In Memory Of


Rolland Peter Larsen

May 22, 1939 - Dec 16, 2020


  A celebration of Rollie's life will be held at a later date.


Memorial donations may be made in Rolland’s name to the Make a Wish Foundation.


Larsen, Rolland (Rollie)

Rolland (Rollie) Larsen passed away peacefully on December 16, 2020 at the age of 81 with his family by his side. In life Rolland went by many names such as: Rollie, Tub, dad, Grandpa, GG but the ones that would bring out the biggest smiles were GG or Grandpa.

Rollie was born in Saunders, Alberta to Thelma and John Larsen on May 22, 1939. The family moved from the area when he was a young man, but Saunders was always in his heart. He loved telling his family and anyone else about his adventures and misadventures of his life in Saunders. Barb and Rollie made sure Saunders was instilled into their children and grandchildren’s lives with many camping, fishing, reunion trips, and day road trips to Saunders, just because the day was sunny.

On February 9, 1961 he married Barbara Jean Wilson and together they raised five children in the Hardindell area on the family farm. Rollie was an active man who loved sports by participating or coaching them as his children grew. There was a special time of year that both Barb and Rollie liked which was Halloween bringing out the inner kid in both, No costume was too big to take on, in later years the costume he loved the best was dressing up as Santa, or an Elf bringing smiles and laughter to all his precious grandchildren’s faces. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for his grandchildren or great grandchildren. He always had time for their sporting or music events, or just moments in their lives big or small. He adored their hugs, kisses and going for side-by-side rides teaching them to drive.

Rolland will be missed by his children: Ivan, Tammy (Andrew) Young, Curtis (Karen), and Kent; his 12 grandchildren: Robyn, Clint, April (Bryce), Carmyn, Vanessa (Nick), Kaylee (Barry), Riley (Trish), Natalie, Lane, Jessy, Austin, and Sommer; 7 great grandchildren: Braylynn, Bryar, Bruin, Lily, Ivy, Willow, and Mason; his brother Raymond (Lillian) the Pond family, and many extended family and friends.

Rolland was predeceased by his wife Barbara, his youngest son Chad, parents Thelma and John Larsen, his brother Chris and sister Yvonne.

A celebration of Rollie's life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Rolland’s name to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Donn & Dawn Mason:

Sending our deepest sympathies to the entire family on your loss at such a difficult time....

Nola Hambleton:

So sorry to hear of Rollie's passing. Sincere condolences to all of you.

Jim Duncan and Kathy Smyth :

Our sincere condolances on your loss. Rollie always asked about our family when we talked and always returned my wave when I drove by. More than once he helped me out with limping equipment as I struggled by. He will be missed.

Franklin & Dorothy Gray:

Sending hugs and condolences

Liebig Family:

Our sincere sympathies to the Larsen family. Our families go back a long way. So many memories. Thinking of you at this time of sadness. Now he is at peace with Barb and Chad.

Eddie and Renee Cann:

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families listed above. He always made us feel like we belonged whenever we came to Canada. We enjoyed his company and stories. Hugs and best wishes to all.

Marlene and Leonard Levinsky:

Len and I send our condolences to all the family. We had the opportunity to see Rollie and Barb at many hockey games when our son played with their grand son. I remember as quite the card. I hope you have fond memories to reminisce with.

Diane Burga :

Very sorry for your loss April.

Patricia Larsen:

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will miss Rollie as well.

Art & Audrey Pope:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Dale & Terrie Speight. :

Please accept our most sincere condolences. Rollie was an excellent neighbour and a good man. He will be missed. Cherish your special memories, and know that he has now joined Barbara and is no longer in pain. Hugs for the entire family.

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