The family of Roger Arthur Ermen sadly announces his passing on December 9, 2017. Roger lived at Kodiac Place in Petitcodiac, however, Goshen was always his home.
Roger was born on April 12, 1934 in Moncton and was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Keith) Ermen.
Roger worked at many jobs throughout his life and eventually found his true calling which was painting houses. He worked for Arnold Milburn and Bedford Buck whom he loved and admired. Life was never easy but he made the best of it. He had a gift for playing the guitar and singing and took great pride in the fact that he had taught himself to play. He loved to party, watch hockey, tell stories of the past and especially telling a joke.
Roger is survived by his son Jim (Colleen); his daughters Nancy (Mark) and Carol (Terry); his grandchildren: David, Christopher, Brittney, Carrie, Kathleen and Russel; sisters in law: Verna Ermen and Lorraine Ermen; his special brother: Guy Colpitts (Winnie) whom he loved dearly; several nieces and nephews and great friends.
Roger was predeceased by his wife Agnes (Robinson) Ermen; his brothers: Walter, Earl (Buddy) and Charlie.
Roger had made the decision that he didn’t want a funeral or visitation. He wanted everyone to remember him the way they knew him. If that was singing and playing, having a party or maybe in a negative light, so be it. Roger had a quote he was famous for saying and he wanted to be remembered for it. "If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself." He died as he lived, his way.
If desired memorials to a local food bank would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800)