Rodney Allan Bosk

BOSK, Rodney Allan

Nov.18, 1966 – Mar. 20, 2010

We lost a young beautiful soul the other day. In a quiet room surrounded by the love of his wife, children and family, Rodney began his new journey with his mom and walked through gardens of vintage treasures, old cars and overfilled yards packed with all the little trinkets he loved. This is the man that many knew through his passion of all these things.

Growing up in Lumby were he partied, worked and played, Rodney would always look forward to the time he could spend riding, fixing and tinkering with motorcycles, sleds and his various classics!

Living in a logging community, it wasn’t a big surprise that his life would end up being in touch with nature and working with the intoxicating smell of fresh cedar that he enjoyed so much at Rouck’s Sawmill.

Rodney’s father, Kurt, and his mom, Barbro, made their home in Lumby along with brother Frank – whom he dearly loved. Rodney became a brother-in-law to Val, and an uncle to Hailey and Denan. Along with them, there were only a few but much loved uncles, aunts and cousins who made up this small family.

After several years, Rodney eventually found love and settled into a ready made family of three girls, Amber, Lacey and Lindsey whom he truly loved, even when putting him through the paces every day! Not to mention his mother-in-law who filled his plate with the goodies he loved!

His own legacy unfolded before his eyes as he witnessed Victoria entering the world and filling her daddy’s heart with a joy that held no bounds. She would be a source of strength during every test, procedure and day spent away from home for the past 3 years. Wherever daddy was, Victoria would be there patiently playing quietly.

Rodney was there when little Owen entered the world and collided right into his papa’s heart! In Owen’s world, papa has become a midnight star, now shining brightly from a moonlight sky.

Never wanting anyone to go out of their way for him or to put anyone out, many folks didn’t realize that Rodney was as sick as he was. It was a bravo front for a proud man. Rodney’s kind, compassionate and caring nature was just one of the things that made him so very special.

During his long battle, we have always felt so blessed to be able to spend such quality time together; we made promises, plans and prayed for miracles. We packed those years full of more memories then some couples spend a lifetime achieving. How lucky were we!

I am Rodney’s wife, Melody. We will always be soul mates, best friends and each other’s greatest strength. As a young girl one would always dream of her prince charming to sweep her away and be happy forever more… Rodney fulfilled that young girls dream!

Today, Tomorrow and Forever… I will always love you my darling.

Not a standard obituary, not a standard man. We will celebrate the things he loved and enjoyed. We extend an open invitation to share with us a reminder of this incredible man and the joy he brought to so many.

April, 3rd. 2010 @ 2 pm Mable Lake Hall, Lumby. Bring a chair!

Too many to name, the list is long… the folks that enabled Rodney to enjoy life will be forever embedded into our hearts. Hospice House was more then one could ever hope for when easing the transition from our world to the other. Therefore, a hospice donation, a pat on the back or chocolate will always be encouraged for them! As an animal lover, the SPCA can use a little help as well. Flowers are beautiful but not necessary – thank you.

For additional donation ideas or advice please call Val Bosk @ 250-547-0211.