October 12, 1931 – June 29, 2018
Rod was born in Winnipeg and travelled to Vancouver with his parents Annie and Alfred Kenworthy. The family moved to Haney when he was 16 where he started at Hammond Cedar, he worked as a saw filer and benchman and retired after 44 years.
Rod was predeceased by his parents, his wife Nina, sisters Phyllis Hazell and Geraldine Stewart and the recent loss of Chris and Cori.
At 13 Rod started riding motorcycles and pretty much never stopped, attending rallies in Australia, Germany, England, as well as Canada and the U.S. He enjoyed his life singing Barbershop harmony with The First Capitol Chorus in Langley, singing bass with many quartets entertaining and competing.
So many will remember the corn roasts, BBQ’s and fun get togethers that were held in his backyard, also known as “The Outer Limits”, he was happy to share his home made beer and wine. He had a quirky sense of humour and imagination that showed up in his unique driftwood characters and other creations.
Rod is survived by his wife Dorothy, children Susan (Rick) Dumas, Karen Fowler, David (Anita) Kenworthy, granchildren Mitch Fowler, Lindsey (Jhye) Hopkins, RaeAnne (Kevin) Diedrich, Hilary (Shane) Grypiuk, Paige (Paul) Conzatti, Elena (James) Adams, David (Tyrell) Kenworthy and Christina Kenworthy, thirteen great-grandchildren, one nephew and three nieces.
Rod loved his family and life in general. He is greatly missed.