May 18, 1944 – July 28, 2013
Sano, Rod – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in his 70th year. Cherished father of Michael, Jennifer, Justin and Katy. Survived by his loving mother Sally and brother Eric (Cherie), and sisters Pat (Jim) and Sharon. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Dad will be taking care of you now so I know you are in good hands but will miss you bunches. Love you.
We are sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. We understand he was a loving father and lived a full life. Our condolences to the family.
Julie, Aaron, Zach, and Jonah Trost
Walnut Creek, CA
My deepest condolences go out to Michael, Jennifer, Justin, Katy and Rod’s Mom and brother and sisters. I knew Rod back when he played wheelchair basketball for the St. Catharines Charioteers with my brother Rick and the rest of the team, and always loved seeing his smiling face… even when he was chasing me down the basketball court (I was usually out on the court as a referee or was the scorekeeper). He was an amazing man and I know many will miss him greatly. On behalf of my brother Rick and myself please know that I am keeping all of you in my prayers while you deal with this loss.
Papa I love you so much!! I miss you more than ever!! Im glad you are keeping Grandpa company. You are my everything and I know you will be watching over us now… Miss you <3
I remember Rod’s prodigious memory of actors, roles and movies that they appeared in. I remember seeing him out on the ice being the goalie in a Jordon Station hockey game. Most of all I remember the love that the Sano family have for each other. Rod will be missed but will always be there. Sincere condolences to all the family.
Elizabeth and Evan
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this most difficult time.
Roddy will be remembered as a great neighbour.
Your neighbour, John Winder
A nephew and a cousin to our family. Your passing has made us so sad beyond words but it makes us reflect to past memories – Christmas dinners on Bartlett street and all those special dinners at Chinese restaurants. You would always be kidding with our Mom – Auntie Harriet and making us all laugh.
Our heartfelt condolences to Mike, Jen, Justin and Katy. We know how much you loved your dad and will miss him.
So thankful that you were blessed with such a wonderful, supportive and loving family in your dear Mom, Eric, Pat and Sharon and many relatives.
Rod was a dear friend to my late husband and I. We will miss his gentle spirit, his wise sayings and his wonderful sense of humour. Rod, I will be watching for a “fly-by” with Norm one of these days.
Forever your friend,
love Cindy, Nathan and Paul
Roddy told me not long ago that the most important and rewarding part of his life was his children, his family to love and be loved by. He was so proud of you Michael, Jennifer, Justin and Katy. Your dad was so full of life and laughter, always positive without complaints. His life values were a result of the love and encouragement he received from your loving grandparents Sally and Jimmy, your aunts Pat, Sharon & Cherrie and uncles Eric & Jim . They will be there for you even more now.
To all the Sanos, I am so sad to loose a wonderful and kind hearted cousin who made me laugh so much. My deepest condolences to you all.
I met Rod many, many years ago and his father put my first set of hand controls on my car for me. I was working at The Standard in St. Catharines at the time. Those hand controls gave me freedom and I never forgot Rod or his terrific dad. Now they are together where no hand controls are needed. My condolences to the family. Rod was the best and so was his father.
We will miss your smile and sense of humour. You will always be remembered in our hearts. There are so many cherished memories of growing up – playing sports, Christmas and many other special celebrations.
Rest in peace, dear brother.
Love you always.
On behalf of the Hutchinson family, our deepest condolences to the Sano family. We grew up across the street from the Sanos – a kind, friendly, wonderful family. Mamy memories….touch football….it didn’t matter which team had possession…..Rod was the quarterback. Rest in peace, my friend.
What can you really say about Rod Sano? There is honestly not enough hours in the day or the right words to ever explain the truly amazing person that he was. Even if he only stopped to talk to you randomly in town or in a store, etc. (which he did a lot!). You cant say the meeting him did not instantly make you feel like a better person for having talked to him because he made you feel like you had known him for years and was always so energetic and interested to find out anything and everything he could because that’s just how he was.
He was the kindest, most generous person and fun loving person I had ever met until I was introduced to his mother Sally and then I got it! They were exactly alike in every way most kind hearted people you will ever meet. The way his eyes would light up while telling a old story or movie or even just something he’d seen or heard you were just drawn into every word. He had a way of making any problem or any sad time simply melt away with just a few kind words and then he would have you forgetting everything and laughing in no time.
The only bad thing you could really say about him is that if you weren’t paying attention or you lagged up and he saw something cool or interesting he was gone or a mile ahead. He would always come back to tell you what he’d found or the person he’d met while he was there. But who could honestly say that’s even bad and truthfully I always liked seeing him come back with that bright eyed excited look on his face.
I could seriously talk about Rod all day so I will just say these last few things. To Sally, Eric, Pat, and Sharon; he loved you all so much and always told wonderful stories and cherished memories that he had of you. To Michael, Jennifer, Justin and Katy; he loved you all so much and no matter what you do just remember that all he ever wanted was nothing but the best for you in every aspect of your life. Rod cared about his family so much, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for each and every one of you. He will be forever missed be never truly forgotten and I am truly proud for having known Rod and the entire Sano Family and although I only knew his dad for a short time I know that both of them are looking down on you smiling.
With all my heart my deepest condolences go out to you and everyone who’s life has been affected by this great man.
Roddy(a.k.a Papa Sano), I will miss all the talks we had about hunting, cameras, knives, outdoor stuff, and everything else. I will miss your jokes that made me laugh. I think about all the times we’ve had going to sushi and will miss you being a kid at heart. I will always remember the amazing stories you’ve told us. You have brought up an amazing family and we all love you so much.
My condolences to the amazing Sano Family and my thoughts and prayers with all of you.
P.s don’t run over anyone’s toes up there.
So VERY sorry to hear of Rod’s passing! What great memories I have of of the years that Talita and I worked for the Station as teenagers with Pat and Sharon and with Sally Sano as our Supervisor. We loved it when it rained and we would head over to your home and spend some time with Rod! It was always fun and interesting to have interaction with him. He impressed me as a young man of courage with lots of insight and wisdom. I remember being mesmerized with his stories and artistic talents or just enjoyed playing games and talking. He was a great guy! I’m sure he and Talita will already be having some great conversations in heaven! My heartfelt condolences to all of you.
Louise (Unrau) Boese
I just found this sad news of your brother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike, Brenda, and Marinda