Davies – Rodney Mark

Posted by on June 2, 2021 in Obituaries | 32 comments

Davies – Rodney Mark

Passed away at Ballarat Hospital on May 30th 2021 , Dearly loved husband to Nice, Son of Len & Wilma ( Both Dec ) , Brother to Stephen, Wendy, Geoff, Brian & Families. Due to Covid -19 restrictions a Private Family Service will be held on Friday June 4th 2021 commencing at 1.30pm. Livestreaming of the service will be available , Please go to our website and click on the Livestreaming Tab to view the service.


  1. What can I say that’s going to embody Rodney. Its not easy to put into words how we all felt about him .He was part of our circle of friends for over 30 years . There are just too many great times to list, but none of our outings were complete without Rodney who would always make the trip from wherever he was to be part of the fun. He was also one of the funniest blokes i ever met. He had a way of seeing the humour in everyday ordinary situations and people. Even in Hospital he would have me laughing about some nut in the ward. I dont think I ever heard him say a nasty word about anyone, but he could tell a story that would have you pissing yourself. He always seemed to connect with everyone, always had time for a chat and always interested in what was happening in your life. We could go months without seeing him, but we would pick up right where we left off. He approached this bloody cancer like everything, with a positive attitude and determination. I was so happy for him when he found Nice and made a life for himself in Thailand. It was shame he had to come back because of the illness, but on the upside we all got spend more time with him in the last year or so. I know we were all hoping that some miracle would occur and he would be here for years to come. It was not to be and he leaves a big hole. But he would not want us to mope so id like to share some things that will always bring a smile to my face when I think of him: Travelling with no baggage and buying all his gear at markets in Thailand for $20. Keeping money in all sorts of weird places and finding it months later, Pub crawls 1-18 , the fat chick, peanuts at the footy , Twisties all over his car in Wagga , sinking pots in Wagga and a thousand other pubs . Moonee Ponds , running (nobody smiles and runs , but I suspect he did!) , picture frames, his grin , his sense of humour. Thank you for being in my life.
    Vale mate. we wont forget you.

  2. One of the best love to all xx

  3. I have great memories of many fun times spent together with mates. Usually (we’ll always) with a drink or two, lots of laughs no stories. You’re already missed

    • Will miss his sharp and clever Witt. Always enjoyed a laugh and a few beverages with Rodney.
      He will be missed. Condolences to Nice and family.

  4. Soooooo many fond childhood memories flood back. Ohhhh so young…human life is so fragile & only the good die young. Rest In Peace Rodney x Lisa Cosson

    • An talented athlete and true gentleman. Our deepest sympathy to Nice and the Davies Family.

      • What do I say. You were my friend for so many reasons – much more than the fact that you could reach Nanna’s biscuit tin and I couldn’t!
        It all began in kinder and Sunday School and continued until right now. So happy that we spent time together a few weeks ago but devastated that I couldn’t be there today. You will always be on my mind my friend. Love Always, Kell ❤️

  5. Tragic news. Gone way to young. A great guy from a great family. R.I.P. Rodney

  6. I have fabulous memories of our times together in our little running club, fun times spent training at the lake and laughing together at Haymsies expense. Great times you will be sadly missed and never forgotten. RIP Rod 💔

  7. Extremely sad to hear of Rodneys illness & passing. I have so many wonderful memories of very happy, & endlessly amusing times spent together. Such a joyous soul.
    My heart breaks for Rodneys family & friends, and I wish you strength and peace at this difficult time.
    Fondly, & always in my heart
    Rest in Peace

  8. My deepest sympathies to Geoff, Steve, Brian & Wendy. Rod was one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met where one of my biggest regrets is losing contact because “life got in way”.

    The times we spent in the back of his framing shop were some of the best times of my life. Living off baked beans, sardines and anything else that was cheap and came in a can. I remember folding those bloody corners, nearly getting killed by flying pieces of aluminium moulding and just laughing.

    And then there were the alcohol fuelled hi-jinx. Big nights at the Racecourse Hotel, road trips, doing the odd runner and everything in between.

    This is a big wake up call to reach out to those that you care about and simply make the time. You were a special guy Rod, rest in peace my friend xxx

  9. Our Sincerest Condolences to Nice, and all Rod’s Family. You are at peace and free from pain. To Geoff, Marcia, Jack and Molly we are thinking of you all.

  10. Condolences to Nice, Steve, Wendy, Geoff and Brian. I have many great memories growing up with Rodney.
    He was a great friend and will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you all.

