It is with great sadness that the family wishes to announce the passing of Roland Joseph Deland of Estevan, SK on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Special Care Home, Estevan, at the age of 94 years.
Roland was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ubalda Deland; sister Jean; the love of his life, wife Edna Deland, and son-in-law Bryce Olson.
Left to cherish fond memories are Edna’s children, Leonard (Ellen) Thievin and family, Michelle (Roy) Shulda, Renee (Rodney) Scholpp, Shaula (Duane) Garton and Jannelle (Jordan) Claypool; Elizabeth Olson and daughter Rebecca (Brenden) Tarasoff; and Robert (Lynne) Thievin and sons, Louis and Levi (Nicole). Roland is also survived by his nieces, Karen Houlden and Marie (Leslie) Harden. Roland will be also be greatly missed by his great grandchildren, Ally and Brianne Shulda, Ryder and Sienna Scholpp, Lincoln and Madison Garton, Nova Claypool, Ayla and Emma Tarasoff, and Liam and Logan Thievin, as well as numerous extended family.
A Prayer Service was held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Estevan, with Rev. Brian Meredith presiding. Interment took place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, and a luncheon was held in the church auditorium.
Donations in Roland’s memory may be made to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home, 1201 – 2nd Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 0M1.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
Roland’s family would like to thank Father Melchor Samonte, who came in from Oxbow to anoint Roland, Marian Huber, pastoral care, for her prayers and advice, and Dr. Christie and the nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital Special Care Home for their care. Thank you to Doug Third for leading prayers at the funeral home, and to Father Brian Meredith for the Funeral Mass and services. Thanks also to Dustin Hall and Deb Heidinger and staff of Hall Funeral Services. Thank you to St. John the Baptist choir and musicians, Knights of Columbus honour guard, CWL for providing the lunch, and to all who sent cards or extended sympathy.