Rowland Alfred Andrews Payne, beloved husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend passed away in Salmon Arm on Tuesday October 28, 2014. Rollie was born in Winnipeg in 1930 and enjoyed his early years at the family cottage in Minaki, Ontario. He met and married Patricia Kroon in 1961 and, with their young family, settled in Kamloops BC. Rollie worked as a Securities Broker but also loved his time away from the office as an avid outdoorsman and artist.
Guiding his family, he spent his winters at Todd Mountain and summers at the cottage on Little Shuswap Lake. Rollie and Pat retired to Eagle Bay on Shuswap Lake where Rollie enjoyed his summers sailing, waterskiing, biking, gardening and paddling his canoe, and his winters downhill and cross-country skiing, and painting. He shared all his passions and the activities that he loved with his family, who will miss him dearly. He leaves behind Pat, his wife of 53 years, his children Carolyn (Paul) Huisman and grandchildren, Ally, Eli and Sam, Willem (Jullie) Payne and grandchildren, Josh, Ben and Emma, and Kathi (Russ) Osinchuk and grandchildren, Nicole and Stuart. A Service celebrating Rollie’s life took place on Sunday, November 2, at 1:30pm at the Eagle Bay Community Hall. Should friends desire, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. Rollie’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to long-time physician Dr. Herman Venter, and the staff at Piccadilly Care Centre and the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their support, warmth, care and compassion.
Online condolences may be sent through Rollie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC