It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roderick (Roddy) Wade Jurreit at the age of 25 on August 22nd 2012.
Roddy was born April 12th, 1987 to his parents Dwaine Jurreit and Sandra Hoekstra in Merritt, B.C.
Roddy was a kind and gentle person who always loved to play pranks. As a small boy he loved building lego and playing video games. When he was outside he always liked exploring, hiking, and building traps and pretending to catch bears, he also loved karate and basketball. Roddy had a great love for animals and they loved him.
As Roddy got older he loved hunting trips and quading with his family. He had a 1952 GMC pickup that was his dream truck and always wished to have it as a show truck as he was proud of his truck. He loved watching movies with his family and family gatherings. When he started his work career as a teenager he worked at a gas station then went on to a fish packing plant in Port Hardy, later on he worked alongside his dad at the family paving company. He enjoyed paving especially running bobcat.
Roddy was predeceased by his grandfather Carl Jurreit and his uncle Steve Venuti.
Roddy will be lovingly remembered by his dad Dwaine (Tammy) Jurreit and his mom Sandra Hoekstra (Dean, Brody) his siblings Tysen and Miranda Jurreit and sister Kaitlin Hoekstra and step dad Steve Hoekstra and step grandparents Nick and Rene Hoekstra and all the Hoekstra family.
Grandparent Charlotte Jurreit, aunt Kim Jurreit, uncle Calvin (Barbra) Jurreit, Lana, Kaylea, Steven, Dallas and all his relatives in Merritt B.C.
Grandparents Don and Janet Marling, Uncle Wade (Holly) Marling, Alli, Colby and Rex, also his cousin Milan Venuti.
What we will miss is counting on Roddy looking serious and then breaking into his famous smile.
Roddy will be greatly missed by all; we loved Roddy deeply.
A celebration honouring Roddy’s love of life will be held on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, at 1:30pm.