EMMERSON – Rodney James

Born on October 21, 1938. Passed away February 18, 2024.

Passed away peacefully at Woorayl Lodge, Leongatha.
Dearly loved brother of Glenice and Joan, brother-in-law of Geoff.
Fond uncle of Ashleigh, Rohan and Rachel, Paul and Olga (dec.).
Great uncle of Zoe, Colby and Tahlin.

Forever in our Hearts.

Special thanks to Doctors and Staff at Woorayl Lodge for all their caring attention.

Funeral Notice
St. Andrew's Uniting Church Peart Street,, LeongathaView Map

A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Rodney James Emmerson will be held at St. Andrew's Uniting Church, Peart Street, Leongatha on FRIDAY March 1, 2024 commencing 1.30pm.

This Service will be livestreamed, to view please  CLICKHERE

The Funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery.

  1. I was very fortunate during my young adolescent years to have spent many hours with Rodney. He ignited in me my passion for gardening, classical music and the Goons. Our friendship continued until the very end, even to this day my family laugh at my “Rodneyisms”. We will miss you greatly, you have left your imprint on my soul. The world is now a poorer place for you no longer being in it.
    Rest peacefully in Gods Garden.

    Steve & Deb Lovie and family February 21, 2024
  2. Sincere condolences to glenice,Joan and extended family members on the passing of Rodney. A gentle man who was a very knowledgeable person in horticulture. We will miss you at Christmas lunch..may you find a restful spot under an oak 🌳 tree in heaven. R.I.P bernie, fiona.x

    Fiona harkensee February 21, 2024
  3. To “Emma” and Joan and families. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rodney. He gave so much beauty to this area and will be fondly remembered . R.I.P Rodney James .
    Dawn and Ashton .

    Dawn Farrell February 22, 2024
  4. Rodney was a loyal contributor to the music at the Uniting Churches at Leongatha and Tarwin Lower for many years. He played organ and keyboard and always enjoyed singing. He was a gentle man well respected and loved. He will be missed.
    Our deepest sympathy to Glenice, Joan and all of Rodney’s family. He did love and appreciate his nephews.

    Dorothy and Neil Warren

    Dorothy E Warren February 22, 2024
  5. To Rodny’s family our sincere sympathy at his passing. Rodney and I played music together at the old Methodist Church and the Uniting church on many occasions.
    A quiet and gentle man who will be missed.
    RIP Rodney

    Robert and Christina Edwards February 24, 2024
  6. Our love & sympathy Joan & family at this time of great loss & sadness.
    So sorry we are unable to be with you on Friday but please know our thoughts shall be with you.
    Chris, Dorothy & Anne.

    Dorothy Jacques February 26, 2024
  7. Dear Glenice and Joan,All AHJA judges loved Rodney he was a true gentleman so giving of knowledge to us all.Will be very much missed.June Dineen.

    June Dineen February 26, 2024
  8. To Glenice, Joan and family
    We extend our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Rodney. Such a kind and gentle man.
    Times like this always remind us of the generosity from your family with fond memories.
    Even though we are unable to be with you on Friday please know that our thoughts are with you.
    The Marshman girls

    Barb Byatt’ February 27, 2024
  9. My love and sympathy to Glenice and Joan with the passing of your wonderful brother, Rodney. He lived a good life.

    Rhonda Debenham February 29, 2024
  10. To Glenice, Joan and family.
    So many memories of Rodney from him being a boy riding his bike up Young street to go to school, and from the hours I spent out at the Emmersons. He will be sadly missed by many people and so much horticulture expertise no longer with us.
    Jeanette and Norm.

    Jeanette Breen February 29, 2024
  11. Sending all our condolences and love to Glenice, Joan and families, thinking of you all at such a sad time. Rodney was a true gentleman with a wealth of knowledge on such a lot of topics and will be truly missed. We hope you find a beautiful garden to rest in, R.I.P. Rodney.

    Greg and Lyn Emmerson February 29, 2024
  12. Condolences to Glenice, Joan and families, Rodney now working in Gods garden.

    Pat and Keith Kuhne March 1, 2024
  13. Deepest sympathy to Glenice, Joan and extended family members on the passing of Rodney. For about thirty years, until recently, we enjoyed discussing some of the ‘finer’ points with Australian plants when we met at the SGAP meetings.
    R.I.P. Rodney.
    Hartley Tobin.

    Hartley Tobin March 2, 2024