Lester James Rossiter
Lester James Rossiter, 93, of Riverview, passed away peacefully, on November 20th, 2019, at the Moncton Hospital, with his loving family by his side.
Lester was born in Hopewell Hill on June 18,1926, the son of the late James and Anna (Doyle) Rossiter. He worked maintenance with the Federal Government for 35 years, and was proud to have been retired for nearly as long.
In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and playing poker with his family. In his later years, he was an avid BINGO player, and loved to take in all the local turkey suppers.
Lester’s faith was very important to him. He was a member of the St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, and was also faithful to the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, where he grew up. He attended services and church functions faithfully over the years.
His love for cars was evident, and he enjoyed searching for the perfect shiny new car, and couldn't wait to show it off. He loved driving through Albert County, and travelling the back roads.
Lester would often comment on the fact he was 93, and still blessed to live at home with his wife, Melda. His family meant the world to him, and he treasured all the memories they made together. His face would light up when his grandchildren came around.
Eternal rest grant upon him O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Melda (Steeves) Rossiter. His sons: Pat (Colleen) of Harvey, Tim (Elaine) of Moncton, Kelly of Riverview. His daughter: Marianne Mellish (Wayne) of MacDougall Settlement. His cherished grandchildren: Jesse, Megan(Ryan), Matthew, Kyle, Levi, Patrick, Brenden, and Isaac. His sister: Annie Hoey of Ontario, and sister-in-law, Bertha Rossiter, of Lower Coverdale. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, and his circle of friends from church.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Hilyard, Donahue, Duncan and Harris.
He will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A prayer Vigil and time of sharing of memories will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 11:00am with Father Charles Broderick officiating. Immediately following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends for further fellowship and for refreshments in the church reception area. Interment will be in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB.
Donations to the Karing Kitchen, Harvest House or to the charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780