RODGERS, Stanley Rath

Born on April 8, 1933. Passed away on November 14, 2023.

Beloved husband of Jessie Rodgers.
Father and father in law of Ian and Helen Rodgers, Ann and Mark Norman. Special friend of Barb and Ian Skillen.
Brother and brother in law to William (dec) and Margaret, Bruce and Maude Tate, Jillian and Russell (dec) Nicholls. Uncle to Leanne, Julie, Colin and Kaylene; Lorraine, Judith and Diane; Christine and Stephen and their families. Step brother of Faye and family. Papa Stan of Hannah Rodgers; Oliver and Noah; Peter and Cath Rodgers; Imogen and Harvey; Nick and Claire Olsen, Isaiah and Maverick.

Resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

To every staff member of Mercy Place Colac, thank you for your wonderful care, thank you for your love you bestowed upon Stan and his family

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday November 23, 2023

The Funeral of Mr. Stanley Rath Rodgers will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac on Thursday, November 23, 2023 with Prayers commencing at 10.30 a.m.
In accordance with Stan’s wishes a private cremation will be held.

For those that are unable to attend, click here to view the live-stream.

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  1. Sending our condolences to you Jessie,Ian,Ann and family on the passing of Stan. Stan was a wonderful man and a wonderful boss in my time at Rodgers bros, he was a true gentleman RIP Stan.

    David and Kathy Stewart

    David and Kathy Stewart November 15 2023 6:45 pm
  2. Deepest sympathy to Jessie, Ann and Mark. As new comers to Colac in the 90’s. Stan along with Jessie made us so welcomed.. Thank you for your friendship… Bob and Trish. xx

    Robert & Trish Dorrell November 15 2023 6:50 pm
  3. Deepest Sympathy to all Stan’s family. It was a pleasure to get to know Stan. I loved our chats and Stan was always interested in what I was doing outside of work . You will be missed . Rest peacefully now. Judi Swayn

    Judi swayn November 15 2023 7:14 pm
  4. Stan, a pleasure to have known such a grateful kind and interesting gentleman. Sleep peacefully and no pain.🩷. My sympathy to Jessie and family. 🙏🏻🌻

    Karen Hunt November 15 2023 7:18 pm
  5. To dear Jessie, Ian Anne and families.I am very sad on hearing of the passing of Stan. My thoughts are with you all. Memories of our families together whilst growing up will remain with me. RIP Stan.

    Heather Cardinal November 15 2023 7:34 pm
  6. Deepest sympathy to Jessie & family .. Stan was a very kind & caring friend to my father Ray Evans during his time in Mercy … we were so grateful to have had Stan help Dad transition into care …. Thank you Stan ….may you rest peacefully
    Andrea Allen

    Andrea Allen November 15 2023 7:45 pm
  7. My deepest sympathy Jessie and family on the loss of your much loved husband and father Stan, such a wonderful gentleman, who gave selflessly to the Colac community over so many years. Rest gently Stan you have earned your place in heaven.
    Kindest thoughts to you all
    Julie Campbell

    Julie Campbell November 15 2023 7:55 pm
  8. Deepest Sympathy – Fond memories of our Fenwick St neighbour.

    Sharyn Newton November 15 2023 8:25 pm
  9. Deepest sympathy to Jessie and family.
    I remember your trips to Cairns when my mum and dad were here.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you hold your memories close to help you through this.
    Jennifer Vicig (nee Harburn)

    Jennifer Vicig November 15 2023 8:27 pm
  10. Sympathy to Stan’s family on his recent death.Peter has very fond memories of working at Rodgers Brothers tyre service back in the day 1993-2000.Stan was a great employer.Love to all his family from Peter and Bernadette Nolan and family 💐🙏🥰

    Bernadette Nolan November 15 2023 8:31 pm
  11. Deepest condolences to Jessie, Ian, Anne and families on the sad passing of Stan. I was very fortunate to work at Rodgers Bros Tyre Service with Stan and Bill and admired them immensely. A true gentleman. RIP Stan.

