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Rolly Plourde

PLOURDE, Rolly - September 28, 1943 - November 4, 2018 On November 4, 2018, Labatts Blue and the red wine industry stock prices fell sharply of the news of Rolly Plourde's passing. Rolly, also affectionately known as "The Mayor of Dunlop Lake," made his final debut at the ripe age of 75. He leaves behind his legacy in the hands of his wife, Patricia (Patsy) Plourde, his children Rolly Jr., Diva (Phil), Rhanata (Rene), Bobby, and Raquelle (Deric - predeceased), Debby, and Berry (predeceased), Bev (Richard), Brenda (Dave), and Brad (Ann) along with 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren who loved and adored him. Rolly was world-renowned for his knack of telling it like it is and not holding back his opinion. If he liked you, he loved you and if he didn't, he'd still buy you a beer and feed you one of his world famous soups or stir fry's. He loved to drop "F-bombs" as much as he loved camp life, fishing, Patsy's cooking, his family, Montreal Canadiens, and toothpicks. Rolly was genuine to a fault; a Grizzly Bear on the exterior with the heart of a lion, yet he sugar-coated nothing. His extensive vocabulary was more than highly proficient at knowing more curse words than most people learn in a lifetime. Even though Rolly beat the odds time and time again and rallied through failing health these past two years, we are comforted in knowing that he is free from pain and can be his unapologetic self. We know that he was welcomed by many family members, friends, and beloved pets that have gone before him. All who knew this man, a legend in his own right, who was sometimes heard before he was seen and loved for his no nonsense humour, will be missed and cherished. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10th at Dunlop Lodge. All are welcome. Don't be late! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care at St. Joseph's Hospital or our local beer store. Anyone wearing Boston Bruins or Toronto Maple Leafs jerserys will not be admitted to the memorial.13311115
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Long ago in Thompson, MB.
Posted by Joe & Ann Rozich (Old Friends) On Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Rolly and Joan introduced us 53 years ago in Thompson.. We were the young singles and they welcomed us into their family and group of friends. Although our lives changed and many of us left Thompson we always knew where everyone was and what they were doing because of the Thompson Pipeline....

We were married 51 years on November 11th. Kind Thoughts and Prayers to Rolly’s extensive Family.

Posted by Fern and Claire Loranger (friends) On Friday, November 9, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to the Plourde family.We remember him from the old timers hockey team.He sure knew how to make us laugh.Without his toothpick ,it was not Rolly.May he remain in all our hearts.
Posted by gary croteau (friend) On Friday, November 9, 2018
Hilarious,irreverent.unpretentious he was the

coolest guy on our old-timer travelling hockey team.

His levity and characterizations never failed to

this day to bring a smile to my face. To Patsy and

his wonderful family our deepest sympathy. Gary and

Pat Croteau

Posted by paul h. (friend) On Thursday, November 8, 2018
maybe now, with some pull up there, the MC:S CAN WIN A CUP. happy skating
One of a kind
Posted by Vicky thompson (Friend) On Thursday, November 8, 2018
I am so saddened to hear of Rollys passing. He always took the time to talk to this old wh#@$/

As he would call me. Affectionately of course.

Always loved to ask me about the horses. He will be fondly remembered. Dunlop will never be the same without him

My thoughts and prayers to all of his family.


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