Rogers family matriarch Loretta Anne Rogers, the longest-standing director of the Toronto-based telecom and media conglomerate that she co-founded alongside her late husband Ted, died on Saturday at the age of 83.
Martha Rogers, Loretta’s daughter, announced the news in a tweet, saying “a beautiful soul left us today. She was a one of a kind spirit who spread love like wildfire.”
“We are grieving together for an amazing woman who held love and compassion in her heart, kindness in her soul and who possessed an incredible strength of character. We plan to honour and build upon her many invaluable contributions in business, charity and community,” the statement said, adding that the family is asking for privacy during this time.
Rogers Communications Inc. is currently working to gain regulatory approval of its $26-billion takeover of Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. The Competition Bureau is attempting to block the merger of Canada’s two largest cable companies.