Today, December 19, family, friends, and many fellow St. James Westminster Parishioners gathered to celebrate the life of Roderick (Rod) William Shearing, August 31, 1934 – December 15, 2016. Rod died suddenly last week just after arriving home from an outing with his wife of 58 years, Sheila (Smith) Shearing.
Daughter Janice Mayne (husband Steve and son Marshall) and son Peter delivered loving tributes to Rod, Marshall read Psalm 139: 1-3, 6-11 in his honour, and Interim Rector Nancy Adams demonstrated how Rod truly exemplified the Beatitudes in her calm and comforting homily. Both Sheila and Rod have been active and much-loved members of St. James ever since moving to London nearly 50 years ago.
We all join in celebrating the life of Rod, who lived his life as one who loved life and shared life with all who knew him. To make a Memorial donation in Rod’s honour, click on the Giving Back tab on the home page or call the Church Office at 519-432-1915.