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Born: Sep 03, 1932

Date of Passing: Nov 12, 2021

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DANIELSON: Roderick Daniel Danielson (Sonny) passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Souris Health Centre on November 12, 2021 at 89 years of age. Rod will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gisela Danielson (nee Buehler); children, Brad (Deanna) Danielson, Ivy (Lloyd) Turner, Trudy (Tony) Joy, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rod was predeceased by his parents, sisters, and their husbands, Beatrice (Harry) and Blanche (Harold). Rod was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Magnus and Eleanor Danielson of Arborg, Manitoba on September 3, 1932. He was educated in Arborg and in 1955 took over the operation of the family business; "Danielson's Garage". In 1965, Rod entered teacher's training which led to employment at Red River Community College. In 1966, he took a Heavy Duty Mechanics Instructor position at Assiniboine Community College. Over the years Rod held various positions at ACC including Chairman of Industrial Technical, Acting Dean, and Dean of Community Programs until his retirement. Rod and Gisela also accepted postings in Kenya, Pakistan and Tanzania. Rod and Gisela loved to travel – from the East to the West enjoying retirement and visiting family and friends.

Rod (Dad) will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Rod's Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. In compliance with Public Health Orders, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend. The family invites you to watch the livestream of the Celebration of Rod's life by visiting Rod's tribute page at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre - Palliative Care, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Nov 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy to all family of Rod. We were neighbours in the Green Acres area in the 1980s and enjoyed many joys of friendship. Truly sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man Regards Larry and Betty Kirk - Posted by: Larry and Betty Kirk (Ex neighbour on Hazelwood Crescent, Brandon) on: Nov 19, 2021

  • Trudy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort now and in time strength and happiness. Our deepest condolences, Wendy and Claude - Posted by: Wendy and Claude Demers (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2021

  • We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your father/Grandfather .Our thoughts and prayers are with IVY & Lloyd and Family. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Gordon & Laura Turner - Posted by: Gordon & Laura Turner (Brother in Law to Ivy) on: Nov 19, 2021

  • Gisela, Brad, Ivy, Trudy and family -- sending my sincere condolences to everyone. Rod was always very special to me and I'm glad we had 'shared' cousins. During my years living in Brandon I was able to keep in touch a bit. Sending hugs, Colleen Olafson - Posted by: Colleen Olafson (Family Friend) on: Nov 18, 2021

  • I had the privilege of working with Rod at Assiniboine Community College. I always reflect on my time very fondly working with him and other great folks at the College! Sincere condolences to Rod's family. May your memories give you comfort. - Posted by: Deb Nye (Co-worker) on: Nov 18, 2021

  • Words could never convey just how sorry we are to hear of Rod's passing. Having heard about some of the far away travels and stories that leave you with no doubt how great of a father Rod was and being fortunate enough to spend a little time with the whole family together in Manitoba, making a few of our own fun memories, we sincerely hope that as you reflect on the wonderful times you have all shared over the years with your Dad, husband and Grandfather, you find some peace during this sad time. Warm hugs to you all. Our heartfelt condolences, Vickie & Rick Wilnoff - Posted by: Vickie & Rick Wilnoff (Friend) on: Nov 16, 2021

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