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Born: Sep 28, 1948

Date of Passing: Apr 06, 2020

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Roland Emery Charbonneau, on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Roland was predeceased by his wife Lorraine (nee Vermeire); parents, Emery and Lucille (nee Labelle) Charbonneau; and his
in-laws, Julia and Lionel Hutlet, Clara and Aime DeJaegher, Marcel and Rachel Vermeire, George Verdonk and Annette Charbonneau.
Roland will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Michelle (Roy) Thompson; son Don (Crystal) Charbonneau; and four grandsons, William, Alex, Emmett and Ayden. He also leaves to mourn his sister Jeanette (Robert) Cherlet; brothers, Gilbert (Doreen) Charbonneau, Robert Charbonneau, Alan Charbonneau; and sister-in-law Isabel Verdonk.
Roland was born on September 28, 1948, in Radville, Saskatchewan. He married Lorraine in 1969 and they raised their family in Somerset, MB. In 2004 they moved to Winnipeg and cherished spending time with their children and grandchildren. Roland spent countless hours watching his grandsons bowl and play hockey and volleyball. He also found a special serenity at the lake with his family.
The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who cared for Roland through the many health challenges that he faced over the years.
In keeping with public health requirements, the decision has been made to postpone a public service. When we are able to, we will announce our plans to gather publicly to celebrate his Funeral Mass with all of the people who cared so much for him. We wish to thank everyone for their warm messages of support and we take strength from them.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • Michelle, Donald and families... Just heard of Roland's passing. Our deepest sympathies to you all. I have fond memories of both your mom and dad when we were neighbors in Somerset. Roland was one of a kind, you could talk to him on any subject and always offered his sound advice. I will value his words and cherish his memories as we had numerous cups of coffee. - Posted by: Mary & Wendy Luyten & Family (Friends) on: May 23, 2020

  • We have just learned of Roland's passing and our condolences to the Charboneau family on the loss of Roland he was truly one in a million and so was Lorraine. We knew them first as neighbors but then very quickly that turned to a true friendship any time spent with them was always so enjoyable he will be missed. - Posted by: Tom & Sandra King (friends) on: May 14, 2020

  • Our condolences to the Charboneau family, on the loss of Roland. - Posted by: Andre et Diane Desrochers (Friend ) on: May 12, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Roland's family. Roland was a good friend. - Posted by: Leo Jules Labossiere (friend ) on: Apr 21, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss Michelle, Donald and families. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time❤️ - Posted by: Tanice Messner (Family Friend) on: Apr 19, 2020

  • Our condolences to the family and all the siblings. Roland would always meet us with his big smile and handshake. R.I.P. - Posted by: Richard & Linda Grenier (friends) on: Apr 17, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Roland's passing. We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to all of Roland's family. We will miss our lunches with Roland. Unfortunately, they didn't happen often enough. Wayne and Val - Posted by: Wayne and Val DeJaegher (relative) on: Apr 17, 2020

  • Roland was a great help to us when we renovated our condo. We could always depend on him to fix or create things at our clinic business whenever needed and always with a big smile. He was a perfectionist, a positive force and such a talented contractor and carpenter! It was a privilege to have known him. He will be missed. Our condolences to Don, Crystal and families. - Posted by: Cynthia & Allan Grant (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2020

  • I went to school in Somerset, Mb., with both Roland and Lorraine. Became good friends with Jeanette, Alan, Roland and their parents. I was a frequent visitor on their farm and was always welcome. (Lorraine H.) Our deepest condolences to Roland's immediate family and to all his siblings. - Posted by: Lorraine Henderson (Friends) on: Apr 15, 2020

  • Our sincerest sympathies to Roland’s family. It was always a pleasure to meet up with Roland as you were always assured of a warm and heartfelt greeting and always with a big smile. Take comfort that he is now with Lorraine. - Posted by: Henry and Johanne Ketsman (Friend) on: Apr 14, 2020

  • I went to high school in Somerset with Roland and his wife Loraine. After many years, I met Roland and Loraine at St Timothy's. We offer our condolences to the family and are sorry for the family’s loss. - Posted by: Jerry and Linda Cousin (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the whole family. Roland will be missed dearly. Love you all. - Posted by: Jim, Diane, Kara & Evan Swan (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to all of Roland's family. - Posted by: Cecille Sis Thomas Moore (friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Roland's passing. I didn't know him that long, but I know he will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences; Lynn - Posted by: Lynn Kozak (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Our warmest condolences to your whole family, and especially Don and Crystal. Jac and Margaret Froese. - Posted by: Margaret Froese (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Roland will be dearly missed. He and I had become good friends. My condolences, Grant. - Posted by: Grant Martin (Friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to the family & friends of Roland. - Posted by: Ray & Joyce Cherlet (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2020

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