Roland Greenbank


April 1, 1925
November 11, 2016

Greenbank, Roland McCarthy, B.Sc. Ag. '47, Macdonald College, McGill,  died Friday, November 11th, 2016 at Sunrise Senior Living Community in Beaconsfield, Quebec, at the age of 91.  Predeceased by his wife Carol Hayes and sadly missed by his children, Mary Aboud (Ian Farmer), Hemmingford, QC,  Ann and Patricia, Edmonton, AB, Jim (Kim Haydey), Saskatoon, SK, and Ruth (Victor Paris), Hudson, QC.   Also survived by his six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Amelia (Buntie) Nobbs. Visitation will be at Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Funeral Home, 170 Châteauguay Street, Huntingdon on Thursday, December 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Also there will be visitation Friday, December 2, at Sunrise Senior Living, 505, Elm Avenue, Beaconsfield, from 10 to 11:30 a.m..  Funeral will be at St. John's Anglican Church, King St., Huntingdon, on Friday, December 2 at 3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Macdonald Farm Community Engagement Centre 05385, McGill University.

Condoleances (32)

  • Linda Ykema

    Deepest condolences to the family.

  • Julie Brooks

    So very sorry for your loss.
    My sympathies to your families.

  • Brenda Maither

    My sympathies...he was a special man...

  • Diane Moise

    Toutes mes sympathies a la famille. Cette homme m a appris tellement, il sera manquer, au Revoir M.Greenbank et proteger votre famille ci-bas xx

  • Brenda Macfarlane

    My sympathy.

  • kevin neal

    A wonderful man.So very proud to have known him.Rest in peace!

  • Kellie Robert

    Sending my condolances to the family.

  • Wendy Kingsbury

    My deepest sympathies to the families.

  • Erica Taylor

    My sympathy to his family for this great loss. I remember how positive and humerous Mr. Greenbank was, and especially how kind, while principal at OES all those years ago.

  • Lorrie Phelan

    Dear Ruth,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our deepest condolences.
    Lorrie and Nelson

  • David Woollven

    My best to Ruth and family. I remember Roland as very happy and involved at the Sunrise in Beaconsfield where my grandmother Margaret Woollven was also staying. My thoughts are with the family.

  • Louise Brisebois

    Mary, Ann, Pat, Jim, Ruth and families.
    My Deepest condolences for the loss of your father.
    His many implications in different associations in our community will always be touched, such as Education, Politician, etc. But foremost, his dedication and devotion as Director of Girls Huntingdon Minor Hockey, will never be forgotten in my heart, Your Dad was an outstanding man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

    Louise B. (Ex Captain Huntingdon Goal Diggers.)

  • Tim Hayman

    We have fond memories of Roland at the farm, at Sunrise and from his visits out West by train. He was a true gentleman. Our condolences to Mary, Ruth and all of Roland's family.
    Tim and Gail

  • Jim Laurie

    Rollie was a best friend since we first met at Macdonald college in 1944. I will miss our weekly conversations on anything and everything. Sincere condolences to all family members. Carman and Jim Laurie . Hemmingford , Qc

  • Joelle Décloitre

    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. C'est avec tristesse que je viens d'apprendre le décès de M. Greenbank. Je regrette, mais je ne pourrai assister aux funérailles. Je garderai un excellent souvenir de cet homme pour son implication dans la communauté et sa grande gentillesse. C'était toujours agréable de le rencontrer et de lui parler. Un bonjour spécial à Ann.

  • Betty Tarlton/Dreimanis

    Rollie has been a valued friend from "Mac" and through all the following years - a born leader of the class of Mac '47. We had visits with him and Carol often on their farm - and he was the person who kept me up to date with phone calls. My sincere sympathy to all his family. Betty

  • Pam & Brian

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. We'll see you Thursday.
    Our love.

  • carol petch

    My sympathy to all the family.We will miss Rollie and his long friendship.He contributed so much to the Chateauguay Valley and its' people and history. Sincerely, Carol Petch.

  • Sean Hadley

    My sympathies

    Sean Hadley

  • Marguerite Décloitre

    Sincères Condoléances de toute la famille. Avec un bon souvenir
    de M. Greenbank

  • Gwen Elvidge.

    Thinking of you. Take care.

  • Viviane Aboud Schofield

    Dear Mary, Ann, Pat, Jim and Ruth,
    My sincerest condolences...
    Your father was such a wonderful, strong man, with the best family values!
    I remember many family get-togethers, sharing time and thoughts together... I am sure that he had a positive impact on many people!
    Love to you all,
    Viviane and Gaétan

  • Hans Lenger

    Sincere condolences to family and friends...Roland brought a bright light to the Sunrise..I will miss him as a friend and table partner...sadly missed...
    Hans Lenger

  • Ruth Naud Tisdale

    I'm so very sorry for your loss.

    Mr. Greenbank was always so incredibly kind and thoughtful toward my father and me. He never missed an opportunity to stop and greet us, to make time for us and to listen so intently to how we were doing.

    He spoke so often of his deep love for his daughters, his son and their families, of his many happy trips on the train to visit family and friends, of the excitement that the Montreal Canadians hockey games provided him.

    The warmth, energy, concern and the joy that he brought to us will never be forgotten.

    May he now rest in eternal peace.

  • Maurice and Bonnie Legros

    knew Mr. Greenbank from the Huntingdon Academy back in the 60's school dances since I was a student from l'Ecole Notre Dame , in more recent years at the Sunrise retirement home where my father in law had also lived ( Sid Ashford ) had many good discussion with Mr. Greenbank , recanting his days as principle of the Academy.
    My wife Bonnie and I are so sorry the hear the passing of Mr. Greenbank , my sympathies to the family , may he rest in peace.

  • Cary & Anne Carpentier

    Our sympathy to the family for your loss. Mr. Greenbank was my teacher at Huntingdon High School. I have great memories of his geography and chemistry classes; always very informative and taught with humor and lots of stories. He was a wonderful person, always interested in everyone and enjoyed seeing him at the Macdonald College luncheons. He will be missed.



  • Diane Savage

    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. M. Greenbank, vous avez été un ExCELLENT maire. Mon mari, Michel Blanchard, vous aimait beaucoup. Votre implication pour sauver le Pont Couvert de Powerscourt a été cruciale.
    You were a realy gentleman. MERCI de nous avoir toujours parlé en francais. MERCI pour ce respect!

  • Norman & Pearl Fennell

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to his family.

  • David and Dianne Brisebois

    It is fitting that Mr. Greenbank passed away on Remembrance Day, as he is a man who will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
    David Brisebois, former colleague and friend.

  • sue bleho

    My deepest sympathies to Rolland's family. He was an interesting man as well as interested in all he came across. He was so good to my father, Imrich Bleho, when they resided at The Maxwell a few years ago.
    A true gentleman, who will be deeply missed.

  • Jim & Darlene Hennigar

    We are saddened to see the obituary of Rollie. Our sincere sympathy to the family. We stopped in to visit Rollie approximately 6 years ago on our way to the Georgian Bay to visit family. Rollie treated us to supper at the "restaurant" in his seniors home. He was so excited to see us.
    Rollie(and Carol) was GREAT friends with Rhodes & Gloria Hennigar and we remember him jumping on the train and heading to N.S. on a few occasions. Of course Rollie and Rhodes went to Macdonald College together.
    What a wonderful man he was and we will miss his phone calls. He always had lots to talk about, especially the good old days on his farm.

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