03 Aug 1958 â€“ 22 Jul 2007
A fighter to the very end, Rod finally succumbed to cancer at the young age of 48.
Born at Gaspe, Quebec, the family moved at an early age to Shawinigan, Quebec where he grew up. After graduating from Shawinigan High School, and a short career as a traveling salesman, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces serving as a Patricia (PPCLI) with the Canadian Airborne Regt, finally retraining as an Aero Engine Tech with the Canadian Air Force. During Rodâ€™s career, from October 1978 until his retirement in October 1994, he not only served his country, but also served 2 tours with the United Nations in Cyprus.
Fair winds and soft landings, Jumper!