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Donald Ewer
B: 1923-09-10
D: 2018-10-15
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Ewer, Donald
Peter Brady
B: 1952-08-20
D: 2018-10-11
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Brady, Peter
Mary "Elizabeth" Giles
B: 1948-10-07
D: 2018-10-11
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Giles, Mary "Elizabeth"
Aline David
B: 1944-03-01
D: 2018-10-08
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David, Aline
John Makarchuk
B: 1929-05-01
D: 2018-10-07
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Makarchuk, John
Wallace Moore
B: 1932-01-04
D: 2018-10-03
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Moore, Wallace
Dr. Roland Bryans
B: 1954-08-25
D: 2018-10-03
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Bryans, Dr. Roland
Marlene Perrow
B: 1934-01-09
D: 2018-10-01
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Perrow, Marlene
Michael Hayward
B: 1972-05-01
D: 2018-10-01
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Hayward, Michael
Joseph Richter
B: 1942-11-15
D: 2018-09-30
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Richter, Joseph
Debra Williams Brent
B: 1952-07-09
D: 2018-09-29
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Williams Brent, Debra
Mack Cameron
B: 1935-07-20
D: 2018-09-29
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Cameron, Mack
Robert Wilkins
B: 1951-11-09
D: 2018-09-18
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Wilkins, Robert
Giuseppina Fox
B: 1947-05-05
D: 2018-09-17
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Fox, Giuseppina
Anne Crowe
B: 1938-08-21
D: 2018-09-16
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Crowe, Anne
Patricia Ramsden
B: 1944-04-24
D: 2018-09-15
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Ramsden, Patricia
Mercella Murray
B: 1933-03-30
D: 2018-09-15
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Murray, Mercella
Beula Duncan
B: 1924-11-03
D: 2018-09-14
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Duncan, Beula
Janet Harker
B: 1926-02-19
D: 2018-09-11
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Harker, Janet
Lois Broughton
B: 1936-03-14
D: 2018-09-11
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Broughton, Lois
Matthew Seiffert
B: 1982-05-27
D: 2018-09-10
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Seiffert, Matthew

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Condolence From: Dr Henri Marcoux
Condolence: Dear Rowena and family; Sincerest condolences to the loss of a solid chiropractic treasure in the presence of Roly. Roly was fundamental in the creation of modern Chiropractic in Canada. He will be missed. Thank you for being his loyal and loving companion. It was difficult to imagine Roly being without his Rowena.
Dr Henri Marcoux
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Condolence From: Karin Sorra
Condolence: Dear Rowena and family, That unmistakable laugh that set the mood in a Guidelines Development Committee meeting in an instant. Roly was our fearless chairman and advocate for patients. Roly worked through thick and thin to advance evidence-based care. The GDC grew under his leadership while fostering friendships that continue to be very special. I enjoyed working with him, and I’m sharing in your sadness as we remember him. His generosity of spirit knew no bounds. As our phase of GDC work was winding down, Roly sent me a Lady of Loreto medal to give to my nephew who is now a licensed pilot through Seneca’s Bachelor of Aviation program. Roly shared with me that many air crews wore the medals under their uniforms during the first and second world wars to keep them safe. In the one-of-a-kind Roly way, he joked that it’s not Level 1 evidence supporting this intervention but we all can use a safe landing in life. I took this to heart both figuratively and literally. Roly’s heart was always in the right place. I’m not a religious or superstitious person and I know he wasn’t either though I’ll find a Loreto medal on a future trip overseas and keep it with me. A lifetime is brief and I am so lucky to have known him. With warm thoughts at this difficult time, Karin Sorra
Monday October 15, 2018
Condolence From: Rick and Debbie Ruegg
Condolence: Rowena, Meghann, Sara and Ian. Deb and I have been thinking about all of you ever since Roly was first admitted to the hospital. We have so many fond memories. Our visits to Clarenville, jigging cod, Bonavista, Thorburn Lake, St. Pierre, our first house guest in Orillia - the list goes on. I'm so glad my son Scott had the chance to meet all of you and cook up some delights during your last visit to Calgary. We have become such close friends. We will be bringing all of our hugs to Oshawa on Saturday.
Rick & Debbie.
Monday October 15, 2018
Condolence From: Lynn Shaw
Condolence: Rowena and Family Lynn and Bob Shaw extend our thoughts to you in this time of loss and in celebration. Roly and Rowena are an incredible team. They welcomed us (Bob and I) to NFLD and since then it became our favourite place in Canada to visit. The open and inviting nature of the east coast resonated with everything that Roly and Rowena did to welcome us as newcomers to the GDC. Together you not only welcomed Bob and I, you opened your hearts to the world of Chiropractic. Bob and I reflected on some of the events and pictures of the socialization that was the strength of the relationships that evolved through the ten plus years of knowing you both. The incredible work and outcomes we achieved as a truly collaborative GDC was due to the leadership and the can do approach that Roly provided to all of us. Roly was a true Canadian with a dedicated True north strong and free spirit. I will always remember how Roly supported both myself and Martin Descarreaux to take the lead to achieve our potential in all we do. - I will aspire to be the best I can do to support others to become their best. thank you so much Roly! We will miss you. By the way the picture of you at the CAOT conference defending a poster with me would only upload upside down - how fitting is that I hope it makes others laugh as you made us laugh!
Saturday October 13, 2018
Condolence From: Martin Descarreaux
Condolence: Dear Rowena and all the family,
Sandrine, Alexis and Myself are deeply saddened by the loss of Roly. I have shared memories of Roly and a glass of wine in is honor with Lynn two weeks ago. We actually shared many with Roly while we were all working on the guidelines (see the picture of Roly Mireille and Rowena).
Alexis was quite young when he met Roly; so I was trying to describe him. The first thing that came to my mind (and that was in French of course) was "he was like Santa Claus without the beard" and in fact he really was. Roly was good-hearted, dedicated, passionate and a great leader. Roly was the bearer of good news (even when they were not so good), his laughter was unique and infectious and he traveled through the world... just like Santa!
I was privileged to share such great moments and experiences with him, I will truly miss Roly.
Love,
MartinD
Saturday October 13, 2018
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