NEIL, Roderick (Rod) Earle
Rod (Rocky) was born on May 14th, 1953 in Exeter, Ontario and passed away suddenly on Friday, August 24th 2012.
Arriving with his family in Courtenay at the age of twelve, Rod grew up on 16th Street. Rod’s life was a hard one. He was the square peg that couldn’t fit into the round hole. In his later years every day was a challenge for Rod but he never ever complained. Rod appreciated and would often tell of random acts of kindness from the community always ending with “Can you believe it – wasn’t that great?”. Rod’s big smile and “Hi, how ya doin?” will be missed by many.
We would like to thank the exceptional support staff from Community Living Programs who tried so hard to make Rod’s life better through the years. Also many thanks to the community for being so good to Rod. Rod was predeceased by his father Earle Neil and brother Dennis Neil. He leaves behind a family who loved him, mother Rheta Neil, sister Terri (Cliff), sister Heather (George), brother Larry (Mary), nephews Josh, Bryce, Keith, Justin and niece Corinne.