July 3, 2018
James Wellwood Rogers, son of Sydney Thomas Rogers and Ethel Justine VanAckeren, husband of Roberta Dawn Armstrong, father of his son James Graham Rogers and daughter Jodi Anne Rogers and brother to Diane Rose Watts and Brian Thomas Rogers, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and children at his side on July 3.
Jim…Jimmy…Dad…Papa…the Bullmoose…will be remembered with love by his family and friends and we are so proud of the bravery and grace with which he approached his passing. After eight years of fighting the debilitating disease multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare fatal degenerative neurological disease, Jim chose to die with dignity and on his own terms, ending his life with the assistance of the MAiD program.
Jim will be sorely missed by all who touched his life – family, friends, colleagues, students – and is now soaring over the Selkirk Mountains in the Kootenays that he so dearly loved, topping it off with a pale ale on a balcony overlooking a lake or on top of Kokanee Glacier, the places that were closest to his heart.