Nona Dorothy McPherson (nee Rogers)

January 2, 2020 7 Condolences Print Obituary

April 18, 1930 – December 29, 2019

Early Sunday evening, the Lord took Nona’s hand and accompanied her home at the age of 89 years. Nona was born to Cecil and Hilda Rogers, the second of three children, in Edmonton, AB at the Edmonton General Hospital.

Nona is survived by her younger sister Giovanna Kostiw of Kelowna, BC and her sister-in-law June Rogers; her two daughters Catherine McPherson and Linda (Chuck) Corvec; her three grandchildren DJ James, River Corvec and Joshua Corvec, and numerous nieces and nephews from across Canada. Nona was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth McPherson, her parents Cecil and Hilda Rogers, her brother Donovan Rogers and his wife Marion, her brother-in-law Dan Kostiw, her brother-in-law Vincent MacPherson and his wife Kathleen, her brother-in-law Grant MacPherson, her sister-in-law Isabel Deavy and her husband Lorne, her sister-in-law Hazel Holmes and her husband Wallace; her nieces June Aldred, Yvonne Wright, and Jean Hambleton; her nephews Andrew Allan, Brian Holmes, Don Banks, Arnold MacPherson, and David MacPherson.

Nona devoted her life to family, Church, the Canadian Armed Forces and Girl Guides of Canada. Nona was a member of the Anglican Church of Canada from her baptism to her death. Nona served her country for 11 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) post World War II and was recently awarded her 50-year certificate and pin from Girl Guides of Canada.
Special Thank you to the amazing staff of Rivercrest Care Centre, Fort Saskatchewan.

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7 pm
St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church,
5003 146 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5A 4M7
Nona has requested bright and colourful to be worn during her celebration.

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church General Fund.

  1. We are sending our love and comfort to you during this difficult time.

  2. What a great lady she was. She lived her life well. Told it like it was whether you were ready for it or not. That is what we loved about her she was upfront with you. No guessing. We have great memories and lots of good times to remember. She was the only aunt left in that generation of McPhersons. Rest in Peace dear Aunt Nona till we see you again.

  3. Rest in Peace Aunt Nona sending my deepest condolences to the family.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. “Treasurer the Memories and Forever Hold Them in Your
    Heart” I will remember Nona as on one strong talented lady, stubborn, a fighter and held her own. “Called a spade a spade”. Mom and Nona had some great chin wags over a
    cup of tea after many 11:00a.m Sunday church services. Her daughters and grandchildren were her treasurers. My Deepest of Sympathies are with you all at this time.

  6. Remembering you with love. Kinsmen aquafit will never be the same. Our condolences to the family. Inés & Ximena Pérez

  7. Sending heartfelt condolences to Catherine, Linda, Chuck, Becca and Joshua upon knowing of your loss of your wonderful Mom and Grandma, Nona. Nona truly was one of a kind; a wonderful, special lady who lived in the service of others. May the flights of angels sing you to your eternal rest Nona; you shall be greatly missed. Wishing everyone peace, healing and love, now and always.

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