Rodney Backhouse

1945 - 2020

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Rodney's Funeral Service

Date & Time of Service

Thursday 22nd October, 10:40AM


Blacon Crematorium

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Donations will be gifted to the following charities:

Wirral Hospice St John's


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Rod made me so welcome when I came to 41 Club for the first time. He was the beating heart of the club and it was only at the beginning of this year that he allowed others to take on the burden of running the club. He was a fine man and a good friend to so many of us. I shall miss his ready smile and the warmth of his welcome.

Frank Seville

A marvellous man, who will be sorely missed!

Richard Woodger

Going to miss that great smile of yours my friend
It was my great fortune to have played Fly half to you
Thanks for the friendship over the years

Bob Evans

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Rod.
We worked together in Barclays Liscard many years ago and remember him as a true gentleman.
I would like to send my condolences to Jill and all the family at this very sad time.

Jane Rowlands

Rod was captain of the 4th team when I made my debut at Wirral aged 16. He was one of a group of Players who made me feel welcome from day 1 and looked after me throughout my Wirral career.
When I was selected for representative honours after leaving the club I received a handwritten letter from Rod in his capacity as Secretary that was a true reflection of his character. I still have it, the handwriting most distinctive.
Whenever we met, whether it was at the club, the school Gate or at the bus stop picking up his grandchildren from school, he was always ready to chat.
He was one of the nicest people I have had the privilege to meet and in common with many others will miss bumping into him.

Phil Dobbing

You will be greatly missed by all the family.

Robert Harvey

Rest in peace Rod.
” A true Gent”.

John & Bev Carvell

We will miss you, Buddy.

The Brodies

In memory of so many happy times spent together from the Bebington
Round Table 645 electric milk float to Brighton through to more sedate
evenings chaired by you at 41 Club. Perhaps we will meet again one day
on the golf course.

Ken and Gill Martindale

Quite simply, our lives were made better because you were in them. We will all miss you dearly.

Thanks for everything Rodders, have fun up there.

Lee, Alex, Patrick and Grace

Lee, Alex, Patrick & Grace

Rod was one of the great people I met in 41club, who always had time for people and shared a great warmth and kindness.

Allan James

Rod will be fondly remembered, especially for all he did for 41 Club and Round Table
He always had a cheery smile for just about everything
Will truly miss his company and all that fun he shared over the last 35 years

David & Marilyn Martin

Rod has left us with many happy memories, and he will be greatly missed by many.
Top bloke.

Sue and Phil Child

I have so many wonderful and happy memories of Rod. He was a true Gentleman in all senses of the word. A kind, loving, generous, fun-loving man, so respected by all who knew him.
He was my first friend on moving to Wirral, and a dear and valued friend of my family for 35+ years.
He was a ‘Legend’
I will miss him so much.
My love to all his Family.


Rod you were a wonderful family man, a great friend to every one who knew you.
We will all miss you.
Sue and John.

Sue & John Orrill

We are going to miss you dreadfully Rod. Rest in peace. You were the perfect friend.

Peter and Pam Darch

One of the best of men. It was a privilege to have had you as a friend. Miss you

Diane McKeown

All our thoughts are with you Clare and your whole family at this sad time xxx

Market Access Team GRT


The most supportive, caring, genuine person with the biggest heart who gave the best hugs! Not forgetting the number 1 quiz master, Christmas will never be the same again.

The life and soul of any family party, the memories of 2019 I will cherish forever!

I am so lucky to have been able to call you Roddy for all these years, you were just the best!


In memory of our good friend Rod.

David and Greeta White

Goodnight, God bless x

Family Ford

Such a warm and lovely gentleman. Always a smile on his face and so happy to see us whenever we were over at Clare & Steve’s. It was an absolute honour to have known him. My heart goes out to Jill, Clare, Caroline, Tim, Steve, Izzy, Ava, Daniel & Joe. Thinking of you all now and during this difficult time.

Susan Ollerton

Rod was a great support to us both at Bromborough Golf Club. We had many happy times working and playing golf together. Our thoughts are with his beautiful family.

Geoff and Caroline Berry

Still can’t believe we have lost someone so special. The best uncle and friend we could have had. You were such an inspiration and role model to us all and will be dearly missed. Sleep well Roddy.

The Mccormicks

Very fond memories of Rod. A true gent who always has time to chat and show an interest in what I was up to. Lost count of the amount of times we got him out of bed to pick us up from the pub when we couldn’t get a cab. An example of what a caring and considerate man he was. He’ll be missed.

Vicky & Stu

A true gentleman and a great friend over many years. Our thoughts are with Jill and the family.

Bob and Carole McWilliams

For Rod, you and Jill have been close friends for all my life on the wirral – I hold you in great esteem, you were my moral compass and showed such love and affection and good fun!! My life was better for knowing you and Jill xx7

Barbara dudley

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