It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Arsenault on November 15, 2019 at the age of 71.
Roger is predeceased by his son, Tristan Johnson. He is survived by his children: Cindy Cormier, Abigail Davis, Arana Setzer and Bryana Setzer. His grandchildren, Logan Setzer and Leia Johnson. Brothers Ron Arsenault, Terry Arsenault, Gerry Arsenault, Michael Arsenault and sister, Jeanette Thomas Robichaud. Roger also leaves behind, his longtime friend and bandmate, Randy J. Martin.
Roger will be greatly missed by the Music Community, and will be remembered as the kind soul behind the cool bass line.
Roger’s spirit will live on in his band members of Sweet Tequila which he was an integral part of for almost 20 years.
A Celebration of Rogers Life will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Connelly-McKinley, St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, AB. Viewing at 3:00 p.m. and service to follow at 4:00 p.m.
Following the Celebration of Life, an Open Mic and Jam Session will be held in Rogers honour between the hours of 6:00pm-11:00pm at LB’s Pub 23 Akins Drive, St. Albert, AB.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made in Roger’s name to The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton, 4238 91A Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5V2.
“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words, it speaks in emotion.” – Keith Richards