Peacefully in Picton
the late Margaret, father of Brian (Arlene) of Vancouver and the late Jim (Wendy)
of Picton, grandfather of Jessica, Brent, Natalie and Rachel, brother of the
late Ed (Aida), Les (Helen), the late Dorothy (Ken) Brown and Pat (Charlie)
Tomlin, brother-in-law of Donald (Betty) Southwick, Lorraine Southwick and
Dorothy (Joe) Babiak, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Born in Sturgeon
Falls, Ontario on October 4, 1919 and raised in Nipissing Junction, as a young
man, Rod rode the rails and worked in mines and construction camps across
Northern Ontario. He enlisted in
the Canadian Army in 1939 and was a radio operator in the R.C.H.A. First Canadian
Division in Sicily, Italy, Holland and Germany until 1945. Rod enjoyed working
with his hands and built a cottage in Lake Simcoe, a house in Scarborough and his
dream home on Lake Ontario in Wellington.
He was an avid reader of history, a gardener and grower of apples.
A family memorial will be held at a later
Rod?s family wishes to thank
the staff at Hallowell House for
their compassion and excellent care.
The family would appreciate donations
in Rod?s memory to the
Wellington Library, Box 370, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0.
Arrangements entrusted to
Home, Wellington, ON (613.399.3177)