PEDDLE, RolandPosted: December 15th, 2017
Roland Clarence Peddle
1931 – 2017
Roland Clarence Peddle from St. John’s Newfoundland passed away peacefully at his residence in Lethbridge Alberta on December 7th., 2017, with family by his side. Left to remember and cherish his 86 years of life are his beloved wife of 58 years, Barbara, daughter Janice, son Derek; Janice’s husband Andrew Kurmey and children Aaron (Sara) and Lauren; Derek’s wife Pauline and children Mahaliah and Makizak; sister-in-law Bernice Verbree, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Roland was predeceased by his parents Muriel and Roland Chesley Peddle, and sister-in-law Lilla Barron.
A devoted family man, Roland taught high school Chemistry, Earth Science, and Biology for 27 years in St. John’s, and earned Bachelors (1959, 1973) and Masters (1980) degrees, all from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was also active in Amateur Radio for over 65 years (VO1BD, VE6RL) and was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.
Special thanks to all the dedicated and caring staff at Good Samaritans West Highlands Centre, St. Therese Villa, Chinook Regional Hospital, including EMS, and especially Dr. Morley Wong and the Lethbridge Dialysis Unit. Roland’s next chapter of education and science has begun. At his and the family’s request, Roland’s body has been donated to the University of Calgary School of Medicine for educational purposes, after which his remains will be cremated and returned to the family.
A Memorial Church Service will be held at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 411-11 St. S., Lethbridge AB on December 21st., 2017 at 2:30p.m., with reception to follow at the Church Hall. The Church Service will be led by the Reverend Canon James Robinson, whose wonderful friendship and compassion over the years are greatly appreciated. A full obituary and Memorial Guest Book are available at www.myalternatives.ca /calgary/obituaries. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in Roland’s memory to Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association) at: http://www.diabetes.ca/donate; phone 1-800-BANTING (226-8464); or mail: Diabetes Canada, 1400-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON., M5G 2R5.