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.