Passed away on January 14, 2019 at his home in the presence of his loving family after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Beth (McElwain). Loving dad of Jennifer and husband Craig Steptoe, Alison and former spouse of Lynn. Step-dad to Jesse Brown (Bea), Mandy Brown, Jeremy Brown (Sandy) and Chris Brown. Loving Poe to Mitchel, Madison, Grayson, Ellody and Harvey. Cherished son of Dorothy and the late Donald Pressey of Aylmer, Ontario. Dear brother of Rhonda (Wayne), Joel (Denise), Sheldon (Donna), and Darcy (Jennifer). Brother-in-law to John (Janet), and Bob (Pam). Special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Rod will be remembered for his love of life and by many close friends.
He retired from a successful career managing a local heat treatment facility. Rod will also be remembered for his musical talent and for being a member of several London area bands. His hobbies included home renovation, playing his guitar, tending his garden and spending time with his beloved dog Ziggy.
Funeral was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Families First Funeral Home. Cremation to follow.