Rod Kilvert Obituary, Death – It is with great regret that we must inform you that the Lib Dem light and natural force of nature that was Rod Kilvert has passed away. He will be greatly missed. Rod’s diagnosis with cancer earlier in 2022 did not prevent him from campaigning for the Liberal Democrats, knocking on doors, and keeping a deep interest in what was going on in the community.
In addition to his duties as a parish councillor in the village of Potterspury, where he was born and raised, Rod Kilvert was also the Liberal Democrat Election Agent for South Northants. Stewart Tolley, a fellow Lib Dem campaigner in the Deanshanger Ward, noted that Rod had an impact on the lives of a great number of individuals.
“I have never seen someone who was so committed to something, who surpassed the youngest of us in terms of energy levels when it came to campaigning, and who also had a large heart,” she said. “I have never met somebody with so much commitment.”
Hazel Hewison, a local councillor for the Liberal Democrats, was quoted as saying that “He was a terrific campaigner and a legend.”
“I thought of Rod as the fount of information,” said Kate Nash, a local councillor for the Liberal Democrats, “always eager to be called and brain picked and he was always happy to take up the phone and offer his expertise.” Rod always seemed to have numerous missions going at any same moment, and he was particularly observant of local politics, ready to expose improper or slipshod behavior when he encountered it.
Potterspury Parish Council wrote in a post on Facebook that Rod Kilvert “served Potterspury as a much respected Parish Councillor for many years and was instrumental in numerous major improvement projects for the village, including the Skatepark and MUGA, the Outdoor Gym, and refurbishing Blackwell End & Meadow View Play Areas.”
One of the locals of Potterpury had this to say: “a great man and son of the village.” “our Rod,” we wish to express our gratitude for all of your hard effort.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Rod’s loved ones at this difficult time.
The funeral will be held on Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 1:15 p.m. at the Crownhill Crematorium & Cemetery located at Dansteed Way, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, MK8 0AH. Rod’s family has communicated to his Lib Dem pals that they would be more than happy to have them attend his memorial service.
Rod Kilvert 1938 – 2022