ROLLINS, Maurice H.
With profound sadness we announce the passing of our father, Maurice Rollins at his residence on Thursday June 3, 2021 at the age of 94.
Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Maude Rollins (Houston) and his brother John.
Predeceased by first wife Marilyn Rollins (Matthews) and their son Mark. Survived by their children Peter (Cathy), Christine (Dan), John and Jeff (Becky).
Also predeceased by wife of 47 years Marilyn Rollins (MacDermaid) and step-son Michael Vigoda. Survived by step-daughter Keleigh Korteweg (Arie).
Also survived by 7 grandchildren, Ashleigh, Jennifer, Donny, Jessica, Kristy, Matt and Michelle and 1 step-grandchild, Meradith and 7 great grandchildren. Uncle Maurice will be sadly missed by Mike and Angie.
Dad was born in Tweed Ontario on a kitchen table May 25, 1927. The family moved to Belleville when Dad was one. He attended Queen Alexander School and graduated BCIVS.
Aspirations of becoming a pharmacist was short lived as the construction industry caught his attention. He began working for McFarland’s Construction and in May of 1955 he started Rollins Construction followed by the opening of Rollins Lumber. In the late 1970’s a niche in the motel industry prompted the beginning of the Journey End Motel chain. During Dad’s lifetime he had many other successful business ventures including the construction and operation of retirement homes.
Dad was known for his many philanthropic endeavours such as The United Way of Quinte, The Enrichment Centre for Mental Health and The Belleville General Hospital Foundation.
Throughout his lifetime he received awards from Good Citizenship (Ontario), Canada Award for Business Excellence, the Ontario Business Achievement Award, Quinte Home Builders (Founder), Lifetime Achievement Award Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Dad was also a lifetime member of the Wharf Street Debating Club and most recently received the Certificate of Achievement from the City of Belleville for his Life Long Dedication and Commitment to the City of Belleville.
Dad was quite an athlete, playing many sports, including baseball, hockey, racket sports and was especially adept at hustling pool at Lafferty’s Pool Hall. He sponsored many sports teams in the Quinte area.
The family extends thanks and deep gratitude to Dr.’s Hollet, Davies, and the medical practitioners at Quinte Health Care. Special thanks to personal care provider Eunice Beck for her love and dedication to our father.
Resting at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville, on Friday, June 11th, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, June 12th, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held in drive through fashion with Attendees entering the Parking Lot from Highland Avenue, and exiting on Bridge Street. All Attendees must remain in their vehicles, wear a mask, and pre-register by calling 613-968-5588, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way of Quinte, Enrichment Centre for Mental Health, or the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.rushnell.com
JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME
Thursday June 3rd 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Maurice Houston Rollins Thursday June 3rd 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Belleville, Province: Ontario