Melfort teacher and coach remembered

By Nigel Maxwell
February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Support is pouring in for a Melfort man, who was tragically killed last weekend.

As of Friday, a gofundme page had raised over $11,000 for the family of Wade Rolles. The 44-year-old passed away on Feb. 2.

In addition to being a teacher at Melfort Comrehensive High School, where he shared his passion for woodworking and helped to enrich the archery program, Rolles was an assistant coach on his son Evan's hockey team, the Atomic Colts.

Colts Head Coach Brad Hicks said the whole team is still coming to terms with the loss.

 "We actually played [on the] Thursday night so we were together and less than 24 hours later, he was taken from us," he said.

Hicks said Rolles was not a hockey player, but was a very passionate parent who was very involved in his childrens' lives and had volunteered to help the team in any way he could. 

 "He was great with the kids on the bench and they're all having a pretty tough time getting back to it. He always ran the defensive door so those four kids are really missing him," Hicks said.

As a way to pay tribute to Rolles, the team has created and will be wearing special stickers on their helmets.  The team will also be wearing their jerseys at the funeral on Saturday.

Rolles leaves behind two children, Lauryn (13) and Evan (10).



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