Rod Newman

What a wonderful man, a life well lived and grateful to have been a small part of it. I remember the grace, humour and sense of knowing he emitted. Perhaps because John was the youngest of 4, or maybe he was like that all along. He’s a role model really. Seemed to take any of our ludicrous adventures with a pinch of salt, but somehow created loose order and enablement, with a sense of things being our responsibility too. Ahead of his time really. For some odd reason I remember him setting up a 15 year old lads sleepover with a Mr Snappy Pizza (it was square!) a sensible ration of beer which felt a bit dangerous at the time, and hot new film “Cape Fear”. He was brilliant wasn’t he. Love to Margaret, Phil, Cat, Sarah and John and all his family and friends. We were lucky to have Rod and that house as part of our growing up. Reading the other comments, his memory and influence will live far, wide and long. 


Marc Lees

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