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Rod Gilchrist

December 18, 1960 — April 13, 2023

December 18, 1960 – April 13, 2023

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Roderick Donald Gilchrist. Rod was a loving partner, father, brother, cousin, neighbour, great friend and inspiration to many.

Rod will be lovingly remembered by his soulmate, Kim; sister, Veanne; children, Devin (Matt), Rhys (April) and Christina; grandchildren, Saphire and Parker; step daughters, Erin and Keri; friend/son, Joey; and dogs, Levi and Rusty.

Rod is predeceased by his father, Donald; mother, Beatrice; grandfather, Archie; grandmother, Daisy, who inspired his love for nature; and grandparents, George and Dora. Rod always said he wished he had more time with his father.  

Rod leaves behind so many friends that were more like family.  Rod always had time for everyone.  He accepted people for who they were with fondness.  He always made time for anybody who called or stopped by the house regardless what he was up to his elbows in.  Rod’s lake family is a huge part of his life.

In life, Rod was many things and he had many hobbies. To name a few:  bike and car enthusiast inspired by his grandpa Archie and father Donald, captain of his grandfather Archie’s boat, carpenter, mechanic, director/actor/filmmaker, author and musician.  His knowledge of movie and music history was amazing.

Rod’s dream was to renovate his home that grandpa Archie and father Donald built.  Together with Kim, that dream was accomplished, along with the help of many kind friends and family members.

Many thanks to Dr. Bruneau with Cancercare for his kindness and honesty when helping us through Rod’s last “ride”.  The staff at Pinawa Hospital, Pinawa Cancercare, Pinawa Emergency, and EMS, all demonstrated love, care and compassion.  

As per Rod’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of his LIFE will be held in the near future.

Rod loved LIFE and had a strong desire to LIVE.  In Rod’s memory donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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