Theresa and leaves behind 5 children as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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