More, Roger Allan

More, Roger Allan

October 10th, 2018

Suddenly, at University Hospital on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Roger Allan More, of London, Ontario, in his 77th year. Dear and beloved husband of Nancy (née Brown), and idolized and loved father of Mary Kathleen (Mary Kate). Survived by his cousin George (Silvia) Traynor. Cherished uncle of Colleen Paterson (Ken), and great-uncle of Sean Hagarty, and Eric, Krista and Jenna Paterson, all of Edmonton. Also survived by his dear brother-in-law, David Brown (Heidi), of Westborough, Massachusetts, and nephew, Hugo Brown (Kara), of Wayland, Massachusetts. Predeceased by his parents, Ab and Irene More, and by his sister, Diane Haydock. Roger was born on March 19, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta. He attended The University of Alberta, and graduated with a BSc in Engineering Science. From there, his studies took him to Western University (Ivey Business School), where he received his MBA and PhD in Marketing. After a year of teaching at Harvard Business School, he returned to Ivey where he taught with great passion for 44 years. Consulting globally for leading companies, Roger then retired in 2017 and became an accomplished and published author. He had a great love of teaching, the automobile industry, his family, friends and pets. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Roger are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Humane Society.

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The Tasting Room staffOur most sincere condolences to you and your family. We will forever miss Roger’s smiling face.
Eva and Jim GoodWhat shock. It was so nice to see you both on Thanksgiving Day. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time
Bill BradyDear Nancy; Like most, I am stunned by this,I know your loss is profound. Roger, a great thinker and gifted teacher and I came to know him several years back when for a mere two weeks I was in his Marketing classes. A teacher and friend who leaves a rich and valued legacy. Bill Brady
William WebsterNancy - I am so sorry to read this. You will remember that Roger and I were at the Business School together - he was starting teaching then - a million years ago. Recently, we met not often but very enjoyably when we did. My thoughts are with you.
steve galambosalways enjoyed playing friday afternoons with roger and aleck he will be missed
Georgina and Brian FinchNancy and Mary Kate we are thinking of you and sharing in your sudden grief. We will all miss Rogers instant smile and seeing you both together. We know what a passion he had for teaching and the success his students are enjoying due to his expertise and guidance. Our son Ryan was one of his graduates and always spoke highly of Roger. May he be at peace. We know you both have many happy memories to cherish of a great Husband and Dad.
Barry and Jennifer SmithOur deepest condolences. So sorry and shocked to hear of Roger's passing . He was a charismatic man, a great people person who always gave of his time. I enjoyed golfing with Roger and seeing the both of you throughout the neighborhood on evening walks with the dog. He will be missed !! Barry and Jennifer Smith
Barbara ElwoodNancy I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Jim and Heather ErskineNancy, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Roger's sudden passing. We started at Ivey together when the faculty was small enough to be a "family". We remember many wonderful conversations with you and Roger - and a few dinners with just the four of us over the years. We always loved Roger's smile. Sending you a big hug....Heather and Jim Erskine
Centre Branch YMCAThe Y remembers Roger fondly. He had many friends at the Y and we looked forward to seeing his smiling face whenever he came in to the branch. Our sincerest condolences to Roger’s family and friends, he will be missed by many.
