Rodney Uttley
FUNERAL HOME
Dreisinger Funeral Home
62 Arthur Street South
Elmira, ON
Peacefully passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Hospice Waterloo in his 75th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Lena (Metzger) Uttley for 52 years. Adored by his children Tamara and Mark Allan, Cindy and Don Brubacher, Holly and Adam Good; and by his grandchildren Justin, Susanna (Will Froggatt), Madeleine (Danny Bell), Eric; Daniel, Leland; Maggie, and Abbey. Dear brother of Carol Joy Purves, Sharon (Doug Ghent) and David Clemmer. Rod will be missed by his nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Bernadine Uttley, his foster parents Vernon and Mary Clemmer, and his brothers Wayne, Bob and Larry. Rod was committed, hardworking, took great pride in his work, and had a big heart. He worked hard, played hard and loved his family. He learned his work ethic growing up on the Clemmer farm by getting up early, helping with chores and caring for the animals he loved. Rod did everything well; whether as a mechanic or as an owner/operator truck driver. He will be missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Elmira Mennonite Church followed by interment in Elmira Mennonite Cemetery. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be maintained. Please call the funeral home at 519-669-2207 to make a reservation for the visitation and/or the funeral service. The service will be livestreamed and will be available on Rodney's tribute page on the funeral home website. As expressions of sympathy donations to Woolwich Community Services or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.

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Published by Waterloo Region Record on Nov. 24, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
25
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Dreisinger Funeral Home
62 Arthur Street South, Elmira, ON
Nov
25
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Dreisinger Funeral Home
62 Arthur Street South, Elmira, ON
Nov
26
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Elmira Mennonite Church
ON
Nov
26
Interment
Elmira Mennonite Cemetery
ON
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So sorry to hear of your loss Lena. Rod was special person to me at Bid Euchre
joyce davidson
Friend
November 26, 2021
Lena & family please accept our deepest condolences. I will always remember the fun we had as kids growing up on the farm. Especially in the winter when we would make harnesses for the ponies and attach our tobbagons to them with baler twine and go sledding. Robyn will remember how Rod always made her feel welcome, like a long lost friend, when we came to visit. We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers.
Dave Clemmer & Robyn Dawson
Family
November 25, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Aunt Lena, cousins Tami, Cindy, Holly and families. Uncle Rod will certainly be missed for his kind heart, big smiles, warm welcomes and his joyful laugh. May your memories comfort you all. Much love from the Ruggle Family
The Ruggles
Family
November 24, 2021
Mrs.Uttley, Mark , Tammy and family please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We pray that you find comfort during this difficult time.Our thoughts are with you all. The Allan family
The Allan family
November 24, 2021
To Lena and the Girls, May God grant you the strength and courage to endure the pain you are feeling now and may his compassion comfort you during this time of sorrow. Thinking of you with love as you mourn the loss of your husband and father. As ever, Wendy
Wendy Goetz
November 24, 2021
Great memories visiting over the fence on Tanager Street over these past 13 years. Wonderful to have had you as a neighbour. You will be missed.
Marilyn McIlroy
Other
November 24, 2021
I have many childhood memories of Rod including swimming at the BAB in the flats on the Clemmer farm, playing third base on our championship ball team, singing Dear Hearts and Gentle People at our Christmas concert at Floradale Public one year and sweeping the granary floor.
Tom Jutzi
School
November 24, 2021
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