ROGERS, Douglas William (Bill)
February 14, 1921 - August 30, 2013
It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to a dear husband and friend. Mr. Douglas W. (Bill) Rogers, FCA of Edmonton passed away peacefully on August 30, 2013 at the age of 92 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Norma and her extended family, as well as his many friends and colleagues. Also survived by his niece, Clare Greenfield; and nephew, Steven Greenfield of England, as well as great-nieces Emily, Alice and Emma; and great-nephew, Harry. He was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice and his sister, Edna Greenfield.
Bill was born in Birmingham, England in 1921. He came to Canada in 1945 with the Royal Air Force and met his first wife, Beatrice.
Bill had a distinguished career as the Auditor General of Alberta. He joined the office of the Provincial Auditor of Alberta in 1948 and in 1958 he was appointed Director of Data Processing (Alberta). In 1966, he was appointed Assistant Provincial Auditor (Data Processing- Alberta). Then in 1972, he was appointed the Provincial Auditor (Alberta). As a result of the Act change in 1978, he became the first Auditor General of Alberta. Bill retired in 1986 but continued to work as a consultant for many years.
Bill was interesting, passionate, intelligent, kind and stubborn. He loved and promoted technology from the moment he saw his first ham radio. He came to Canada as a soldier with the Royal Air Force in the 1940s and ended up becoming Alberta's Auditor General from 1972 through 1986. He valued friends and family, and loved animals. He was always positive and never had an unkind word to say about anyone.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services-Harmony Chapel, 10541 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton, N.W. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, P.O. Box 3045, Athabasca, AB T9S 2B9, (www.scarscare.org
) would be gratefully appreciated.