    Rest in peace Rodney

  11. So many fond memories of our time together as children…..you were always the one to put a smile on everybody’s face Rod. Deepest condolences to family and friends ❤️ xxx

    • RIP Rod….many memories of early Stawell years and beyond….condolences to Nice, Steve, Geoff, Brian, Wendy and families

  12. We all have our favourite Rodney stories and I’ve got my share. Very sad to lose a great mate who was part of a group of great mates. Glad we were able to have a last hurrah recently and enjoy beers, laughs and Rodney at his best. Condolences to all, and RIP mate

  13. Always put a smile on my face when we caught up. Your sense of humour was first class and I will never forget those moments. A beautiful soul with a heart of gold. You will be sadly missed mate
    Always be thinking of you mate. Your l memory will always be alive though you’re mates and we will always be having a laugh over a beer in your honour.
    Our sincere condolences to Nice and the Davies family
    Cricket and Cathy❤️

  14. Rodney,
    You were a great person and left everyone better for having known you.
    Your laugh. The way you could tell a story having everyone in fits of laughter.
    Your spirit and zest for life.
    I am so glad that you got to meet the girl of your dreams and carve a life out together..
    I wish you could have grown old together though.

    Deepest sympathy to Nice and all your extended family
    Thanks mate,
    Love Poppy and Robyn

  15. Seeya Rod, rest easy. Fond memories of Rodney from my youth. He always had such an infectious personality and a huge cheeky grin. Was always lovely to touch base with him on and off over the years abd follow his happiness with Nice in Thailand. Life is so precious. RIP

  16. To Nice, Stephen, Geoffrey, Wendy, Brian and the extended Davies family our thoughts are with you all at this sad time

  17. Always good fun, always with a smile and your great laugh whenever we saw you Rodney. Will miss you. xx00

  18. So sorry to hear, our condolences to the family RIP Rod
    From all the Scott’s at Stawell

  19. Always good fun and loved your great laugh whenever we saw you Rodney. Will miss you.

  20. Thank you Rodney for the beautiful memories I will always reflect on over the 23 years that I had the pleasure of spending time with you.I always referred to you as one of the most lovely, kind, gental, funny, cheeky guy I knew.
    Rest In Peace knowing how much you were loved by all, we will always talk about you, keeping our memories close to our hearts. Life is precious

  21. Tragic news, should have been one of the last to go, way too early. My memories are only of happy times and you will be missed by everyone you knew. A lovely service which summed up Rodney’s life well, thanks to everyone who made this happen . RIP Rodney

  22. If you knew Rod was going to be there, you knew it was going to be a good time.

    • รู้สึกเสียใจอย่างยิ่ง ที่คุณร๊อด จากไปกระทันหัน ขอให้ดวงวิญญาณของคุณร๊อด ไปสู่สุขคติ อยู่ในภพภูมิที่ดี พิมจะระลึกถึงและทำบุญไปให้น่ะค่ะไม่ต้องเป็นห่วง น้องไนซ์ น่ะค่ะ เมื่อไหร่ที่น้องไนซ์กลับอ่าวนาง พิมจะช่วย ดูแลน้องไนซ์ให้น่ะค่ะ

  23. Dear My stunning husband,
    Thank you very much for you come in to my life you always make our times together always very spacious everyday I am very good luck to have you please don’t worry everything about me hope you are enjoying your holiday one day I will go to see you at where you are love you forever.
    You are my world.

    Love you more than anything ❤️

  24. I thank my lucky stars that I got to know Rod and spend lots of time with him over the decades. My life and the lives of many others have been “jolied up” because we had Rodney.

    Thanks for everything Rod!

  25. I will miss so much our wonderful running chats and the times we ran and competed together going back to 1983 on our trip to America together. Such a loving soul and was always wanting to know how you were even through his battle to the end. I find it so difficult to think you won’t be walking up the driveway any time soon and to sit back over a beer or red wine talking about life. I love the fact you met the love of your life in Nice. I am a better person for knowing you Rod. Love you and miss ya mate. Walshy.

  26. Rodney, a good friend for the past 30 years! We will miss you and when i think of you I will smile and reflect on the wonderful person you were. You will be sadly missed.

  27. Deepest sympathies to Nice and all of Rodney’s family.💙
    Rodney was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold.
    We shared lots Great times .. He was a gentle, caring guy that made me laugh lots! I loved he’s zest for life and he’s sense of humor!
    I was really happy for Rodney finding Love and happiness with Nice. He deserved to be happy!
    I will always have fond memories.
    Never forgotten. RIP Rodney 💔

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