Bathurst - Roger Benoit, 94, formerly of Bayview St., Bathurst, passed away on Monday January 28, 2019 at the Robert L. Knowles Veterans Unit, Bathurst.
Born in Tracadie, he was the son of the late Jean Baptiste and Hélène (Comeau) Benoit.
He was a former employee of Brunswick Mines. He served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Army in Canada and overseas and was a member of the Herman J. Good, V.C. Br. 18 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Bathurst.
He was pre-deceased his wife, Lorenza (Thibodeau) Benoit in 1999.
He is survived by four children: Carol Benoit of Bathurst, Francine Amyotte (François) of Edmonton, AB, Denis (Valery Bender) of Moose Jaw, MB and Donald of Edmonton, AB.
He will be sadly missed by nine grandchildren: Nancy, Nicole, Daniel, Erik, Kate, Tanner, Lacey, Chabrie and Jéric, and seven great-grandchildren: Carson, Aaron, Jayden, Abby, Madison, Braxton and Gretta.
Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive relatives and friends after 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Elhatton’s Funeral Home Chapel, Bathurst, from where the Funeral Service will be celebrated at 4 p.m.
Donations in memory of Benoit may be made to a Robert L. Knowles Unit or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.