Born In: Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 31st, 2012
Roland Robert Grosset, 81 of Coxheath, formerly of Whitney Pier and Westmount, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Edmunston, N.B., he was the son of the late Charles and Cecile (nee Dionne) Grosset.
Roland was a member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount.
He was employed at Sydney Steel for 35 years. Roland was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a man that loved to laugh. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved Ford Cars, Montreal Canadiens and the Screaming Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, Aleeta (nee Foley); daughter Shirley Best (Kirk); sons, Robert (Nancy); Louis (Heather); Barry (Laura); Keith (Dawn); sisters, Margaret Howell, Mary Jane MacDougall, Mary Cecile Grosset; brothers, Roger (Theresa), Richard, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters Irma and Teresa and brother-in-law, Ed Jackson, a great-grandson, MacKenzie and two brothers, infancy.
There will be no visitation for Mr. Grosset. A funeral service will take place on Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
A special thank you to the nursing staff at Northside General Hospital and the C.B. Regional Hospital.
Donations may be made to the Lung Association.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
“For My Grandpa
I know we are all feeling a little bit sad,
That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend and our dad.
Together we have cried an ocean of tears,
As we feel so empty and hold many fears.
But Grandpa would want us to know he's in a good place,
And that he's watching us all with a smile on his face.
As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be,
That he has raised such a beautiful and special family.
Thinking back now I really must say,
I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day.
For in my life, you have played a special part,
The memories I will treasure and keep close to my heart.
For me I am glad my children he got to meet,
And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete.
To each one of us he has loved and cared,
And as a family, be thankful for the good times we shared.
Although he has gone we will always be together,
And his spirit will live on in each one of us forever.
When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star,
As that will be Grandpa looking down on us from afar.
And now I would like to thank the good Lord above,
For blessing us with our Grandpa, with his kindness and love.
Dear God, if it is not too much fuss,
Take extra special care of our Grandpa, as he is very dear to us.
Grandpa, if you are listening, say a prayer for us every day,
Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way.
We know when God called you, you had to go,
But we want you to know Grandpa, we miss you and love you so.”