Clarence Rodwell

A photo of Clarence Rodwell


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday June 9, 2017
2:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday June 9, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Clarence Fredrick Rodwell of Blenheim passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Clarence was born in England and would have celebrated his 94th birthday in just ten days. He was one of four children born to the late Violet and Fredrick Rodwell and is survived by his sisters Elsey Martin (late Albert) and Jean Little (late Ken). He was predeceased by his brother Harold.

In 1943 Clarence married his sweetheart Leora Ward and began a journey that would span almost 74 years. Their only child Marilyn Jean predeceased Clarence and Leora as an infant. Clarence worked for 21 years with the Department of Highways doing road maintenance. In his retirement years he and Leora enjoyed travelling and making new friends. He was a true gentleman.

Clarence will be remembered by Leora’s family Blanche Burke, Shirley & Jim Green, Doris Ward and Jackie Ward. Predeceased by Jean & Byron Tole, Frank Burke and John, Sidney, Earl and Raeburn Ward.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday June 9, 2017 where visitation will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service, conducted by Pastor Eric Skillings will follow at 2:00 p.m.

Friends wishing to remember Clarence with a memorial donation are asked to consider Trinity Anglican Church in Blenheim.

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So very sorry to read about Mr. Rodwell's passing. Such a lovely gentleman. Good memories of our times together on Little Street. Very glad that we got to visit a bit at Dad's 90th at the Legion. My most sincere condolences for your loss of a wonderful life partner. Will keep you in my prayers in the months ahead.

Leora Deepest sympathy on the passing of Clarence, I used to enjoy visiting both of you when you came to the Ridgetown Adult Centre and took trips with us...

Department of Highways of Ontario = DHO Then got changed to Ministry of Transportation, etc. I worked with Howard Township and later with Chatham-Kent as a Road Supervisor. Knew Clarence very well , always honourable and a gentleman. Very sorry for your loss!