Anthony Christopher Rodricks (September 6, 1935 – April 18, 2021)
It is with a very heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Anthony (Tony / Buda / Papa) Rodricks. Anthony passed away peacefully at the Milton District Hospital at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his beloved wife, Wilhelmina Rodricks (née Cordeiro); his children, Antonio, Winston (Jackie) and Karen (Mike); grandchildren, Michelle (Paul), Laura, Christopher, Sarah, Mark, and Jenna; and, great-grandchild, Eli.
Anthony was born to the late Charles Rodricks and Esmeralda Rodricks (née Fernandez) in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan). He was a cherished brother to Lawrence – predeceased, Vincent – predeceased (Lourdes – predeceased), Teresa (Peter – predeceased), Philomena – predeceased, Hilda (Titus), and Natalia (Christopher – predeceased).
As a baby, Anthony was given the nickname “Buda” because of his resemblance to The Buddha; he carried this forward throughout his life, nicknaming others in a way that reflected their unique personality. Anthony also loved to compete – from sports to board games to the lottery, he loved to win! In his adulthood, this translated into an industrious work ethic and a love for numbers, leading him to a career in accounting. Anthony and the family moved to Canada in 1971, taking on a job at Amram’s Distributing (Russ Berrie Inc.) as a Bookkeeper, and then as Treasurer and Director of Finance, until his retirement after 39 years in 2010.
Anthony was a devout Catholic who truly had a zest for life. He loved his sweets, and enjoyed parties, dancing, celebrations, as well as travelling, often opening his home for visitors from far and wide. He kept everyone in laughter with his quick-witted humour, and no one will forget his signature style – shirts with pockets to hold his pens and glasses, funky sweaters, and colourful socks.
His greatest passion, though, was his family. He loved dancing with his wife, drinking a fine scotch with his children, and playing games with his grandchildren.
Buda / Dad / Papa, your caring and giving nature along with the loving memories you have given us will be cherished forever in our hearts. We love you always and forever!
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from HOLY ROSARY CHURCH on April 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Due to Covid restrictions, only invited guests may attend in person. Others may watch the service online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4srwHgObMX3JdOuZRGXjXQ
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or your local Alzheimer’s Society.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com