Danilovich, Rollande


1925 - 2022

In loving memory of Rollande Yvonne Danilovich (DeLean) born November 28, 1925, in Ansonville, Ontario, who passed away at the age of 96 on April 29, 2022, with family by her side.

She was one of nine siblings; Luce, Sue, Ray, Lucien, Tess, Mish, Joe, and Denny. They were a fun-loving musical family. Rolly was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John, and is survived by her children, Gary James (Dianne), Mark James, Kim Ryan (Kelly), and Lisa Davis (Terry). She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14.5 great-grandchildren, all of whom, enjoyed many wonderful summers in Kenogami. Rolly was fortunate to have a large close extended family and celebrated many family reunions throughout the years.

Rolly and John were partners in businesses throughout their life together; Spic and Span Dry Cleaners, Union Bakery, Red Pines Lodge, and Red Pines Trading Post.

She was one of the original members of the sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, and her life was enriched by friendships with her many sorority sisters.

Rolly and John enjoyed many years on Kenogami Lake and were active members of their community. Rolly loved working in her store where she was able to interact with many people. John and Rolly spent ten years vacationing in Lake Havasu, Arizona, with their KL gang. Rolly was known for her wit and sense of humour. She was small but mighty!

In lieu of flowers, if one wishes, donations can be made to Kenogami Firehall/Community Centre in Rolly’s memory.

Many thanks to Rolly’s wonderful community caregivers including Dr. Ek, VON, CCAC, Homecare, Nurse Practitioners, Family Health Team, KL Pharmacy, Kirkland Lake and New Liskeard District hospitals.

Rolly will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

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Lisa and Terry

So sorry about your Mom. You two were amazing with her and she got to stay in her home her whole life with so much love around her. What a lucky lady she was

Monique, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich family

My sincerest sympathies to the entire family.

John Czuba, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich Family

I have so many fond memories of your Mom & Dad. My sincerest condolences to the entire family during this very sad time.

Jane MacDonald, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich Family

Sorry to hear about the loss of you mom , she was a great lady, and loved by many.
Rob and Nancy

ROB TAYLOR, May 3, 2022

Rolly’s family

On behalf of the Bassett and Jones (Vi, Ernie, Mary Ann, Janie, and Jim) families I send our most heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in your memories.

Laurie Bassett , May 3, 2022

Lisa, Terry, Gary, Kim, Mark and all Rolly’s family

Our sincere condolences on your loss. Rolls was an amazing lady.
Love the Uhrayns.

Doris, Steve, Chris and family, May 3, 2022

Rolly's fmily.

Condolences from Kathy and I. Rolly was a fun, kind and friendly presence around Kenogami. She will be missed.

John and Kathy Carhart, May 3, 2022

Danilovich Family

Please accept our prayers during this difficult time.

Stan Skalecki, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich Family

Sincere condolences. Rolly (and John) were a great inspiration to Kenogami and Kirkland Lake. Great people, Great times and Great memories.

John P. Malnerich, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich and James Families

We were so sorry to hear of Rollie’s passing. She had a long, well lived life and was loved by so many. Blessed to stay in her home all these years especially later in her life with loving family tending to her needs and so near by to do so. We should all be so lucky.
Please accept our deepest condolences and know we are thinking of you all.
Love and hugs,
Jim and Marie

Jim and Marie Naylor, May 3, 2022

Lisa, Terry & Family:

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a lovely, pleasant lady. Always enjoyed shopping at Red Pines.
You are in my thoughts & prayers.


Brenda Szalajko, May 3, 2022

The Danilovich Family

So very sorry to hear the passing of Rolly. Our sincere condolences. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. RIP Rolly

Brian and Leigh Fraser, May 3, 2022

Mark James and the entire James, Danilovich and DeLean Clan

My friend, so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Her life was a full one and “small but mighty” speaks volumes. She will be missed. Hope you find peace knowing that she and Black John are united once again. Hugs.

Heather Taylor Sandrin, May 3, 2022


Ernie and Marianne Cloutier extend their sincere condolences to all of Rollys family on the loss of a treasured member of heir family. We knew her as a warm mother to her daughter and to our daughter who spent many nights hiding behind the doors of the Bar watching the entertainment when they should have been in bed. In later years we felt her kindness and her desire to please when we shopped at her Trading Post. When we owned the Kenogami Bridge Inn, she was a pleasant and kind customer of ours.

We join with you in sorrow at this sad time .

Ernie and Marianne Cloutier, May 4, 2022

Rolly's Family

We are so saddened to read of Rolly's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Cherish the memories!
Big hugs from Freddie & Erin

Fred MacKinnon & Erin Leffers, May 4, 2022

The Family of Rollande

My condolences to the family.
Always remember her as a petite but strong woman.

RICK BARKER, May 4, 2022

Danilovich Family

So very sorry for your loss.
We always enjoyed visiting Rolly when we came to Kirkland.
She was a a beautiful Lady.

Rick and Donna Durham, May 4, 2022

Gary, Mark, Kim, Lisa and family

We are saddened to read of Rolly’s passing. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Cathy and Richard Le Clerc , May 4, 2022

The Danilovich Family

My sincere deepest sympathy to the family on Rollande’s passing. Having my late Father deliver from our Kirkland Hardware Store in Kirkland Lake to Kenogami. Having a cottage in Kenogami and enjoying the good times at the Red Pines years back. Shopped in her store and I had many long great conversations with her. Rest In Peace!
Ms. Michelle St. Georges

Ms. Michelle St. Georges, May 5, 2022

Lisa and families

I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and we visited Red Pines often to shop for coats and slippers! Please know you are in my thoughts Lisa, although she had a long life, it never seems long enough when it’s your Mom ❤️.

Marjorie Harvey, May 5, 2022

The Danilovich Family

So sorry to hear of Rolly's passing. She was such a sweet caring lady. Lots of great memories to treasure. I remember working in the store a few days for her. My deepest condolences !

Renee Carriere, May 6, 2022

Rolly's Families

Rolly was a sorority sister for over 50 years and was always willing to share her recipes and expertise in the kitchen. She hosted many dinner and events at the home/businesses on Kenogami. I still make her Wild Rice Casserole once or twice a year and it is my 'go to' recipe for pot luck suppers. My sincere condolences to Rolly's children and their families.

Charlene Stevens, May 10, 2022

Lisa and family

So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Such a lovely lady.
Thoughts and prayers to all of your family.

Hélène and Don Studholme , May 10, 2022

Rollys Family

I am so very saddened to hear this. My sincerest condolences

Sherry Faulkner, May 13, 2022

Gary, Mark, Lisa, Kim, and families

I’m so sorry to hear of Rolly’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be dearly missed.

Wayne and Lyn Olmstead, May 16, 2022

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