Rodney Winston CLEVELAND

Rodney Winston Cleveland, a father, husband, beloved family man, passionate musician, and accomplished professional, unfortunately, and unexpectedly passed away on May 12th, 2023, in Sherwood Park, Canada. He was born on February 4th, 1970, in Toronto, Canada, and leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and cherished memories.

Rodney’s devotion to his family was unmatched. He was a dedicated and loving father to his three daughters; Megan, Kaylee and Mya whose lives were enriched by his unwavering support and guidance. He always prioritized his children and his wife Jeanette, selflessly putting their needs before his own. Rodney’s nurturing spirit and warm presence created a home filled with love, laughter and happiness.

Music resonated deep within Rodney’s soul, and he shared his passion with the world through his singing and drumming. Whether it was a family gathering or a spontaneous jam session with friends, Rodney’s rhythmic talents illuminated the room and brought joy to those around him. His love for music was infectious and inspired others to embrace their own creative passions.

Rodney found solace in nature, particularly through camping adventures with his beloved family. Exploring the great outdoors, sitting by a crackling campfire, and immersing himself in the tranquility of nature brought him immense happiness. His enthusiasm for camping created countless cherished memories and strengthened the bonds between his family and friends.

When he wasn’t camping or making music, Rodney found exhilaration on the open road, riding his motorcycle with his friends. The wind in his hair, the freedom of the journey, and the comradery shared with fellow riders brought him a sense of liberation and adventure. His passion for motorcycling allowed him to embrace life’s thrills and connect with kindred spirits.

Rodney’s achievements spanned various areas of his life. He graduated from high school in Stanley, New Brunswick, in June of 1988, marking the beginning of a journey that would see him touch many lives. He proudly served in the military, demonstrating his commitment to his country and the values he held dear. Professionally, Rodney excelled as a Heat Treatment Technician, leaving a lasting impact in his field and earning the respect of his colleagues.

Rodney Winston Cleveland’s memory will forever be cherished by his three daughters, Megan, Kaylee and Mya, his wife Jeanette, his 2 sisters, Karen and Shelley, his extended family, and friends. His legacy of love, passion, and dedication to family will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him. As we bid farewell to Rodney, let us remember the joy he brought to our lives and carry his spirit of love and generosity in our hearts.

A memorial service to celebrate Rodney’s life will be held on June 3rd, 2023. Closest family are invited to join in honoring his memory and sharing stories of his remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to to help the financial burden his three daughters and wife now have to bear.

Any contributions made to this fund will go directly towards covering expenses associated with his passing and easing the financial burden on our family.

We are forever grateful for the outpouring love and support we’ve received during this difficult time. Your kind words, prayers and contributions mean the world to us. We will never forget the impact our beloved dad had on our lives and the lives of so many others.

Thank you for your support and for honoring his memory.

Rest peacefully to our dad and husband, Rodney Winston Cleveland.

Love the Cleveland Family


  1. Megan Kendrick Cleveland

    I love you so much dad

    • Trevor wheeler

      So sad to here, great guy, played hockey with Rodney, when we were young great guy, my condolences 🙁

  2. Danitsa

    Rod was the most kindest,funniest and warm hearted man. Everyday is a sad day without him with us . He was so supportive of Bunkers and other venues with his love for music , he is and will be sorely missed by everyone
    R.I.P my friend

  3. Karen Foreman

    So much that could be said. Lots of memories from high school days. A great guy, a great sense of humor. Gone way too soon!
    Thinking of you all.
    RIP Rod.

