It is with great sadness and deepest gratitude for his life that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Roland William Wells at Corner Brook Long Term Care on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at the age of 89 years, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased just two months ago by Bessie, his loving wife of 68 years, and by his parents Frederick and Georgina Wells, sisters Nina (Jim) Baldwin and Hazel Wells. He leaves to mourn his devoted children Rhonda McLean (Wayne), Billy Wells (Ruth), his precious Jacqueline Wells and Norma Park (Jamie); his grandchildren Julie MacDonald (Chuck), Robbie Grimes and Michael Park; his one sweet little great-granddaughter, Scarlett MacDonald; and his dear nephew Horace (Trudy) Baldwin; and his many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Tim Griffin and the wonderful staff at Corner Brook Long Term Care. Your care and concern for him, and for our family, were beyond measure during this challenging time in healthcare.
Dedicated to his family and his home in Cox’s Cove, Roland lived a rich life, full of hard work, music and fun. His lifelong dedication to our family, and to the health, happiness and safety of everyone he loved was inspirational and unparalleled. He built homes, moved homes and moved mountains for those he loved. For every problem, he had the solution. His handiwork and craftsmanship live on in the legacy of those who were fortunate enough to have learned from the best. With just a little formal education, Roland was the smartest and wisest man in our lives whose simple and humble life taught us how to work, how to play, how to fiercely love and protect those we love.
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 21, 2022 from 4:00 to 9:00 at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Cox’s Cove from where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by the Reverend Canon Paulette Bugden and Lay Minister Allen Park. Interment to follow at St. Nicholas Anglican Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.