WILE, Roland "Rollie" Lawrence


Age 78 of Chester, passed away peacefully in South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, on October 8, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease and cancer. Rollie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan (Barkhouse); son Rick (Patty); sister, Irene Conrad/ MacKay; sister-in-law, Ann (Henshaw); brothers-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Barkhouse, and David (Paula) Barkhouse; his beloved nephews and nieces, Kimberley and Christopher Henshaw, Matthew and Amy Barkhouse, and Jennifer and Jonathan Barkhouse. He was predeceased by son, David; nephew, Rollie Conrad; and his parents, Laurie and Myrna Wile. In 1978 Rollie established "Road Savers Maritimes" in Chester. Under his direction as President and General Manager, the company prospered and grew and provided employment for a significant number of people in Lunenburg County and elsewhere throughout the Maritimes. Eventually the company expanded to include "Road Savers Ontario" and "Road Savers Western." Rollie will be lovingly remembered for his love of family and friends, his cheerful disposition, his generosity and his wonderful sense of humour. Funeral service was held October 12 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Willis Ott officiating.

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