Herman Roote – May 18, 2019

Our dearest Herman Allan Roote, began his final journey to be with our Creator on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the age of 70.

Loving husband and best friend to Pat Roote for 47 years. Proud dad to Derek and his wife Kim. Loving Poppa to Alexis, Isabella, Brody, Breanna, Brynn, Bailey, and great poppa to Avery & Kaden. Survived by his brother Stub (Sue) Roote, by his sister Beulah Johnson, and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Herman is now in the loving arms of his son Devin. Predeceased by his parents Edward & Hilda, by his brothers Hubert and Wayne, and by his sisters, Bertha, Muriel and Sarah Ann.

Visitation at the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation, on Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Herman will be held at the James Mason Memorial Centre on Thursday May 23 at 2 pm. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes at a later date at Saugeen Village Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Chapman House, Owen Sound or to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Editor’s Note:  Herman was a special friend to Saugeen Times. He often sent in his incredible photos of wildlife that he would see on his treks into the countryside and even on a trip to Alaska.  When he asked if he could do that I laughingly said, “Herman we can’t afford you!” to which he replied, “There’s no charge I just want people to appreciate the beauty of the nature we have here.”  So we bring you some of the beauty as Herman saw it.

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The last time I saw Herman was at the James Mason Centre at a Celebration of Life for another. I sat beside him and he leaned over and said, “Hi Sandy.”  I said, “I’m sorry I don’t know your name?” He said, “It’s me Herman!”  I did not recognize him.  He was wearing a jaunty fedora hat tipped rakishly and was dressed ‘to the nines’.  The only times I had seen him was out and about in his truck and where I ran into him at Southampton Harbour.

Some people are as nice on the inside as they are handsome on the outside … Herman was one of those people.

Sandy Lindsay