    Dianne Barry (née Cook) & Rex Barry November 15 2023 9:10 pm
  12. Deepest sympathy to Jesse, Ann and Ian on sad passing of Stan. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed. Valerie and Frank.

    Valerie quinane November 15 2023 9:27 pm
  13. Deepest sympathy too Jessie , Ann and family thinking of you all at this very sad time . ❤️❤️❤️
    Lot’s of love from Junice , Rodney, Courtney, Amelia and Elicia Conway

    Junice Conway November 15 2023 10:11 pm
  14. Rest in peace Stan, the kindness and friendship you gave to Mum when she moved into Mercy was wonderful, we are forever grateful.
    Maree and Richard Gannon

    Maree Gannon November 15 2023 11:45 pm
  15. Stan treated everyone like his own family, such a wonderful human being, he will be remembered by anyone ever met him. Condolences to the family.

    Shiju Sebastian November 16 2023 8:04 am
  16. Jessie,Ann & Ian. Sending you all loving thoughts on the passing of Stan. Stan was a very caring person who loved a chat. Will be sadly missed by you all as well as the Colac community. Loving memories are your to keep.

    Theresa Milverton November 16 2023 8:14 am
  17. Deepest sympathy to Jessie Ann and Mark on the passing of Stan always friendly and loved a chat

    Joan Frank (dec) Lawrence and family November 16 2023 8:46 am
  18. Rest in peace Stan, a life well lived and a community well served, thanks for your friendship and your commitment to your family, the Colac community and the world thru your time at the Rotary Club of Colac.
    Sleep well, good and faithful servant…..

    Geoff De La Rue November 16 2023 10:02 am
  19. My deepest condolences to Jessie Ian and Anne on the passing of Stan.Great memories of working at the tyre factory back in the days and a good boss to work for.A good man who will be sorely missed RIP Stan time to rest Jason Gray

    Jason gray November 16 2023 10:56 am
  20. Deepest condolences to Jessie, Anne & Ian on the passing of your beloved husband & father.
    Stan was my first boss and it was an absolute pleasure working for him at Rodgers Bro tyre Service for many years,
    Stan was truly an amazing person and gentleman that mentored myself through my younger life,
    RIP Stan many great memories still held.
    Bryson Hodge

    Bryson Hodge November 16 2023 11:36 am
  21. Condolences to the family. Stan was a true gentleman. I have always felt honoured and it was a privilege to start my first job under Stan’s guidance. The lessons learnt from this amazing man have held fast over my lifetime. It was always lovely to catch up with you at Mercy. Fondest regards- David Wilson

    David Wilson November 16 2023 12:24 pm
  22. Our Deepest Sympathy Jessie, lan & Helen, Ann & Mark on the sad passing of Stan.
    What started as an employer to Rob at Rodgers Bros Tyre Service soon became a long ,loving & treasured friendship of a remarkable boss & friend to us and our family.
    We will miss our chats & catch ups. A life well lived of a true gentleman . RIP STAN🌹💔
    Loving memories Robbie & Ros

    Roslyn Sullivan November 16 2023 12:41 pm
  23. Deepest sympathy to Jessie, Ian, Ann and all your families. My first full time job was at Rodgers Bros and I have fond memories of my time there. He was always a kind gentleman and I did enjoy chatting to you at Mercy in these last few years. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the funeral however my thoughts will be with you all.

    Tracy Van Nierop (nee Thompson) November 16 2023 1:54 pm
  24. Sincere sympathy to Jessie,Ann,Ian and family on Stan’s passing.
    Friend of Dad(Ray Evans) and a great community person in Colac
    over many years.
    Jenni Miller

    Jennifer Miller November 16 2023 4:37 pm
  25. Sincere sympathy to Jessie, Ian , Ann & families on the passing of Stan, both Stan & Bill were lifetime friends of Ray, myself & family , wonderful memories of both. Stan made life at Mercy nursing home much happier with his daily visits to a lot of residents . Our Pizza dinners he organised for 2 years were also enjoyable. Rest in Peace Stan.🌹Janet Evans

