ROBERT JOHN RODE
Robert (Bob) Rode, late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at home at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents Bruno and Lil. Bob is survived by his wife, Sandra; children: Brett (Jackie), Bryan (Jennifer), and Kent (Tammy); grandchildren: Sarah, Kate, Liam and Abbey; brother, Don (Rose); and sister, Karen.
Bob was born on September 13th, 1941 in Wilcox, Saskatchewan and lived in several communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Robert and Sandra were married on September 2nd, 1967 in Colfax, Saskatchewan.
Bob loved to fish, and play the piano. He played many instruments in several community bands including drums, trombone, trumpet, and accordion. Bob worked for the CO-OP for the majority of his career, including managing territories in the Canadian Arctic. In Bob and Sandra’s retirement years, they enjoyed travelling to visit their children, grandchildren and friends across the West. He will be greatly missed.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared,
Miss me-but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Family and friends may make donations in Bob’s name to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 919B Albert St, Regina, SK S4R 2P6. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550