Nathaniel Rousseau

Obituary of Nathaniel R. Rousseau

Nate was a smart and witty young man with a talent for making people laugh. He could talk with anybody for hours and was so knowledgeable and insightful in his conversations. He would often tell his mom “one more minute,” and still be talking twenty minutes later! He couldn’t help it, he had a huge heart that he enjoyed sharing with the world. If you were a friend of Nate’s, he would truly have your back no matter what. He loved animals, especially pit bulls and bearded dragons. However, he had a chocolate lab named Emma who he absolutely doted on. Nate loved his family and everyone in his life very much.

Nate was an accomplished fisherman, who was affectionately known in his family as “The Fish Whisperer.” He taught many people how to fish and he could even make his own jigs! There were plenty of days that his mom would drop him off at Eighteen Mile Creek at 6:30AM and pick him up after she got out of work. Nate cared deeply for the environment and would get upset when people didn’t respect the land. He was careful to clean up after himself whenever he was out fishing. One day, Nate mentioned that he didn’t want to fish anymore because he knew how to catch them all.

Rousseau, Nathaniel R. “Nate” December 24, 2018 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved son of Diana (nee Edington) and late Rand Rousseau; devoted brother of Elysia (Brendon Tumiel) Rousseau; cherished uncle of Ronin; loving grandson of Margaret and late Raymond Edington, Alice and late Leon Rousseau; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Friends received on Saturday from 2 – 6 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919; where a memorial service will immediately follow at 6 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Please leave online condolences at