Obituary of Eric Walter Rogerson
Surrounded by friends and family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the passing of Eric Walter Rogerson, age 77, of Summerside, Prince Edward Island occurred on October 11th, 2023. Eric was the son of the late Walter and Gladys Rogerson, born on July 6th, 1946 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He was a devoted and loving husband to his late wife, Shirley Marry Rogerson (nee Decoste) whom he married in 1969.
Eric was a caring father and is survived by his two children and four grandchildren including his son Trevor Rogerson (Kristen) and their sons Noah and Matthew, and his daughter Shelley Rogerson (Corey Poirier) and their sons Sebastian and Alijah. Predeceased by his sister Joice K Gamble. Survived by his brother-in-laws Ron, Wayne and Louie Decoste. As well as his brother-in-law and dear friend Jimmy Arsenault. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Heather Fraser (Roger), Blair (Barb), Billy (Kim) and Cathy Bowness (Errol) as well as Darren Gamble. For a number of years, Eric owned and operated the Middleton Irving until eventually transitioning back to a career in construction, where he retired from Highfield Construction in his later years.
Eric held many titles in his life, though his greatest was ‘father’. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, always making the effort to stay involved in the lives of his family. This however, did not affect how much he gave to the community. Regarded by his friends and family as gentle and kind, Eric never refused to extend a helping hand to any who needed it. He will be greatly missed by not only friends and family, but those who knew him well in communities in the Prince and Queens County.
Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home 245 Pope Road,Summerside. A private graveside service will be held at St. Paul's Cemetery, Summerside on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diabetes Canada or The Canadian Mental Health Association.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112