Scanlan , Rolande

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a dear wife, mother, memere, sister, and friend. Rolande Scanlan (nee Bertrand) left us after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the age of 85. Daughter of Omer and Lea (nee Fortin) both predeceased. She has gone to join her husband Marcel (predeceased 2011). She is survived by her son Denis (Glenda) of North Bay, and daughters Helene Marion (Marty) and Rachelle (Jennifer), both of Sudbury. Proud memere to Matthew (Lauren), Allyson (Brad), Daniel, David, Kyle (Mandy) and Graham (Tara); Great-memere to Wesley, Arley, Theo, and Max. Sister to Germaine Johnstone (late Stuart), Frances Blaseg (late Leonard), Gerry (Pauline), Paulette Rocheleau (late Ernie) and Pauline Thompson (Eddie); predeceased by brothers Rolland (Denise), Maurice (late Odette) and Henry (Margaret). Rolande was a woman of deep faith who had a great sense of humour.  She was engaged with every person who shared her company.  She loved gatherings with family and friends involving food, cards, and lively conversation.  Rolande will be missed by many. We would like to thank Christina and Jenna from Bayshore for their outstanding care.  As well, we thank Dr. Punn, the teams from Supportive Care and Shared Care, the staff from the LHIN and Terry, Jason and staff from Bradley pharmacy.  Without their support we could not have kept mom comfortable at home and in the company of her family.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations made to NEO Kids.  Due to the current pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be postponed to a later date.


4 Condolences

  1. Dear Scanlan Family
    Our deepest condolences to your family. I will never forget your mom and dad’s contribution to our little town of Gogama! Always smiling and always nice!! They will be missed by many!

    By: Philippe and Gina Charbonneau
    July 11, 2020
  2. Dear Denis, Helene and Rachelle,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your families.
    She will always be in my heart as someone who gave me a home while I was so far away from my family. She provided comfort, stability, great food, much laughter and some tough life lessons – all SO much appreciated. She was a wonderful, warm and genuine person. Her nurturing ways are carried on by those who had the good fortune of knowing her and being guided by her. She will be missed but always fondly remembered.

    By: Judy Keen
    July 1, 2020
  3. Dear Denis, Helene and Rachelle,
    Our family extends to you all our sincerest condolences. Tante Rolande will be remembered for the nurturing and loving godmother, aunt and great aunt she was. The many chats and stories tante Rolande shared always left us wiser or happier. We sure shared a lot of laughs and wonderful meals. Her faith was strong and a source of inspiration. We will meet again. Until then, RIP chère tante Rolande.
    Yvan, Hélène, Martin, Gabrielle xo

    By: Yvan and Hélène Bertrand
    June 30, 2020
  4. Our deepest sympathy reach out to the whole family.
    As the days pass, we hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories of her beautiful soul with a heart of gold. Sending special hugs to Rachelle and Helene, her tireless loving caregiver. We loved her too! Deb and Donna

    By: Donna Dixon & Debby Murray
    June 30, 2020

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