Harold Alexander Rodway

September 25, 1931 to January 22, 2023


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in the presence of his family, Harold Alexander Rodway, age 91 years.

Predeceased by his son, Tony; and brothers, Leland, Albert, and Ralph.

Leaving to mourn his wife of 70 years, Violet Rodway (nee Pike); son Gary (Bernice); daughter Kathy (Tom); daughter in law Sydney; sister Ruby Loder; brother Walter; granddaughters Melanie (Krystal), Ashley (Chris), Nadine (Curtis), Melissa Grace (Jamie); grandsons Bradley, Darrell Grace (Thea) and Nik Hayward; great grandsons Hunter and Hudson; and great granddaughter Louisa.

A special thanks to the nursing staff at 4 West St. Clare’s and wonderful neighbors Dave & Karen.

A loving husband and father, a quiet & gentle man.  You will be forever missed!

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, January 26 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 27 at 1 pm.

Donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church



2-4 p.m. on January 26, 2023

7-9 p.m. on January 26, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Friday January 27th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Cathy, Gary and family.

My sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Your Dad was a wonderful, quiet man who I respected greatly. I can still see him leaning on your front fence or washing and waxing his Ford Fairlane, in the driveway. Mr. Rodway always took time to chat with me, whether in the garden or while sitting in the kitchen of your home on Malta Street. . I am sharing in your sorrow and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy and the Rodway family. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

Kathy, Gary and Family…
So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was indeed a kind and patient man. One of the very few times I saw him get a little upset, he was trying to convince your mom , it wasn’t a good evening to go fishing. My family and I have a lot of wonderful and fond memories of your dad.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. .❤️
Maude, Sherry , Joanne and Carla…

In heartfelt sympathy and prayer to Kathy, Gary, Rodway family, extended family and friends. It’s hardest to say goodbye to those we love and who matter the most. Grieve but for a while then smile because he lived and carry on. Celebrate your Father’s life. He lived a long and rewarding life. May you take comfort in your cherished memories and keep his memory alive in your hearts. He will always be a part of you.
“A Father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” (Author Unknown)
May his bright light continue to shine. He earned his wings and a peaceful rest. May his gentle soul rest in peace. God Bless!

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I do remember him as a kind and gentle man. Your parents were such good friends to my Mom. They would go out for a shared birthday dinner with my Mom, the end of September. Try to keep happy memories close to your heart in the coming days.
Ruby (Cole) Harrington

Gary So Sorry to hear about your Dad very nice man .he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I was Joy McCarthy

So sorry for your loss.

To Gary,Cathy and family my deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful father.I have so many wonderful memories of your father when we were neighbours on Malta street. As a child I spent more time at your house than I did mine.I was always treated as one of the family.keep all of your good memories close to your heart hopefully they will help you get through the difficult days ahead. Mr Rodway it’s your turn to fly high with the angels you have certainly earned your wings.Rip until we meet again.

Our deepest condolences to all mr.Rodway’s beautiful family❤️ he was such a gentle quiet man and kind friendly neighbour 💗 rest in peace Mr.Rodway ❤️

Gary and Bernice and Family, so sorry for your the loss of your Father. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

To Kathy, Gary, All Family & Friends. My sincere Condolences to you on the passing of your Dad. I remember him very well many years ago when i delivered papers on my route in Rabbit Town. He always gave me a twenty-five cent tip. Back then that would get me a bottle of Spir, a bar and a bag of chips. May God Bless To All & may He R.I.P. From Alex Crocker.

To Sydney and the Rodway family I send my sincere condolences as you remember and honour Mr. Rodway’s life so well lived, Jane

Gary and Bernice and Family, so sorry for your tremendous loss of your beloved Father. Paul and I send all our love and prayers to you at this difficult time. May his sweet and gentle soul rest in peace.

To Gary,cathy and all of the Rodway family. Im sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mr Rodway..I have many fond memories of your Dad from Malta Street. He was always so kind and welcoming to us as children. May his memory be a blessing to you and your families

Gary,Cathy and families. Our condolences on the passing of your dad. Many fond memories of Malta st. RIP

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him being a very gentle soul. I can still see him leaning on the fence on Malta St. As myself and Kathy would try to get a quarter by telling him I had a quarter but I probably only had 15 cents, I think he saw through us but he just smiled and laughed at us. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. You’ll sure miss him but heaven sure is sweeter with him there💔