It is with great sadness that we announce Rod’s sudden passing on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the age of 51.
Rod is survived by his loving wife Debbie, son Sheldon, daughter Shantelle, son Brant, mother Barbara (Mike) Sekela, sister Debralee Wilkes, father Leon Lang, parents-in-law Glen (Rita) Mitschke and Debbie’s family, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Sadly predeceased by nephew Evan Wilkes.
Rod will be remembered as a dedicated father and husband. He was well known in the construction field for his hard work and his integrity. Whether you had known Rod for many years or were a new acquaintance, he would take the time to help. His love of Camaros was legendary.
He had just returned from a wonderful trip to Mexico with Debbie and a group of friends. In hindsight, we now realize it was his last hurrah. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:00am at the First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Lee Loveridge officiating. Cremation.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.