Dieppe, NB – Roger Sylvio Gagnon of Dieppe and formally of Grande Digue, passed away on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital University Hospital Centre the age of 89.
Roger will be sadly missed by his second wife Hilda, his son Charles (Charline Doiron) of Dieppe, daughters Denise (Adriano Marini) and Monik (Claude LeBlanc) of Moncton, his grandchildren Luc (Monique Brideau), Cédric, Bianca (Ryan Henderson), Mila (Kevin Stiles), Melissa (Denise LeBlanc) and Sophie (Aron Flannery). He was blessed with 4 great grand children Olivia, Simon, Clara and Caleb.
He will also be missed by his sisters Thérèse Melanson (Normand) of Grande Digue, Claudette LeBlanc (late Laurie) of Montréal Jacqueline Landry (late René) of Moncton and his brother Paul (Murielle Melanson) of Springbrook, by the members of Hilda’s extended family,Germaine Boalio, Georgette Gauvreau, Yvonne Gauvreau,Jocelyne Bater, Raymond Gauvreau,Denise Nichols(Louis) , sister-in law,Juliette Gauvreau and by members Jeanita’s family Linda MacMullen,Eva Cormier,Maria Goguen, Yvon Savoie and by several nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by Jeanita (Jan 2003), members of her family, Alyre. Raymond, Ronald, Alcide, Dianna, sister Pierrette, and by Hilda’s bother Real Poirier, and her sisters Marielle Blanchard and Céline Poirier,fj. Born in Edmundston, N.B., he was the son of the late Sylvio and Françoise ( Gigou ) Gagnon.
Roger retired from the C.N. Car Dept. in 1989, after 38 years of service. Very active in the community that he loved; he was past Grand-Knight of Council #7535, Grande-Digue, Fourth Degree Honor Guard and Commander of Council #1885, Cocagne. KnIghts of Columbus, Past President Grande Digue Golden Age Club, past member Club Récréatif. Roger never counted his time when it was volunteer work for his parish or community. From organizing suppers to trips he gave it his all. He had a passion for books, for repairing things, organizing activities and playing golf. He leaves us after a long and full life.
He knew how to appreciate discoveries made through his many voyages as well as precious moments spent among his peers. When his health declined, he was an example of determination, patience and courage.
The family would appreciate donations to “Pépére boîte à lunch” or another charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be held at Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative (363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 1G1, 506-857-1901) on Monday, April 10th, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm only. Funeral service will be held in the Passage-Chartersville Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 11th, at 11 am.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.
Nos sincères sympathies à la famille 🙏
Nos sincères condoléances à toi Hilda ainsi qu’à la famille.et les proches.
Worked with Roger for a number of years at Gordon Yard Car Shop, and a fine fellow to work with. I missed him when he retired.
An excellent Friend RIP
Sinceres Sympathies a toute la Famille Vous etes dans nos Pensees et nos Prieres
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi,ma grande soeur et à la famille de Roger.Mes pensées et prières vous accompagnent.Bon courage.
Nos sincères condoléances à Hilda, Charles, Denise, Monik, familles et amis. Nous gardons d’excellents souvenirs de Roger, il restera toujours dans nos coeurs. Nous sommes certains qu’il veillera sur vous.
À Monik, Charles, Denise et famille, nos très sincères condoléances sur le décès de votre père. Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous durant ces temps difficiles.
nos plus sincères sympathies Charlie pi Charline et le reste de la famille……tellement triste perdre un parent……huggs from St Augustine……Roland et Gisèle Belliveau
Dear Hilda and extended family, our condolences to you for the lose of Roger. We met Roger through friends on the golf course and subsequently enjoyed years of his company while golfing and having fun. We will miss him!
Maurice and Linda Fougere
My deepest sympathy to Hilda, Therese and all of Roger’s extended family. He will be missed.
Nos plus sincères condoléances, Hilda, Charles et Charline, Luc, Cédric; ainsi qu’a toute la famille. Roger était notre voisin pendant 30 ans. Il était un homme toujours souriant, amicale et plein de belles jasettes. Nous aurions pas pu avoir un meilleur voisin que Roger. Nous pensons et prions pour vous tous durant ces temps difficiles.
My sincere condolences to his entire family, Roger was an incredible guy .
” Angels are always near those who are grieving to whisper to them that their loved one is now safe in the arms of God ” may knowing this and also knowing you will see him again some day help in your healing. Denise , Charlie & Monik so very sorry for the loss of your Dad he was a really good, kind, humble man with a heart of gold I have many fond memories of him and your Mother. Again I am so sorry. May he rest in Peace ~~ With Love Linda ( LeBlanc ) Bourque
Charles, Denise, Monik and families.
Sorry to read that your dad passed away. Many of my own early family memories include him, and I’m sure you all have a million more. After all, that’s what being a great parent means, creating memories for your children.
Take care, Debra (Leger) Hawker.
To the family, Roger&Jeanita are names that bring a smile to my face. Memories of laughter fun and a more simple time. (No mention of the Beausejour Curling Club lol) .
With love, I’m sending my most sincere condolences.