Rodney Joseph Coady

2/2/1942 – 23/5/2022, late of Braidwood.

Dearly loved husband of Pauline, treasured father and father-in-law of Nicola and Greg, Brendan and Michelle.  Greatly loved Papa of Lachlan, Jane, Susannah, Darcy and Tommy.  Loving brother of Tony, Michael, Dimity and Mark (dec.) and friend to many.

Rodney’s relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral to be held at the St Bede’s Catholic Church, Braidwood, with a service commencing at 1:30pm on Tuesday the 31st of May 2022.

The service can be Live Streamed via: https://vimeo.com/event/2150766

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  • Peter Manning
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    Rod was a gentle giant in our society, a wonderful and true friend, a model man full of empathy, humour and good judgment, an avid defender of social justice and a loving husband to Pauline and devoted father to his kids. I will miss him dearly.

  • Severino Milazzo
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    A wonderful Waverlian and an inspiring leader and College Captain to all below him. RIP

  • Andrew Cohen (solicitor)
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    Andrew Cohen here. The Rod Coady I am enquiring of was Head of English at Sydney Grammar
    He was an inspiration to me. He defied the headmaster to support and protect me at risk of his job.,which ended up being the key moment in my education and facilitated my pursuit of my career as a 44 year solicitor
    We were looking forward to seeing him at our 50th year reunion. As my Rugby coach too I was looking forward to laughing over my notorious on field blunders.
    Please confirm RJ Coady was our much loved Mr Coady.
    Vale Sir

  • John Watson
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    Alas, Sydney Grammar School has confirmed that it is “our” Rod Coady. He was a great influence on so many (fortunately most of us being far easier formative tasks than my friend Andrew Cohen!).

    Steady, quiet and understated – a man of real character. Guiding the play with the Drummoyne Dirty Reds on Saturday afternoons in the Shute Shield, then guiding generations of young people through the canon of English literature throughout the week.

    The fact that people who were taught by him more than 50 years ago are affected enough to put fingers to keyboards speaks volumes -from Yeats – “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

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