Rohde, Valentin “Val”

RHODE WOctober 28, 1949 – April 4, 2015
at the age of 65 years

 Valentin (Val) Rohde passed away at Bastion Place Palliative Care, in Salmon Arm, BC on April 4, 2015 at 65 years of age following a courageous battle with cancer. Val was born in Bleckede, Germany on October 28, 1949. When he was 3 months old, he immigrated to Revelstoke, BC with his parents, Leo & Martha Rohde.

 Val loved spending time with his loving wife, Kim Elliott. Together they enjoyed fishing, camping and the love of the outdoors. Val was also an avid hunter and enjoyed many trips with his brother Gary and other hunting buddies.

 Val was predeceased by his mother, Martha Rohde and is survived by his wife, Kim Elliott, stepdaughter Erica (Trevor) Barney and his grandsons Brandon and Logan Barney. He is also survived by his father Leo Rohde, siblings Rosa (Henry) Grusen, Nelli (Glen) Richardson, Gary (Niki) Rohde, Roland (Lori) Rohde and many nieces and nephews.

 Arrangements are in the care of Fischer’s Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC. A private memorial will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Skubiak, the Bastion Place staff, the Salmon Arm Oncology Department, as well as the many friends that supported Val on his journey.


  1. Kim & Family,

    We were so sad to hear of Val’s passing. Both of us have many, many fond memories of Val.
    Our hearts are with you. Sending our thoughts to you from Edmonton for now and always.

  2. Dear Kim and Family, Was so sorry to read about Val’s passing. Lots of memories from the good old days. Please call when you are feeling better and we’ll meet for coffee, luvs Sue Kalke

  3. Kim and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May all your wonderful memories help you through these days.

    Lorelei and Brant Benum

  4. Dear Kim & family;

    Just a note to pass on my condolences to you, your family, and the Rohde family, re-Val’s passing.

    I enjoyed a chat with Val at last summer’s Revelstoke Homecoming, and sorry to learn of his passing.

    I knew Val for many years and we shared some good times together, back in our younger days.days. We went to school together, and then worked together as surveyors for the Dept. of Highways in 1967.

    I transferred to the coast as a Locomotive Engineer in 1982, and would always stop in at the Turf Hotel in Surrey to visit Val, and catch up on life.

    I renember Val having some of the nicest cars, and pickups over the years, and I heard that he also had his own plane in Salmon Arm.

    It was a pleasure to have known him, and to have shared some good times along the way, I am sorry for your loss.


    Norm W. Bruce
    Vancouver, B.C.

  5. High Flight

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of…wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
    Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    PO John Gillespie Magee RCAF
    1922 – 1941

    From your Flying Friends,
    Salmon Arm Flying Club

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