After a courageous fight, Shannon grew her wings at Jessica’s House on Thursday, July 2, 2020 of Exeter at the age of 21. Loving daughter of Lorne and Nicole (Clark) Rogers of Exeter. Cherished sister of Claire and Atley. Dear granddaughter of Dana Clark and Rebecca Towns, Michelle Farias, Wendy Rogers, Gerry Lane and great-granddaughter of James and Sandra Clark. Dear niece of Kaitlin Clark, Kirsten Clark, Stephanie Kappes, Deanna Farias, Megan Farias, and Ryan Rogers. Loved by her many family members and friends. She will be missed by her furry friend Jasper. Predeceased by grandparents Karen Smithrim, and Norman Rogers.
Shannon was an enthusiastic English and History major at Sir Wilfred Laurier in Brantford. She was a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community, First Nations, and new Canadians. She had a strong voice for those whom she thought needed it most. Her strong independence and dedication towards others helped her to start a charity providing ‘Birthday Boxes’ to children at the Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario. She made sure that their birthdays were special, all the while fighting her own battle. She always put others first.
Following Shannon’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family celebration will take place at a later date.
Donations to ChildCan or the SHDHS Shannon Rogers Scholarship Fund (cheques made payable to The Foundation for Education) would be appreciated by the family.