Roland Bernard Pierre Augustin Maguet
February 10th,1941- June 21st, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Roland Bernard Pierre Augustin Maguet at the age of 79 in the Ste Rose Hospital on Father’s Day June 21, 2020 surrounded by his children. He had been fighting cancer for the last 15 years. Roland was born February 10, 1941at Ste Rose Hospital.
Roland is survived by his wife Yvonne, children: Pierre, Patrice (Sandra), Chantal (John), Gilles (Cara), Lorraine (Mark), and his beloved grandchildren: Shannara, Erin, Chloe, Brielle, Mireé, Nova, Olivia, William, Cosette, and Elijah. Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, daughters in-law, and sons-in-law.
He was predeceased by his father Jean-Pierre Maguet and mother Marie-Louise (née Trottier), sisters Delphine Lavalée, Denise Smith, Vivianne Bicknell and son in-law Patrick Desjardins.
Roland married Yvonne (neé Gendreau) on February 24, 1962 in Ste Rose Roman Catholic church, and the love warmed the cold winter air.
Roland attended primary school at Verdun, to where he walked over a mile whether sun, rain, snow or sleet. He learned hockey at that school from a very enthusiastic trusted teacher Corinne (Robert) Tardiff. He then attended Gravelbourg College in Saskatchewan, where he continued his love of hockey. He was a lifelong fan of Les Habitants du Montreal. Due to health challenges, he returned from college early and worked at various jobs up north, in construction, and as a farm laborer until he started his own business of farming at age 20.
Roland lived at the family homestead and farmed for his entire life, where he and Yvonne raised the next generation of Maguets. Roland helped to create a local snow machine club, where he was president, and organized a successful race in Ste Rose in January of 1971. He was very passionate, knowledgeable, and successful in his all of his undertakings including farming, antique collecting and restoring, and gardening. He took pride in donating the bounty of his garden to the food bank. His ultimate project was building a stone wall at his log cabin at Manipogo Beach. This was a tremendous undertaking, as he selected and gathered each unique stone of various colors and dimensions from local area farms while in his mid-seventies. Although never a mason, he passionately assembled a beautiful and artistic granite wall.
Roland would drop anything he was doing to attend to, embrace and play with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful Grandpère, taking them to the river to swim and explore, always sharing his knowledge and joyful life experiences, and he relished in providing snowslides, massive bonfires, and fun-filled rides on boats, quads, tractors, and snow machines.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. David O’Hagan and all the staff of Ste Rose Hospital and palliative care nurses who attended the home for their expert care and loving kindness.
The Funeral Mass took place at the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Father Patrick Neufeld, at 11:00 am on Monday June 29, 2020. Interment at Ste. Rose cemetery, was followed with luncheon celebration.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Roland to the Ste. Rose Food Bank c/o the Prevost Foundation, Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB, R0L 1S0
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