NUTT, Rodney Eric
April 26, 1945 – December 27, 2012
Rodney Eric (Rod) Nutt, retired business reporter
of the Vancouver Sun, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of December 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife Margaret and children, Jasmine, Jade and Justin. He was predeceased by older brother Alan and parents Lucy Witty and Albert Nutt, all from Manchester, UK. Rod graduated from Durham University, UK in Economics in the 1960s. Instead of pursuing a banking career as he originally intended, he took the Trans-Siberian rail to Nakhodka and then took a freighter to Japan where he met Margaret (nee) Than Than Tin of Burma. In Tokyo, he pursued a journalism career which eventually took him to Hong Kong before the colony reverted to China and then onto Vancouver, BC where he joined the Vancouver Sun in 1979 as business reporter. He covered various beats, but principally Energy and Mining and held the Asia Pacific column before moving on to the New Homes Section some years before retiring in 2008. An avid Manchester City fan, he coached the Dunbar and Point Grey Soccer teams when the children were young. Rod loved travelling and boasts having been to all continents except Antarctica. As recipient of the Asia Pacific Foundation Media Fellowship in 1990, he travelled to the South Pacific. On an Australian government journalism grant, he explored that country's east coast with wife and children in tow. Other places he loved – Burma, especially Bagan (Pagan) and its ancient temples. He also loved Argentina, having made two trips there. His first love, of course, was soccer, and he died while doing what he loved best –watching a game of soccer on cable that fateful morning. A celebration of life will be held amongst close friends and associates at his residence on Sunday, April 28, 2013.