Roland Vernon Hamilton

August 27, 1967 - January 30, 2022
February 5, 2022 2 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our loved one Roland Vernon Hamilton of Edmonton on January 30, 2022.

Roland passed away peacefully after a long struggle with various health conditions.

Roland is survived by his only son, Christian Hamilton of Edmonton; siblings, Brad Sutton, Laura Hamilton, Robert Hamilton and Bernice Hamilton; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

Roland was predeceased by his twin brother, Reginald Hamilton Jr. (2018);  mother, Susan Sutton (1996); father, Reginald Hamilton Sr. (1999); and beloved niece, Leigh-Andrea Hamilton-Smith (2018).

Roland was a gentle soul who was very creative and dreamed of days by the water fishing.  He enjoyed working with his hands - building and repairing wood furniture, painting, and most of all his beautiful handwriting.   Roland had beautiful penmanship.  He recently had taken up cooking and was enjoying the creation of new dishes.

Roland was the recipient of great medical care over the years which included heart valve replacements.

Thank you to all who helped care for Roland throughout his journey.

Roland will live in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, those feeling inclined may donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in memory of Roland.

 

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, my condolances on rollies passing

  2. To my Brother, and more, my Friend, whom I’ve known my entire life, and I have you still here alive in my heart, I will always smile and remember all of the great times we had growing up, nearly every day fishing after school, if we did not have errands, or work to do in our yard, and homework etc.
    You were always my big brother, you and Reg and the 3 of us did almost everything together always.
    I always felt safe with you and no harm ever came to me in your presence by another, the same can be said for when I was with Reg, and no harm ever came to you by another when you were with me, or when you were with Reg.
    We were brothers in arms and I know we all loved the songs “He Aint Heavy, He’s my Brother” by Neil Diamond, “Brothers in Arms” by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, “Cool Change” .. “The Albatross and the Whales They are my Brothers” by The Little River Band.
    One of my greatest memories was when all of us Laura, Reg, You, myself, and Bernice, went to see Blue Rodeo at the Jubilee Auditorium,it was the first time we all got together to go to one concert and it was a very beautiful night that I will remember forever.
    Both swimming and fishing at the brook in Westfield and just being young and growing up with Reg and you as my Big Brothers and Laura as our eldest sister who was really protective and Bernice as our youngest sister whom we always tried to shield from any alcohol, drugs, or boys.. we did a really good job I think of that, and I’m sure “Burp” as you fondly called Bernice, would agree.
    You also had a very close relationship as an adult male example and somewhat of a roll model figure with Jesse Ronan Michael Dallmann while working with Bernice at the Fire Towers, where you and your creative juices of building seats, benches, and other things, I’m sure rubbed off on Jesse and I’m sure will always have a special bond and place in both Jesse’s and Bernice’s hearts for that, and so much more.
    I know, you were very happy to see Brad our half Brother and get to spend some time with him, before on January 30th, 2022, moving to God’s Penthouse in the sky for God’s Loved Ones, and I know you were also happy be in touch with Billy McLatchy our other half Brother who Ironically was also born on August 27th yours and Reg’s Birth Days.
    Well brother, it is with a heart filled with Love, and Respect, for the man you were, and the Integrity you carried yourself with, I am very happy my very last words to you were, I Love You Brother, and yours were also “I Love you” and, we were able to easily say that to one another.
    I know you are with Mom, Dad, Reg, Leigh, and some of your friends who are also in Heaven but you are also still here with me in my heart and there I shall hold you in the highest Esteem until I leave this Eartly Existence and Hopefully join you and we can go trout fishing once again and cook the freshly caught fish beside the lake or brook the trout came from..
    Humour was always something you normally showed to everyone you cared about and I’m sure God has welcomed you and your humour with Open Arms.
    I know I still have yet to feel the full extent of not ever being able to see you or talk to you except when I close my eyes, I will always see you and remember all the very best you gave this world.
    Your Loving Brother Always,
    Bobby

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