Carpenter, Roland

In Loving Memory of Roland (Rolly) Carpenter, 84 years, who passed away peacefully Thursday, August 3rd, 2023, at his home in Sudbury with his family by his side.  

Predeceased by his parents Cuthbert Carpentier, born in St-Cuthbert (Berthier), Québec and

Marie Rose Carpentier (née Gauthier) from Acton Vale, Québec.   

Devoted husband of Barbara Carpenter (née Garbutt), Rolly married the love of his life sixty years ago on October 12th , 1963 at St-Eugène Church in Sudbury. 

Loving father of Robert Carpentier of Sudbury, Guy Carpenter of Sudbury, Shelley Carpenter-Wright (Steve Wright) of Sudbury.  Cherished grandfather to Justin, Celeste, Michael, Mark,

Olivia and Owen.  Beloved brother of Juliette, Emmanuel, Léonie, Hélène, Jean, Thérèse,

Gaston, Jeannine, Georges, Jacqueline, Réjean and Raymonde (all predeceased), Roger and

Lucienne (Lucy). Cherished and respected by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends. 

Our dad was born in the small farming community of Béarn, Québec on December 6th, 1938. 

He was the 11th child of 15 siblings. He came to Sudbury to find work and eventually established a family.  He was a successful self-employed businessman who worked tireless hours hand in hand with our mom.  Our dad was a self-taught handyman who could fix almost anything. He had a passion for politics, real estate, gardening (specialty was cucumbers), spending time at his “farm”,  and with his family. He also loved to travel. He and our mom regularly spent their winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida.  He was an incredibly strong, passionate, hardworking, and kind man who was always there for his family. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. 

Our family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at the Health Sciences North Cancer Centre, Palliative Symptom Management Clinic and Bayshore Home Care for all their support and compassion during his battle with prostate cancer. Donations in his name can be made to the Northern Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Blood Services. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 19th , 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at  Paroisse Sainte Anne-Des-Pins, 14 Beach Street, Sudbury, ON. The mass will begin @10 a.m. followed by a reception which will be held in the basement of the church.

À la douce mémoire de Roland (Rolly) Carpenter, 84 ans, décédé paisiblement le jeudi 3 août 2023, à son domicile de Sudbury avec sa famille à ses côtés.

Prédécédé par ses parents Cuthbert Carpentier, né à St-Cuthbert (Berthier), Québec etMarie Rose Carpentier (née Gauthier) d'Acton Vale, Québec.

Époux dévoué de Barbara Carpenter (née Garbutt), Rolly a épousé l'amour de sa vie il y a soixante ans le 12 octobre 1963 à l'église St-Eugène de Sudbury.

Père bien-aimé de Robert Carpentier de Sudbury, Guy Carpenter de Sudbury, Shelley Carpenter-Wright (Steve Wright) de Sudbury. Grand-père chéri de Justin, Celeste, Michael, Mark,

Olivia et Owen. Frère bien-aimé de Juliette, Emmanuel, Léonie, Hélène, Jean, Thérèse,

Gaston, Jeannine, Georges, Jacqueline, Réjean et Raymonde (tous prédécédés), Roger et

Lucienne (Lucie). Chéri et respecté par de nombreuses nièces, neveux, membres de la famille élargie et amis proches.

Notre père est né dans la petite communauté agricole de Béarn, Québec le 6 décembre 1938.

Il était le 11e enfant de 15 frères et sœurs. Il est venu à Sudbury pour trouver du travail et a éventuellement fondé une famille. C'était un homme d'affaires indépendant prospère qui travaillait sans relâche main dans la main avec notre mère. Notre père était un bricoleur autodidacte qui pouvait réparer presque tout. Il avait une passion pour la politique, l'immobilier, le jardinage (la spécialité était les concombres), passant du temps dans sa «ferme» et avec sa famille. Il aimait aussi voyager. Lui et notre mère passaient régulièrement leurs hivers chez eux à Bradenton, en Floride. C'était un homme incroyablement fort, passionné, travailleur et gentil qui était toujours là pour sa famille. Il n'y a pas de mots pour décrire à quel point il va nous manquer.

Notre famille tient à remercier sincèrement tout le personnel du Centre de cancérologie de Health Sciences North, de la Clinique de gestion des symptômes palliatifs et de Bayshore Home Care pour tout leur...


2 Condolences

  1. Our deepest condolences and sympathy on the passing of Rolly. We know how much he will be missed. Thinking of you and your family during this time Barb.

    By: Morris & Sherrill Wright
    August 9, 2023
  2. We were heart broken when we heard of the passing of Rolly. We grieve with you and will continue to pray for all of you at this very difficult time. He fought the good fight and left one hell of a legacy and one that we will not forget and are grateful for. Thank you Rolly for ALL that you did for us over these many years and Barb, thank you for your friendship and love that went well beyond what we deserved.

    By: Mary-Ann and Claude LeClair
    August 9, 2023

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