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Rodney Ashbridge Williamson

July 17, 1918 - August 16, 2012


Rodney Ashbridge Williamson

Rod was born on July 17th, 1918, in Penticton, BC, and passed away at Mountain Lake Seniors Community at the age of 94 years. He began a Butcher apprenticeship in Penticton under the Burns Meat Co. where he owned and operated his first Meat Market.
In 1942 Rod moved to Rossland where he worked and became a partner with Jim Wright of Wrights Meats. Later Rod took over ownership of the business.
In 1944 Rod married Joan Pearson an RN from Grand Forks. Rod and Joan grew their business and enjoyed many happy years in Rossland. Eventually they sold their business and retired to Kootenay Lake in the home they built together. Rod was an active member of the West Arm Outdoorsmen Club, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting and tying flies. For over 30 years Rod and Joan enjoyed an active, healthy retirement.
Rod is predeceased by his wife Joan of 60 years and his sister Iris Morrison. He is survived by his son Clare, daughter Carol Conrad (Mike) and granddaughter Sam.
A Graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Rossland, BC on Friday, August 24th.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Bernie and Larry ZiegenhagelBerniezieg and family
Relation: Family friend

Many great memories with Rod camping at the Arrow Lakes. We would spend time with him and his family-golfing, playing bocci, playing games and just enjoying the peace and quiet while camping. He also loved having us dropped in for happy hour when we were in the Nelson area. We will miss visiting with him and Joan , it just won’t be the same going to Kootenay Lake without them there.

From: Judy Yawney
Relation: Friend

I always knew where to find dad at 10 AM..He would be having coffee with Rod and Joan at Wrights Meat Market. Ah, the incredible sausages they made! And the marvelous story of the Sheep Creek Trout caught in January or the ones they caught in the Slocan in February! And yes, “Happy Hour”! Rod always knew who I was when I called! Thank you Rod and Joan for the warm welcomes.

From: Carol & Jim Albo
Relation: acquaintance

Sending sincerest sympathy to Claire, Carol and family, on the death of your dear father. Your parents had such friendly personalities and left many fine memories. We are thinking of you.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 25, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

6157 Rowley Road
Harrop, BC Canada V1L 6P7

6157 Rowley Road
Harrop, BC Canada V1L 6P7


Date & Time:
August 24, 2012
Beginning at 11:30am

Mountain View Cemetery
Highway 3B
Trail, BC Canada

Graveside Service

Highway 3B
Trail, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9


British Columbia Lung Association

PO Box 34009 Stn D, Vancouver V6J 9Z9

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