Groulx, Roland of St. Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Lucy (Chetcuti) Groulx and much loved father of Gary Groulx (Sherry), Kathy Westelaken (Rick) Mary Jane Charlton (Bill), Brian Groulx (Jody) and Tina Groulx, all of St. Thomas. Specially loved “Papa” of Kiera (Jamie), Paul, Justin, Jared, Kristen, Kristina, Lauren, Kelly, Jordan, Ben and Jayden and great grandfather of Lillyana. Dear brother of Lillian McConnell (Jim) of Hamilton, Ronald Groulx (Rose) of London and Jackie Bowman Emmett (Robert) of St. Thomas. Predeceased by his sister, Jeannette Hobbins. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.  Roland was born in Timmins on February 26, 1935, the son of the late Len (Groulx) and Jean (Groulx) Mazzuca Groulx and her husband Mike. Roland was retired from Bowman Distribution. Roland enjoyed watching Golf and Curling and was a member of the St. Thomas Curling Club and Kettle Creek Golf Club. He also enjoyed cooking.
He loved spending time with all his family and it was always his most important priority.

The celebration of Roland’s life will be held at  Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Lung Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to

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