Oshawa Funeral Home


Walter Roy Anthony Rogers

December 9, 1956February 21, 2019

ROGERS, Walter Roy Anthony Passed away on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, after his cancer journey that started less than 2 months ago. The lung cancer was very fast–acting and “aggressive”. It manifested in such a way that it caused Walter much pain, fear and sadness, and at times he became confused and even delusional. However, the last days and weeks of his life, Walter was constantly surrounded by his loving family. He did pass away peacefully. Walter leaves behind his best friend and beloved wife Sheila, loving children Mike (Amy), Chris (Nicole), Melissa, his grandchildren Tristan, Grace, Owen, Hanna, Juliette and Ivy. Walter was brother-in-law to Gordon (Leslie), uncle to Matthew (Hayley), Chad, Corey and Amber, and great uncle to Abigail, Skyler and Peyton. Walter is also lovingly remembered by his children's mother, Cheryl, along with her mother Mary, the mothers of his grandchildren, Jenn and Pam, and the Mother-of-His-Heart, Betty. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday, March 9th from 1:30 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, March 9, 2019


Walter Roy Anthony Rogers

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Ian Murchie

February 24, 2019

I worked with Walter at Cardinal Containers for 5 years. I still remember his laughter and his friendship to me as I was going through a rough patch in my life.
He always was one to lend an ear and give advice. My condolences to all his family at this time of grieving. He will be missed and always remembered.

Joan Hartwick

February 24, 2019

To Wally's family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Wally’s mother and my mother were sisters, therefore my cousin.
Have not seen Wally for many years, but often thought of him.

Linda Arbuckle

February 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy in the passing of your husband Walter Rogers.
I was shocked and notified all my brothers and sisters to let them know of our cousins death. We meet in Lindsay one time with Helen Goslin and some of her children. Kathy Trump is my sister and she had talked to Wally in January.
My thoughts are with you at this time.


Linda Arbuckle

Audrey Jolly

February 23, 2019

I shared learning and assisting groups Walter and always felt safe with him. His courage to go deep, his warmth and his trustworthiness radiated out to everyone inclusively. I will miss him so!
Rest In Peace dear friend.
Love, Audrey

Monique and Craig Howat

February 23, 2019

Walter left us with an indelible memory of his sweetness, gentleness and caring. You had those qualities Walter, in BIG doses and they will be missed. Heavenly hugs to you ox.

Sheila, your forever love for each other showed in such a happy way. Walter was so lucky to have your beaming spirit (and smile) to wake up to each day. I think he must have thanked the heavens for putting you back in his life. Wrap around hugs my friend. ox

Sharron & Robert Field

February 23, 2019

Sheila, our hearts are feeling your loss of Walter. We always enjoyed our chats on the lawn. Walter is at peace now and free of pain and his fear of the unknown. We hope you get a great sense of comfort knowing you were always by his side loving him till God called him home. He is at rest now and would want you to carry on and enjoy what life has for you until you meet again. Take care.

Donna Ritch

February 23, 2019

In you Wally I saw gentleness, kindness, an open loving heart and a youthful curiosity toward life. A thoroughly good man that I wish I knew even more.

What I will cherish most about you is how much you love my friend Sheila.
The first time that I met you it was clear by the way you looked at my friend how very much you love her.
I write that in the present tense as I believe that love indeed survives just as Sheila and your loving family's love will go on.

God Bless you all now and always


heather omailley

February 22, 2019

I think my fondest memory of walt was actually a recent one. nicole and chris went away for the weekend and walt and I were in charge of hockey! with very detailed instructions we got juliette's many pieces of equipment on, laughed alot! while she played her game we talked about how proud we both were that we raised two incredible kids. nicole and Chris. how amazing they are as parents! how much we love those two little girls. we both shed a tear. we went for breakfast with the girls after. it was a day I will never forget.