MARTIN, Rodney Hugh Raymond

Born on August 17, 1964. Passed away November 22, 2020.
Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Rodney Hugh Raymond Martin will be livestreamed on FRIDAY December 4, 2020 at 1.30pm. To view the livestream, click here
  1. I will miss our phone calls. We would talk about everything, but we always came back to footy. You were so excited with your beloved Richmond’s premierships whilst telling me to keep faith with my Melbourne Demons, only to be battling your own. Every day we have a tangible reminder of you as we sit on our magnificently re-upholstered couch. You were a beautiful, kind and gentle soul. The world needs more like you – not less. Be at peace my friend.

    Jeff Liversidge November 29, 2020
  2. Have many happy memories of the magical
    Gunn Street / Toora days during our teenage years.
    Love Custy xo

    Jann Szelpuk November 30, 2020
  3. Haven’t stopped thinking of you Rod!!
    I Was so looking forward to that weekend we had planned with Lise!!
    My heart breaks for you and all your family mate!!
    I will barrack extra hard and loud whenever our mighty TIGES are playing!!
    Until we meet again beautiful man!!
    May you rest In peace!!

    Mel Charlton December 1, 2020
  4. Oh Rod!!!
    My heart breaks for you and all the family!!
    I’m lost for words!!
    May you Rest In Peace beautiful man!!

    Mel Charlton December 1, 2020
  5. Rodney – I only knew you when we were both young. You were sweet and kind but also adventurous and loads of fun. You were a special guy. I carry those warm and happy memories with me.

    My deep and sincere condolences to your loved ones. They must be totally lost without you.

    I like to think that you are somewhere in the universe looking down on us all. I hope that wherever you are, the outpouring of love for you from your family and friends reaches you and warms your gentle heart.

    Rest in peace.
    Paulette xx

    Paulette Conley December 2, 2020
  6. Dearest Rod,

    Thank you for your friendship since high school at Ringwood Tech and beyond.

    We had such fun times and you were always there for me, thank you.

    My deep and sincere condolences to your loved ones. They must be totally lost without you.

    Love you lots and you are in my thoughts always.



    Angela Davies December 3, 2020
  7. Rod was about the first person we met when we moved out this way and needed an heirloom couch worked on.
    The thing that we both loved was the way his eyes lit up when we told him it was actually going to be sat on, and loved: not displayed in a corner.
    Following that first meeting we always got his lovely smile and a wave of the hand when he saw us in town.
    An artisan who will be missed in his trade, but a friend who will be missed in every other way.
    Rest In Peace.
    Marilyn Heggie and Roger McGowan.

    Marilyn Heggie and Roger McGowan December 3, 2020
  8. I would like to think i speak on behalf of everyone at the Roman Empire when i say we are all deeply saddened at your loss Rod (Rocket). Your infectious laugh and “she’ll be right” attitude had us in stitches on many occasions and to say there was never a dull moment when Rocket was on duty is a huge understatement. You somehow managed to weave your way into each and every one of our lives in some way and i believe we are all the better for having known you. Rest in Peace our friend and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey albeit way too short.

    Don and Susi and all the crew from the “old” Roman Empire

    don hailes December 3, 2020
  9. Rodney your enthusiasm and skill brought back life to what was forgotten and used .

    You left a little bit of you with every piece.
    You are here with us.
    You are not forgotten.

    Caprice and Persia

    Caprice Dabrera December 3, 2020
  10. Gone, but not forgotten dear friend. Never will be.

    Brian Swan December 4, 2020
  11. My sincere condolences to all the family. You were a good bloke who was always a hard worker and you made a bloody good champagne cocktail. I will always remember you for all the fun times we had at Tamworth rd. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace mate.

    Deborah Kercheval December 4, 2020
  12. Rest in Peace Rodney. Many fond memories of good old Toora days. Love to all the family at this sad time. Munch

    Michelle Cairns December 4, 2020
  13. RIP Rodney. I’m glad I had the chance to catch up with you at a school reunion a few years ago. Your lovely smile will be missed. My deepest condolences to all your family and friends.

    Kay Wilson December 4, 2020
  14. Always there with that gorgeous smile of yours. One of the poolie boys to us Pana girls. My heart breaks, for all those who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing you and calling you friend, at such a great loss. My sincerest condolences to your family. Won’t ever forget you Rocket. Rest in peace.

    Deb Sharp December 4, 2020
  15. A beautiful and touching tribute to Rodney today…sending love to you all. It was a very fun experience going through the cfa with you Rod and your appreciation of music and my vintage threads was always so thoughtful. Hope you are at peace now and laughing and playing guitar watching the tiges.
    I will try to fight on as you did.
    Luv megsy

    Meg Searls December 4, 2020
  16. Not enough laughs mate, enjoyed the ones we had though, my condolences to ones you left behind, see you in the dreaming one day mate

    Michael December 6, 2020
  17. Absolutely devastated to see this news: I attempted to reach out to you a few years ago without success. My time with you was short but everlasting, we left an empty space in our heart that will remain ours forever ❤️Deepest condolences to family and friends.

    Fiona August 12, 2021