Susan WetmoreDear friend- how I wish I could be there for you and MaryKate. You are loved and in my prayers and thoughts despite the distance. Fondly, Susan
Lenny Lesser Dear Nancy,, Mary I had the pleasure to chat with Roger at the Y. At times he could be as perverse as Patty's Pig with his laugh and a sense of joie de vivre. The sages teach us that: When you lose a child you lose the future: when lose a spouse you lose the present; when you lose a parent you lose the past and when you lose a friend you lose a part of yourself, With the sudden passing of Roger we all have lost but in the end we are all better off for the life he shared with his family and friends. Shalom, Lenny and Ella Lesser
Glenn Yonemitsu and Mimi HallNancy: We are surprised and saddened to hear of your loss. Roger was a great man and he will be missed by all. We will say a prayer for your and Mary Kate’s strength during this time. Once we had digested the news, we thought back to the impact Roger and you had on our lives...and it brought a smile. I remember the support when I was applying to biz school many years ago, and I know the impact Roger had just two years ago when he was Blaine’s favourite prof. We are thankful that Roger was able to help both my son and I....as he did with so many others. Our thoughts are with you. Mimi, Glenn and families
Alanna DenommeDear Nancy...I am so very sorry for your loss. Roger was a warm, kind and personable man who loved people and anyone who was lucky enough to know him would agree. You and Mary Kate are in my thoughts with love and sympathy. Alanna Denomme
brenda williamsDear Nancy....So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Roger. His wonderful smile and charismatic nature will certainly be missed. My thoughts are with you....Sincerely Brenda
Murray and Judy BryantNancy and Mary Kate, so sorry to hear of your loss. I found Roger always to be a delightful colleague and his energy and commitment at Ivey will be surely missed. Ivey was much richer due to Roger's efforts in the classroom, his executive teaching, his thoughts on technology marketing and —follow the cash, but above all his good nature. I will miss him as a friend as well as a colleague. He made a real difference to so many students over so many years. He did not always do the obvious and as a result he was respected by his peers and his students—although sometimes he was intimidating but that is the mark of a true teacher who sets high standards for himself and others. Grieve your loss but recall how good he made you and your daughter feel. Murray and Judy
Mike and Mary Rose (Alf’s sister)Nancy and Mary Kate, we are so sorry to hear about Roger. Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending Hugs.xox
Cathy Purdom Nancy: this is truly sad news and i am deeply sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and all your family.
Crystal and David SharpDear Nancy and Mary Kate, We were greatly saddened to hear of Roger's unexpected passing. His cheerfulness around the school was always a joy to behold - he never passed my door without a happy greeting. We remember many years ago when Roger accompanied Mary Kate at a soccer game, (she would have been about 7 years old, playing against a team with our son in it .... )shouting to her to "Kick B%tt!" We at Ivey are the poorer for his passing, and Crystal and I send our sincere condolences to you both. David
Denis ShackelDear Nancy and Family, Mary Lynn joins me in sending prayers, love and wishes for strength to cope with your tragic loss. Roger was always someone i enjoyed talking [ and invariably laughing] with. I know he was loved by all his students too and know he will be sadly missed. His readiness to speak his mind and offer creative solutions to challeges at Ivey will be amongst the many fond meories I will treasure as I we keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
June CotteHello Nancy, I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news, and my heart goes out to you. Roger made me laugh often over our years together at Ivey, and after you both attended Jack's recent play at the Grand he sent me a lovely email follow-up the next day. That was a typically generous gesture; Roger was a gentleman, and all our lives are richer for knowing him. June
Terry DeutscherNancy & Mary Kate, Barb joins me in offering our most sincere condolences to you both. Though we have now lived far away in Whistler for several years, we certainly haven't forgotten Roger, and we never will. For much of our careers at Ivey, Roger and I had offices side by side, and we travelled around the world, teaching in executive programs together. "MK," back in the days when long distance calls from hotels were hugely expensive, I can still remember how he spent more than a thousand dollars calling you from a hotel in Kuwait - before you could even talk! And I'm sure that you were the only little girl in London Ontario who had a beautiful little dress that her dad had brought for her from England (Harrods,of course). Roger had a wickedly sharp sense of humour, a great passion for automobiles and an unshakeable commitment to free enterprise. But above all, he loved his wife and daughter. Over his remarkable career, he made a huge impact on colleagues and students at Ivey .
Joanne GibbTo the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I worked with Roger for 11 years at Ivey and found him a delight! A class act! He will be greatly missed. Deepest Sympathies! Joanne
Fredrik OdegaardDear Nancy and Mary Kate, it is with a heavy heart but also with fond memories and a smile that I think of and remember my colleague Roger. We overlapped at Ivey for 10 years and from brief passings in the hallways with the mandatory jousting battle-of-wits to coffee and lunch chats, time with Roger always made for great laughs. And since his retirement the tradition continued in our irregular meetings at the Y. My deepest condolences. Roger will be immensely missed. Fredrik
Bill & Shelagh MorrisonDear Nancy & Mary-Kate, We were saddened to learn of Roger’s sudden passing. How your world has been upended with the loss of such a force of nature. We knew Roger only as a friend & as your truly loving & devoted husband. He was intelligent; never swerving from a debate or the opportunity to reinforce his political beliefs. He was proud of his career, his family & his many accomplishments. But mostly, we’ll remember him as warm, generous & kind. We share a sliver of your grief and offer our home & friendship openly to you as you go forward. God bless you all.
Don White Nancy; I was sorry to read about Roger in Saturday’s Globe. “I’ve changed my opinion of guys who drive Corvettes” Good call. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Thomas A PoynterWhen I arrived at the School in 1978 it was Roger More who approached me early on, with arms spread as wide as his smile, welcoming me and asking if that was my BMW 320i in the faculty lot. You can imagine where the conversation went from there. Two car guys always have a lot to share. I never met anyone else like him. And that's sad, because we need Roger Mores. Nancy and family, my condolences.
Jim HansonNancy ... I was saddened to hear about Roger ... please accept my sincere condolences. Roger and I were classmates ar Western (MBA 70). We went our separate ways after graduation, but eventually met again when I joined the Markeitng Faculty at Western in 1979. Roger was a great colleague and friend and helped out a ‘rookie’ in many ways during my first year of teaching! He will be missed ...
Christoph Haehling von LanzenauerDear Nancy, what a sad news, my heartfelt condolences to you and your daughter. I remember so many constructive interactions with Roger but I will never forget our joint and very happy gettogether in Copenhagen during TIMS Meeting in the late 1980. Rest in peace. Christoph Haehling von Lanzenauer
Geoff CastleTo the family of Roger. I was a student of Roger's at the Western Business School (MBA '96). Roger was such a dynamic teacher of Marketing that I really looked forward to every class. I enjoyed his energy and his wit. He also had a sharpness of thinking that really helped you understand the difference between two alternatives. A very special teacher and friendly mentor to his students. I will miss Roger. Please accept my condolences.
Derrick NeufeldWhat a profoundly sad loss for us all. Roger was a force of nature, with a personality and a laugh that filled whatever room he entered. And yet in conversation he was so very generous, kind, and intimate. He always made the other person feel like they were important, and welcomed as an ‘insider’. Roger made an impact on so many, and he will be missed. My deep condolences to his family.
Joe & Lynne DiStefanoDear Nancy & Mary Kate, As many friends & colleagues have already written, we were both shocked and saddened by the news of Roger’s sudden passing. We will always fondly remember his infectious sense of humour and appreciate his many contributions to his students, colleagues, marketers around the world and to Ivey. Our deepest condolences. Joe & Lynne DiStefano
Larry PlummerI joined the Ivey faculty in 2014 and only new Roger briefly, but what an impression he made! I will miss his humor and wonderful insights on the academic life. My sincerest and deepest condolences to Roger's family. And, I remind you that, like all great teachers, Roger will live on in the lives of his students.
Mary and Larry CrossanDear Nancy and Mary Kate - we send our deepest condolences to you and your family as you deal with this tragic loss. As i write this just a few doors down from Roger's office, I can still hear his booming voice resonating and expect him to round the corner into my office with his latest stories. He was a vibrant colleague who loved and lived life so fully. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you and your family as you deal with this loss while you also celebrate his extraordinary life.
