Our hearts are heavy to announce Rod Nyberg’s sudden death by heart attack. Rod lived and worked his whole life in Jordan River and Sooke. His loving, generous spirit gave more to his community than we ever realised.
Rod loved the forest and the sea, music and laughter, and especially people. He was dedicated to sports and coaching. He loved his community and continues to provide us with great joy!
Rod leaves behind his loving wife, Tia Leschke, his mother Irene, his brothers Arne and Vern, his children, Stephen, Emily Rose, and Lars (Sydney), his border collie Mika and fierce orange cat Missy. Rod was also a special father to Tia’s children, Heather (Andrew) and Noah. Rod treated Heather’s children as his grandchildren, and they miss him deeply. There were also a sizeable number of strays, old friends, and honourary children whose lives Rod touched and made richer. His ripple was wide.
A celebration of his life will be held at Rod’s second home, Art Morris Park, on September 15th at 2 pm. The Sooke Community Hall is reserved in case of bad weather.
– contributed to SPN