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nicandklein

Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch

March 26, 1951 - March 30, 2021

We created this memorial to celebrate the life of Rolly Rock. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. We'd also love to know which songs and/or artists make you think of him. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive...  see more

OBITUARY
***ENGLISH TO FOLLOW***« DANCE JOKE PLAY MUSIC WITH FAMILY AND EVEN STRANGERS...UNITES US ALL….» — Rolly Rock Roland Zoël Joachim Joseph Roch (1951-2021) Roland Roch nous a quitté. Il est décédé après plusieurs années de lutte contre le cancer, dans son appartement...  see more
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  • Francine Roch
    Just in case anyone still doesn't believe in miracles.....here a cute one. This happened the day my friends were married....enjoy!
    • Francine Roch
      Francine Roch Papa a vu cette photo. Il était d'accord que c'était un petit miracle.
      • Jun 20
  • Francine Roch
    Hier, j'ai trouvé un courriel que je n'avais jamais ouvert avant de mon papa: Nov 11th:

    TELL ME ALL YOUR NEWS GOOD AND BAD...AND MAKE IT FUNNY...LIFE IS LIKE THAT

    LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHILE YOU ARE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS...

    MYSELF I'M GETTING...  more
  • Guy Corriveau
    Dear Roch family --- I've been trying to no avail to type this message in our mother tongue --- but the alt codes for the accents keep bumping me off --- I concede. In any case, I've found tapes for the 1975 Concert Rock as well as for the 1984 CFRG...  more
    • Guy Corriveau
      nicandklein Merci beaucoup, Guy! Envoie-nous ton numéro de téléphone à rollyrockrespects@gmail.com, et on pourra s'organiser.
      • Jun 5
    • Guy Corriveau
      Francine Roch SWEET! Nice! I can't wait to hear these...Merci tellement, Guy! Mon address est : 96 ch. de la Point-aux-roches , Luskville, Qc . J0X 2G0, ( si jamais tu voulais m'envoyer de quoi. ) .. Joe's been going through recordings , too. We've got a copy of...  see more
      • Jun 14
    • Guy Corriveau
      Guy Corriveau Francine --- yes, I'm on the "Vivre avec toi" track --- it's circa 1975 at the "Concert Rock" and included in the CD package I'm preparing for the family. The singer's name is Louise Mousseau.
      • Jun 15
  • Guy Corriveau
    Guy Corriveau added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • Norm Roch
    Another good memory of Roland & me was when he brought the lp LED ZEPPELIN 1. We both loved a lot GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES & COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN!! It was the start of 'rock n roll for us. Naturally with healthy doses of JIMI HENDRIX,STEPPENWOLF & a year...  more
  • Norm Roch
    Une autre bonne memoire de Roland & moi c'est quand il a emmne l'album LED ZEPPELIN 1. On a les deux aimee beaucoup GOOD TIME BAD TIMES & COMMUNICATION!! C'etait le commencement du 'rock n roll' pour nous. Naturallement avec des bonnes doses de JIMI...  more
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    • Norm Roch
      nicandklein Je n'ai jamais entendu parler de Savoy Brown ni Robin Trower. I'll have to look into them.
      • May 4
    • Norm Roch
      Norm Roch Ton pere m'avait donne l'album 'Raw Sienna' de Savoy Brown (1970). Il aimait aussi 'Bridge of Sighs' -Robin Trower & guitarists Gary Moore & Walter Trout. Je pense que tu vas aimee leur musique. oncle Normand
      • May 5
  • nicandklein
    Papa was a blues man, but also loved a great variety of music styles that he shared with us. A few artists that stick out for me personally:

    Sade (Smooth Operator) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYv2PhG89A

    Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus) -...  more
  • nicandklein
    Message from Gilles Roch:
    Your dad was in my wedding party [1972]. That’s me on the far left, obviously, and that’s my sister on the far right behind your father.
    ~Gilles
  • Norm Roch
    Allo Nicole c'est fantastique que Pierre 'Pete' Morier t'a donne un dvd du 'gig' au CCFM. Merci a Pierrre Morier pour faire ca!
  • nicandklein
    J'viens juste de voir Pierre "Pete" Morier qui a fait numériser un vieux VHS d'un gig qu'il a fait avec Papa au CCFM en 1989. Il nous a donné une copie du DVD!
  • Norm Roch
  • Norm Roch
    Norm Roch added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • Norm Roch
    Norm Roch added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • Norm Roch
    Thank Gisele for kind words. I also convey my sympathies to you. I knew when Roland met you that you both had that real love. You were his 'soul mate'. it was evident when you had your four children -so beautiful and generous and they are still like that...  more
  • Norm Roch
    Merci beaucoup Gisele pour tes beaux mots. Quant Roland t'a rencontre, je savait que vous aviez le vrais amour. Tu etait son 'soul mate'. C'etait evident quand vos aviez eux vos enfants -ci beaux et ci genereu et ils sont encore maintenant. Cest a cause...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    My sincere condolences, Normand. You & Roland shared a passion for music. As young children, you guys probably had your moments of sibling rivalry, but you became constant playmates. Then as a young adult, Roland was your Go-To Guy to advise you on...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    Mes sincères condoléances, Normand. Toi et Roland partgagiez une passion pour la musique. Jeunes gamins, vous aviez surmonté la rivalité fraternelle pour devenir des camarades dans vos jeux. Jeune adulte, tu consultais ton frère pour ses...  more
  • Janice Mabon
    We remember seeing Rolly playing Elvis at the St. Leon bar a few decades ago What a beautiful and fun night!! tks Rolly RIP Our sympathies to the Roch family ,Guy & Janice
  • Gisele ROCH
    Voici les genres de dictons/paroles de sagesse que Roland appréciait.
    Here are examples of slogans and wise sayings that Rolly would appreciate.
    "I can't change the direction of the wind. But, I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination..."...  more
  • Norm Roch
    SORRY I MISSPELLED TWO MISSPELLED WORDS IN MY BROTHER'S COMPOSITION. THE WORDS HIM JORCY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIM JORDY & IMRERNATION SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMFERNATION (I'M SO GLAD I CLEARED THAT UP). I ALSO FORGOT TO ADD A THIRD SENTENCE AFTER FELLS WARGO -MY...  more
    • Norm Roch
      Francine Roch Hé, Merci m'Nonc, c'était vraiment comme lire une lettre dans MAD magazine... ..je peux entendre la voix de mon père en train de faire un drôle d'accent....silly, silly... I miss MAD....
      • Apr 21
    • Norm Roch
      Francine Roch Voici le même avec les ajustements que t'as dit de faire: DEER HARVICK HECK, MY MANE IZ HIM JORDY. I WHERK FER FELLS WARGO. MY MICKNANE IZ BUNNY CALHOUNY.
      I MEED IMFERNATION CANCERNING AH GEARL MANED BIG BEN. EATS KNOT DATH I WON'T...  see more
      • Apr 21
    • Norm Roch
      Francine Roch Ça me fait penser à Mork and Mindy ou bien Andy Kaufmann sur Taxi......old school.
      • Apr 21
    • Norm Roch
      Norm Roch Hi Francine Merci pours corrigee ca. J'ai toujours aime lire cette composition (et c'est tres dure de 'proof read' ca sans rire). Quant ton pere et moi etait aux 'high school', il avait un 'journal' que les etudiants avais faite. Ton pere etait dans...  see more
      • Apr 21
    • Norm Roch
      Norm Roch Hello Francine Thank you for correcting it. I always enjoyed reading that composition (and it's very hard to 'proof read' it without laughing). When your father and I were in high school, he was in the student counsel and they had a school journal that...  see more
      • Apr 21
  • Norm Roch
    ROLLY WROTE A FUNNY COMPOSTION BACK WHEN HE WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. I READ IT AND MADE A COPY OF IT. HERE GOES (these are all his words & spelling!!!) Try to read this without laughing. 😀 😀 DEER HARVICK HECK, MY MANE IZ HIM JORCY. I WHERK FER...  more
  • nicandklein
    A message from Daryl Braun:
    Hi Francine,
    My heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your dad. We played together in a band almost 40 years ago. It was called Southern Comfort. Rollie was a wonderful musician and so much fun to be...  more
    • nicandklein
      Francine Roch Thanks Darryl, if I organized a Tribute to Rolly Concert, would you play? And maybe Rick too....low key, you know ...That would be the ultimate! Thanks for having been such a good buddy to my Dad! Frankie
      • Apr 21
  • nicandklein
    A message from Glen Nazaruk:
    I played in the band Riff Raff with Rolly and he was one of my closest friends. We stayed in touch and saw one another when we could to the present day.
    I am heartbroken to hear of his passing but glad that he is no longer...  more
    • nicandklein
      Francine Roch Oh Glen, so nice to hear from you. I remember you from way back when as a little little girl. I'm so glad to read your words. You're a real good friend . Thank you so much for having been such a good friend to my Father all these years.. He was so tough...  see more
      • Apr 21
  • nicandklein
    I never did continue with these piano lessons.
    What a chubby baby!
  • nicandklein
    nicandklein added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • nicandklein
    After Mom and Dad split up, I'd sometimes have special sleepovers on the weekend with Dad. We'd rent a movie or two then get some groceries. He'd let me pick the snacks and even a fun box of cereal to eat the next morning. Il me gâtait. We'd hang out at...  more
    • nicandklein
      nicandklein Does anyone else see a bit of Felix in my face there?
      • Apr 19
  • Gisele ROCH
    MERCI, EDWIN, POUR LE PARTAGE DE CETTE COMPOSITION INSPIRÉE PAR LE CHANT "JOHNNY B. GOOD"

