Girard, Roland Arthur
Roland passed peacefully away on December 14. 2012, at the age of 83 at Echo Village with his family by his side. Roland was predeceased by Arthur and Yvonne Girard, sister Toni, brothers Lionel, Louis, Henri and Denis. He will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife Lillian of 59 years, His children Leo(Dena)Girard, Claudette(Ron)Brook, Carmel(Glen)Westbrook, and Celine(Daren)McCurdy, His grandchildren Glen, Lori, Nicholas, Adam, Adele, Shay, Kaylin, Riley, Jessica, and Cameron, His great grandchildren Tyler, Karly, Brandon, Hilary, Kyla, Ava, Sylas and Bella, and his brothers and sisters Laurette, Omer, Aime, Ray and Rose.
Roland worked as a longshoreman for 27 years before retiring in 1993. He spent many years enjoying time with his grandchildren whom he loved with his whole heart. Roland was a big walker and enjoyed strolling the town, giving a wave and a nod to all he knew. He looked forward everyday to having coffee with the crew at the Arli Coffee Shopp.
Funeral Service for Roland will take place at the Notre Dame Parish 4731 Burke St. Port Alberni on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11:00AM with Father Stephen Paine presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Echo Village, John Paul II Catholic School or a charity of your choice. Chapel of Memories in care of arrangements. 250-723-363. www.chapelofmemories.ca