It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Const. Roger Martin Lees on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Roger was born in Port Hope, Ontario on August 21, 1953 son of the late Vern and Grace (Martin) Lees.
Roger is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jennifer Lemon; son Ben (Jaime) Lees; sister Cynthia Held and brother Dean (Christine) Lees; grandson Martin Lees; mother-in-law Hilda Lemon; sister-in-law Carla (Dale) Thibodeau; brother-in-laws Terry (Cheyna) Lemon and Don Newton; several nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Predeceased by his parents; sister Nancy Newton; father-in-law Carey Lemon and brother-in-law Rick Held.
Roger joined the military in 1975, serving 10 years before retirement in 1985. Roger joined the Highway Patrol following his retirement from the military then proceeded to serve as an RCMP officer in Fredericton (Badge #40741), then to Salisbury where he served for 10 years before moving to Chipman. He soon became a respected citizen of the community and was well known for treating everyone with respect. He was able to deal with people during their darkest hours and come out being their friend and everyone spoke highly of him. He often had people that he had charged land in his yard looking for advice. He never turned anyone away and would help in anyway he could.
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at the Chipman Bowlorama on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Donations in memory of Roger made to the Stars Piggly Wigglys Sanctuary (250) 899-4079 or the Fredericton SPCA.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd & Crematorium (339-6612) memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca