(Aug. 27, 1927 – Feb. 10, 2011)
With family at his side, Dad passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Kathleen; brother, Mike; and his beloved wife, Celia, of 37 years.
Rod will be greatly missed by his close friend and companion, Fern Wolney; sons: David (Pennie), Ken (Elvie), Robert (Elaine), Leslie (Elaine), Victor (Gina), Gary (Jennifer); daughters, Heather (Dick) Ellis, Roseanna (Jacee) Bennett, Ronda (Gerry) Blais, Darlene (Wayne) Wildon; 17 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Dad will be remembered for his sense of humour, his easy laugh and kind, loving spirit.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
There will be a memorial service at 3:00 pm, February 26, 2011 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 46024 Riverside Dr., Chilliwack, BC.