Rod passed peacefully, 12 April, after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Rod was one of the founding members of Southside Paddlers in 2011. He was a life member. Rod was the happiest teaching the younger kids to paddle and was always behind the BBQ. Rod kept paddling as long as could, although he suffered some aches and pains. He led an interesting life, starting work as a young teenager on the train lines.
Our sympathy goes to his family on his passing. RIP ROD.