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ROLL, Emil Albert

ROLL, Emil Albert

October 18, 1925 – Irvine, Alberta

October 29, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta


Emil Roll, born in Irvine, AB, beloved husband of Mary  Roll passed away on October 29, 2013 at the age of 88 years.

Emil shared 67 wonderful years with Mary. They met in Medicine Hat, AB and married on July 13, 1946. He grew up on a farm in Irvine and served in WWII in the Navy in Newfoundland.

He is survived by his loving and life partner Mary; his two sons, Doug Roll (Christina) of Calgary, AB. Garry Roll (Leslie) of Palm Springs, CA and daughter Shirley Roll of Toronto, ON; his four grandchildren Barbara Thompson, David Roll, Jeremy Roll and Kimberlee Martin; and six great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of care givers at Carewest Colonel Belcher Long Term Care and the Chinook Long Term Care for the loving care that they provided.

A memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through   If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

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

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  1. Ella & Ron Porter :

    As close as a whisper and remembered. Precious in memories. Rest in Peace Uncle Emil. Our thoughts are with you all Aunt Mary

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  2. Sending you my condolences Aunt Mary, and to cousins Doug, Gary and Shirley and their families.

    “They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.”

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  3. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Grandma. We regret not being able to be there for you in this most difficult time. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Jeremy, Melanie, Xavier and Avalon.

    “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

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  4. Wishing we could be there with you all to remember Grandpa together. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and wishing you strength in the days ahead.
    Kim, Gareth, Dalziel & Ky

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