Roland Deloy Rhooms, 53, died suddenly, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Toronto, Ontario.
Roland was born January 20, 1967, in Clarendon, Jamaica. He worked as Director, Programs and Services at Skills for Change and was an assistant coach of the Oakville Vytis basketball club.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia (Anthonyson) Rhooms; his children, Aaron Rhooms and Zoë Rhooms; his mother, Loretta Rhooms; his siblings, Nathanial Rhooms (Patricia Rhooms), June Rhooms, Marcia Rhooms, Clive Rhooms, Juliet Mackeson (Courtney Gentles), Delroy Rhooms (Jean Rhooms), and René Rhooms (Courtney Rhooms); his nieces and nephews, Alexia, Evan, Daniel, Simone, Francine, Abigail, Andre, Nadine, Natalie, Gayle, Roxanne, Kevantie, Clive Jr., and Charlotte; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Roland was a devoted son-in-law to Tulip Anthonyson-Huie and Lawson Huie; and sister-in-law to Melissa Anthonyson.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Vivian Gentles; grandmother, Rubina Meikle; his father, Alphaeus (Arnold) Rhooms; and his daughter, Samara Alexandria Rhooms.
A private service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 3041 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7.
The Reverend Canon Jennifer E. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in the Glenoaks Cemetery, Oakville, Ontario. The family will receive friends on Monday March 23, 2020 at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Roland may be made to Turner and Porter Neweduk Funeral Home, 1981 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2.
Arrangements are under the direction of Turner and Porter Neweduk, Mississauga, Ontario.