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BOLLAND, Robert “George”

May 21, 1925 – Regina, SK
June 27, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Robert “George” Bolland, much loved husband, father and grandfather, died after a lengthy illness on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 89 years.

George enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, and related stories of his travels and adventures during that time. After his return to Calgary, he was employed by the CPR accounting department for several years, after which he was a director with the Calgary Board of Education, retiring after thirty-three years. George was a member of the Naval Corvette Club and volunteered with the sale of poppies, and was also a watch keeper at the Naval Museum of Calgary.

George is survived by his loving wife Fanny Margaret of sixty-five years; sons Lee (Margaret) and Mark (Cheryl); grandchildren, Jenna (Ken), Scott (Jessica), Jesse (Laura), Trevor (Roberta); and dear sister Adeline Young.

No Service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON M5C 1M1, Telephone: 1-888-255-0333.

In living memory of George Bolland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Barbara and Rick Filafilo :

    Hello all. Rick and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Fanny, Mark and Cheryl, Jenna and Ken, Scott and Jesse, and all family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now in your time of loss. Be patient with yourselves and one another for grief is a long journey.

    Love Barb and Rick Filafilo

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  2. Harlow and Pat Way :

    To Frankie Bolland and family
    Please accept our sincere sympathy on “Georges’ passing. We had great fun with you and George skiing and dancing at the Seniors’ Ski Club and at dinners at the Kensington Legion.
    If we can be of assistance in any way, just let us know. Harlow and Pat Way

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  3. Mark, I was sorry to learn your Dad has passed away.
    I first met him when we went to the Naval museum on a lunch break some 25 (?) years ago. I recall his gentle nature and the sparkle in his eyes as we chatted about the museum and his naval service. I had the pleasure of greeting your parents a couple other times at hockey fundraisers and such, and it was always evident to me how proud he was of his family, and especially his grandchildren.

    With my deepest respect for your Father’s naval service, and for his example of living a life, and, raising a family to be admired, I extend my sympathy to your Mother, to Lee, and to all of your families, for the loss of such a wonderful man.
    Indeed, the best of men.

    May he rest in peace.


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  4. Roy and Dora Hetherington :

    Dora and I send condolences to Frankie and their two sons and families on the passing of husband,father,grandfather and colleague of mine during our term with the Calgary Board of Education— I would say we worked pretty close together -he as Director of Purchasing and I as Director of Maintenance to provide the board with the utmost service — in retirement we attended monthly lunches at 264 legion and had many conversations -he was proud of his two sons and their families. Sincerely– Dora and Roy

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  5. Gord Diplock & Pam Gaudette :

    For a number of years, we had a regular “date” with George on Remembrance Day at 285 Legion. It began when we sat with George, who was waiting for his son. What we didn’t know until he sat down was that he was waiting for his son, Lee, who we knew.
    George told fascinating stories and was truly a gentleman. Our condolences to the families.

    Pam and Gord

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