Barry NunnNancy, Roger touched so many lives with his sincerity and wit. I am left with fond regard for a great guy. It was an honour and a pleasure to have known him. May your wonderful memories give you peace and comfort. With caring thoughts, Barry Nunn
Sid HuffNancy – I worked with Roger from 1979 – 1999, when I retired from Ivey and Cairn and I moved to New Zealand. Sadly, I never met up with him again after that point. But during those first 20 years, he and I taught the same sections of students many times. I always loved his “wicked” sense of humor. While I have never been a “car guy,” it was no secret that Roger was one. In fact I recall a short teaching case we used that was titled something like “The Mores Buy a New Car. Or Do They?” I always found Roger to be a true delight – he brightened every room. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Rick RobersonNancy - Roger taught me marketing in his first year of teaching at Ivey and my first year as a student at the school. Since that time Roger and I have shared laughs and barbs on a regular basis. I will miss his sense of humor and enjoyment of life. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Claude LanfranconiNancy, Heather and I would like to express our sincere condolences at Roger's sudden and unexpected passing. Being 76, I have a special feeling that he was too young. Over the years Roger and I had many opportunities to chat in the hallways and he seemed to be part of Ivey for as long as I can remember. He had strong opinions that he was always willing to share. Heather and I are very sorry for the loss of a much loved husband and father. Sincerely, Claude
Rich and Claudia MimickClaudia and I are saddened and surprised to hear about Roger. Always a great person to have a chat with either about Ivey happenings, having fun at a party or a group dinner at the Marienbad. He will be sadly missed but with true affection from so many. Sympathies to his family and to all who knew him.
Michael SiderRoger was a mentor and friend to me. He graciously helped me learn the ropes at Ivey, and gave me many words of advice as time went by. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nancy, and with all his loved ones.
Don MorrowNancy & Mary Kate, my sincerest condolences. I had the privilege of knowing Roger since the late 1970s working on Marketing Management Courses. I often sat in on his classes on Exec Ed courses because I loved his razor-like wit and considered him a kind of class-room magician, so skilled was he at working cases. His love of classy automobiles was just so obvious and he was always helpful when I was looking to get a new car. I remmeber he predicted how Hyundai would be come a major force in the car market long before the company had he quality lines they do now. Althogh I was a prof in Kin, I vividly remember every time I ran into him on campus in the years after MMC, he would always pull out his wallet to show me pictures of "my daughter." A few years ago, I worked with Roger to solidify his work at Ivey. Finally, I had the honour of being present yesterday at Roger's life celebration and I was very moved by the speakers, their remembrances, the music and just the tone the minister set for the whole occasion. I left his celebration feeling like I alway did when he and I parted after spontaneous meetings on campus, uplifted and just plain glad I knew him. I will seek out his poetry - a gift of his talents about which I was unaware...
Cydna MercerDear Nancy and Mary Kate, I am so sorry to learn of Roger's passing today and that I have missed his celebration of life. You are in my thoughts and my heartfelt condolences to you both. Regards, Cydna
Gavan FitzsimonsDear Nancy and Mary Kate - I'm so sorry to hear about Roger's passing. I never got the chance to meet either or you, but Roger played a huge role in my life, as he did for so many of his students. I was an MBA student of his many years ago and he sparked a love of marketing in me. Together with his former colleague, Jim Rush, they encouraged me to pursue a PhD. Without Roger, I would never have found my way to the profession I love (in his footsteps, I'm a marketing professor, now at Duke University). When I teach, I find myself trying to channel my inner Roger, and be as inspiring to them as he was to me. I still tell stories in my classes that Roger told me. I'll not forget him. Gavan
Gail Heller (Robertson)Nancy and Mary Kate. I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Roger. I remember Roger’s larger than life presence at many Ivey events over the years but the thing I remember most is his kind heart and how much he adored both of you. It was a very special love and I hope it will give you comfort in the days to come.
Phil Eisler MBA '91Thank you Roger More for the Porsche case. I'll always remember that the tachometer is in the middle for a driving enthusiast. You were a passionate and gifted marketing professor who had a large impact on me early in my career. I keep putting the tachometer in the middle for all of my products to this day. Rest in Peace
Peter JaffeNancy and Mary Kate - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roger was an amazing man with such an incredible level of intelligence and charm - always enjoyed running into him at parties and airports - he offered a lot of wisdom and good advice to many people - he had a tremendous impact on our community and beyond..
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