Rollanda Marie Lee

November 1, 2020 11 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of
Rollanda Marie Lee on October 27, 2020.

Our beloved
sister Rollanda had been admitted to the U of A Hospital
on August 22nd due to complications from previous falls,
dramatic weight loss, multiple fractures from Osteoporosis
& advanced Parkinson’s. After five weeks she was moved
to the Edmonton General Long term care and was lovingly
cared for there from September 28 to October 27.

With
her brother & sister by her side that last day, she was finally
freed from the pain, able to find peace and undoubtedly
ready to Sing with the Angels.

Left to cherish their memories of a wonderful sister, devoted
Aunt & cousin, lifelong friend and Jazz Legend are:
Sister Adrienne Hébert (Vancouver), Brother Bernie Hébert,
Aunt Antoinette Cyre, Nephew Gerry Hébert & family, niece
Danielle Hébert & son Dane, Nephew Chris Hébert , nephew
Al Hébert & nieces; Nicole Royer, Michelle Hébert and
Monique Hébert plus numerous friends and musicians.
She will also be sadly missed by her band of 25 years, The
Canadian Hot Stars Jazz Band.

The family wishes to extend
gratitude to the Edmonton General Long Term Facility, unit
4C. for their tender & personalized care for Rollanda as she
fought advanced Parkinson’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of ALBERTA.

A private service will be held on Friday November 6, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Basilica at 2:00pm.

  1. Rollanda was a wonderful person and a great entertainer. My husband and I enjoyed her Jazz festivals very much. What Charisma! She was also a good friend to me and sang at my husband’s memorial service ten years ago. Rollanda, to me, is one to be remembered for all she brought to Edmonton’s music scene, especially Jazz. She will certainly be missed. Condolences to her family and friends.

    • Rollanda was a beloved performer and friend at Les Amies Dance Club for many years, she will be remembered and greatly missed by all. So sorry for your loss. Chris & George Pugh, President Couple, Les Amies Dance Club

  2. Rest in peace Rollanda.

  3. Rollanda you spitfire!! I met you through Jill and Billy. We had so many laughs, so many parties which you always were the life of the party.

    My mom and dad always came to visit you at work and when we finally worked together we spoiled each other with treats!!

    How you got away with the things you said was beyond anyone!! You should definitely have been put into detention office more than once for telling it like it was and not caring if it was politically correct. It was your opinion!!

    You were my grandma, my friend, my singing partner at times and I will miss you dearly!!

    No parties up stairs, but say hello to Tyrone for me and continue to sing with the angels and Tommy !!

    Love you RIP

    Condolences to your family and friends!!

  4. Rollanda was loved and will be missed. She has touched the lives of so many people around the world with the joy and song she brought with her wherever she went. Recalling now the many enjoyable times at her shows or socializing with her at various events and we’re happy she will live on in our hearts.

  5. Rollanda, the show goes on so keep the music playing. Catch you next time around in Waikiki, save me a spot on the beach.
    Will miss your wit and sense of humour. Rest In Peace.
    Condolences to Adrienne and Bernie.

  6. We are so very sorry for the tremendous loss of Rolanda Lee. We have known her for many years. We are also longtime members of the Dixieland Society. She was an icon and a very special lady.
    May she Rest In Peace!
    Ilonka Wormsbecker Halpern
    Gordon Wormsbecker.🤍

  7. To the Hebert Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at Rollanda’s passing. I am sure she is singing with the angels. Love to all.

  8. You were an awesome entertain er.You have many hearts 💕. We have wonderful memories. Shall never forget you, lovely lady with an angelic voice. Grace Paulowicz.

  9. I just learned of this and my heart is breaking. I have so many wonderful memories of our time and friendship. My favourite was surprising you with my singing at the Victoria Jazz Festival back in 2007. You had the kind of personality that was both larger than life yet kind and intimate. Your passion for music and adventure shone through in everything you did. While I’m sad you’ve passed I’m thankful you’re no longer in pain. I hope you’re performing with the legends in the Great Beyond. I will miss you very much, you wondrous lady. My love to you always.

  10. My heart goes out to Rollanda,, We were the kids she never had… I loved her with all my heart and soul .. She will be missed,, Thanks for taking us in,,,,,,, Love you always

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