Rolland (Rolly) Hellyer

Rolland (Rolly) Hellyer

Thursday, November 12th, 1931 - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Retired longest serving employee of Canadian Tire, Brockville

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Rolland Charles Hellyer, at the age of 88 years.

Beloved husband of the late Lillian (Boisvert) Hellyer and cherished father of Guy Hellyer (Kathy) and Danny Hellyer (Melanie). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Allan (Annie), Cory, Brandon (Meaghan) and Alesha; and by his great grandchildren Elize, Emma and Logan. Dear brother of Ruth Forrest (Jim deceased), Gladys Jacques (George deceased) and Patricia Knowles (Al deceased). Also survived by his sister-in-law Doreen Hellyer; his brother-in-law Joe Hannewyk and by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by brothers Kenneth, Bob (Nancy) and Frederick (May) Hellyer and by sisters Phyllis Hamelin (Harold) and Barbara Hannewyk.

A private family service and reception will take place at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville. Interment at Oakland Cemetery at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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    A private family service and reception will be held in honour of Rolly.
  • Interment

    Oakland Cemetery
    1524 County Road 2 West
    Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T3
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    Interment will take place at a later date.




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Donna Letford

Posted at 11:23am
When I think of Rolly it is always that great smile and big personality of his that comes to mind. A cousin by marriage to Lillian, he was also an usher at Rick’s and my wedding oh so long ago. And did I mention that he was responsible for Rick landing an after school job at Canadian Tire or that he fixed a dis-located finger for Rick by asking to have a look at it and then quickly yanking it into place? You should have seen the look on Rick’s face...and the big grin on Rolly’s! We thought Rolly was an “old guy” at our wedding... he was thirty-five! A lot of good memories ... a lovely soul. Rick & Donna Letford

Don Witzel

Posted at 08:38am
Having met Rolly only a handful of times, the obvious pride in his family, great zest for the outdoors, and liberal sprinkling of humour gave him a positive outlook that was especially obvious and a joy to experience. Whether playing cards, sitting together chatting, or reflecting on the fortunes and foibles of his beloved Maple Leafs, Rolly will always be fondly remembered by our family for that great personality and ready smile so evident in his memorial photo. The pain of departure is always the worst to begin with but we sincerely hope the entire Hellyer family will quickly draw much strength and comfort from an undoubted treasure trove of fond memories and special moments shared with Rolly through the years. Even so, our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies at the passing of such a beautiful soul...
With much loving kindness,
Lynne, Don, Eric & Luke Witzel

Debbie DeWolfe

Posted at 11:51am
Dear Guy and Danny and families, We are so saddened to hear of Uncle Roll's passing. I will always remember my trips to Canadian Tire to visit with him, all of our times together as kids at the cottage on Graham Lake. He was a very special man and I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to you both and your families.
Debbie (Knowles) and Doug De Wolfe

Anne Hamelin Dunn

Posted at 08:58am
Dear Guy, Danny and families. We were sorry to hear of Uncle Roll's passing. I will always remember how kind and funny he was.
Sending our sympathy and love to you.
Anne (Hamelin) & Larry Dunn.


Posted at 04:21am
Guy / Danny and families. We are saddened to hear the passing of Uncle Roll. We have many fond memories of your dad at Graham Lake. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time. Deepest sympathy,
Kathy and Ron Dwyer

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