Died suddenly on 5 February 2018. Loving and loved husband of Clare. Beloved father of Stephen, Deryck and Grayson and their families. Loved brother of Judy and Bob Leader and brother-in-law to Colleen, Denis, Terry and Jos, Paul and Christine, Lois, Christine and Roger, Audrey, Bill and Trish, Ken (dec) and Jane, and Joe and families. As requested by Rod, his family and friends have gathered to say goodbye. A huge thank you to the three strangers who tried to revive Dad, to the police who took over and to the Ambulance team who gave us the time to say goodbye. At peace. In memory of Rod, donations to the St John Ambulance would be appreciated. Messages can be sent to the Rowse family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.