KING, RODERICK WILLIAM

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Peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on Saturday November 30, 2013, at Cooksville Care Centre, in Mississauga, in his 92nd year. Survived by his wife Ivy Vera (nee Briggs), of 68 years. Loving father of Sharon (Gary) Code,  William (Linda) King, Harriet (Doug) Desjardins – Van Vugt, Muriel (Ken) Laferla and Ivy (James) Voyce.  Proud grandpa of Mark, Mindy, Deanna, Laura, David, Eric, Stephanie, Melanie, Gordon, Andrew and Kevin.  Great grandpa of Andrew, Brayden, Kaitlyn, Georgia, Ava, Michael, Amelie, Sophia and Zakary. Dearly remembered by his many friends and family. Predeceased by his parents, William and Edith King, his brother Gordon and his wife Muriel King, Grandchildren, Paula, Christopher and Michael. Rod was a retired employee of Smith & Stone Ltd with 41 years of service,  as a Journey Man Tool and Die Mould Maker,  as well as an employee of Crest Hardware. Past member of the Royal Canadian Legion , Branch 120, Member of Masonic Temple of Georgetown , (Credit Lodge #219), Georgetown District  Senors Centre, Georgetown R.C Club. A proud resident and active member of the Georgetown Community for 62 years.  Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Rod’s life will be held on Tuesday December 3, 2013, at 11 am., at the Royal Canadian Legion , Branch 120, 127 Mill St. , Georgetown. Reception to follow. A special thank you to the ER Nursing Staff at Trillium Hospital, as well as the Nurses and PSW’s at Cooksville Care Centre, for their loving care. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation www.kidney.ca

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  1. dorothy magloughlen
    dorothy magloughlen says:

    My late husband lee and i meet rod and ivy in 1956 57 they were always very good friends . we had a lot of good time together and yes he will be sadly missed.

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  2. LIllian and Craig Cooper
    LIllian and Craig Cooper says:

    Muriel, Ken, Gord, Andrew and family,

    Our sincerest condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    We are very sorry we missed the memorial; I was out of town on training. I’m sure it was a beautiful tribute to your father. Your Dad was very lucky to have you in his life. Remember the wonderful memories and keep them close to your heart; that will help you through this difficult time.

    Hugs,

    Craig, Lillian, Anna, David and Corey

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  3. Maureen Harvey
    Maureen Harvey says:

    I didn’t know Rod but had the pleasure of seeing the results of his hard work in his daughter Muriel and grandson Gord. Both of very strong minded, confident and a pleasure to be with, their wit and humour is, I’m sure, a result of Rod’s influences from the stories I’ve heard from Murial about her father. He seemed like a man with a wicked sence of humour, who knew his mind and what he wanted. I’m sorry I never had the chance to meet him. He will surely carry on in his children, grandchildren and gread grandchildren. I know he will be missed and wish the family well.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Maureen

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  4. William Laferla
    William Laferla says:

    You will be remembered Rod. I loved your dry sense of humour. I also have fond memories your visits to Milton during the Steam Era shows.

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  5. Robin Thompson (Ne MacLeod)
    Robin Thompson (Ne MacLeod) says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with all of Rods family at this time. May all of you cherish all your memories & keep them close to your heart. May Rod rest in peace.

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  6. Muriel Laferla
    Muriel Laferla says:

    Hi Everyone,

    The above picture was taken very recently at the Cooksville Care Center, the nursing home, where he and Mom resided in the same room. Notice he is standing in front of his large TV. He said it took up his half of the shelf in the room and he wanted to make sure he didn’t over step the existing resident(Mom) when he took up residency at Cooksville Care Centre. The TV was set to his favorite channel History station, Price is Right for Mom and the Young and the Restless for us all.
    Dad says he didn’t watch soaps but made sure that it was on the channel when Ivy and I visited at night. After all the years the show ran, he still had some interesting comments on “Victor Newman”, (LOL)In the background are also his most cherished pictures of him and his sweetheart of 68 years.

    You will be missed immensely by everyone close to you and thought of often by the entire family and circle of friends. Miss you!!

    Love Muriel XXXXXXOOOOO

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