Roger Philip Ouellette (1957-2018)
FORT KENT AND ST. AGATHA, Maine – It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Philip Ouellette announces his passing after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the age of 61 years. Roger was born in Fort Kent, Maine, on February 20, 1957, the son of Albert J. Ouellette and Yvette Labrie.
A native of St Agatha, Maine, Roger grew up learning the value of hard work on the family farm. After graduating from Wisdom High School in 1975, Roger enlisted and served two years in the US Army. He then attended Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Presque Isle learning the trade of tin smith, with which he earned his living for 39 years at Fraser Papers, now Twin Rivers Paper in Madawaska, Maine. Throughout his life Roger maintained a kind and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. His incredible kindness and beautiful soul were shown through his warm and welcoming smile.
Roger was an avid pool player who also enjoyed playing cards and board games which he always played “to win”. His favorite place to be was surrounded by the people who loved him at his lake house on Lac Caron where he took pride in every project he worked on. Roger was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and brother.
Roger is survived by his wife of 20 years, Greta Soucy Ouellette; his daughter, Cheryl and John Dumond of Newbury, NH, his son, James Harvey Jr., of Fort Kent; his sisters, Claudette Pelletier and Linda (Lionel) Chamberland of Madawaska, and Dora (Ralph) Ouellette of Millinocket; his brothers, Robert of Florida, Richard (Rella) of Connecticut, Frank (Debbie), and Albert Jr. (Karen) of St. David, Maine; his mother-in-law, Germaine Soucy of Fort Kent; as well as his sisters-in-law, Claudette O’Connell of Bangor and Ruth (Alan) Iampietro of Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews. Roger was predeceased by his mother and father, his sister, Jacqeline Ouellette, and his father-in-law, Roy R. Soucy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the St. Louis Church in Fort Kent. Family and friends may call at Lajoie-Daigle Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018, and from 9 – 10:45 a.m. on Friday, before the service. Interment will be held, with full military honors, in the parish cemetery following the service. Contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to The Aroostook House of Comfort, 18 Green Hill Drive, PO Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769, or to the Roy R. Soucy Memorial Scholarship Fund. For online condolences please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com