With courage and dignity Rod Pettypiece passed away at the Cranbrook Hospital in the early hours of April 2nd, 2014. Rod was born in Penticton on Sept 7th, 1949. He made his home in Cranbrook B.C. and he worked for Skookumchuk Pulp Mill for forty years. Rod and his wife spent summers at their Gray Creek retreat where they enjoyed boating and beach combing along Kootenay Lake. He and his wife enjoyed golfing and exploring the various courses in our area. Rod loved music and time with friends and family.
Left to cherish his memory: his wife of 43 years Sue Pettypiece and all her family, his two daughters Marcy and Lisa, brother Don Pettypiece and his family, along with many friends and extended family. Rod was predeceased by his father Orvil Pettypiece, his Mother Vera Mizen and his step-father Harry Mizen.
A tribute to Rod will be held at the McPherson’s Funeral Home in Cranbrook at 2pm on Friday, April 11th.
Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19-9th Ave. S. Cranbrook BC V1C 2L9. We wish to express our thanks to all our friends and family who stood by and to the medical professionals who cared for Dad during his illness.