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RODNEY MCKAY (published on September 07, 2011)



RODNEY MCKAY Peacefully, on September 3, 2011 at the Victoria General Hospital, Rod McKay passed away at the age of 65 years. Rod is lovingly remembered by his wife Yvonne, his children: James, Kathleen (Ken) and Kelly; as well as his sister Dale; her children: Christi (Jason), John (Lynda) and their three children, Liam, Tenzin and Atisha; one brother Alan and two sisters Claire and Lynne. He was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Emily (nee Glover). Rod was a truck driver and backhoe operator for various companies. In the 1990s as foreman, for Krenn Enterprises he was the first to operate Direct Line, which provided directional trenchless drilling with impressive results. Rod had a passion for the big rigs! He especially loved his own truck #914. He kept it shiny and proudly displayed the Canadian Flag on his front grill. He has a sharp wit that both entertained and chided. His rough exterior fooled no one; he was gentle hearted, delightfully charming or shamelessly crude. In his retirement years, Rod who was mechanically inclined always had a project planned. Rod and Yvonne enjoyed many trips throughout Canada, and the US. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family as well as surrounding himself with the people he loved. (His favourite, come over and have a sasparilla with me.) With respect to Rod's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Donations gratefully accepted in Rod's memory to St. Amant Foundation, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3Z9. My life's been full, I've savored much, good friends, good times and a loved one's touch. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086


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