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Matthias Gerard Rodgers

Funeral service for the late Matthias Gerard Rodgers, 81, Guysborough Intervale, was held July 23, in St. Patrick’s Church, Guysborough Intervale.
Mr. Rodgers died July 19, 2018.
Born March 3, 1937, in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Martin
Funeral service for the late Matthias Gerard Rodgers, 81, Guysborough Intervale, was held July 23, in St. Patrick’s Church, Guysborough Intervale. Mr. Rodgers died July 19, 2018. Born March 3, 1937, in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Martin and Pauline (MacDonald) Rodgers. He attended early schooling in Guysborough Intervale, Guysborough and Mabou, Cape Breton. He graduated cum laude from St. F. X. in 1956, then completed Holy Heart Seminary and was ordained a priest in 1960. He served various parishes throughout Antigonish Diocese, including the St. F.X. Extension Department, along with Edmonton, Alberta. As well, he completed his M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University (1973). After transitioning from the priesthood, he worked for and retired from Service Canada. His last years were spent at the old homestead in Guysborough Intervale, where he loved doing the simple things; helping and visiting people, cutting wood and fixing old cars. He is survived by three sisters, Marilyn, Truro; Phyliss (Donald) Hart, Guysborough Intervale, Audrey (Frank) Romita, Welland, Ontario; five brothers: Angus (Sheila), Brockville, Ontario; Eddy (Kathleen), Reserve Mines; George, Danny (Mary Theresa), Guysborough Intervale; Allen (Gwyn Mann), Peterborough, Ontario; brother-in-law, Eugene Smith. He was predeceased by sister, Barbara Smith; sister-in-law, Beverly. Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough and Area Food Bank. Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

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