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ROLAND, Wilhelm (Will) Friedrich

January 27, 1947 – Schwabisch Hall, Germany
January 12, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Will Roland of Calgary passed away on January 12, 2014 at the age of 66 years.

Will was born on January 27, 1947 in Schwabisch Hall, Germany to Elizabeth and Wilhelm Zeich. In 1957 his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Calgary. As a boy he was an avid football player and fan of the Calgary Stampeders. He graduated from Western Canada High School and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Calgary. He also obtained a teaching diploma from the University of Alberta graduating in 1971. In his early teaching career he had postings in Strathmore, Hussar, and in Calgary. In the early 1980’s he changed his profession and went into the Calgary business world. He developed into a top salesman for companies such as Honeywell, Black & MacDonald, and Scientific Software. In 1986 he started his own corporation in the financial planning industry. He enjoyed his business and built many long lasting friendships with his clients. Will is sadly missed by his mother Elisabeth, son Marc, life partner Susie Webb as well as friends and family across Canada, USA, Germany and Mexico.

As per Will’s request there will be no memorial service. Condolences can be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588,

In living memory of Willhelm Roland, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Dieter and Donna Voortman :

    Dear Susie and Mark
    Thankyou so much for letting us visit with Will, it meant so much to us . We had a wonderful conversation with him. He had such quiding words: for Josephine she will never forget them or Will. Our deepest condolences for the entire family
    Dieter, Donna and Josephine

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  2. To Will’s Family: Will was such a genuine person and I was privileged to know him as an advisor/friend over the past 20 plus years. He was one of those people that made a positive difference in my life. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. H. Kelly

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  3. Judy Dombowsky` :

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Will’s family. I just learned of Will’s passing today. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.


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  4. I was deeply saddened to hear of Will’s death. If possible, I would appreciate speaking to Marc.

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  5. Donna and Len Tratch :

    We were very sorry to hear the passing of Will and his mother Elizabeth. We have many sweet memories of them both. Rest in peace.
    Donna and Len Tratch

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