It is with profound sadness that we share the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, Rodney Anderson. At the age of 58, Rodney is predeceased by his father, John Anderson. He is survived by his beautiful, loving wife, Tracey, his treasured children Kendall (Spencer), Chase and his beloved dog Annie. Rodney will be missed by his mother, Thelma Anderson and his eight siblings; Patti Leroux (Michael), Brent (Sharon), Marnie Chase (Tony), Drew (Andrea), Brook (Melanie), Laurie Arthurs (Gary), Robin Dube (Wayne) and Julie Anderson (Gio). He is also survived by his mother-in-law Linda Kelsall and brother in-law Allan Hawser. Rodney was a proud uncle to his twenty nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.
Rodney had many interests and loved hunting, snowmobiling, playing in the rookie hockey league, woodworking and gardening. He was a master at growing “show stopping” dahlias and giant pumpkins. One of his greatest loves was his prized, all-original, 1969 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro. His latest achievement was the completion of a 1971 pro-touring Camaro that his beloved wife Tracey raced at Thunder in the Valley.
One of Rodney’s favourite places was at his family cabin on Sproat Lake. He enjoyed going out there every season, especially during the summer months.
Rodney had been on the ERT team at his place of work, Catalyst Paper Mill. He had been a member of the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department and was also head of the Track Safety Crew for the AV Drag Racing Association.
A celebration of Rodney’s life will be held at the Alberni Valley Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger St., Port Alberni on Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.