Mike “Rollie” Rowland

ROWLAND, Mike “Rollie”….

Mike Rowland passed away at Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in his 64th year. Predeceased by parents Eileen and Ray, grandchild Jacob, and brother Rick. Survived by daughters Charlene and Colleen, grandchildren Lex, Mike, Jak, Dalton, and Noah and his siblings Pat, Al, Debbie, and Tom. 

Mike was a great lover of all sports and actively played volleyball with best friend Bob and softball with all of his friends at the Huff n Puff League. Mike will be sincerely missed by all of his co-workers at the Bag Lickers Union. 

Mike was a great father, grandparent and friend. He had a kind soul and a soft heart and behind a gruff straight forward exterior loved many and would do anything for his friends and family. A celebration of his life will held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 2-6 pm at 450 Ronald Street, London. 

In lieu of flowers his daughters respectfully request that donations be made in his honour to the East London Optimist Club. Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com


  1. Mike will be missed by all his co-workers at the City!!! I have known Mike for 30+ years, Mike loved people, and a good prank, well respected by his friends and co-workers for his Loyalty!!! Deepest Regards Brian

  2. Again, I am so sorry for the loss of your daddy. I am thinking about you both and your babies during this difficult time. ❤️
    Jessica and family

  3. I’m so sorry Charlene, may he rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family.

  4. My sincere condolences to the Rolands family and friends. Mike was a great guy. Always good for a laugh either at work or out for beers. He was one of a kind. RIP Mike

  5. Although I only knew Rollie a short time, it was top quality time. A smile on his face when he showed up to volleyball each Wednesday and at every get together We had great fun and great conversation. His presence was felt this past Wednesday and will be every Wednesday I’m sure. God bless my friend.

  6. My sincere condolences to the family for your loss, R.I.P my dear acqua fit friend….we had many many laugh in the pool…. I will miss you dearly. ciao

  7. I also remember my cousin Mike always smiling, even during the tough times. May your smile always be remembered and your soul rest in peace

  8. My condolences to the Rowland family during this difficult time. I’ve known Mike since my Gr.13 history class we had together at H.B. Beal Secondary School back in 1978. I vividly remember Mike as an outstanding high school athlete in football. Upon graduation, he continued playing football for the home town London Beefeaters of the Canadian Junior Football League and had a professional try-out with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL!

  9. My heart broke when I heard of Mike’s passing. He truly was one of a kind and will be sadly missed. He said it as it was and genuine to the core. Just a great guy truly. My deepest sympathy for the entire family.

  10. He kept a promise to me for all these years, I will never ever forget him for keeping that promise. He loved his girls, I am so grateful to him for that, Eileen.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was an amazing friend and coworker who was always willing to lend a hand or ear when it was needed. We truly lost one of the good guys. May you rest in peace Mike. We will miss you. Jen, Judy and Dave Salhani

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a lovely man and a wonderful father. I know how important he was to Charlene and her sister. Please know we are here for you when ever you need us.

    Lots of Love,
    Calvin, Andrea and kids

  13. I just heard the news of Mike’s passing it was a shock to hear. I knew Mike through Good Life for the last several years. Mike was in our Pump Iron class and our Yoga classes he was always a lot of fun to be with. We will surely miss him. Condolences to all of Mike’s family and friends. R.I.P. Mike

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