Roderick Duncan McLennan, 93, passed away peacefully and quietly on October 5, 2021. He is survived by his daughters Grace and Joan (Paul) Larson, and brother-in-law Andy (Betty) Heron. Rod is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Clarke (Cecilia), Alison (Ray), Ian, Lee, Nicole, and Natalie, seven great-grandchildren, plus many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Rod was predeceased by his wife Olive, and their son John, parents Jonathan and Lilly McLennan, brothers George and John, and sisters Annie, Donny, Florence, and Isabelle.
Rod was born in Calgary, Alberta. As a teenager, he contributed to his family by delivering telegrams during World War II. He loved to dance and as a ballroom dance instructor, met the love of his life, wife and partner of 62 years, Olive. He was devoted to his wife and family.
Rod worked with the City of Edmonton, Transportation Department for over 30 years. Close to retiring, Rod also taught Safety Courses with the City regarding fall prevention for seniors. After retirement, Rod spent time with his family and friends, following Oilers’ hockey, and putting his carpentry skills to use by doing renovations and home improvement projects for himself and his family. Rod and Olive also took memorable vacations, which included the western United States and eastern Canada.
Rod was a wonderful, caring, kind, patient, and articulate person with a great sense of humour. He was happy to support the CNIB and was a recipient of their programs.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Good Samaritan CHOICE Program, and the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre for their compassion, kindness, and care. Donations may be made to the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre (9649-71 Avenue Edmonton AB T6E 5J2) or to the CNIB. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.
We love you and will miss you. Keep on dancing!
Serenity Funeral Service
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