Joan Rogala

Obituary of Joan Rosemary Rogala

Rogala, Joan Rosemary

March 1, 1935 – May 27, 2023


It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Joan on Saturday, May 27, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family at the Douglas Memorial Hospital.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 65 years, Ron Rogala, her daughter Marie Rogala, granddaughters Danielle (Dylan) Murdoch and Nichole Rogala, and her precious grandson Alex. Beloved sister of Maria (George) Elliott and Helen Long.  We find comfort in knowing that Joan is finally reunited with her son, Mark Rogala. Joan will be missed by many nieces, nephews and close family friends.

Joan was a graduate of the prestigious Toronto Conservatory of Music, studying in voice and piano.  She was the organist and choir director for St. Michael Catholic Church for over 50 years and taught many students to play piano. In her free time, Joan volunteered as a past president and member of the Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

We wish to sincerely thank all of the nurses at Douglas Memorial and Dr. Scher for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Visitation will be held at Benner Funeral Services, 1105 Benner Ave., Fort Erie, on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Erie, on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Fort Erie.

If desired, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the ALS Society of Canada or the CNIB.