Pat, Roxanne, Steve & Families
So sorry for your loss! Your Dad will be fondly remembered. Always good for a story and a chuckle!
It's with profound sadness we announce the passing of Clair at the Blanche River Health – Englehart Site on Monday, November 6, 2023.
Clair was a loving, Husband, Pa. Father-in-Law, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
Clair was predeceased by his parents Alma, “Momma” Gladys and Burton Rodgers; his wife Nancy (née Newport) Rodgers and his brother Brian Rodgers. He was also predeceased by Nancy's parents Irene and Henry Newport, sister-in-law Joanne Witzell, brother-in-law Tom Newport and Walter Reid.
He is survived and forever missed by his children Patrick (Roxanne) and Steven; his siblings (Sandy - late Brian) Rodgers, Harlene (George) Taylor, Joan (Lorne) Peever, Bonnie (Vernon) Cragg, Beryl (late Dave) Poulin, Randy (Laurel) Rodgers, Barbara Rodgers, sister-in-law Linda Ried and brother-in-law Dave Witzell. Clair (Uncle Gummy) also leaves to mourn numerous cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.
Well Dad, your pain and battle has now ended. You can rest easy again and finally give mom that big hug and kiss you've waited 34 years to do.
Dad: You could be the definition of “Family”. You instilled in your boys that there was no more important thing on this earth than family. You loved us more than words can ever say. And when we were lucky enough to have Roxanne come into our family, it made your star shine even brighter. Family meant the absolute world to you, and you were so proud and grateful for your sisters and brothers, nieces, and nephews. They all loved dearly their Big Brother and their “Uncle Gummy”.
Your personality was larger than life; your circle of friendships and work families can greatly attest to that. You touched so many people in your 80 years and we were all just lucky to be a part of it.
Knowing you spent your last hours with family over zoom, listening to your big brother Brian's memorial was all your heart needed to put it at rest.
The Family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gorecki, Dr. Hack and Dr. Pawson and to all the wonderful nurses (his girls) and caregivers at the Englehart Hospital. Their care was outstanding and greatly appreciated.
Family and friends will be invited to gather for a celebration of life at a later date.
In keeping with Clair's wishes, cremation has been arranged with Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative.
So sorry for your loss! Your Dad will be fondly remembered. Always good for a story and a chuckle!
Thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time. Wishing you comfort and strength for the days ahead.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dear Claire. May the love and support of family and friends give you strength at this very difficult time.
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad. Clair was a character with a heart of gold. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Family of Clair and Friends. I was so sad when I heard this sad news tonight it made my heart weep. Clair was a friend to all, he will be sadly missed by his extended family he was good to all his siblings. After just losing his brother Brian a couple of weeks ago it is now sad to lose another. Hang onto your many memories of all your good times. I would love to be able to give the family a big hug but my car is in Englehart and have no license right now so please think of me as well as I’m in North Dale Manor in New Liskeard now . My many thoughts are with you all during this sad time. Hugs to all and forever loved, Anne Cragg
I'm so so very sorry to hear please accept my sincere sympathy!
Your dad was a great man !
John and l are so sorry to hear of your father's passing .... you are in our thoughts and prayers and that your memories will give you peace and comfort ... your dad was a wonderful man and he raised a wonderful family.
My sincerest sympathy to all his family and friends. Clair had a big personality and everyone loved and cared for him. And he gave it back. Loved his sense of humour. Rest in peace Clair.
So sorry to hear of your dads passing, I unfortunately have experienced this recently also but i take comfort in all the great memories and knowing I spent so much time in his company. I’m sure you can do the same! Just wanted to send my condolences to you guys and send a virtual hug! Hope to see you this summer when I’m back for my dads memorial in July. We are doing it on the 20th at the Englehart Legion. My mom was reading me your dads obit from her phone and she couldn’t get thru it without tears. She still misses your mom!! Anyways ; take care & hope you can get through the tough first few days together, I find having family around really helps! Love you both ️️
I'm so sorry to hear of Claire's passing. I have fond memories of his bigger than life personality.
Chris and I are heartbroken to hear such sad news.
He will forever live in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Sending prayers hugs and strength to get though this sad time.
My deepest sympathies to all. He will be missed.
I am so sad to hear of both Brian and Claire passing. They were both part of my second family. I considered them both brothers. Even tho Brian was long gone out west by the time I was at an age to have much interaction with him he always remembered me when he came home. Claire on the other hand was always there with his crooked little smile and his teasing comments. He paid really good when I babysat Pat and wee Stevey too. Also thank you Claire for being there for mom when all those snow storms hit and you made sure she was always able to get to town. You will be greatly missed my friend and brother
Our sincere condolences to Pat, Roxanne, Steve and the entire Rodgers family. Clair will truly be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him and calling him friend.