    Janet Evans November 16 2023 4:43 pm
  26. There are no words to express what you meant to me a beautiful person with a wonderful heart I will miss you Stan you more than anyone could I’ll treasure the memories I will not feel sad because I was so lucky to have a perfect step brother always love fay

    Fay Currington November 16 2023 5:01 pm
  27. We have fond memories of Stan and the life he lived. We support the comment made by many already, Stan was a real gentleman. Always time for a friendly chat. He took an interest in you, your family and friends. Stan was true to his faith in God, a practical Christian, walking the walk, not just talking the talk. His bond with brother Bill was a credit to them both. They were not frightened of work and achieved because of the way they blended together so well. Our Father Reg was so proud of his nephews.

    Our condolences to Jesse, Ian, Anne and their Families. Distance and Health prevent us from being with you as you say farewell to Stan. But we will be with you in spirit as we watch the service on our TV. Thank you for making that possible.

    RIP Stan, you have certainly earned that rest and freed from much suffering and pain in your final years. God bless.

    Wendy and Robin Rodgers November 16 2023 8:07 pm
  28. Condolences to Jessie,Ian and Anne on the passing of Stan.we will fondly remember happy times spent together as friends over many years. Alan and Nola Gray.

    Alan Gray November 16 2023 9:32 pm
  29. Thinking of all the family at this sad time. Beano’s first job was working at Rodgers Bros. under Stan, a boss who taught him a great work ethic. Stan’s name has been apart of our memories for 38 years. It was lovely to catch up with him over recent years at Mercy. Rest easy Stan, from Beano and Helen x

    Helen Pearce November 16 2023 9:40 pm
  30. Deepest sympathy to Jessie, Ian, Ann & families on the passing of Stan, I have very fond memories of chatting to Stan on a regular basis at Brunts Transport. Stan was a lovely man who always had time for others. Stan was also a great friend of my late parents Merv & Faye Brunt.
    Rest In Peace Stan
    Jeanette Brumby (Brunt)

    JEANETTE BRUMBY November 17 2023 9:47 am
  31. Deepest Sympathy to Jessie, Ann and family on the passing of Stan.
    I have some lovely memories of my time looking after Stan at Mercy Place.
    A kind, considerate wonderful man. Rest in peace Stan
    Much love Janine Saffron

    Janine Saffron November 17 2023 10:18 am
  32. Jess I was so sorry to read of Stan’s passing. My love and thoughts are with you and your family. R.I.P Stan.
    Sylvia McNaughton.

    Sylvia McNaughton November 17 2023 11:18 am
  33. Our deepest sympathy to Jessie, Anne, Buck and family on the passing of Stan. A true kind gentleman. RIP Stan 💔
    Gail & Barry

    Gail & Barry O'Leary Gold Coast November 17 2023 12:13 pm
  34. Rest up Stan, no more pain. Thank you for everything you have done for Graham and I over the years, also, the whole community, especially your pride and joy with the fireworks at the show. Graham loved working for you, never a dull moment he used to say with you. To Jess, Anne and family. thinking of you, you did a great job Jessie watching over him.
    Now Graham and Stan can sit up there reminiscing of the old days. Jenny and Graham Egan (Dec)

    Jenny Egan November 17 2023 2:36 pm
  35. Deepest sympathy to Jessie, Ian, Ann & families on the passing of Stan. Working in the office at Rodgers Bros was my first job and I couldn’t have asked for a better boss than “Mr Rodgers”. I have many great memories of a very kind & respectful man who had time for everyone. Rest In Peace Stan
    Wendy Gibbs (nee Halliday)

    Wendy Gibbs (nee Halliday) November 17 2023 5:50 pm
  36. Years of mentoring young people into a great work ethic and guiding them as they matured into valuable employees.

    You and your family were good friends to us and when we came back to colac and Graham commenced work at Rodgers’s Bros he was so pleased to be working for Stan again.

    You both so enjoyed the little sneaky trips interstate to visit the retread retailers and meet up with valued customers.

    A community aware family and very special man. Many thanks for years of friendship.