    • Angie

      Sending cousin love from New Brunswick 💕

  4. Kimmie Hunter

    So many memories I’ll forever hold close to my heart. You will definitely be missed Rod ❤️

    • Nancy Cavalcante

      I knew Rodney and his whole Family from when he was a child. I know he will be greatly missed by all his loved ones. My condolences to all his Family and to all who knew him. You were well loved, Rodney. R.I.P 🙏❤️😢🌹

  5. Carrie Ross

    Thinking of you all in this sad time…I remember Rodney from high school his kindness and his laugh

  6. The Astle’s

    The world is a little darker without you cuz. We love and miss you. Forever in our hearts. Rockin

  7. Shelley Baggs

    How do you write something when you grieve the loss of a brother? I could write a book. He loved big, he laughed big. His girls were his everything. He constantly strived to be the best dad ever. He lived even bigger. Nothing really got him worked up… he was the calm for any storm I experienced when I would talk with him. I will miss our FaceTime calls and phone calls. Your forever in my heart and I’m kind of jealous that you are back with mom and dad. I know you will all wait patiently up there for me when God’s ready to take me home. I love you brother ox remember that it’s always I Love You More ❤️😘💔
    Love your sister Shelley

  8. Joan Eldridge

    Lost for words Karen! Our condolences! I am here for you Karen! Hugs to all. 🤗💕

  9. Ginette

    I hadn’t seen him in years, but any memories I have of him he was always smiling. Such a kind soul. My sincere condolences to his family.

  10. Robin

    My heart goes out to Jeanette and the girls. Very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all of Rods family & friends who will miss him dearly.

  11. Amyn

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎) “We surely belong to God and to Him we shall return.” May his soul rest in eternal peace Amen

    • Jenn

      Sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family and to his girlfriend. I had the opportunity to meet them both a few months ago…I am sure he will be missed.

  12. Dan Cleveland

    Condolences to Rods family and friends….tonight I’ll turn up the music and remember the little kid I knew that had no off switch….rest in peace cousin.

  13. Brian & Margaret Cleveland

    So sorry for your loss

  14. Erica Stymiest

    Sending love, hugs and condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. The Price Family (Darcy, Erica, Taylor, Maddy and Paige)

  15. Megan Cleveland

    It’s been a month since you left us, and not a single day has passed without feeling your absence. The void you left behind is immeasurable, and words can hardly capture the depth of emotions we have experienced. Today, as we mark this one-month anniversary, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the love, guidance, and memories you shared with us.

    Your passing has taught me many things, the most important being the fragility and preciousness of life. The memories we created together are now my most cherished possessions. From the joyous celebrations to the quiet moments of comfort, your presence always filled our lives with warmth and love. Even though you’re no longer physically here, your spirit continues to guide and inspire us each day.

    Your strength and resilience in the face of adversity were inspiring. You taught us the value of perseverance and the importance of embracing life’s challenges with courage. I am determined to carry on your legacy, embodying the qualities you instilled in me.
    This past month has been filled with both tears and laughter. We have shed tears of sorrow for your absence but have also shared laughter through the memories we hold dear. We reminisce about the times we spent together, the lessons you taught us, and the love you showered upon us. Your presence still lingers in our hearts, and it’s a comfort to know that your love will forever be a part of our lives.

    Your passing has reminded us of the importance of cherishing one another and embracing every moment we have together. We honor you by holding on to the values and traditions you held dear, ensuring they are passed down through the generations.

    Dad, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible father you were. You were my role model, my guide, and my pillar of strength. The impact you had on my life is immeasurable, and I am forever grateful for the love and support you provided.

    On this one-month anniversary, we will light a sparkler in your honor, symbolizing the eternal flame that your memory ignites within us. We will continue to honor you not only today but every day by living our lives to the fullest and cherishing the memories we shared.

    I love you, Dad, and though you may no longer be by our side, your spirit lives on within our hearts.

    Until we meet again.

    With all my love, Kiddo

  16. Megan Kendrick Cleveland

    Love and miss you so much Dad… Thinking of you today <3

  17. Megan Cleveland

    2 months today dad. Still doesn’t feel real. I miss you so much <3

  18. Megan Kendrick Cleveland

    I miss you so much dad. Love you <3

  19. Megan Cleveland

    3 months tomorrow dad… I miss & love you so much <3

  20. Angela

    My sincere condolences to the family especially the kids, Shelley & Karen! I remember Rodney well, full of energy and ready to always rock! Childhood grade school friend from OLP, from the Vinci family, Angela, Michael & Monica ❤️

  21. Megan Cleveland

    4 months last Tuesday … life still doesn’t feel real dad. I love you <3


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