It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Yvonne. Partner to Dinora. Cherished father of Nadine and her husband John Gatti. Adored grandpa of Nathalie. Roland is predeceased by his siblings Giselle (Antoine), Marie Therese, Rene (Nadia), Remi (Maggie), Richard (Nadia), and Denise (Jamal). Roland leaves behind many loving and devoted Sister and Brother-in-laws, Nieces, and Nephews.
Roland is remembered for his kind and gentle soul, his keen intellect, deep-routed generosity, and seemingly endless inner strength. Before his retirement, Roland was an active member of the Food and Beverage industry, spending most of his working years with Roche/DSM. Roland had a passion for Travel and when he was not playing or watching tennis, he was off to the next beachside retreat. Those who knew Roland will all agree that he had an amazing love of life, music, and was always the life of the Party. He will be truly missed.
Due to present restrictions, a private family service will take place and a celebration of life will be planned for a later date. A live stream of the Funeral Mass will be available on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. using the following link: https://youtu.be/tmofooMTSI4
For those who wish, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada.