Rod passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 92 years of age. Rod would say in his 93rd year, this coming from his Finnish heritage of which he was very proud.
Rod was born at Kamloops, BC on May 9, 1920 and had been a long time resident of the Shuswap. He had been employed as a Superintendent with BC Hydro for 35 years at the coast prior to retiring to Blind Bay with his wife, Aino.
He was predeceased by his brother, Tom, his mother Lempi Patrick (nee Maki), wife Aino and grandson, Dylan Raper-Laing. Rod is survived by his children, Robin (Flower) Ruttle and Lisa Ruttle. Two grandchildren, Rory and Natasha (Nicholas) and three great grandchildren.
Rod was an active member of the Power Pioneers and the Sorrento Lions Club and very much enjoyed the time spent with both.
There will be no formal service as to Rod’s request.
If so desired, contributions in memory of Rod may be made to the Lions Club of Sorrento.
Online condolences can be sent through Rod’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.