Rodney passed away suddenly at home on July 13th, 2020 at the age of 65.  Born July 21st, 1954 at Yorkton Regional Hospital, Yorkton Sask. Rodney was the younger of two brothers and leaves his brother Richard of Victoria. He also leaves behind many dear friends who will miss him.

Rod and his family moved to Victoria in 1965. He attended Doncaster Elementary, Lansdowne Junior High, and Mt. Douglas High School where he graduated in 1972. Rod and his brother lost their parents, Fred and Merle, in a motor vehicle accident in October 1969. Rod enjoyed nature and spent a great deal of time in his younger years hiking local trails. He volunteered at the Canadian Cancer Society as well as several other places.

In 1979 Rodney committed his life to Jesus and became very active with the Christadelphian Church in Victoria. He enjoyed creating biblical crosswords for others’ enjoyment. Rod also spent a lot of time on his computer researching the news and many other topics, listening to music and keeping in touch with friends and relatives.

There will be an open casket viewing on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Rod will be buried at Royal Oak Burial Park on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in a private service due to COVID restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Foundation, 686 West Broadway, #150, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 or at

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Charmaine Frank

    Rodney has always been a special friend of our family. He was a kind and faithful friend to my father, Larry Frank, until his passing. I will always remember Rodney’s love of life, sense of humour and kindness. My condolences to Rodney’s family and friends.

  • Wilf Dobbin

    Thanks Rod for all your “heads up” on piloting info. May you be flying high now.. Dobbie

  • Donna Hume (Eccles)

    I am so sorry Rick to hear of Rodney’s passing. Sounds like he made the most of his challenges in life and lived a good one in spite of it all. I remember him being strong and determined which got him through many difficult times. Our prayers and blessings are with you during this difficult time.
    Love from Donna, Dave, Kristy, Gabi, Darren and Kyle Hume.

  • Aunty May

    So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. He was always such a pleasant fun fellow. God bless and rest in peace.

  • Solange Valiquette

    I worked at the Canadian Cancer Society while Rodney was a volunteer for several years. He was always so helpful, always pleasant and such a hard working man. One thing I most appreciated from Rodney was his sense of humour and his jovial nature. Sorry to hear about his passing.

    Sincere Condolences to Rodney’s brother Richard and all his close friends.

    Solange Valiquette

  • Michael Kirkby

    May your journey be swift and without danger my old friend.


    Rick: So sorry to learn of you brother Rodney’s passing. Although I did not have the pleasure to meet Rodney, I assume that he must have embodied the wonderful Owens’ characteristics you and family have.

    With thanks for your notice.

  • Elwood Thomas

    That is a great picture of Rodney, looks good with the grey beard & hair. Those are happy eyes!!

    He accomplished an amazing amount. The world loses another ‘good guy’.


  • Kay Bruner

    Dear Rick and Family:

    We’re very sorry to read of Rodney’s sudden passing. We know you, your family and friends will miss Rodney very much. We remember Rodney’s visits many years ago, and we’re so sorry we lost touch over the years. Rodney was an amazing man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Kay, Judy and Carol Bruner

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