Samuel Roderick Cook, known as “Little Rod” was born June 1st, 1959 in The Pas, Manitoba to Matilda Cook(Nee Constant) and Joseph Cook. His brothers are William (Joan) Constant and Freddy Ross.
Little Rod attended school in Ninette, Brandon, Opasquia School and
Kelsey School in The Pas, MB.
Rod worked at various jobs over the years including OCN Shell, NBR, 6 Shell, McGillivary Care Home,
Asenekak Casino (custodian dept.), JARS Security, Kikiwak (kitchen),
Thompson Inn (TI) and Valard Construction (Custodian).
Some of Little Rod’s hobbies were watching his favorite local hockey team the OCN Blizzard (his idol’s were the Too-Too brothers, Jordon and
Terrance); being an annual chaperone for JARS cultural camp’s, and a chef for the annual traditional feast help at Pike Lake.
Rod enjoyed traveling with local soccer and hockey teams on road trips and was always the head chef for the teams, whom he was very much appreciated by.
Little Rod always had a few stories to share about his hockey days, back in the day he had the opportunity to play with NHL player Curtis Gilles. Roddy always asked John Nasek who had the best team in The Pas, he liked bugging Nasek about his accomplishments during his hockey days.
Rod would frequent the casino to attend the draws and visit with friends and to catch up on happening in Wanless, Root Lake and the Metis side, his favorite saying was “Root Lake Boys”.
Roddy especially enjoyed his rides with his step brother
Herman where they would cruise the rez, Big Eddy, Town of The Pas, just to go around bugging people and pass the time. Herman was Roddy’s favorite arguing partner and would end the day with “Ohhh I Love You Too Bro!” and would walk away with a giggle.
Roddy would often leave to visit his brother William and family for days, but would always make certain that we would know his whereabouts. He enjoyed visiting with his sister-in-law Joan and his late friend (Jaa-Jaa) Leonard Lathlin.
As a young man Roddy spent his early adult years living with friends Myra (Frank) Mckenzie, Lena Henderson and (late Russell Cook) in Thompson. During his time in Thompson he met the mother of his son who had passed at a very early age, Roddy knew him and was very saddened of his passing.
Roddy was a very well respected man, always ready and willing to give that helping hand when he was asked. During his time living in Big Eddy he made a lot of friends, just to name a few; the Late Frank (Shee-Sheep) Young, Eddy Shack and the Red Rock Boys; Archie, Rick, Scamp, John(Cap), Joe Wilson and the Journey Man, Roddy was the Head Chef for the hunting crew. He always came home with great stories about his adventures with the Red Rock Boys. Not to forget his four bros; Mar, Teddy, Prude and Banger.
Roddy leaves behind; Brother William (Joan) Constant and Freddy Ross, The Lathlin Family, Herman (Audrey), Wilma (James) from James Smith, SK, Vera (Jack) from PA, SK, Charlie Wayne (Evelyn), Jiggers and family, Phillip, (GF) and family, Claude and boys, Clara and family, Ivan and family, Vince (Charlotte – Pip), Nor and Dolly, Henry (Goose) Sylvia and family, Ella and daughters, Root Lake Boys, Jake, Eugene and Simon (Wpg), Jack Hoggins and family, Ray, Barbara Muskego and God Children Charlie Constant and Annie Young. Last but not least, the Late Pat Constant Sr., (Riverside) family, Phillip, Eric, George, Robert and Pat Jr. Rosie K, Debbie, Patsy, Val, Phyllis, Rhonda, if we missed anyone it is not intentional.
Roddy was predeceased by his parents Matilda and Joseph Cook , aunties; Aunty Marie, Blanche, Jerimiah, Aunty Irene Wilson, Foster parents; Mary Ann and James Lathlin, grandfather Ben Cook, good friend (Jaa-Jaa) Leonard Lathlin, Brother: “Like-go” Andrew Young, and many relatives too numerous to mention.
Active Pallbearers; Brother: Philip, cousin; Jake (The Dog Man), Eugene (Jillaa), Simon, Leonard (Man), nephew; Sonny-Man (Goose), in-law; Wayne Constant, and good friend Rick Constant.
Archie Wilson, Gary (Eddy Shack) Cook, Norman Bloomfield
Herman Lathlin, Vince Lathlin, Jack Roberts, Edgar (Jiggers), The Red Rock Boys, his good friends Marcel, Teddy, Banger and Prude, Fenton Favel, sister-in-laws; Audrey, Pip, Phyllis and Dolly, very good friend and sister-in-law Joan.
Thursday, September 12th and 13th
Margaret Henderson Parish Hall
Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 am
Church of Redeemer, with Reverend Flora Young
Reverend. Irene Personius presiding
Music: Russell Cook Memorial Singers
Holy Communion service for those that wish to have the
last communion with Little Rod.
Roddy will be laid to rest beside his brother Andrew (Like-Go) Young and Aunty Marie at Big Eddy, St. Michaels of all Angels Cemetery.
Order of service
Funeral Liturgy: Page 589
Opening Hymn: God has taken an angel home
Apostles’ Creed: Page 592
First reader: Lena Henderson
Second reader: Sylvia Christie
Third reader: Annie Young
Psalm 23: Ella Young
Hymn: Cree and English (70 &71)
Eulogy: Niece: Liz Young
Song Tribute: Mikoots (Go Rest High on the Mountain)
Prayers for the people: Page 593
The Lord’s Prayer: Page 594
Hymn: Cree 118(white as snow)
The commendation: page 595
The Blessing: page 683
Recessional Hymn: Cree 132
God be with Till we meet again.
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