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October 31, 1935 - May 14, 2024

In loving memory ~

Homer was born in Vancouver, BC, to Floyd and Marjorie Rogers on October 31st, 1935, and departed this world peacefully in his sleep on May 14th, 2024, after a long, helpful, and fantastic life.

Homer, the second oldest of four children, was a natural tinkerer, always curious about how things worked. His family relocated to Ladner in 1943, where he balanced his high school studies with a job as a mechanic and assisting his parents in their woodworking business. His thirst for knowledge led him to UBC, where he graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Education. He further honed his skills with a Master's in power mechanics from Fresno State in California.

In 1965, he married the love of his life, Sheilah (née Abell), and together they welcomed their daughter, Jennefer, into the world two years later, creating a loving and supportive home.

Between teaching in Vancouver and Campbell River, BC, Homer worked for the Canadian International Development Agency from 1969 to 1971 in Tanzania and then again from 1978 to 1981 in Kenya, assisting in establishing technical teacher training colleges. In 1981, he returned to Canada with his family and settled in Revelstoke.

During his time at Revelstoke Secondary School, he taught woodworking, shop, earth sciences, and drafting. He retired from teaching in 1997 but continued to be an active participant in the Classic Car Club, the ATV Club, and the airport as a pilot. In the latter part of the 1990s, he built an RVA6 (kit) full-sized plane in his garage. He flew it to Oshkosh, and it won first place in its division.

Homer's influence extended far beyond the classroom. His dedication to his students and his passion for teaching left a lasting impression on all who knew him, earning him the respect and admiration of his students and colleagues alike.

The loss of Homer is deeply felt by his wife, Sheilah; daughter, Jennefer (George); grandson, Rowan; siblings, Jackie and Dennis (Jean); sister-in-law: Pat (Matt - Homer's elder brother, deceased); and many nephews, nieces, friends, former colleagues, and students.

A special thank you to the staff at Mt. Cartier Court for making Homer's final time on Earth so comfortable.

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