Groulx, Roland

Groulx, Roland of St. Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Lucy (Chetcuti) Groulx and much loved father of Gary Groulx (Sherry), Kathy Westelaken (Rick) Mary Jane Charlton (Bill), Brian Groulx (Jody) and Tina Groulx, all of St. Thomas. Specially loved “Papa” of Kiera (Jamie), Paul, Justin, Jared, Kristen, Kristina, Lauren, Kelly, Jordan, Ben and Jayden and great grandfather of Lillyana. Dear brother of Lillian McConnell (Jim) of Hamilton, Ronald Groulx (Rose) of London and Jackie Bowman Emmett (Robert) of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Roland was born in Timmins on February 26, 1935, the son of the late Len (Groulx) and Jean (Groulx) Mazzuca Groulx and her husband Mike. Roland was retired from Bowman Distribution. Roland enjoyed watching Golf and Curling and was a member of the St. Thomas Curling Club and Kettle Creek Golf Club. He also enjoyed cooking.
He loved spending time with all his family and it was always his most important priority.

The celebration of Roland’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Lung Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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12 comments

  1. Maryjane Charlton

    Miss you like crazy!

  2. Sandra Beyak Collantes

    Tina I am so sorry for your loss…..my heart is with all of you…..hugs to everyone

  3. I am so sorry to hear this Mary Jane:( my thoughts are with you guys during this incredibly difficult time xo

  4. Sandra Beyak Collantes

    My deepest sympathies Maryjane Charlton….I know I did not know him long but I remember him fondly

  5. My sincere condolence to Lucy and the children and grandchildren.
    Although I did not know Roiand well,I did have the the pleasure to work with him briefly in his volunteer job! He was a very special person and a great support to his neighbours!
    Warm thoughts and blessings go your way!

  6. Marie Ormerod

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you.

  7. Victoria Ranson Klein

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father…our thoughts and prayers will be with you all…

  8. sincere condolence to Lucy Children and all family.So sorry to hear about Roland.Warm thoughts and blessings go your way. From Malta

  9. Lynne Roberts

    Sorry for your loss Maryjane Charlton

  10. Lynne Roberts

    Sorry for your loss Maryjane Charlton

  11. ahughson@execulink.com

    Sorry and sincere condolence. John,Lora Pace and family..

  12. Tina and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad… Forever
    cherish the wonderful memories, talk of him often and remember what a great father he was.
    Much love,
    Shirley and Morris Ashton