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Born: Sep 01, 1946

Date of Passing: Jul 24, 2017

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DONNA LYNN ROGERS September 1, 1946 - July 24, 2017 With heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Donna Rogers at her summer cottage in Pointe du Bois, MB with her husband Larry by her side. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Larry Rogers of Greensboro, NC; her son Glen (Marni) Rogers and two grandchildren, Kaelan and Teagan; brothers-in-law, Alex (Elaine) Klein and Bryan (Andrea) Rogers; sister-in-law Iris Rogers; nephew Brayden Klein and nieces, Maddison Klein, Lisa (Rayna) Rogers, Shelagh (Jason) Biddulph, and Kirsten (Jon) Ashall; great-nephew Aidan and great-nieces, Kennedy, London and Abby, as well as many other extended family members and close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Gertrude Miller and her sister Maureen Klein. Donna grew up in Winnipeg, MB where she met and fell in love with Larry and they married on October 8, 1971. She worked for 27 years at Air Canada in various capacities such as payroll, ticketing and reservations in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Toronto before retiring just prior to moving to Greensboro, NC where they lived for the past 18 years. Donna enjoyed vacationing on the water and spent time at the family cottages in Ponemah and Grand Beach, MB, as well as holidaying with family and friends at Trail End Camp (Pointe du Bois), Myrtle Beach, SC, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. While at Trail End Camp, the opportunity arose to own their own piece of paradise and they purchased their cottage on Sawmill Bay at Pointe du Bois. Over the past 11 years Donna has had many wonderful times there including fishing with Larry, annual visits from their grandchildren, and socializing with countless other family and friends. She was happiest when she was spending time with those she loved, including the group of eight - "the Forever Girls" acquainted from early school years and along life's road. Donna also spent many hours reading novels from her favourite authors, searching for the titles she hadn't yet read. She enjoyed watching ducks and loons by day and the British detective shows by night. Her home was meticulous and she never rested until all her tasks were accomplished. She always found something to talk about and there was never a lull in any conversation. Her kindness and hospitality was experienced by all who knew her. She was generous to a fault and brought joy and light to every room she entered. She loved us well and enriched our lives immensely. She will be incredibly missed. A celebration of Donna's life will take place at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy. at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31 with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 29, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Larry and family: I am so very saddened to hear of Donna's untimely heart breaks for you all! She was such a warm person and her personality just lit up the room! She will be tremendously missed. Sending love and hugs your way!! Your "sister", Heather xo - Posted by: Heather Reiner Matthes (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2017

  • I'm so sorry to hear about Donna's passing. I met her through her little sister Maureen, who was my good friend all through high school. I also remember Dear Larry - I'm so sorry to hear that Donna has passed away. She was so beautiful inside and out, and I remember you two being very much in love! You might not remember me, but I was one of Maureen's high school friends, and spent many school lunch hours at the house visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Miller. Her dad always had a twinkle in his eye, and Mrs. Miller was an excellent seamstress. Maureen also convinced her parents to let me come out to the cottage with her - and that was such a special treat for me. I lost touch with Maureen and the family when she moved away after high school, but remember visiting with her and her two little ones shortly before she passed away. I have always wondered how Brayden and Maddison were doing. Please pass on my deepest condolences to everyone in the family, and let them know that I treasure all the memories I have of the family. There are a few of us friends from high school that would love to connect with Maureen's children if they would like to hear some stories about their mom's elementary school and teenage years. Sincerely, Susanne - Posted by: susanne magyar (Friend of Maureen Miller) on: Jul 30, 2017

  • The Bishops have many fond memories with Donna starting in Oakville Ontario when our kids were young. We remember all of the special occasions that we spent with the Rogers family including this past Christmas. Donna was always so helpful and kind and managed to be the life of the party as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with Larry, Glen, Marni, Kaelan and Teagan as well as other close family and friends during this difficult time of grieving. Find comfort in each other as well as in your precious memories of her. - Posted by: Keri Bishop (Extended family ) on: Jul 30, 2017

  • Our hearts are breaking to hear about our dear Donna's passing. Knowing we will never see Donna's face or hear her voice again leaves a big hole in our hearts and our lives will never be the same without her. She had a heart of gold, always lending a helping hand to those in need and she will be dearly missed. We have so many fond memories of Donna and Larry, going on vacations and sharing precious moments together and those memories we will forever cherish in our hearts. Donna is in heaven with Jesus and his angels and her loved ones who are no longer with us. Hopefully they welcomed her home with open arms. Heaven has been blessed by another very special angel called Donna. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing we could do, so this is not goodbye, as we will meet again some day. Till then, rest in peace our precious little angel and dear friend. God bless you and your loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry, the love of her life, her loving son Glenn and their families and loved ones. With Love and Respect, Sylvia and Gordon Bowen. - Posted by: Sylvia and Gordon Bowen (Close friends and Co-Worker at Air Canada) on: Jul 29, 2017

  • Larry and family, Please know that many caring thoughts are with you during this time. Donna was a very generous and important friend to all. At our dinners, Donna would always accept the dessert menu. She was generally the only one who ordered dessert, but also wanted extra spoons for sharing. The dinners will continue, but every time the waitress offers us the dessert menu, she will wonder what she did wrong because we will all start crying. - Posted by: Barb D'Avignon (one of the "Forever Girls") on: Jul 29, 2017

  • We share the same birth date/Sept. 1, always remembered my cousin Donna on that day and other days. Always loved to visit her family with my Mother at the little house on Arlington, Winnipeg, M.B. Forever in my heart. Aileen - Posted by: Aileen Rouse ( James) (cousin) on: Jul 29, 2017

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