Roland Harisch
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Obituary of Roland Peter Harisch

Roland, beloved husband of Joanne Harisch (nee Ramsay) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the age of 72 years.


Roland was born in Heidelberg, Germany on August 26, 1947 and immigrated to Canada in 1953.


In 1966, Roland married Joanne and together they had three children and three grandchildren.


Roland received his R.I.A (later C.M.A) designation in 1974.  Throughout his career he served on various industry organizations as an executive and was president of the Calgary Chapter of Tax Executives Institute in 1995.


He enjoyed wood working, camping, photography and videography, and particularly liked gliding with his friend Rod.


Roland loved traveling and made many memories and friends during his travels.  His favorite destination was Maui, Hawaii where he traveled to frequently in recent years.


He will be most remembered for being selfless, giving and loving to his family and friends, whom he readily made.


Besides his loving wife Joanne, Roland is survived by his children Ron Harisch, Sherri (Ed) Howard, Randal (Jennifer) Harisch, all of Calgary; his grandchildren Kayl Howard, Bryce Howard, Quinn Harisch, all of Calgary; his brother, Bill (Norma) Harisch as well as many members of Joanne’s family, and friends.


Roland was predeceased by his parents Margaret and William and his brothers Henry, Wolfgang and Georg Harisch.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email 


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