    Joan Duryea November 18 2023 3:51 pm
  37. My mate Stan. No more pain and suffering but instead celebrating with your beloved Jesus in heaven A gentle and sincere man .I absolutely loved our chats in Mercy Place
    I will never forget you beautiful man
    See you in heaven
    God Bless Ally Cirillo

    Ally Cirillo November 19 2023 5:19 pm
  38. Deepest sympathy to Stans family
    A wonderful kind and generous person to many always up for a chat and laugh.
    May your dear sole rest in peace.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Beryl Kevin Mcnamara
    Tim Harmony Larson and family.

    Beryl Larson November 20 2023 2:15 pm
  39. Deepest sympathy to all the members of the Rodgers family on the loss of Stanley good friend of Vince genua at genua brothers 😢 rest in peace 🙏 Stanley from all the boys at Genua Brothers

    Vince genua November 20 2023 11:26 pm
  40. Sincere condolences to Stan’s family and friends. His resilience to face his declining health along with being such a gentleman with a strong faith in the Lord will be missed.

    Anne Grogan November 21 2023 10:38 am
  41. God Bless you Stan,thank you for your friendship,your business knowledge, your Great community Spirit to our Colac and District Community. You will be very hard to replace in our Community.Our Deepest sympathies to your family,staff and friends.R.I.P Great Man.

    Brian & Gail Finn and Family.xxxxxx November 21 2023 6:43 pm
  42. Sincere sympathy to Jessie and family. We have fond memories of our friend enjoying four wheel drive outings together for many years. Rest in peace Stan a life well lived
    Ed and Sue Trotter

    Ed Trotter November 22 2023 1:53 pm
  43. My deepest sympathy to Jessie, Ian, Ann and families.
    A true gentleman, great boss and long time friend. Gone but not forgotten, RIP Mr. Rodgers. (Stan)
    I have many fond memories of working for Stan and Bill for ten and a half years from the age of 15.

    Janet Hinkley (nee Dickason) November 22 2023 7:35 pm
  44. Condolences to Jessie Ian Anne and families on the passing of Stan We have great memories of Alan’s many years working at Rodger Bros Tyre Service Stan was a good boss. May he rest in peace
    Alan and Maxine

    Maxine Walters November 22 2023 9:14 pm
  45. Deepest sympathy to Jessie,Ian and Ann on the the passing of Stan.Jim and Stan had many interesting conversations over the years .Jim and June Lang.

    June lang November 22 2023 9:17 pm
  46. Rest in peace Stan and my condolences to Jessie, Ian, Anne & Mark. Stan you were a business man,
    a community man but more importantly a true gentleman. From a client of the Tyre Service, a fellow 4WDriver in the Otway Club & being your neighbour at your seaside ‘resort’ in Apollo Bay, it was my privilege to have known you !!

    Alan Dow November 22 2023 10:28 pm
  47. Rest in peace Stan and my condolences to Jessie,  Ian,  Anne & Mark. A business man,
    a community man but more importantly a true gentleman. From a client of the Tyre Service, a fellow 4WDriver in the Otway Club & being your neighbour at your seaside ‘resort’ in Apollo Bay, it was my privilege to know you !!

    Alan Dow November 23 2023 8:46 am
  48. We have great memories of out time in the BP Eastcamp service station dealing with Rogers Bros tyre service and especially with the help and support of Stan, “the song may have ended but the melody lingers on” and so, Stan may be gone from this world but we will remember him for ever.
    Lorraine and Ian Judd

    Ian Judd November 23 2023 10:04 am
  49. When dad died 40 years ago you very kindly offered great asistence THANKS STAN regards A. J. Arundell Yeodene

    Andrew Arundell November 23 2023 10:05 am
  50. Stan…you and Jess were great friends of the Parry family, and especially supportive of Mum (Bev) when she became Mayor in 1986. Your business advice still resonates with Mr to this day and I am ever grateful to you for those kind and sound words. Rest easy, dear Stan. Blessed Be.

    Angie Cooper Ramaker November 24 2023 3:46 pm
  51. Our deepest condolences to Jessie. Our wonderful neighbours for 15 years. May you rest in peace.

    Harmony and Tim Larson November 25 2023 3:54 am

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