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Roderick ‘Rod’ Laird

November 22, 2022

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at his residence on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Mary Laird for 50 Years. Loving dad of John Laird. Predeceased by son Bill Laird. Loving father-in-law of Ruth Laird. Devoted grandfather of Iain, Logan, Liam and Hayden. Dear brother of Maisie Wilson, Tom Laird, Donna Jones, Heather Stewart all of Scotland. Survived by many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to Dr. Kirk Hamilton and the VON Palliative Care, LHSC-Cancer Centre O.D.U. Clinic, Dr. Howson-Jan, Dr. Tawfeek, Shannon and Jessica for their wonderful help and care.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, London, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. A livestream of the service will be available for those who are wishing to view the service remotely.

To register for the livestream, please click here: Registration page for Rod’s service on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Interment at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rod are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Program.

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He will truly missed at the Marina. One of the most pleasant fellow boater I new

~ Roger&Yvonne Hiemstra

Dear Mary and family. So sorry and saddened to hear of Rod's passing. We enjoyed so many great times by the camp fire under the willow tree. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Phil Young and Betty Pette

Mary and family, We knew Rod from the Goderich Yacht Club at the Maitland Valley Marina, where Rod and Mary have been involved for more than 15 years. Rod would always have a smile and a funny story and a nicer guy you would never meet. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and we will think fondly of many great memories. Hope you find some comfort in that and in knowing he is at home with the Lord. We will keep you in our prayers. Stu & Darlene Porter

~ Stu Porter

Dear Mary and family... We are so sorry to hear of Rod's passing... His kind nature and gentle sense of humour will be deeply missed in the Maitland Valley boating community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very difficult time with the hope that your fond memories of Rod will comfort and support you... Sincere Condolences... Rob & Dale

~ Dale Dolson

With sorrow we share the loss of Rod. He will forever be hitting "Holes In One" with Christ our Lord! God bless and God Speed Rod. Terry, Pam, Kim & Tyler.

~ Terry Coleman

Deepest condolences to the family and Mary. So sorry to hear of Rod's passing. Sincerely, Joan.

~ Joan Cunningham(neighbor)

Mary and family, we were so saddened to hear about Rod. He was always such a pleasant person on the dock in Goderich. We were blessed to have known him. We will keep you in our prayers. Warm hugs

~ Peter and Joyce Herring

A donation has been made.

~ David and Kathy McNamara

Dear Mary, Sending our most sincere condolences and sympathy to you in the loss of your beloved Rod. He was your rock for many years, and we know you shared so many wonderful years and memories together. May he rest in peace, Tim and Norma Jean Sittler

~ Norma Jean Sittler

I think of my Uncle Rod with the fondest of memories. He was a very loving and kind man, always full of fun and a real prankster. So many cherished memories of my childhood spending time in Canada visiting with my Gran. Good night Uncle Rod, until we meet again Love Always Mary, Roy Scott & Rachael xxxx

~ Mary & Roy Vallance

A donation has been made to LHSC - Cancer Program. Message from the donator: In loving memory of Rod. Remembered fondly by James, John and Brianne Shore for his warm smile, kindness of spirit and many happy memories of the times they spent together.

~ Andrea Leatham

What wonderful neighbours both Mary and Rod have been to both Patricia and I. I’m going to miss our impromptu roadside chats as Rod collected the mail and seeing him laughing at our yearly British Invasion Party. Rest well Rod. Till we meet again. Joe and Patricia Farina

~ Joe and Patricia Farina

I have worked at LRCP for a number of years. I loved hearing Rod call my name, Heather with his mild voice yet strong Scotch accent. We enjoyed our chats even to his last visits. I was honoured to have known him. I pray for Rod's peace and also for yours. God bless.

~ Heather Wright

We will always be immensely thankful for the incredible support Rod gave David throughout his illnesses. Also, the many fun times they had working out at the Athletic Club. Since we moved to Meaford they spent many hours on the phone solving the world's problems. Rod was a good friend - we will miss him terribly. Deepest sympathy to Mary and the family. David and Kathy

~ David and Kathy McNamara

Mary and Family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Rod's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

~ Ed & Judy

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and it promises that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

~ Gail Floyd

Services for Roderick ‘Rod’ Laird

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

November 26, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Memorial Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

November 26, 2022 3:00 pm

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