Roddie Marche

Born: Fri., Jul. 12, 1929
Died: Thu., May 7, 2020

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Roderick Francis Marche
   Sydney Mines

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Roderick Francis Marche on Thursday, May 7,2020, at Miner’s Memorial Manor, with his loving family by his side. Born in Port aux Port on July 12,1929, he was the son of the late James and Edith (Prado) Marche.
His passions were with autobody mechanics, as he was employed with Mike Steele’s Irving, Iannetti Brothers, H. B. Nickerson, and the Town of Sydney Mines.
Roddie enjoyed family, friends, helping anyone who needed his help, camping, travelling the Atlantic Provinces, and most of all, Newfoundland.
Roddie is survived by his son Wayne, and daughter Sharon MacDougall (formerly Burton). He is also survived by grandson Marc (Jaclyn) and their daughters Olivia, Harlow and Harper, his granddaughter Carolyn and grandson Wayne Michael and his son Ethan, his brother Gilbert and sisters Shirley, Joan and Sadie, also many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Roddie was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Thora (Harvey) son Boyde, great-grandson baby Owen Burton, sister Rona and brothers Ricky, Joe and Seanie.
The family would like to thank Dr. Doug Kolhsmith and the staff at Miner’s Memorial Manor for the professional, compassionate care that was given to our father.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral Mass to celebrate the life of Roddie Marche will take place at a later date. Donations in Roddie’s memory may be made to the Feral and Abandoned Cat Society, PO Box 85, 269 Charlotte St., Sydney, NS
B1P 6G9.
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Doreen Young
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Sharon & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the heartbreak involved in the loss of your dad!

Carol Anne and Bill Lamond
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Dear Sharon, I was saddened today to hear of your Dads passing. I know how much you loved both your parents and you were a wonderful daughter and was always hands on with both your parents. My prayers and thoughts are with you Wayne and the entire family! God bless you all and help get you through this difficult time.

Peggy (Pero) Gaudet
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Hi Sharon and Wayne, I am so sorry to read that your Dad has passed. I remember him and your Mom as we grew up in Sydney Mines. They were like second parents to all of us. I loved all of you, but our lives went in different directions. We were so young and I guess we never realized where our lives would take us. I lost Mom and Dad too, and it is probably the worst pain I have ever felt. So I know how you are feeling. It was so great to see you Sharon at Dad's funeral and I so wish I could be there for you. But our lives right now are a lot different from what we are used to. All we can do is hope that our lives get back to normal soon. If I get down that way over the summer, I will get in touch! Sending prayers and thinking about you and Wayne. Stay strong in all your memories of your Dad!

Louise Butts
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are going out to you all at this time. I will always remember that huge smile! God Bless Love Louise xoxo

Eileen MacKinnon
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Sharron & Wayne & families:

I was saddened to learn of Roddie's demise. When we both worked for the Town of Sydney Mines I remember him as a calm soft spoken gentleman. I am sure Thora was waiting with open arms to welcome him. I believe that anyone who knew Roddie liked him. He was easy to like. What a legacy to leave behind. I hope these thoughts will ease your days as you continue the new chapter in your lives.

Sheila glogowski
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Deepest condolences to the families... May he r. I. P.

Fred and Flora Cantwell
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing .He was a very kind gentle soul. I hope it helps to remember that he is now with your Mom and is in God's care. Your are both in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray & Ann Holec
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
So sorry to read of Roddie's passing, he was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed life to the fullest, rest in peace Roddie.

Debbie ( Steele ) Walker
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
The family of Mike Steele would like to send their condolences to the Marche family during this difficult time.
Being the youngest of The Steele family I only remember my Dad always mentioning his name. After speaking with my siblings they remember him very well....working with Dad at the garage, him coming to the house on Clyde Ave. and Dad saying what a gifted mechanic he was.
So on behalf of the Steele family we wish Roddie peace and the Marche family comfort and prayers. I’m sure he and my Dad are talking mechanics in heaven right now.
Sincerely Debbie and the Steele Family 🙏

Basil Butts
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Wayne and Sharon, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, condolences from the Butts Family.

Stewart & Elaine Brown
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
To Wayne & Sharon so sorry to hear of Roddie’s passing.l will always remember his big smile and hardy laugh. Indeed a fine gentlemen🙏

Sharon Collier
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

George and Robin Williams
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
So sad to see your Dads passing Wayne and Sharon great guy for sure. George and Robin Williams

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