May 24, 1929 - July 1, 2017
Service Date: July 11, 2017
Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel
Peacefully at West End Villa on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. Rod was a long time civil servant, a member of the RCAF and an active member of the Ottawa community. He was past President of the Riverview Park Community Association, member of the Pineview Golf Club Board of Directors and President and lifetime member of the Ottawa Flying Club. Father of John (Cheryl Anne Smith) and Mark (Julie O’Connor). Grandfather of Melissa (J.P. Marsan), Laila (Mat Forget), Jennifer (Elvin Tan), Christopher (Lianne Bradley) and Karen. Great grandfather of Amara and Katsia Marsan and of Aiden and Jordyn Neufeld. Former husband of Jean Ewart Neufeld (predeceased). Survived by his wife Carolyn Ruth Thomas. Special thanks to the management and staff of the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus and West End Villa for their care and compassion. Funeral Service will be held at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Rd, Ottawa on Tuesday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. Immediately followed by a reception at Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel, 3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa. Interment will take place at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carp at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Rod’s memory. Dad; many thanks for your love and service to our community and country.