The Passing of Rodney Palmer
Rodney passed away this morning at Clare Holland House after fighting cancer since early 2019. He was 71.
Rodney was a very well known identity in the rowing community and made an enormous contribution over the years. He was a tireless Boat Race Official, held positions in a number of Clubs, coached and was a great supporter of both junior and adult rowing. He introduced and taught to row many people in Canberra. He had a boat named after him in the Canberra Rowing Club where he held a number of positions before moving to Black Mountain Rowing Club. In recognition of his long service to rowing, he was awarded the Cliff Hill Shield in 2021.
Rodney was a cheerful presence in the community and was always ready to help. This generosity of spirit extended to soccer. He had played at a high level and refereed for decades.
Rodney had a wide circle of friends and he influenced many lives. He will be missed.