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Roderick "Rod" CHARLAND

October 22, 1941 - July 22, 2022


On July 22, 2022, Mr. Roderick “Rod” Charland of Cold Lake First Nations passed away at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Anne; 3 daughters & 1 son, Lena Amable, Lorne, Tammy (Billy) McLaughlin & Sharon; adopted daughter, Ramona (Joseph) Piche; 12 grandchildren, Nathan, Co Len, Kyle, Garrett, Cody, Amber, Bryan, Danielle, Keith, Ryan, Kristian & Ashley; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Frank; 2 sisters, Rose (George) Martial & Irene; adopted sister, Joyce (Maynard) Metchewais; adopted brother, Darrell Loyer; sister-in-law, Sarah; numerous nieces & nephews. Rod was predeceased by his parents, Francis & Leona; 2 brothers, Charles & Rene; 3 sisters, Ann Dopson, Teresa Minoose & Edna Minoose; son-in-law, Brian Cardinal. A Wake will be held on Friday, July 29 (procession leaving Grace Gardens at 9:30 a.m.) at Cold Lake First Nations Spiritual Centre, Cold Lake First Nations. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church, Cold Lake First Nations. Reverend Father Thomas Nguyen will be the celebrant, with interment in Cold Lake First Nations Cemetery, Cold Lake First Nations. To send condolences online please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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On behalf of all of Iron Horse Janitorial and Bee-Clean Building Maintenance, we offer our sincerest condolences on your loss. The Charland family is in our hearts and prayers

From: Victoria Jacob
Relation: Long time friend

Our sincere condolences Anne and family. Rod will be greatly missed. His kindness, his smile, his gentleness…
We are truly sad and send condolences and prayers in the loss you are going through.
Allen and Viki Jacob

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
July 29, 2022
Beginning at 9:30am

Cold Lake First Nations Spiritual Centre

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

One night Wake at Cold Lake First Nations Spiritual Centre.  Procession will leave Grace Gardens on Friday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

  Mass of Christian Burial

Date & Time:
July 30, 2022
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

Cold Lake First Nations, AB Canada

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