It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Randolph William Rodgers at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his parents: Agnes and Andrew Rodgers; brothers: Arnold and Bernard; sister: Elizabeth; sister-in-law: Carrie, and brother-in-law: Bernard. Left with many loving memories his wife: Bridget (Whelan) and children: Ed and Joan Norman, Catherine and Rich Pike, Gary and Kathleen Kearns, Tony and Karen Aubrey, Wendy and Jamie Steadman; grandchildren: Zara, Margot, Jamie, Audrey, Sean, and Raya. Randy also leaves brothers-and sisters-in-law: Owen Whelan, Margaret Whelan, Ron and Teresa Rollings, Patricia and Robert Hall. Cremation has taken place. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue with visitation on Friday, March 16 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Funeral service to take place on Saturday, March 17 from Barrett’s Chapel at 12:00pm. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Randolph’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Children’s Wish Foundation, or the SPCA.
And I am ready like the young salmon
to leave his river, blessed with hunger
for a great journey on the drawing tide.