July 7, 1933 – September 24, 2014
We sadly announce the passing of Roland Despins with Joyce, his loving wife of 59 years, by his side. Roland will also be deeply missed by his children Blair, Kevin (Loree-Anne), Marvelee Papaloukas (John), Trevor (Susan),
and grandchildren Tyler, Whitney Rondeau (Eric), Luke, Jeremy, Eric, Cody, Morgan Rogers, Loukas
and Alexander Papaloukas and his sisters Denise Taylor (Doug), Lorraine Oliver (Gary) and sister-in-law Doreen.
Born in Alberta, Roland moved to Sayward at the age of three.
After serving in the RCAF, he returned to Sayward to work in
logging until his retirement. Roland enjoyed being with his
family and friends, fishing, hunting, woodworking, fixing things, telling jokes and sharing stories.
We extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses involved in Roland’s care. We also appreciate the exceptional kindness of Dr. Fran Walker and Dr. Andreas Conradi.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Legion Hall, in
Sayward, on October 4 from 1-5pm with a special memorial
service at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sayward
Legion Branch 147, The Campbell River Hospital Foundation or the Sayward Fish and Game. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.campbellriverfunerals.com
May the fish always be biting!