February 5, 1921 ~ February 12, 2016
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Roland, at the age of 95. Dad was predeceased by his wife Marguerite and his son Leo.
He is survived by his children: Daughters, Yvonne (Robert),
Andrea (Randy), Sandy (Wayne), Dianne (George). Sons; Dennis (Colleen), Marcel (Robin) and Gerald. 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and 2 surviving sisters Bernie and
Simone (Arvo). Dad was born in Willowbunch, Sask. and grew up farming until he was 16 years old. After that his family moved to New Westminster, BC. Our Parents met there, married, and settled in Maillardville to raise a family. In 1970, he moved the family to Kelowna and Dad became self-employed with his backhoe. He was married to our mother for 69 years until her passing three years ago. He lived those last years without her with great courage, humility and grace. He was a good hard-working man who loved his family and was very supportive. Thanks Dad for everything you have done for the good of us all. We miss you tremendously. A Prayer service will be held at 1346 Gordon Ave, St. Pius Church on February 25 at 7:30 pm.