The family announces with sadness the passing of Rody "Roger" Francis Carmody on November 12th, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born on July 14th, 1923 in County Clare, Ireland.
He is survived by his wife (Joan) of 64 years, his children Eileen (Phil) Walshe, Shannon (Lorne) Anderson, Laurie (Darrell) Christo, Kevin (Betty) Carmody, his grandchildren, Robert (Myra) Walshe, Karen (Kevin) Fadum, Devin (Michelle) Walshe, Ian (Tanya) Anderson, Brandon Christo, Siobhan Christo, Katelyn Carmody, Shane Carmody, his great grandchildren, Connor, Emma, Cora, Avery, Zoe, Sean, Shannon, Chyler and many nieces and nephews.
Roger came to Canada from Ireland in 1947. He worked as a lumberjack in Temagami before moving to Latchford. He met Joan Garreau in 1949 and they were married on July 13th, 1953.
Roger eventually started Carmody Haulage where he was happy digging with his backhoe and making roads with his CAT. He also did highway maintenance for the MTO for 11 years.
Anyone who knew Roger will remember him for his "ditties", jokes, singing of Irish songs or his love for the occasional Guinness.
A celebration of life and luncheon will be held at the Latchford Legion on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 11am-2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roger's name to the Latchford Royal Canadian Legion.