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John "Walter" Rossiter


John "Walter"  Rossiter

Walter Rossiter, 82, of Riverside-Albert passed away on October 10th, 2017 at the Forest Dale Nursing Home.

Walter was born in Riverside-Albert on July 9th, 1935 the son of the late Joseph and Clara (Duffy) Rossiter.  He joined the military when he was young and was a Combat Paratrooper for 33 years.  He served his country with great pride and dedication, when he was injured doing a jump as soon as he recovered from his injuries, he went back and continued with the paratrooper division.  He also worked as an accountant administrator.  After his retirement he worked as a Commissionaire with Fundy National Park for 29 years.  He was Past President and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 32, Hillsborough.  He faithfully took part in the Remembrance Day Services and was Parade Commander for several years.   Walter will also be remembered for his immaculate yard, he kept his property clean and was very meticulous.  Walter felt blessed to have had the support and care from his devoted wife Janet, who made it possible for him to stay in his own home for as long as he did.  Also he was grateful to Eddie for all the support and kindness in getting him to appointments and helping out whenever needed. May Walter rest in peace, many times he recited the following: " Lord God of Hosts, Be with us yet Lest we forget, Lest we forget."
He will be missed by his wife, Janet (Copp) Rossiter; daughters, Anne-Marie Weston of Waterside and Susan Rossiter of Riverside-Albert; son, John Lawrence Rossiter of Moncton; his treasured grandchildren;  step-son, Edward Bennett (Susan) of Midway and step-daughter, Donna Muise (Kenny) of Midway; sister Catherine Nickerson (Gary) of London, ON; brother-in-law, Alton McKinley of Riverside-Albert.  He will also be missed by nieces and nephews, all his Comrade's and by all his extended family.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and Raymond; sisters, Geraldine  and Josephine.
He will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on  Thursday evening from 7-9pm with Parish Prayers and sharing of memories at 8:30pm.  The funeral will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 2pm with Father Phil Mulligan officiating.  The Legion Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1:45 pm just prior to the funeral service.  
Interment will be in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB.
For those who wish donations to the Riverside-Albert Fire Department or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2  734-2780
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Service Date
Friday, October 13, 2017
Service Time
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Thursday evening, October 12th, 2017
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Burial Location
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB

Requested Charity
Riverside-Albert Fire Department or charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated