Rodney George Trott (Rod)

21 Mar 1946 - 09 Jun 2020

Rodney George Trott (Rod)

21 Mar 1946 - 09 Jun 2020

TROTT Rodney George:

Peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday 9 June 2020, aged 74.

Loved Dad of Paul and Jo, and Shane and Diane.

Proud Grandpa of Dylan, Morgan; and Sarah.

Loved son of George and Betty (both deceased), and brother of Jenny and Rob, Glenys and Graeme.  Loved former husband and friend of Jan.

Messages to the Trott family may be left on Rod’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Rod’s life will be held at the Stratford War Memorial Centre, Miranda Street, Stratford on Saturday 13 June 2020 at 12pm followed by his burial at Kopuatama Cemetery.


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To the Trott Family

I was deeply saddened to hear of Rod's passing, taken far too early. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

My association with Rod was over the past 10 years as an Agricultural Flight Operations Inspector/Senior Technical Specialist with the Civil Aviation Authority. I enjoyed working with Rod and the many conversations we had. He was dedicated, had a great sense of humour and greatly contributed to the aviation industry and flight safety.

He will be sadly missed but not forgotten.

Gary Langman (16 June 2020)

Gary Langman ( 16 Jun 2020 )

So sorry to hear we have lost Rod. I always appreciated his presence, and the work he had put into our 59ers Reunions. We had a great dance together at the Wangamomona Pub, finishing touch to a wonderful weekend. Little did I think it would be the last time we would see him, he was so full of life. My thoughts are with you all.

Marion Rainforth ( 15 Jun 2020 )

Farewell my good friend from so many years back . So many great memories especially of all the "get-togethers" we've held over the years. You did a lot of work to make these such memorable occassions, and you'll be sorely missed. The last trip to Whanga was especially memorable fun, and I know you put so much work into the plan. Coming back to Stratford somehow won't be the same without your big smile and wonderful sense of humour. Always missed, but never forgotten.
Barrie Walker ( Class of 59)

Barrie Walker ( 14 Jun 2020 )

It was our pleasure to meet and host Rod during our time at the Whangamomona Hotel. He and a group of old friends spent a memorable night in the hotel last year as part of a reunion. Our thoughts are with his family.

Richard and Vicki Pratt ( 13 Jun 2020 )

Thinking of you all at this sad time

Darryl and Margaret ( 12 Jun 2020 )

Our depest sympathy in the loss of Rod
Ross & Heather Vivian

Ross & Heather Vivian ( 12 Jun 2020 )

⁣Very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. Everytime that I returned home from Sydney to visit my Stratford family we would catch up and have a great long chat to bring each other back up to date. With the passing of my mother sadly those trips have declined over the past few years. RIP. (Member of the 59er's club).

John Major ( 12 Jun 2020 )

It was a privilege to know you.
A true gentleman.
Rest in Peace Rodney.
Janice Saunders

Janice Saunders ( 12 Jun 2020 )

Dear Glenys, we are so sorry to see Rodney has passed away. He will be remembered as a great friend and brother to you. Much love from Wendy and Karl-Heinzxx

Wendy zelt ( 12 Jun 2020 )

A great man . It was always a pleasure to talk to him and do work for him . will miss nit seeing him around .

Brent Russ ( 11 Jun 2020 )

Farewell old mate, Like many who knew you,I am saddened by the news of your passing. the good times in Stratford and Perth ,will be etched in my memory for ever, due to the fact that you were one of lifes real gentlemen.

Dennis Bernecker ( 11 Jun 2020 )

Very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. RIP. (Member of the 59er's club).

Fiona Ford ( 11 Jun 2020 )

From the STHS 59ers - Our sincere condolences to Rods family - we will miss you at our gettogethers and your great local organising support. Cheerio for now mate.
John Granville

John Granville ( 11 Jun 2020 )