Passed peacefully with family by his side Monday November 29th after a long courageous battle with Young Onset Dementia
Beloved husband of 44 years to Deb. Loving father to Ryan (Rhiannon) and Samantha (David) Schickedanz. ‘Pepa’ to Hailey, Aryanna, William, Haydn, Emily, Callum and Bayleigh. Survived by his siblings Norm (Jacquie) Copithorn, Barb (Gunnar) Ronka, Brian (Bev) Copithorn and Gail (Al) McCartie and many nieces and nephews.
Rocky grew up in Pine Grove (Woodbridge) and had a life full of adventure; Skydiving and teaching along with jumping into the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival, then Hang gliding and teaching with High Perspective including a trip to Oman, Ballroom dancing and teaching for 18 years with the York Region Board of Ed Night School Program in Aurora, Mountain Biking and Racing cross country along with 24 hour team races. Rocky was very creative and loved photography, stained glass and woodworking, antiquing and restoring his finds.
A long career driving truck; roll-off, tractor trailer, then working for his family sand and gravel business in Woodbridge before moving to the York Region Roads team.
Rocky loved people and will leave a big hole in the hearts of all who knew him. He is now free to fly!!
An informal celebration of life will be held on Tuesday December 7th at M.W.Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S, Keswick, Ontario from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society of York Region