Wendy Louise (Rogers) Purvis passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. Age 66 years.

Loving wife of David. Cherished daughter of the late Mark and Grace Rogers. Dear sister of Roberta and her husband Terry Dunlop; and the late Dennis Rogers (survived by his wife Caroline). Fondly remembered by her nieces Elizabeth Dunlop (Bradley); and Linda Hornyak (Jerry), and her nephew Robert Dunlop (Katherine). Wendy will be sadly missed by her cousins, other relatives and friends.

Wendy enjoyed a successful career in Human Resources Management, then changed her focus to industrial production to gain a different perspective. She retired from Crofters Food Ltd., Parry Sound, in December 2022 to enjoy life in Carling, Ontario

Wendy was a joy and inspiration to all that have known her. She is described as a warm, kind, generous person with a witty sense of humour. She never spoke ill of anyone and always made time for people. Wendy cherished her dogs, and always stopped to give attention to animals she met in the course of her travels. She had a talent for disarming the most nervous and aggressive -- humans and dogs alike! Wendy loved to entertain and lovingly hosted gatherings and celebrations for her family and friends. After retiring, she generously donated time to assist Ukrainian immigrants with their desire to integrate into Canadian society.

As was Wendy’s wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held in the summer of 2024.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (www.aspenvalley.ca) aspenvalleydonation would be appreciated.


David, thank you for sharing her with us. I am so glad we had that time together. She was so “other focused.” Sweet, smart and beautiful with a contagious smile, she will be forever hold a special place in our heart. Love, Judy and Kirk. Please let us know when her celebration of life will be.

-Judy and Kirk Weimer

Wendy was a beautiful human being. She was so effortlessly kind and her joy in living radiated to everyone around her. I have such fond memories of her party for all of the neighbourhood dogs in Adjala and the way she treated them all like cherished friends. Wendy's smile and laughter were a gift to the world and she will be so very missed. My deepest condolences to David and her family. My sympathy to all who knew and loved Wendy, this remarkable woman.

-Deborah Chute

How lucky am I to have loved and been loved by Wendy. With a heart of gold and an encouraging word I knew Wendy was always there for me. Wendy will always be in my heart. Her blood lives in Me ,in my Daughter and in my Grandson. Wendy will be loved forever♥️ Love Elizabeth

-Elizabeth Dunlop

Wendy will always be remembered. As will the 5th LIne Dinner Party Club. John

-John Tibert

Wendy was so kind. A wonderful soul. We have been blessed to have spent time with you both. Dave we are so very very sorry.

-Kerri and Phil Molinaro

Dear sweet Wendy. So sad for the world to lose such a kind, loving person. I will never forget your laugh or how you were always smiling and welcoming. To Dave, Roberta and the rest of her close family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Wendy will always be remembered as a ray of sunshine. May she rest peacefully now. Amanda & Justin

-Amanda Nigro

David and family,
Sending our deepest sympathies on losing your dear wife Wendy. We have known you and Wendy for many years and she will be sadly missed by everyone. We will always remember Wendy as a kind, generous, outgoing person with a sensitive and warm heart giving love and care to everyone in her life and her beautiful dogs. May her soul rest in peace with the Lord. The Sue-A-Quan family.

-Paul Sue-A-Quan

David, We are so so sorry for your loss, if there is anything we can do for you, at all, please don't hesitate to reach out. Justin and the crew at Georgian Automotive.

-Georgian Automotive

Peter and I are very grateful that you and Wendy entered our lives, moving onto Deep Bay. I perfectly remember Wendy's smiling face, when we first met, at your 1st Alves Road party. Wow...what a light! We were always happy to run into her on our dog walks. Then, she so generously shopped for us, when we were in Covid isolation. Next, a never ending supply of jam for my jam loving Mom & Uncle. They seem like little things, but the impact was pure respect for her generosity and caring personality. She will be greatly missed, by us, and I'm sure by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

-Susan and Peter

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I knew her when she joined the company I worked with and did my husband. (Bradford companies) Rest in Peace.

-Tessie Pabst

Our deepest condolences to you David on the sudden passing of Wendy. We always enjoyed her company as she was such a kind, thoughtful and intelligent person who was so full of life and enjoyed a fun time with friends. We are so very sorry for your loss.

-David and Jill Kennett

Our deepest sympathy to Dave and to Wendy’s family. We remember her for her kindness and generosity- starting when she reached out to our family, relative strangers at the time, to offer her home or any other help when the hydro went out on a cold night. She was a wonderful human being and we will hold her dearly in our hearts. Caroline


I am so blessed to have had the privilege to have Wonderful Aunt Wendy in my life. She inspired my love for reading with her annual book gifts - something that I will treasure always. Wendy truly was the kindest soul and will be missed by all.

-Carly Hornyak

Dave: From the very depths of my heart and soul, I love and respected Wendy as a friend and for the kind, generous loving human being that she was, she will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I see she and Gerry dancing together to a lively beat as they did on our trip to the Bahamas. Our camp fire games of charades will always be a highlight of many stories remembered. My sincerest condolences to your whole family, good bye me sweet friend, Love, Rose Marie

-Rose Marie Hook

Dave: Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of dearest Wendy. We are blessed to have had Wendy as a dear friend. We will cherish all the fond memories, especially those we made on our trips to Vegas. She was always so positive, funny and kind. Rest in peace dear friend. Sending our love and prayers.

Paul and Nicki Limebeer

-Paul and Nicki

We are still in shock over this news. It's so unfair and she was taken way too early. You were the first couple we met when we moved to Conc 5. We will never forget the wonderful memories of WAFCOSA dinner parties, the other neighborhood events, our crazy Halloween parties, Wendy's annual famous pumpkin hunt, her love for her dogs, her always happy demeanor and her infectious laugh. We had such good times and we are so sad that Covid & distance put a damper on our get-togethers over the last 4 years. Dave, we are so sorry for your loss & we will all miss Wendy like crazy. Our deepest condolences to all who knew Wendy.

-Niki & John Harry

Dear Dave. We were so sorry to hear about Wendy's passing and send you our heartfelt condolences. She was such a sweet wonderful woman whose beautiful energy was felt by all lucky enough to know her. Love Jeff and Peggy McKee

-Peggy Richardson-McKee

David, please accept our deepest sympathies on Wendy's passing. Her smile and zest for life were ever present whenever we met with her, and she will be missed greatly.

-Katalin and Attila Papp

My condolences David for the loss of Wendy. I remember her as a warm and cheerful person and she will be dearly missed. Take good care. Claudette and Nicole Boyd

-Claudette Boyd

We'll remember the great times we had over the years to keep Wendy in our thoughts. Her smile and kind heart made her the wonderful human being and great cousin that she was. I'll miss her terribly though

-Leslie & Frank

Thinking of you David during this difficult time. We have fond memories of Wendy, her kindness, strength and generosity. We enjoyed having you as neighbours on Deep Bay and enjoyed our walks with you and your dogs.

-Rachel & the Menard Family

It’s hard to believe our sister will no longer be there to talk about dogs, entertain her many friends, compete in a game of cards, or just sit quietly together saying nothing at all. I met Wendy when we were still just girls and have been both naughty and nice together, but can say I never heard her say anything mean or unjustified against anyone. Even when IBM threatened her mobility she remained cheerful, continuing to offer herself in the service of others. Fly high Wendy Lou and enjoy walking with all your furry friends that were surely waiting for you in Heaven.

-Deb & Vic