Roger Frenette

  • Roger Frenette 1942-2024

  •  Date of Death: April 09, 2024
  •  Location: Bathurst

It is with great sadness we, the family, announce that Roger Frenette, 81, of Bathurst NB, passed away after a brief illness in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024.

Born in 1942 in Robertville and raised in Beresford, he was the son of late Emery and Josephine (Thibodeau) Frenette.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Barbara (Foran) Frenette, his sons Michel Frenette (Brenda) and Marc Frenette (Mireille Godin) both of Bathurst, stepson Mathew Esson (Stephanie) of Fredericton.

His granddaughter, Naomie Frenette of Montreal. Step grandchildren Caleb and Fiona Esson both of Fredericton.

Six sisters: Annette Milner (late Derick), Jackie Frenette (Gaelen Grahem) both of Bathurst, Marie Doucet (Théo) of Richibucto, Shirley Vienneau (Gérald) of Beresford, Claire Cowan (Clétus), Maryse Boudreau (Jean-Yves Gaudet) both of Bathurst. His step sister-in-law, Elda Baldwin of Beresford.

Several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Roger was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.

Roger was predeceased by his sister Marina Frenette and his stepbrother Edward “Neddy” Baldwin.

A respected businessman in the Bathurst region, Roger began his lifetime career in the Machining and Welding industry when he opened the doors of his first business, Maritime Welding, in 1969. Throughout his life he owned and operated several businesses, most recently Eastside R.V. He appreciated spending time with his employees, many of whom worked with him for several decades and some became like family. Apart from managing his companies, Roger enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to go for walks with Barb and their dog Rudi whenever he had the time. He also spent many years travelling with Barb across Florida, where he met many great friends from all over Canada and the US.

A special thank you to Dr. Wade for his personalized care and friendship that he gave throughout the years and to the New Brunswick Extra-Mural nurses for their care and support during his final days.

As per his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Bathurst S.P.C.A. or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (, Bathurst NB.

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