    Roland T. Bon (paroles: Edwin Prince)

    Pas très loin de Lourdes, au Manitoba
    Sur le chemin du sud, enfoui dans le bois
    Y’avait une p’tite maison fait de...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    Merci pour ce message de condoléances de Edwin et Joanne Prince:
    "Chères Gisèle, Francine et famille. Je ne savais pas que j’allais immortaliser Roland dans cette chanson que j’ai composé il y a bien des années déjà. J’ai passé de bons...  more
  • Norm Roch
    Roland also played in THE BIG BAZOO in 2008.
  • Gisele Saurette-Roch
    AUX "NOUVEAUX PAPAS": Je tiens à reconnaître le rôle important des papas qui s'engagent dès la jeune enfance dans les soins de leurs petits. Il n'y a pas de prix à la relation plus rapprochée entre les enfants et leur papa en contraste avec que...  more
  • Gisele Saurette-Roch
    TO THE "NEW DADS": I want to salute the new generation(s) of dads who are not afraid to bond with their children, to be engaged with them from the start, not only as provider and disciplinarian. Dads make a huge difference in their children's...  more
  • Norm Roch
    Hello Richard Mallach. I remember first meeting you on the farm in Notre Dame. You stayed overnight. My brother said you played guitar. You guys seemed very serious about music that you were learning. You were always respectful of others. Over the years ...  more
  • Richard Mallach
    Hello Gisele (and anyone else who remembers me). I miss you guys and regret losing touch with Rolly and the rest of you these past 20 years or so.
    At 8:39 am on Saturday, April 17, 2021, Daryl Braun sent me a text to say that Rolly had passed away....  more
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    • Richard Mallach
      Francine Roch I remember you, Rick, from long ago. You came for supper at our house when I was still a child, and didn't remember you then, but it sure made my father happy to see you. Thanks for sharing these sweet words.....very very touching.
      • Apr 19
    • Richard Mallach
      Richard Mallach Hello Gisele. I was just thinking that it would be nice to have your contact information so I could call you one of these days. I know Facebook isn't very private.
      • May 1
    • Richard Mallach
      Richard Mallach i was going to say, i know Facebook isn't very private.
      • May 1
    • Richard Mallach
      Richard Mallach Okay, I'll try again. As you can tell I'm not accustom to using Facebook. Anyway, if you want me to send my email address or something, maybe you could send me your phone number. Whatever you think would work best.
      • May 1
    • Richard Mallach
      nicandklein Hi, Rick. Be sure to email us at rollyrockrespects@gmail.com so we'll be able to reach out to you once more of my Dad's music is digitized and ready to share.
      • May 1
  • Norm Roch
    hey NicandKlein Yes, I forgot about the band Fine Line. That's another one. Thanks 😀
  • nicandklein
    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    https://youtu.be/fJ9rUzIMcZQ

    Dad had A Night At The Opera on vinyl, and I remember loving it long before my friends heard this song for the first time in the movie Wayne's World.
    • nicandklein
      Francine Roch yeah, but he didn't like us listening to that one because he killed a man.....remember , on our way to Notre-Dame? We had to sing "" Mamaaaa just MMMed a man, put a Mm against his Mm, pulled my mm-mm , now he's mmm. ......He was so so protective of...  see more
      • Apr 19
  • Norm Roch
  • nicandklein
    Un message de Gilles Roch:
    The last time I saw Rolly was at my mother Isabelle’s funeral (his aunt) in 2013. Prior to that, I believe it was at my father Marcel’s funeral (his uncle) in 1997. If it wasn’t for weddings and funerals, far-flung...  more
    • nicandklein
      Francine Roch Mouton????? He never told me that one! hehehehe!
      • Apr 19
  • Norm Roch
    Two other bands Rolly played in are Harbor & Riff Raff
  • Norm Roch
    FONDEST MEMORY OF THE BLUES BENDERS - WATCHING THEM PLAY AT THE CULTURAL CENTER ON A SAT. AFTERNOON. THEY WERE PLAYING THEIR LAST SONG OF THEIR SECOND SET (UNFORTUNATELY FEW PEOPLE IN THE CROWD). THEY WERE PLAYING THIS IMPROVED INSTRUMENTAL -WHICH LASTED...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    Voici qq photos de nos merveilleux petits-enfants... Here are a few photos of our wonderful grand-kids.
  • Gisele ROCH
    Our great kids at different ages, talented, musical, resourceful and creative. They grew up, founded their own families & gave us seven wonderful grand-children!
  • Gisele ROCH
    Wpg Folk Fest Tradition continues (2019)
  • Gisele ROCH
    Our first attendance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival as in 1978 when Lizanne was 20 months old & Joël was 2 weeks old. We always booked the second week-end in July for decades after that as a Roch family tradition was born! In 2019, it was grand-kids who...  more
    • Gisele ROCH
      Francine Roch Thanks to the face painters, too. I really loved the plays they used to put on for children.....we were there when they left the grass long in the parking lot and there grass hoppers flying everywhere when you walked through it.,,,,,and when there used...  see more
      • Apr 19
  • Gisele ROCH
    Lorsque le Winnipeg Folk Festival a fait de la place pour les enfants, la deuxième fin de semaine de juillet est devenu un rendez-vous annuel chez nous. La première année qu'on avait assisté, 1978, Lizanne avait 20 mois et Joël à 2 semaines et...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    Gisele ROCH added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • nicandklein
    nicandklein added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • Norm Roch
    Norm Roch added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
    • Norm Roch
      Francine Roch Oh! Ce regard , je le vois dans Didier quand il joue.
      • Apr 18
  • Norm Roch
    Norm Roch added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Roland "Rolly Rock" Roch:
  • Gisele ROCH
    Un message de Dennis Connelly:
    Merci bc Gisèle.
    Que de souvenirs me sont revenus à l’esprit en écoutant cet enregistrement. J’ai très vite reconnu le style et la guitare de Rolly. Le blues-rock en fusion avec le jazz était certainement au cœur...  more
  • Gisele ROCH
    Un message de Monique Ducharme:
    Bonjour Gisèle. ..je m'appelle Monique Ducharme. ..j'ai fait partie des 100 Nons et je chantais aussi dans le groupe des Tripoteux...Roland faisait partie de notre gang...je peux vous dire qu'on a toujours eu du plaisir...  more