March 4, 1938 - May 1, 2013
As a family, we are celebrating Roland's life. His wife Genevieve of 50 years; children Jeannelle (Walt) Ward; Nicole (Kevin) Beaton; Doran (Marni) Schiller; Gilbert (Saliha) Schiller; granddaughters Laura and Jessica Ward. Roland was an accomplished tradesman, vintner, prankster and artist with a passion for perfection in everything he did. He will be greatly missed by family and friends as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and master winemaker. The family extends its thanks to the Victoria Hospice Society team members who ensured Roland's comfort and dignity were never compromised. A memorial service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at St. Patrick's Parish, 2060 Haultain St. Roland's celebration of life will continue at Chez Schiller residence from 1:30 pm to 5 pm respectively. The family kindly asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Victoria Hospice Society.
Published in The Times Colonist on May 8, 2013