Beloved South Australian doctor and former Holdfast Bay Mayor Ken Rollond OAM has passed away aged 83.
Dr Rollond’s family confirmed he passed away from a ‘drawn out illness’ at home in Glenelg South on Tuesday (24 October 2023).
Dr Rollond helped deliver over 10,000 South Australian babies during his time as an obstetrician, and was the mayor of Holdfast Bay for three terms, from 2002 to 2014 after spending three years as a councillor.
He was a visiting gynaecologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 1971 to 2016, and was awarded an OAM for services to medicine and the local government.
Dr Rollond’s daughter Fiona Allen told The Advertiser her father was passionate about serving the local community.
‘Dad has touched thousands of lives in South Australia through his work as an obstetrician and later in life as Mayor of Holdfast Bay for 12 years’, Ms Allen said.
‘He was passionate about serving the community, and he loved Glenelg.
‘He was a loving husband to our mum Anne for 54 years, and a wonderful dad to both me and my brother Bill.’
She said he was also a ‘beautiful grandfather’ to Madeleine and Amelia.
(This article, which was first published in The Advertiser on Wednesday 25 October 2023, has been edited.)