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In Loving Memory


Roland John Bambury

Born in Pools Cove, Newfoundland

September 17, 1932

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

February 13, 2018

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Bambury, Roland John

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Roland John Bambury on Tuesday February 13, 2018, at his residence, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Roland was 85. He was born in 1932 to Levi and Florence Bambury in the small town of Pools Cove, Nfld. Looking for a bigger horizon he joined the ships where he became a 3rd class engineer. Always wanting to be a family man he met his wife Lucy and they moved to Sarnia where he joined the Sarnia Police Force, had 4 children and later became Deputy Chief of Police. After 32 years on the force he retired and moved back to Marystown Nfld. where he and Lucy owned and operated a restaurant and later the Golden Sands Campground. They eventually moved Back to Sarnia to be closer with their growing family. He leaves behind the love of his life for 62 years, Lucy (n. Cluett), his children Keith, Barry (Czeslawa), Terry (Lori), Sharon and son-in-law Chris, his treasured grandchildren Melissa (Jay), Kealy (Megan), Teri Lee, Travis (Lauren), Kayla (Michael), and great grandchildren Carmandy, Gabe, Wyatt, Addison, Brianna and Fisher. He will be sadly missed by his sister Ada. The family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Bayshore Care and Dr. Lily for helping them through this difficult time. In keeping with his wishes, a private family service was held on Friday February 16th. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Roland’s Guestbook” at In Lieu of flowers, sympathy maybe expressed through memorial donations to the Cancer Society and or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George St. Sarnia, Ontario.

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Private Family Visitation  

Funeral Service

Friday February 16, 2018

Private Family Services



Lakeview Crematorium.


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To Lucy and Family, sending my sincere condolences on the news of Roland’s passing. I hope that your loving memories will give you comfort & strength at this sad time.

Bill & Judy deGraaf

Roland will surely be missed , i was lucky enough to have met him and Lucy at Sears, to help them with an issue a few yrs back and he kept in touch with me a little after that . Always with a kind word and a smile , I feel my life is better just knowing the man , Being were both Newfoundlanders didn't hurt either. By for now my friend Wayne

Wayne Brake

All our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Curtis Williams and family

Thoughtful, Nice, Caring are not enough words to describe Roland. Everyone felt welcome in his presence. May God be with the family at this time.


Till we meet again Posted by Jobe Williams (Dear Friend) On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Roland was one of my best friends from childhood to today, he was a dear friend of our family & we shared many good times as boys together...saying good-bye is hard but I will hold my memories close in my heart...I can close my eyes and hear him playing his harmonica and his music is drifting on a soft breeze across the bay. Till we meet again old friend...Jobe

Jobe Williams

I'm so sorry to here of Roland's passing. he was a true uplifting positive person and it was a pleasure to know him. thank you both for letting me share a small moment in his life. He is was will always be remembered for his strong kind spirit of love and humor God bless you all. May god grant you peace Former Care Partners worker Mark Fysh

Mark Fysh

So incredibly sorry for your loss. I know he will be sadly missed.

Debra Taylor

Dear Sharon, Lucy and family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband. I have very good memories of Roland from the many times staying at your home on Churchill Road as a teenager and close friend to you Sharon. May his memory stay tucked close in your heart and as time goes by may it be a sweet treasured, special place. Thinking of you all and may God give you the strength and comfort you need.

Dorothy Huebl

Dear Barry and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Roland. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Take Care and God Bless! Mark Kohoutek and family.

Mark Kohoutek

My heart is heavy with the sad news that Roly has passed away. Lucy, please know that you are in my thoughts. Some of my best memories as a kid were spent with your family. Sending hugs to Terry, Sharon, Barry and Keith.

Chris (Cook) Todd

Our prayers are with your family on this time of loss . Brother Stephen G Mac Neil Sr Sarnia District Mason's liberty 419.

steve macneil

Sorry to hear. Please accept our deepest sympathy Lucy and family, god bless.

Dwayne and Brenda Williams, pools Cove nl

Barry, please know I am thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Keep all the memories of your dad close to your heart.

Cheryl Hurst

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I lost mine long ago but still remember. Hold on to great memories and know I am praying for you and your family.

Lloyd Churchill

Dear Lucy, My condolences on the passing of your husband Rollie . I only had the pleasure of meeting him once .He was such an accommodating host , his kindness will always be remembered . Deepest sympathy, ( Dale's friend from Collingwood) Shirley McKee

Shirley McKee

Roly was a Brother in Victoria Lodge No. 56. I know that Freemasonry meant a lot to him, though he was not able to attend Lodge in recent years. He will be remembered by his Brother Masons. Sincerely, Marshall Kern, Worshipful Master of Victoria Lodge No. 56

Marshall Kern

Love you Papa


My deepest sympathy and respect to the Bambury family. Rolly was the best boss I ever worked during my tenure in the Intelligence office. More that that, Rolly was a trusted friend who had wise advice and insight into a number of issues. Through it all, he always had a great of humour and the ability to put people at ease. I will miss him. Dave McCabe

Dave McCabe

To Lucy and the family , sorry to hear of Rolands passing you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Daphne & Spencer Grandy

To the Bambury Family.Sorry to hear of Rolands passing.My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.I lived next store to the Bambury's on MarkLand Rd,Creston South,Marystown,Nl.I will keep you always in my prayers,God Bless you all at this time.Mr.Stephen Hooper.

Stephen Hooper

To Lucy and the Bambury Family, I send my sincere condolences on the news of Roland’s passing. I hope that your loving memories will help you during this difficult time. RIP Roland.

Marilyn Cluett Grandy

So sorry to hear the passing of Rollie, he will be missed by many, he was a dear friend of my dad Preston and the family. sending hugs and prayers out to Lucy and the family. Love Cheryl, Melanie and Tanya and familys.

Cheryl Williams

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Bambury. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember Mr. Bambury as a kind man who always had a smile and always ready for some fun. It was a pleasure to have know him. God bless.

John Gillingham

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