Roger Cooke
Roger Cooke

Obituary of Roger Cooke

Cooke, (John) Roger


1942 - 2021


It is with great regret the family announces the sudden

passing of Roger at the KGH Emergency on Wednesday April

14, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Brenda, his son

Randy and his daughter Tami (Jeff), his two stepsons Mark

(Tara) and Jason (Deanna), his eight grandchildren, Lindsy

(Jordon), Bernie (Ashley), Cody (Celine), J Richard, Chelsea

(Brendan), Jennifer Rae (Cole), Kaitlyn and Emma, his six

great-grandchildren, Avery, Scarlette, Hannah, Lauren,

Savannah and Addison, his siblings Sandra Lusk (Ken), Hugh E,

Susan (Terry), and Jeanne, fondly remembered by his nieces

and nephews.

Roger was predeceased by his parents John Rothwell (Jack)

Cooke and Elizabeth Doreen as well as his oldest sister

Charlotte Anne.


Roger was born and raised in Kingston Ontario. His

tremendous skills as a guitarist provided him with the honour

of opening for Roy Orbison in concert as well as being a

member of the Bob McCord and the Vibrations from 1961 to

1965 with fellow band members Bob McCord, Al Duff, Keith

McDonnell, Tom Bennett and Pat Byrne.


He was the founder of Cookie the Sweep which has served

the Kingston and area for the past 44 years.

He was a lifetime member of the OBVMC.


Roger will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his

family and his “Brothers and Sisters” of his extended family.


Roger has been cremated. A drive by visitation will be

held at James Reid Funeral Home at 1900 John Counter Blvd.

on Saturday, April 24, 2021 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Please stay in vehicles and follow parking lot attendants instructions.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada: 1-800-378-2233


A memorial ride to be planned at a future date.

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