Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors

4005 Sixth Ave, Port Alberni, BC


Lillian Evelyn Rogers

February 24, 1933October 6, 2019

Lillian tragically lost her life due to injuries incurred in a traffic accident.

She was born in Biggar Ridge, NB to Gertrude and Alexander Hawkes. She was the 10th of 12 children.

In June 1950, at the home of her parents in East Florenceville, NB, she married the love of her life, Rodney. In February 1951, she moved to Port Alberni where she lived until the end. As a young woman she was active at Elim Tabernacle, she taught Sunday School, sang soprano in the Church choir, occasionally singing solos, was part of the Dorcas Ladies group and started a group for girls which later became Missionettes. No one had an excuse to spend a holiday by themselves as she would invite them to spend the holiday with her family, where the food was abundant and the love unconditional.

She was a great seamstress. In the early years in Port Alberni, she made her own clothes, clothes for her children and occasionally for friends. In retirement, her quilts won many prizes at the fall fair. She also knit sweaters, mittens and slippers for her children and grandchildren.

She liked to travel and camp. First in a tent and later in a travel trailer. They travelled across Canada several times, to Alaska once and visited Tuktoyaktuk, the most northerly inhabited point in Canada. In the fall, she would go moose hunting with her husband and at one point she even owned her own rifle and had her own hunting license.

She is sadly missed by Rodney, her husband of 69 years, her children Faye Lackey (David) of Texas, Harvey Rogers (Marg) of Port Alberni and Lois Katzuk of Bowser, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, brother Lawrence Hawkes of Qualicum Beach and sister Viola Milton of NB and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian's name can be made by contacting Elim Tabernacle, 3946 Wallace St, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 3Y7. Or by telephoning 250-724-3371


  • "Send a Kid to Camp Fund"


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Lillian Evelyn Rogers

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Stone Mildred

October 11, 2019

I am so happy I got to spend some time with you two this summer. She was more like a sister I never had then an aunt. We had some great holidays of hunting and camping together through the years. I will never forget her. Our love .

God Bless and always remember. Mildred and Andy

Sherry Squires Macken

October 10, 2019

Aunt Lillian has been very important to myself and my family. I will miss her many stories about my relatives in New Brunswick.
Rest in peace Aunt Lillian I love you.

Virginia Vail

October 10, 2019

Dear Uncle Rodney; Faye; Harvey; & Lois: My deepest condolences. Although I didn't have the opportunity to get to know her well, my favourite memory of Aunt Lillian was her serving waffles & icecream for dessert when Mum, Allen, Bruce & I visited your home in 1970. Back then I'd only had pancakes, never waffles, and only as part of our Saturday supper with homemade baked beans. What a treat that dessert was! I also remember her as being kind and gentle, and devoted to her family. I know she will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to you all. The picture I've posted of Rodney and his siblings, was taken at the Rogers' homestead in Fielding, NB, during our family reunion in 1978. It shows, left to right: Rodney & Lillian, Gifford Rogers, Edna (Rogers) & Talmage Vail; Freda & Sam Rogers, Effie & Earle Rogers, Grace & Frank Rogers and Eva (rogers) Schuler.

Catherine Beaulieu

October 10, 2019

I have very fond memories of when Uncle Rodney , Aunt Lillian and family would come to the farm for visits. Aunt Lillian was such a sweet ,kind lady and she didn't even get upset when I toppled Faye into a mud puddle while we were biking. Always lots of good times when they visited. She will be missed.
My thoughts and prayer go to the family at this sad time.
Catherine and Yvon

Gary Harrington

October 9, 2019

Too many fond memories to mention, but she always had a smile, loved having family visitations.
Uncle Rodney and family, Carol and I send our condolences to you and your family. Our visits to BC will never be the same.
Our love Gary, Carol and family

Weldon Milheron

October 9, 2019

Always got excited when we heard Aunt Lillian and Uncle Rodney we’re coming home.Sure golng to miss you.Loveyou.

Carolyn Milheron

October 8, 2019

Uncle Rodney and family,
You are in my prayers and heart in your time of sorrow. Aunt Lillian was a great Lady and we are sure going to miss her!


Wanda Carten (Hawkes)

October 8, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Aunt Lillian will be missed by many back here in New Brunswick.