Bédard, Roland

It is with sadness in our hearts that we share the passing of our father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Roland (Rolly) Bedard. Roland passed peacefully, the morning of February 11th, 2022, shortly after celebrating his 87th birthday. 

Born in Masson, Quebec, Rolly was the son of Vital Bedard and Dorina Beauln. As a sibling of 11 children, he started working early and spent many years in the mines. He never shied away from hard work or helping a friend in need. Rolly shared 65 years of marriage with Anita Bedard (Dubuc).

Rolly will be most remembered for his silent smile on his face when family gathered. He was a man of few words, but when he did have insights, or wisdoms he wanted to share and make sure you understood him. His children would enjoy pranking him to get a laugh or chuckle out of him. Rolly took pride in his ability to renovate and loved spending time with family. Some of his hobbies were chopping wood in the bush, going on adventures with the RV, playing pool or visiting car auctions. He loved his wrestling, the Montreal Canadiens, his sweets and sharing a beer with a friend or taking one of us to a sports game. 

He is survived by his children: Michael Bedard (Terri), Joanne Bedard (Roland) and Robert Bedard (Anette). He will be missed dearly by his grandchildren: Steven Plourde, Jessica Blouin (Chris), Michael Bedard, Josee Bedard (Mitch), Tyea O’Brien, Emma O’Brien Bedard, Harley O’Brien, Natasha Bascevan (Steve), Shaelie and Ciera King (Robby Gilmet); as well as his great grandchildren: Nicholas, Sebastian and Zoey Bascevan, Blake and Callie Blouin, Nikolas Soum, Elizabeth and Lilianne Plourde. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Roland JW Bedard Charitable Account. Please contact Joanne for donation receipts (705) 991-0109 or e-mail:  Joanne@JoanneBedard.ca

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church on Saturday, February 19th,2022 at 11:00 a.m.; 3594 Errington Ave., Chelmsford, Ontario Tel: (705) 855-4575.


2 Condolences

  1. A la famille mes sinceres sympathies durant ces jours difficile. J’ai beaucoup de belle annees avec Rolly durant les annees Avec les Chevaliers de Colomb et la construction.

    By: Yvon Guillot
    February 21, 2022
  2. We wanted to express our deepest condolences to you and all your family during this sad time. …
    Our deepest sympathies go to you right now and the family.
    Love hugs, Bob and Carm

    By: Bob and Carm Rivet
    February 18, 2022

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