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Rod Godden

September 21, 1940 — November 30, 2023



Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 30th, 2023, at his home in his 84th year.

Loving husband to Gail for 58 years.

Proud father to Troy & Tammy and Jody & James.

Proud papa to Chelsi, Dakota, Sydney, Shelby, and Cooper.

Great grandfather to 4.

Brother to Gary (Ruth Ann) and brother-in-law to Glen Cation.

Predeceased by siblings Yvonne, Mervin (Helen) and Sister-in-law Maria Cation.

Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rod loved his life, and he lived it to the fullest every chance he got. He liked to ‘take a rip’ on the four-wheeler, spend a weekend hunting or fishing or look at tractors at the Threshers Reunion. He loved tractors especially John Deere tractors and had a large collection. He also enjoyed woodworking, a friendly euchre game and meticulously mowing his lawn. Rod’s true passion was for his family, whom he loved and nurtured and was so proud of. Rod was a humble, no fuss about me type of guy, but he could always make you laugh and was the centre of attention at many social events. Rod’s love of life will be missed by many.

A special thanks to the Alexander Family who have shown compassion, patience, and true love in taking care of Rod on this part of his journey. Also thank you to Dr. Bonnie Marshall and the Palliative Team at One care for their help and guidance.

Cremation has taken place.

A come and go memorial gathering will take place at the Ethel Community Hall on Saturday, December 9th from 1-3 pm with a celebration of Rod's Life beginning at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to the Grey Firefighters Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Condolences may be left at

Donation cheques may be sent to Box 340 Brussels N0G 1H0.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rod Godden, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 9, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 9, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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