Wellman, Rol Frank
Feb 13, 1942 - Oct 30, 2012
Rol was called Home on October 30, 2012. He is survived by his 4 children, Mattie, Brandi, Tim, and Chris; his sister Kathy; his special son, Darrin; his 8 grandchildren, Alec, Tani, Cassydy, Macy, Maya, Madalyn, Tyler, and Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife Nancy; and sister Marilyn. Rol grew up in Nebraska, working in the family stockyards, and ranched in Colorado and Wyoming, before settling his family in British Columbia. He went to Iowa State University on a full swimming scholarship and received the Cal Hubbard Award, and was recognized for Freestyle Swimmer of the Decade. He also received 3 gold medals in the Senior Olympics in Arizona; records that still stand to this day. In his later years, Rol became a published author, writing 3 novels, one of which "Port of Climax" won a Canada West Independent Spirit Award. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Cosio, Dr. Frey, and the staff at the UHNBC Rehab Unit for their constant care and compassion for our dad.
Rol requested no Service, so a Private Family Gathering will be held to Celebrate his Life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
Rol was a cowboy at heart and in experience; his beliefs, character and way of life always brought this into perspective. We will miss you, lone cowboy...ride on.