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Charland, Roderick "Rod"


Roderick obit

On July 22, 2022, Mr. Roderick “Rod” Charland of Cold Lake First Nations passed away at the age of 80 years.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Anne; 3 daughters & 1 son, Lena Amable, Lorne, Tammy (Billy) McLaughlin & Sharon; adopted daughter, Ramona (Joseph) Piche; 12 grandchildren, Nathan, Co Len, Kyle, Garrett, Cody, Amber, Bryan, Danielle, Keith, Ryan, Kristian & Ashley; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Frank; 2 sisters, Rose (George) Martial & Irene; adopted sister, Joyce (Maynard) Metchewais; adopted brother, Darrell Loyer; sister-in-law, Sarah; numerous nieces & nephews.  Rod was predeceased by his parents, Francis & Leona; 2 brothers, Charles & Rene; 3 sisters, Ann Dopson, Teresa Minoose & Edna Minoose; son-in-law, Brian Cardinal.  A Wake was held on Friday, July 29 at Cold Lake First Nations Spiritual Centre, Cold Lake First Nations.  A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, Cold Lake First Nations.  Reverend Father Thomas Nguyen was the celebrant, with interment in Cold Lake First Nations Cemetery, Cold Lake First Nations.  To send condolences online please visit