On May 21st 2020 Kalman Frank Roller passed at home peacefully in his bed with his family by his side after a 15 month battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, 7 children and 12 grandchildren.
Dad's dream was to be a pirate, to live a life of adventure, sailing the 7 seas, but instead he chose the adventure of being a corporate executive, a husband, a father, a grandfather. He grew up in a small town in Hungary as the eldest of 4 brothers, immigrated to Canada where he built his career as a Pharmaceutical Executive and expanded to China where he resided for 15 years.
After retirement, he continued to explore the world, play tennis, master Mandarin, and most of all spending time with his family and curiously learning about the younger generations.
Dad was a leader, mentor, and inspired many to be their best. He believed in a constant pursuit of balance, happiness and knowledge. At the same time, always brought a positive attitude and a spark of light at every gathering. When the music was on, there was no stopping him.
On his tomb stone he requested it to say:
"Here lies a man who lived his dreams"
There has been a number of requests for donations and gifts. In light of dads battle against brain cancer, Mom Roller has asked that all donations go towards the brain cancer research at Trillium where he received treatment.
With much love,
Mom, Helema Roller,
and the 7 children; Lily May, Peter, Robert, Mark, Meshelle, Kal Jr, & Miko Roller