MARKHAM, Rodney Stewart


Born October 11, 1927 at Subiaco WA. Passed away on December 6, 2021 aged 94.

Beloved husband of Patricia. Proud father and father in-law of Michael and Nadine, Sheryl and Joe (dec.), Yvonne and Graeme, Christopher and Simone. Loved Grandfather “Poppy” of Matthew, Tracey, Jonathan, Tania, Kayla, Lauren, Maddison and Samuel. Step Grandfather of Emily and Luke. Great-Grandfather of 11.

Rodney served in the Australian Defence Force from 19th March 1956 and retired after 30 years of service on 18th March 1986 reaching Warrant Officer Class 1. He served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970. Rodney was an avid golfer having achieved 5 holes in one on the 18th hole at the Redland Bay Gold Club in Queensland. He continued playing golf with Ocean Grove Golf Club into his eighties.

Funeral Notice

Service: Tuesday December 14, 2021

The Funeral of Mr. Rodney Stewart Markham will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 commencing at 1.30 p.m.

In accordance with family wishes a private cremation will be held.

For those who are unable to attend, the funeral will be live-streamed.

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If you are wishing to attend, please allow yourself enough time to check-in and to show our staff your valid proof of vaccination.

9 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Dad, your gentlemanly and sociable demeanour enabled you to engage easily with those you came in contact with. We will miss you, your cheeky sense of humour and your good will. Our lives will not be the same without you. Our love and prayers go with you. Michael, Nadine, Kayla and Lauren.

    Michael Markham December 9 2021 11:22 am
  2. Rod, I’m thankful for the long life we had together. I hope you have gone to a better place. Your loving wife Pat.

    Michael Markham December 9 2021 11:23 am
  3. My Beloved Dad (Baldy)
    How grateful we are for your 94 years
    Loved every single moment we spent together
    Missing you like there’s no tomorrow
    Heart & soul combined
    Everlasting love
    Your daughter Yvonne (Ugly), stepson-in-law Graeme & step Grand-Daughter Emily

    Yvonne Markham December 9 2021 2:34 pm
  4. Our thoughts go out to you Yvie and your family. All our love Daryl, Fiona, Brandon & Hayley xxxx

    Fiona Vincent December 9 2021 2:57 pm
  5. Dad, you lived a long and interesting life. Sadly though your body couldn’t go on. You fought hard but the angels came and took you from us. Rest in Peace Dad. Your loving daughter Sheryl.

    Sherryl O'Neill December 9 2021 3:35 pm
  6. Our thoughts to you Yvie on the loss of your Dad, we know we how much your Dad meant to you, deepest sympathy 😘😘😘

    Marni Bowers December 9 2021 8:30 pm
  7. Pop was an effortlessly endearing character. A gentlemanly juxtaposition between a reserved, thoughtful man and a tongue-in-cheek jokester; A paragon of generosity and love.
    We’re so sad to see him go but so very thankful for the long and eventful life he was blessed with and the time we were able to spend with him. We’ll miss you Pop.

    Jonathan, Liliana & Sophia

    Jonathan O'Neill December 12 2021 12:30 pm
  8. Dear Yvie, Graeme and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear that your dear Dad has passed away. Please accept our condolences at this sad time in your life.
    Sending you a warm blanket of love, strength, peace and special memories of remembrance, to wrap yourself in.
    May your precious Dad walk beside you for evermore.
    We will be thinking of you as you celebrate the wonderful life of your Dad on Tuesday.
    Take special care and be extra kind to yourself Yvie.
    All our love, care and prayers,
    Bill, Maree, Ryan and James Hodder

    Maree Hodder December 13 2021 3:50 am
  9. 🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️
    Fly With The Angels Rodney
    An absolute gentleman
    Barongarook Gardens are missing you putting the flag to fly high
    Thank you for your service
    Thank you for enabling our country to have choices.
    Unbeknownst to you, you made such a difference in all our lives.
    It’s people like you that made our country.
    I’m forever great full Rodney
    Bless you
    Fly High Rodney

    Pamela Bamford December 14 2021 7:08 pm

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