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Pauline Rogers

September 3, 1923 - November 11, 2011


On Friday November 11, 2011 long time Osoyoos resident Pauline Mildred (nee Seller) Rogers passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, BC.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Osoyoos United church with Rev. Stephen Hershey officiating.
Daughter of Florence and Leigh Seller was born in Vancouver September 3, 1923. Pauline was the 3rd child of 3. In 1936 Pauline (age 13) moved with her parents and siblings from Vancouver to the Turner Valley Oil Fields in Alberta where she helped her father after school in the Seller General Store. Pauline also delivered the Albertan Newspaper every morning before school.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2009; her parents Leigh & Florence (McMillan) Seller from Osoyoos; her sister Lorna (Seller) Rogers from Victoria, BC and her brother Donald Seller from Devon, Alberta.
Pauline will be fondly remembered by her loving family including two daughters Vivian Sampson of Calgary, Alberta and Ella Rogers (son-law Ross) of North Vancouver BC; four grandchildren Heather Chen (husband Fred) of Coquitlam, BC, Martha Sampson of Penticton, BC, Brian Lehman (wife Lorna) of Calgary, Alberta and Michael Sampson of Edmonton, Alberta; one great-grandson Trevor Chen of Coquitlam, BC as well as many nieces and nephews located throughout Canada & USA.
Pauline married Jack on June 20, 1945 and owned and operated a farm with husband Jack in the Tongue Creek District of High River Alberta, at which time she helped with all aspects of the farm operations. She enjoyed riding her horse Glory, was involved with the Farm Women institute, taught Sunday school and was director of the church Christmas & Easter children’s pageants at the Tongue Creek United Church in Alberta. Pauline and Jack sold the farm in 1956 and moved to Osoyoos where they built and operated the Rogers Motel until 1967. After the sale of the Motel, Pauline was an active volunteer in the community. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, cooking, knitting and loved her flower garden. Pauline devoted much love and energy in raising her two daughters and played a major role in her grandchildren’s activities and adventures. Pauline enjoyed music and became the drummer in a 5 member ladies musical band called the Powder Puffs for several years playing for community dances, in and around the South Okanagan area, as well as volunteer music at Sagebrush Lodge. Pauline loved adventure and traveled across Canada and throughout the USA with family and friends, Hawaii being her favourite fun spot. She canvassed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and CNIB for many years and was an active member of the Osoyoos Golf & Country Club, and the Osoyoos Curling Club. She received the Certificate of Appreciation for volunteering in the talent show Sonora Community Centre in 2005 and she received the Certificate of Appreciation from the Royal Canadian Legion #173 for volunteer service in 2006. When Pauline moved to Osoyoos in 1956 she learned to water ski on Osoyoos Lake. She also was an active Curler and Golfer, enjoyed playing Bridge and Crib. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the CNIB. Condolence and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting . Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Cremation, Oliver & Osoyoos.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at the South Okanagan Regional Hospital for their wonderful and kind care to Mom, to Hazel Mom’s home care worker for her help and friendship, and to Dr DeVries who’s dedication and gracious care to our Mom and helping us all through this time.

Rest in peace Mom, Grandma, Great grandma you will be forever loved and remembered. You leave behind a wonderful legacy.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Arnold Gorveatt
Relation: Pauline was our Aunt.

To Vivian, Ella(Ross), Heather(Fred) & Trevor, Michael, Martha we are so sorry to hear of Aunt Pauline’s passing. We send our sincere condolences and sympathy to all of you. A very wonderful Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother, Aunt, friend and above all a very kind, thoughtful person to all of us. God Bless you Pauline. Take care! Sincerely Arnold, Betty, John, Marilyn and Sandy Gorveatt @ Family.

From: Twyla Misurko
Relation: Pauline was my Great Aunt

Dear Ella, Vivian, Michael, Brian, Heather (Fred) and Martha, Please accept my sincerest condolences in your loss of Aunt Pauline. I will always hold memories of her close to my heart. The peach pies, tomato sandwiches and daily swims will forever be in my mind of some of the nicest memories of summer of my youth. Her laughter, kindness and love shone through in everything she did. May your memories of her help you through this most difficult loss. Know that she will always be as close as your thoughts. With love from Twyla and Family

From: Jerry and Sandra Albo
Relation: friends

Dear Family; Pauline was a very special person and we had many good times with her at the Osoyoos Curling Rink and at the Canadian Legion. Her upbeat personality and positive outlook made for enjoyable encounters. You will miss her dearly and all the small touches that made her the person she was.

From: Brenda (Seller) Almond
Relation: Aunt

A wonderful Aunt who put up with all us kids, just about every summer and we always went back to Alta. with great memories. She was greatly loved by all of us!
Thinking of you all and wished I could be out there with you.
Love, Brenda and Family

From: Nicole Cross
Relation: Great Aunt Pauline

My condolences go out to Vivian and Ella and to all the grandchildren and her special greatgrandchild. Aunt Pauline could melt any heart with her smile and it will be surely missed. I wish that I could be there to share in the memories of such an amazing, loving and joyous woman!! Love to you all!! Sincerely, Nicole and Josh xxoo

From: Larry & Mary Shannon
Relation: friend and neighbour

She was a great lady. We only knew her for a short time but we will
miss her smiles and laughter…
Larry and Mary

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 26, 2011
Beginning at 2:00pm

Osoyoos United Church
7814 Spartan Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Osoyoos United church with Rev. Stephen Hershey officiating.

7814 Spartan Drive
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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