We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Linda Frances Rodger on September 18, 2019 at Victoria General Hospital.  Linda was born in Elk Point, Alberta on April 4, 1934, the second daughter of the late William and Willemina Wolfe. Linda, her parents and her sisters moved to Victoria in 1944. Linda attended Burnside Elementary, Central High and Victoria High Schools. She trained at the former Normal School and taught primary education in McAllister, B.C., Abbotsford B.C., and Lampson Street School in Victoria.

She is survived by her husband Ralph, whom she married in 1960; her four children, Sandra (Bruce), Glen (Anne), Michael (Pauline), and Jeff (Liska); her sisters, Mona and Nora, and her two sisters-in-law, Frances and Hazel. She has been blessed with eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

An active foster parent, Linda was a long-time member of Metropolitan and First Metropolitan United Churches.  She taught Sunday school for over thirty years and also volunteered as Camp Director at Shawnigan Lake Camp.  Linda enjoyed many years with the St. Luke’s Players Drama Club and was endlessly creative: painting, sewing, quilting, making pottery, playing bells and most recently learning to play the ukulele.  Other projects included acting as a docent for the Art Gallery in their school art familiarization program and supporting the original Open Door.  Linda devoted a year to complete her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Victoria.  Linda was creative, inquisitive and compassionate.  She had an incredible love of music, children and family.

Our family would like to thank the first responders and staff at Victoria General Hospital for their professionalism, kindness and care.

The service will be in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm with a private interment ceremony at a later date at Hatley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in her name, to a charity of your choice.

Memories and Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Claudia kriese

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her as one of the kindest “mom”s in the neighborhood of Sonria. Regards to all your families, Claudia Kriese (Sendall).

  • Brenda Lamont

    Brenda Lamont (nee Hill)
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs Roger was my Sunday school teacher. She was such a loving and caring woman. When I came to know her again 35 years later as my friend’s in-law she recognized me instantly and we chatted like there had been no lost time. I always looked forward to seeing her. Best wishes to her family during this difficult time.

  • David & Leanne Prestwich

    To the Rodger family.We were so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing.Linda was such a wonderful person who always had time to ask how you were doing and if there was any way she could help when you were going over a rough patch.David helped teach Sunday school with her for a few years.The kids just loved her.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • The Cogswells

    To the Rodger family, our deepest condolences. It was a shock to hear of Aunt Linda’s passing, and we can only imagine how hard it is for all of you. She was a very nice lady who will be missed by many people.
    Lynn, Marty, Rachel and Ben

  • Kim Graham

    Ralph and family: I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a bright light for me in a troubled youth and continued to always be an example of Grace in action. Much love to you all from Frank and Kim

  • Glynis Hughes

    I am so sorry for you Jeff, LisKa, and the girls. Also, for your families. Prayers and best wishes to all of you at this difficult time. Hugs. Glynis, Michael and Allie.

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