Loving husband of Rhoda (McClelland). Father of the late Dan, Sherri Humphries (Marty), Andy (Marylou), the late Ted and Melanie Walton (Shawn). Pop of Tracy Galizia (Chris), Ashley McColl (Rob Gibson), Kailey McColl, Joey, Jeffrey Humphries, Travis and Trisha McColl and Shayna Walton. Great grampa of Alex & Cameron Galizia. Brother of Joyce Johnston (late Bart), Ken (Nancy), Judy Cote (Bob), Marnie Nolan (Gary) and predeceased by Monty Campbell (late Onalee), Gerry Burke (late Gord), Richard McColl (Kay), Janet Truitt (late Bill), Jackie Tyler (Jim) and Sharon Karbacz (Mike). Brother-in-law of Marilyn Jollineau (Wayne), Peter (Donna) and predeceased by Bob (Velma), Mike (Nancy) and Jimmy. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Rod worked at the ACR for 43 years and always said “where else could a grown man get paid for playing with trains all day?” He loved fishing, hunting, his job as a dispatcher, his time at the Esquire Club with friends and was a dedicated Maple Leafs fan. Special friend and co-worker of Reg Fitzpatrick and all the railroad calendars he sent.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 10:30 – 12:30 pm. Funeral service celebrated in the chapel at 1 pm. Mrs. Helen Smith officiating. Interment West Korah Cemetery.
A special thank you to the 3rd Floor Echo Bay staff at Extendicare Maple View Nursing Home.
Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com