It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved father and husband Roland (Rollie), who passed away January 28, 2021 at the age of 88.
Roland was born in Villers-Les-Ormes, France in 1932. After proudly serving in the French Navy, he moved to Canada in 1955 with his wife and infant daughter. Dad successfully built his business, Merrywood Construction Ltd. Over the years, this included custom homes, family housing, commercial projects, and real estate. His most notable achievements included building his family home and the Meriot building, located in Old Strathcona. Roland enjoyed the outdoors, travelling and working at his trade. He always had time for his family and friends.
Roland is lovingly remembered by his adoring wife of 65 years, Josette, daughter Betty, son Perry (Cheryl), grandchildren Natalie, Ashleigh, Sofia and Sebastien. He leaves behind his sister Odile (Pierre), many nieces and nephews, friends as well as his special pets Bear, Cosmo, Domino, Dixie, and Harley.
Roland was predeceased by his parents Octave and Marie Meriot, his eldest daughter Martine (Glwyn), sister Huguette (Jean), brothers Gerard (Sylviane) and Michel (Bluette). A private family service was held Thursday, February 4th.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the support at this difficult time. They would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff from Unit 5D2 at the University of Alberta Hospital. Your care and compassion for Dad will never be forgotten.
Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101