Bourgeois, Roger M
1936 - 2018
Shediac, NB - Roger Bourgeois, 81, of Shediac, NB, passed into the presence of God at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Shediac, on September 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Gaspard and Hermenie (LeBlanc) Bourgeois.
A devoted family man he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His devotion and care during his son Roger James's life was an example of love. He always found time to attend the annual Lobster Festival, seeing concerts, daily trips to the wharf to make Roger James's life as memorable and comfortable as possible. In later years he revisited his love for camping with the restoration of his new to him citation camper. A people person he could strike up a conversation with anyone.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doreen (Lambert) Bourgeois; 2 daughters: Lynn (Darrel) Coates and Lannette (Wayne) Cudmore; one brother: Frederick Bourgeois; one sister: Lea Gallant and by several nieces and nephews. He was the second youngest of eleven brothers and sisters.
He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren: Marcel (Manon) Gaudet, Monique (Ryan Smyth) Gaudet, and Christina (Mathieu) Landry, 8 great-grandchildren: Eva and Gabriel, Sophia, Zoë and Brody, Kaylie, Joshua and Dax.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Roger James, in 2010; brothers: Leo, Ulysse and Arthur; sisters: Marie, Rita, Therese, Bella and Bernadette.
Funeral arrangements are under the professional direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).
Visitation will be at Frenette's Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday from 10:00 am until time of service. A mass to celebrate Roger's life will take place at the Saint- Joseph Roman-Catholic Church at 415 Main Street in Shediac on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow the service. Donations can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, or a charity of the donor’s choice, if so desired.
Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at: www.frenettefuneralhome.com