Roderick Douglas “Rod” Meldrum

05/03/1944 - 18/03/2018


Kilsyth South Baptist Church, 382-388 Liverpool Road Kilsyth

Monday, 26 March, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Family and friends are invited to attend a Thanksgiving Service for the Life of Rod Meldrum to be held at Kilsyth South Baptist Church, 382-388 Liverpool Road, Kilsyth South on Monday 26th March 2018 at 12 noon. For those who would like to attend the burial committal service, this will be held at 10am at Lilydale Memorial Park, 126-128 Victoria Road, Lilydale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Rod to The Leukemia Foundation

Dear Karen, Grant, Nathan and Brad (and your families), The mighty saint Rod taught me much. He explained the evidence for God as Creator in his methodical way that positively changed my comprehension of God and His word forever. He revealed the role of Jesus in Genesis 1 and highlighted the links between the Old and New Testaments, with science, history, archeology and his inimitable wisdom, always mixed with good will and humour. He took great delight in the wide eyes of his students as we gasped at some new truth bomb Rod revelled in dropping. He also taught us the amazing connection between the Tabernacle in the wilderness and Jesus - God’s redemptive plan for the salvation of all who have ears to hear. Rod was a wonderful role model, and just such a great man - easy to talk to, accepting ‘even’ me back when I was younger - worlds away from his formidable level of intelligence and professionalism. I remember Rod slipped me an envelope with just the right amount of money I needed to make an interstate trip back in the 90’s, a mark of his silent generosity, but also of his grace and love. I was comforted by his same level of interest and warmth towards the rest of my family, at a time when it felt hard ‘to belong’. I’m not alone in my gratitude for Rod. Tara, my mum and dad (Katica and Stipo), and brother Ivan all had tributes that flowed easily, and tearfully, at the news of Rod’s passing - unexpected news for us all. I’m grateful for knowing Rod, and count the days of our friendship and interactions a blessing. He has left his mark in my life, a wonderful legacy. And an inspiration even unto the end. And yet it’s not the end - not by a long shot. I pray each of you receive and discover all that you need, as you reflect on the life and times of your husband, dad and pa. May God bless you with peace and keep you with hope. Mark Krnjaic