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Tuesday October 26, 2021

CARLYLE, Rodney (1947-2021) - in the winter of 1981, Rodney made the journey across the Atlantic, with two suitcases and five hundred dollars in his pocket, then one month later his wife and three children followed. Throughout his life he was a skilled welder/fabricator and was employed by Stelco Steelworks.  On October 26th, 2021, at the age of 74, after a long battle with mesothelioma, he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.  Rodney was the beloved husband to Ruth Anne Carlyle (formerly Smithson) of Simcoe.  Loving father & doting grandfather to Vicky Florio (Dominic) of Simcoe, their children Trina & Mya;  Scott Carlyle (Sarah) of Vittoria, their daughters Rose & Ruby; and Laura Cooke (George) of Waterford, their children Kelly, Gloria & William.  Rodney will be sadly missed by his sister Sarah Loan of England, her son Tony (Tammy) and their family.  He was a generous faithful friend to many and truly appreciated the friendship he received in return.  To know Roddy was to know his passion for football, music, poker and spending quality time with family and friends.  His laughter was infectious and his love was widespread, and heartfelt.  He will be profoundly missed and will live on in the hearts of his friends and family.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Rodney with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe N3Y 3R3 for visitation on Monday, November 1st, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  A private family funeral “by invitation only” will be held in the chapel with Rev. Mikal Schomberg officiating.  Private interment of ashes at a later date.  Those wishing to donate in memory of Rodney are asked to consider the Stedman Community Hospice, Brantford.  Special thank you to Dr. Tschirhart and staff, Dr. Martin-Godelie, the Stedman Team, and the homecare nurses for their kind, compassionate care.  Personal online condolences at  (519) 426-0199

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