Rodger Howard Ludwig of Waterloo and Point Clark, died Aug. 21, 2020, at the Kincardine hospital, with family by his side, after a brief and sudden illness. He was 61. Cherished soul mate of his late wife, Ann (nee Courtney), who predeceased him in 2013. Adored by his children, Courtney Proudfoot (Adam), Cayley Black (Steve), Lori Fleras (Duke) and Ryan Ludwig (Amanda). Deeply missed by his grandchildren, Carter, Annie, Jax, and Elliott. Dear brother of Victor Ludwig, Beth Hilpert, Sandi Beisinger, and Susan Dussome. Caring uncle of more than 30 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Howard Ludwig and Audrey Felkar; brother-in-law, Elliott Courtney; in-laws, Elmer and Joyce Courtney; and special sidekick, Dakota, the "safety dog." Rodger was a proud and hard-working heavy equipment operator for the City of Waterloo for 30 years. He recently retired to spend more time at his beloved cottage in Point Clark where over the years, he and Ann and their family made so many happy memories. He loved reminiscing around the campfire while enjoying a Busch beer or two, watching the Lake Huron sunsets and most of all, spending time with his family, and with friends and neighbours who were like family. Rodger will be remembered for coaching softball and ringette, and taking his family on camping trips, but above all, for being a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He is now reunited with his wife of 31 years, Ann, whom he has missed so dearly. Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, a private family interment will be held at a later date. Interment Lurgan Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley; www.mackenzieandmccreath.com/.