I remember his booming voice when he coached hockey @ the old arena. He loved those boys like his own. He always looked out for the boys. I’m very sad for you on the passing of Clair. Treasure the special memories through the years. He’s with Nancy now. Rest easy Clair
Clair was a happy go lucky guy, he could keep a room full of people in stitches. His smile and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Love you all.
Pat, Roxanne and Steve
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Clair had a great sense of humour and a sharp wit, you always had to be on your toes! His visits were always something to look forward to and very appreciated. We hope you find comfort knowing how much Clair was loved and respected by his friends and coworkers.
We are saddened to hear about your dad, he was funny, kind and had the biggest grin and a wicked sense of humour, the loss of someone so important in never easy, we hope you find comfort in your memories and in your family…our deepest sympathies to you and yours Larry and Cathy Daley
Lots of fond memories of my Uncle Clair. I will miss his humour and his devotion to our family. He was always there for everyone . So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Love April, Jeremy , Faith and Hope
Clair was a very close friend of mine for many years, we go a long ways back. Clair was also a very valued employee.
My sincere condolences to Pat and Roxanne and Steve
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Was always a good day when Clair stopped at the shop. Although his visits were few and far between I will miss his laugh. Deepest sympathies to you both and your families.
Clair changed my life with his love and kindness. He was like a dad to me. You are in my thoughts.
I am so sad to hear about the passing of Claire. He was a close family friend that will be greatly missed. He was one of the funniest guys I knew. Sure wish you would have been home when Aunt Diane and I stopped by last summer. You will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father .He definitely was larger than life and will be deeply missed
Rest in peace my friend, I will miss all our great conversations on Messenger, will miss your kindness, jokes and the hockey conversations. Simply will just miss my friend from the east. Your friend Angel from the west.️
There are no words to express how much we are devastated by the loss you live. We just hope that our sympathy will bring you some relief.
We are so sad to hear of Clair’s passing. Our most sincere sympathy to all of you.
Sharon & Cal
Words are difficult to express the utter sadness these two events have placed on your shoulders. Please know that our hearts are also breaking, but knowing the strong, vibrant siblings you all are, you will combine your strengths to carry on. Your love and dedication to one another is an amazing tribute to your Dad and Mum(s) for the way they nurtured and cared for you. We offer our sincere, loyal and loving sympathies to two lives that were spent loving others and setting magnificent examples of how to live by giving of yourselves to others. With our love, thoughts and prayers. Ron and Olive Bailey and families.
Our sincere condolences to you and the entire Rodger family.
Clair was always a fun guy to be around, and he will be sadly missed.
Our condolences to all of the family & his friends. Such a nice person to everyone! He will be missed by so many.
We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Clair’s passing. We were lucky to have had a visit with Clair this past summer at my Mom’s (Bertha (Toots) Wood) Celebration of life at the Charlton Cemetery. Clair being the good brother ,brought his sisters Bonnie and Beryl, to the graveyard in his caddy. I have many fond memories of growing up and spending time at Uncle Bert’s farm with all of the Rodgers Family. Our hearts go out to you Patrick and Steven on the loss of your Dad. Rest in peace Clair.
Ken & Laurie Wood
So very sorry to hear of Clair's passing. He truly was a great man and such a gentle soul. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Thirty four years since Nancy left us. How time passes.She was just like your Dad, a big personality…….always laughing….everyone loved her. She was so proud of her “boys”…that included Claire. She had lots of stories to tell about the things that went on at home and time spent in the arenas. She was so excited to have Roxanne come into her life…….another female around. I remember how difficult it was for all of you when she passed away. It will be a wonderful reunion for your Mom and Dad. It has been a long, lonely time for your Dad.
It must be comforting to know that you had wonderful parents who truly loved you.
Sending our sincere sympathy to all of you.
Clair. The memories that come to mind - years of hockey . practices, games and the affection shown to the boys - baseball games, house parties, corn roasts, tailgate parties and the comradery and the respect and love for family- the jokes, sarcasm (with that little smile) and laughter - the disagreements and discussions but most of all - a friend. Rest in peace, Coach. You will be missed.
Sympathies, prayers and hugs to all of you and your families. Cleve and Clair were buddies, Clair stood up in our wedding 52 years ago,his son Pat was our ring bearer, and Steve our godson. Nancy was one of the first friends I made when I first went up to "God's Country" as Cleve and Clair called it. We will never forget Clair and Nancy they were two of the most thoughtful people we knew. Nancy's kind hospitality, the calls from Clair in more recent years when we were going through our own health issues, the jokes on facebook, so many fond memories.
RIP dear Clair .
Love Cleve & Janet
Hey fella’s sorry to hear of Clair’s passing. I have many great memories of Clair at the rink and on the ice! Probably one of the best coaches I ever had. Thinking of you and your entire family during this time. Our condolences, Kevin Angela and Owen McGonigal.
Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing.
Sending comforting energy your way.