Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Villa Care Centre in Midland in his 82nd year. Rod was the Past Master of Sunnylea Masonic Lodge (1991) Etobicoke and Coronation Lodge Elmvale (1993). Past President, deputy zone E-4 commander district sports officer and lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 262 Elmvale. Former employee for over 30 years of CNR and Via Rail. Husband for 44 years of Margaret (nee Simpson) of Elmvale. Father of Karen (John Harty), and Kelly (Randy Willson). Grandfather of Stephanie Harty (Michael Weckwerth), Brittney and Brandon Willson. Survived by his sisters Sidney (Jim Sim), Lynda Payne, Janice McComb, Suzanne (George Szypka) and sisters – in – law Carol Irvine and Grace Irvine Pre-deceased by his brothers Reo, Stanley, John, sister-in-law Joan, brothers-in-law Jack Payne and Robert McComb and his parents Samuel and Margaret Irvine.
Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St S, Elmvale from 11:30 am – 1 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 pm.
Cremation to follow.
If desired memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Elmvale, Masonic Lodge Elmvale, the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.
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