With deep, deep, sadness we announce the passing of Rodnay Edward Larsen, at the age of 73. He was born in Nelson, B.C. in 1939. He is survived by his wife and best friend Pat of 57 years and his five beautiful children and many grandchildren. Rod was a devoted family man and worked hard to provide – no frills, just unconditional love to family and friends.
Rod’s life revolved around his family, especially his wife whom he expressed over and over how much he loved. He will be so missed by her and his two sons and three daughters: Don, Brenda (Bill Ens), Brian (Shelley Leduc), Sheridan, Karen (Ken Leduc) and his only sibling, brother Albert (Vivian).
One of his many gifts were grandchildren whom he so adored. He so loved it when he heard them coming into his home as it gave him great joy receiving all those hugs. They loved receiving their bear hug from Grandpa and hearing his wonderful, humorous, and informative stories. He had a big belly laugh that all enjoyed. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 3 great grand daughters.
Rod was predeceased by his parents, Nels and Mary Larsen, and his grandson, Nicholas Cole Larsen (2011).
In his early years Rod was involved in the Chase Community on many different fronts. He was a member of the Elks, served 12 years as Fire Chief, worked with the Boy Cubs and Scouts, taught First Aid, and worked with M.J. Reid Co, and Adams Lake Lumber. One of the things many people do not know is that Rod obtained a pilot’s license and enjoyed many years of flying small aircrafts.
Rod will be deeply missed, but his stories will live on in our hearts, memories, and conversations.
A celebration of Rod’s life was held on Sat. Oct.6th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall.
Online condolences can be sent through Rod’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com