Marlatt Funeral Home, Swackhamer Chapel

195 King Street West, Dundas, ON


William Richard Rodgers

October 7, 1939March 9, 2020

**Please note: The Memorial Service is being postponed until further notice. Please check back for updated information.

Passed away at Brant Centre LTC Residence in Burlington on Monday March 9, 2020 in his 81st year to join his wife Susan (Jan. 4, 2020).

Loving father to Kelly (Mike) and Karen (Dave), proud Grandpa to Ian, Colin and Leah. Predeceased by his parents Francis (Bud) and Hilda Rodgers and survived by many cousins. Bill was a long time employee of Proctor and Gamble in Hamilton having worked there as a machinist for 33 years. He is a past member of the Hamilton Cycling club, Rockton Agricultural Society and Cambridge Model flyers. He enjoyed tinkering with models, engines and anything else mechanical.

He was a quiet man but always willing to lend a hand if asked. He was always out and about until a stroke dramatically changed his life in November 2019. He will be missed by many friends in the community and at Burlington Gardens Retirement home. Thank you to Dr. Singh and the staff at Brant Centre for their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Marlatt Funeral Home “Swackhamer Chapel”, 195 King Street West, Dundas will be announced. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Barbara Ridenour

March 17, 2020

I first met Bill while bartending at the Lynden Legion. Bill came in Monday to Friday for an hour or two. Visiting with all the guys, sharing their life stories. Bill was always helping and donating to those in need. Scooter, wheelchair, lifts, crutches,the list goes on. He even noticed that our bar manager, Shirley, who spent the majority of time behind the bar, only had a hard little stool to sit on. Bill donated a high, comfortable chair for her as well as the rest of us to sit on for a much needed rest. He always had a smile on his face and always took an interest on how we were. My daughter was musically inclined, he gave her an electric piano. How she loved this piano and played it for years. In fact, Bill called me a few years ago asking about her and if she was still enjoying the piano. His wife Susan, wonderful person, became my daughter's tutor. She would never have gotten through high school math without her. Bill was a kind and beautiful person. He will be truly missed