John “Jack” Spence Roddis

April 22, 1925 – April 6, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JOHN “JACK” SPENCE RODDIS.

Jack was born in Vancouver and grew up in Quesnel.

He joined the Navy right out of high school and served in the Royal Canadian Navy until the end of WWII

He met and married his wife Mary Lyn Davies in Winnipeg, returned to Quesnel where they raised their four children. He lived in Quesnel for many years where he was involved as a fire fighter, scout master and outdoor enthusiast.

He lived a full and active life and was involved in the many communities that he lived in. He was one of the originators of the Okanagan Landing Fire Department in Vernon.

He and his wife settled in Nelson where he was involved in the community for over 33 years. He had many passions including gardening and was a Motor Man for the Nelson Street Car.

He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years and is survived by his sister Lenora (Alan) Limacher and four children: Myfanwy, David, John (Marla) Gwyneth, 3 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

He was a man of many talents and touched many lives.

He was well loved and will be missed by those who’s lives he touched.


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