William Roderick UPTON

William Roderick UPTON

Rod was born on Valentine’s Day of 1929 to Alice and Bill Upton at Alert Bay, BC. Dad and his family moved to Columbia Valley when he was 8 years old and his heart was always there.

Rod passed away peacefully March 8, 2011. Dad was predeceased by his wife Fern of 62 years; his daughter, Margie; brother, Norman; two infant brothers; sister, Margaret Peterson; mother Laura Alice; and father, William Vincent.

Rod leaves behind daughters Darlene Elchuk (Larry); Cathleen Maday (Dale); Brenda Currie (Keith); Lorne Upton (Kati); Leann Sepass (David), brother Tom; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

The family would like all Rod’s friends to join them in a celebration of life to be held at the Columbia Valley Hall, Sunday, March 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Columbia Valley Rate Payers Association.

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