Obituary of Ross Henry Oddi
It is with broken hearts that the family of Ross Oddi announce the sudden passing of Ross in his home on December 29th, 2022, in his 65th year. Cherished, beloved husband and best friend of Lin Oddi. Loving son of Agnes and Angelo Oddi. Dear brother of Laura and Randy. Caring stepfather of Tammy and David Mackie. Proud, passionate grandfather of Rachel, Andrew and Andrea. Treasured uncle of Caprice. Lovingly remembered by his sisters in-law, brothers in-law and daughter in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Adored friend of many.
Among his many pursuits, Ross enjoyed creating and displaying his train layouts, cracking jokes and making others laugh and quality time with his wife, family and friends.
Ross will be missed by many. His enormous heart, adventurous attitude, and big personality will be honoured for the rest of time by his family and friends.
At this time, Ross Oddi’s celebration of life will be announced at a further date.
“There is a train at the station With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination As I’ve heard it sets you free
The trials and tribulations The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist where I am going Only happiness I believe
I hope that you will be there To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in It’s not your time today
There’ll be many destinations Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder Of the great times that we’ve had
Many friends I know are waiting Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me That nothing has really changed
We’ll take the time together To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning One that will always last
One day you’ll take your journey On the train just like me
And I promise that I’ll be there At the station and you will see
That life is just a journey Enriched by those you meet
No-one can take that from you It’s always yours to keep
But now as no seat is vacant You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfil your ambitions As you know I’ll be watching you
And if there’s an occasion To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person As one day it will be you”
Last Journey – Funeral Poem by Timothy Coote