St Peter Claver Catholic Church, 8 Stuart Road, Dulwich


on Monday January 22, 2024 commencing at 11:00 a.m.


Members of SAASROA, SA Ambulance and Road Trauma Support Team

and all former colleagues will be invited to form

a Guard at Honour at the conclusion of the Mass. 


Pam and family are broken hearted

to share that their precious husband, father and grandfather, Rod,

passed away peacefully on Friday January 5, 2024.

Aged 77 years.


Adored by his wife, Pam;

and children, Nichola, Jamie (deceased) and Trish, and Corey;

and grand daughter, Crystal.

Gone fishing with Jamie.

Message Board

Noel Hender -

Remembering Rod Kershaw ASM, MStJ for his wonderful contributions to the community of South Australia through his volunteering and service over many years with St John Ambulance and SAAS. RIP Rod

Allan Lipschinski -

With great respect and sorrow I send condolences to the family better for knowing Rod

Dean Thomas -

An incredible man taken too early. Rod always gave of himself for others and no matter the situation he was always a gentle and caring man. You will be sorely missed sir but we are richer for having known you.

Malcolm and Jean Pascoe -

To Pam and family, so sad to hear of Rod’s passing, he fought so bravely. There is a lot of good in our world that can be directly attributed to having had Rod in it. Please accept our sincere condolences xxxx

David Schilling -

A good man gone. RIP Rod. Condolences to the family xxxx

Steve Simmons -

I met Rod Kershaw in 1990 early on in my career, his influence on me and my career was significant, I’m not sure how to thank someone who helped me so much to help others in a positive way other than to say the values and knowledge you gave me was never taken for granted or overlooked. May you RIP Sir and rest proudly having contributed so much for so many people, often those you may have never even met! You are dearly missed Rod Kershaw!

Lloyd Jan & Michele Rogersjob -

Simply the best, over 60 years of friendship. Will miss you mate. Our thoughts are with Pam and her family.

Maryanne Elsby -

Remembering a wonderful man who in my mind exemplifies 'service to others' at every level. A kind and thoughtful man who will be surely missed. Very supportive of many people including myself, particularly 20 years ago. Rest in peace.

Rev'd Brenton Daulby -

In remembrance of Rod Kershaw ASM. I first met Rod nearly 20 years ago in the early days of the Road Trauma Support Group - his energy and genuine desire to support the families of those who lost their lives on our roads is a lasting legacy. Rod lived a life of love for his family and service to the community, especially in his various roles with St John Ambulance and SAAS. The book of Proverbs reminds us that the memory of a good person is a Blessing and we can thank God for Rod's life, his example and friendship praying that he may enjoy eternal peace. I extend heartfelt sympathy to Pam and the family and to Rod's friends and colleagues.

Jan & Ian Hodson -

Rod... You were such a gentle, kind and caring person. You will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Pam, Nicky, Corey, Crystal & Trish at this time. Reunited with Jamie.

Annette Amos -

I was saddened to hear of the loss of this gentleman and fellow Officer., I worked alongside him for a number of years while a member of St John, and had a great deal of respect for his attention to detail, his professionalism, and the kind way he treated everyone and his willingness to listen to others.

Noel and Kathryn Gillard -

Dear Pam and Family. We feel your grief on loosing Dear Rod. Over many years Rod demonstrated to Noel how commitment and compassion to ambulance service delivery provided the best in patient care and outcomes. RIP Dear Rod, your rest mate has been so well earned - you have left your profession in a much better standard than when you entered. Noel.

Judy Barnett -

Pam, I’m so sorry to read of Rod’s passing. My love and understanding to you. May God be with you and your family at this sad time. Judy

Brian Devey -

Former seventies full-time ambulance workmate and forever friend Rod was a true gentleman passionate about his profession. Sincere condolences to family and friends. RIP Rod-Never to be forgotten.

David Stevenson -

Remembering much of a career journey together Rod. Will raise a glass in celebration of the good times and fellowship.

Heather and Ian Farley -

A sad day for us to say farewell to a long time friend and fellow muso. We will always remember the laughs and shennanigans we shared, our catchups and special occasions and your personal offer of help as a trained counsellor. A mighty personality and strong individual who simply cannot be forgotten. with love

Pauline -

So saddened by the news. Deepest sympathy to the family . May the Lord preserve the beautiful soul of Rod Kershaw. Rest eternally Rod.

Franke Nicoll -

Kua hinga te totara nui a Taane: a great tree has fallen in the forest. Arohanui, much love from Franke, Tia and Peta.

Malcolm Doyle -

Rod you Will be surely missed, The community you served is better for knowing you, Our condolences to Pam and family, Malcolm and Helen Doyle,

Kevin Marsland -

Rod ,a great man a true legend having many years of dedication to the people of South Australia with the Ambulance Service. He will be sadly missed by all. Condolences to Pam ,and family. Now reunited with their much loved son Jamie .Rest in peace Rod ,your legacy will live on

Adam Russell -

As the Sunshine Coast Regional Representative for the Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association may I pass on our condolences, love & respect to our interstate colleagues at this difficult time. We thank Rod for his dedicated service & our sincere sympathies to his family.

Louise Reynolds -

To Pam and family, I was saddened to hear of Rod’s passing, my thoughts are with you at this time. I last saw Rod at the College Fellows dinner late years and he had the biggest smile for me as I greeted him after many years. I will cherish that moment of gratitude for his mentorship and stewardship of the paramedic profession.

Nicola Jowett and Jess McIntyre -

We are lost for words, Rod Kershaw, a humble, kind and compassionate human whom we had the absolute pleasure to encounter at a time in our life of complete turbulence. We hold very dear to our heart, the support and guidance Rod gave with his dedication to the Road Trauma Support Team. We will grieve in a way we were taught by this wonderful man, with honour and respect. Pam, Corey, Nicky and Crystal, our link with you all will forever remain, we will remember Rod & Jamie together, this would be his greatest wish Xxx

Anita Pahl -

Sincere condolences to Pam and family on the passing of Rod. Fishing with Jamie. Two wonderful caring people. xx

Cliff and Pam Pinkard -

Now in God’s hands, reunited with Jamie, you fought hard. A true friend and mentor, we will miss your happy smiling face. Another SAAS family member taken too soon. Condolences to Pam, family and friends on your sad loss.

Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association Inc. -

On behalf of the Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association Inc. we offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rod Kershaw ASM – Vice President, SA Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association Inc Our State Management Committee passed a motion of condolence at its recent meeting as Rod was well known by some members of our Association. Rod will be remembered as a professional, caring and dedicated ambulance officer by all who knew him. Our Association extends it sympathy to Rod’s family, friends and former work colleagues.

Alan & Bronwyn Battye -

Dear Pam and family, our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. We pray that God’s richest love and grace will overflow and surround you with peace, love and comfort. All our love and blessings Alan & Bron xxxxx

Keith and Karen Summers -

An honour to have worked and known Rod. Such a positive role model and a true gentleman. RIP and sympathy to all his family.

Ken Hutchinson -

A great trainer and a kind gentleman. RIP Rod

Elaine and Allen Marr -

Rodney, our wonderful lifelong friend. Farewell old mate. We will miss our get togethers very much. Rest in peace Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Pam and all the family.

Grahame&Colleen Baker -

Pam and family, so sad at the passing of ROD. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you all on this sad occasion. Thank you all for the beautiful memories. All our love, Grahame and Colleen.

Peter Southern -

RIP old friend