Sharon, Connie, Stephanie, Micheal & family
We were very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. He was a great friend, fishing buddy, coworker, and always an entertainer. He will be missed.
With sincere sympathy,
Bob Peters and Sandra McLean
It is with profoundly heavy hearts that we announce the sudden, peaceful passing of Rodney Black, at his home in Charlton, Ontario.
Rod was born in Englehart, Ontario on April 4, 1954 to Merlin and Jean (Gibson) Black.
Rod lived for playing hockey as a child, and had many happy memories of summers spent at their family cottage at the head of Long Lake. From age 18 on, he worked as a Brakeman for the Ontario Northland Railway. After retiring, he formed a band with Michael Montminy and Aldo Tarini. The “Plaidiator,” Rod had a penchant for wearing head to toe mismatching plaid.
Rod is survived by his wife Sharon (DeVries), who he loved “more than there are mosquitoes in Northern Ontario;” children Connie Black (Anna Chamberlain), Stephanie Black, and Micheal Black (Erin Egan-Randall); grandchildren Luna and Juniper Nuedling-Black, and Jack Fisher; siblings Merrlyn Morris (Bill) and Dalton Black (Claudette); close friends Bryan and Jennifer Borecki; along with many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
As per Rod’s wishes cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.