Loretta Rogers, director and matriarch of Rogers Communications Inc., dies at 83

The Canadian Press

Published Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:21PM EDT

Last Updated Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:21PM EDT

VANCOUVER – Loretta Rogers, the matriarch of the Rogers family and long-time director at telecom giant Rogers Communications Inc., has died at the age of 83.

Her daughter Martha Rogers confirmed her death in a tweet issued on Saturday, calling her mother a “beautiful soul” who “possessed an incredible strength of character.”

Loretta Rogers was the widow of company founder Ted Rogers, who died in 2008, and served as a director on the corporate board.

She was one of several family members at the centre of a struggle for control of the company last fall that began when her son Edward Rogers, the company’s chair, attempted to oust its chief executive.

She and two of her daughters who are also board members opposed the move, saying they went against the company’s governance practices.

But Edward Rogers went ahead with his plans after a B.C. Court affirmed his right to do so.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 11, 2022.

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