I went to high school with Rollie. He was one of the most optimistic, kind hearted and good people that i knew then, and i imagine that he lived the rest of his life in a similar fashion. Helping people was always a priority to him. What a loss. My sincere condolences to the family and close friends. Hope your at peace Roland Webb.
Just heard of your great loss through Kevan Parry. I send you my condolences to you and yours.
Ken Brogan, CCGC Class 1975
I also have just heard of your great loss. I an sending my condolences to you and yours.
CCGC, Class 1975
Kevan just informed me of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Robert Hadley, CCGC, Class 75
Roland Sr., I just read about your loss in Maclean's for February 11, 2013 (The end). My condolences to your family on the loss of your son.
Kevan Parry, CCGC, Class 75.
My wife and I were heart broken to hear of the loss of your son. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Dear Rollie: I have just learned of your untimely and tragic departure from us with shock and deep sense of loss. Our younger brothers should not go before us.
It seems so very long ago that you came to join me at the "tender" age of nineteen in 1993, out of the big city to a country village. We knew you were good, didn't we, but did either of us have any idea of what a star-studded career you had ahead of you or how many lives you would touch in such a positive manner?? No, I don't think it ever entered our little heads.
Rollie; I am so proud of what you have accomplished in both your career and personal life and want to thank you so very much for the opportunity to have had just a little bit of guidance and inspiration in making it come to pass.
Jim UC ret'd Stn 330
You have been my best friend for the past 5 years and have looked up to you like a brother. You will be on my mind every day and I will miss you. Rest in peace my friend.
Rest in Peace Brother
40 years as paramedic in B. C.
Please accept my sympathy.
Maurice D Smith, Kingston, Ontario.
Rollie was a huge member of Coquitlam SAR and will be deeply missed. His dedication to training others so they would have the skills necessary to help others was second to none. Who knows how many lives he has had an influence in saving and will continue to have an influence in saving into the future.
Our thoughts are with Roland's family and all those who were touched by him. He will be sadly missed.
Sending so much love and support to your family, my dear friend. Your laugh was contagious; it was easy to be your friend...you were, and always will be, such an amazing person who touched and affected so many people's lives for the better. Oh, how we will sorely miss you, but will never, ever, forget you or all the positive things you accomplished in your short life.
Take care, dear friend. See you on the other side. *Hug*
R.I.P Roland Webb. The world will not be the same without you. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Sorry for your loss!
Rollie is a co-author on a submission to the 2013 World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. In early January, before submitting it, I asked all of the co-authors to send me their credentials, and the letters they wanted to follow their names. Rollie sent me:
Roland Webb, RN, CA, PhD - he told me that stood for 'Rescue Nerd,' 'Captain Ambulance' & 'Prehospital Dude'
It is my privilege to carry forward Rollie's name, and to include him as a co-author and scholar as well as an amazing friend, team-mate & leader.
Adam Lund, UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group
I send my greatest sympathies to Rolands family and friends. I had only met Roland once, he seemed like an amazing person with so much to teach, I can only hope to be half the paramedic he was.
Again I am very sorry for your loss and I hope that you can take comfort in knowing that his legacy will live on as he touched so many lives.
Words of comfort simply cannot meet the magnitude of the loss we are all experiencing losing Rollie. Our thoughts and love go out to Abbie, Ethan, family and friends, and in time may you find peace, love and comfort in the memories you cherish. Rollie was a devoted father who led a rewarding life and accomplished so much in such a short time, he certainly lived life to the fullest. He was a very special friend to our family, and Scott & the kids will miss the outdoor adventures (whether it be skiing, riding, bike park, soccer games or just hanging out), he will be truly missed. Our heartfelt condolences, thinking of you during this difficult time. Much love, Scott, Leah, Tyler and Amber xo
Our hearts go out to Rollie's family, friends and dear children, Abbie & Ethan during this very sad time. Rollie's love of life will live on in spirit through his children and through the great legacy he leaves... as an amazing father, friend and active member of our community. Our prayers, love and deepest sympathies to the family. With love Gina, Matthew, Aidan & Lucas
I am so sorry Rollie was taken so tragically! Rollie was such a kind, caring and selfless man. He was so passionate about SARS, Ambulance and anything he took on. His family was always his priority. I feel so honoured to have had the privilege of knowing Rollie. We had many great adventures while we worked together as paramedics. I know my life was forever changed by knowing him. Although he is gone he won't be forgotten. Hugs to you all during this time. Love Candace