MARSHALL, Roland George 'Roly' - Roland (Roly) George Marshall, born September 28, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016 with his loving wife Bonnie by his side.
He passed away at home in Mississauga at the age of 69 following a stroke and five-month battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Bonnie, his son Glenn, his beloved cat Chase, his siblings Georgina Thompson (Albert, deceased), Ronald Marshall (Ruth), and Raymond Bruce (Barbara), as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his father George and his mother Adeline (nee West), as well as his siblings Eleanor Walsh (Neil) and Joyce Morris (Vernon).
Roland was a very modest man who loved his work and who made instant connections to all who had the honour of meeting him. He enjoyed offering advice and mentorship to family, friends, and co-workers alike and always extended his home and time to anyone in need. He also loved animals and the children in his life, and was always a favourite uncle and great uncle among his nieces and nephews. His humble and gracious nature will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20th from 10:00am – 11:00am at Glen Oaks Funeral Home, Oakville, Ontario. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 20th, after which placing of the urn will take place. Refreshments will be available immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, Roland’s final wish was for sympathizers to take a significant person in their life out to dinner in his honour.
“Your presence we miss, Your memories we treasure,
Loving you always, Forgetting you never,
Dearer still as the years depart, You live forever in our hearts”
– Author Unknown