On Friday 16th March at approximately
16.15pm Coldridge lost one of it's very own.
Local farmer and and land owner Rodney (Rod)
Stanbury sadly passed away at home after suffering
with aggressive terminal cancer aged only 58.
He was devotedly nursed and cared for by his
wife Christine. He also leaves behind two sons
Shaun and Carl, daughter in-law Sarah and three
young grandchildren, mother Mary, brother Paul
and wife Mary, sister Jill and husband Louis
as well as several nieces and nephews.
Rod was a Christian man, and from the onset
of his diagnosis at the beginning of this year
he was gracious, dignified and a true witness
to his faith.
From a family point of view he was always there
for us, not only as a listening ear but would
willingly stop everything he was doing if he
thought he could be of any help to anyone. He
was full of fun and more often than not the
joker. Diplomacy was another of his virtue's
as he saw two sides to any argument and would
do his very best to keep the peace. He would
enthusiastically get involved in anything you
were doing and speared nothing in giving all
his love to his family and friends. We all loved
him very much, the initial shock from the first
day of learning of his illness, watching him
go through his awful treatment without giving
any complaints and now losing him at such an
early age has had a profound effect on us all.
He has left a big hole in all our lives that
can never be filled. - Ray Taylor.
A 'Celebration Service' of
Rod's life will take place at 14.30pm on Saturday
24th March 2012 at the:-
Jubilee Christian Centre, Cleaveanger Farm,
Coldridge, Crediton, EX17 6BE.
Rod is going to be laid to
rest in Norfolk on Thursday 29th March at 14.30pm,
a decision he made some years ago saying "
only fair darling you came to Devon for me and
when the time comes I want to go to Norfolk
Why Norfolk? - Chris was born
in Mattishall a small village in Norfolk where
her family and ancestors go back over 200 years
as not only business people but distinguished
members and preachers of the Methodist and later
Evangelical Churches. Rod will be finally be
laid to rest in the family plot it Mattishall