Rod was born on July 17th, 1918, in Penticton, BC, and passed away at Mountain Lake Seniors Community at the age of 94 years. He began a Butcher apprenticeship in Penticton under the Burns Meat Co. where he owned and operated his first Meat Market.
In 1942 Rod moved to Rossland where he worked and became a partner with Jim Wright of Wrights Meats. Later Rod took over ownership of the business.
In 1944 Rod married Joan Pearson an RN from Grand Forks. Rod and Joan grew their business and enjoyed many happy years in Rossland. Eventually they sold their business and retired to Kootenay Lake in the home they built together. Rod was an active member of the West Arm Outdoorsmen Club, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and tying flies. For over 30 years Rod and Joan enjoyed an active, healthy retirement.
Rod is predeceased by his wife Joan of 60 years and his sister Iris Morrison. He is survived by his son Clare, daughter Carol Conrad (Mike) and granddaughter Sam.
A Graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Rossland, BC at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 24th, 2012.
A celebration of Rod’s life will take place on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 2:00 PM at 6157 Rowley Road, Harrop, BC.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9
The British Columbia Lung Association PO Box 34009 Stn. D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.