Fernande Fournier
1944 - 2022
Fernande Fournier
Visitation Information
Vendredi 5 août / Friday August 5
Visitation Time
18h - 21h seulement / 6 to 9 pm only
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, Moncton
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Service Time
11h / 11 am
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church Street, Moncton
Requested Charity
Hospice SENB (Maison Albert House) ou/or Choix/Choice
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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Fernande Fournier at Hospice Albert House on July 14, 2022, after a long and determined battle against cancer. She leaves behind a loving husband, Roger Fournier, a son Pierre (Michèle) and daughters Lise (Michael) and Mélanie (Richard) and five grandchildren Matthieu Fournier, Rhys and Jack Parry, and Elodie and Benjamin LeBlanc. Fernande devoted her energy to her children and grandchildren.

Fernande was born in Saint-Maurice on October 28, 1944, to the late Adelin and Léa Savoie. She will be missed by her sisters Rosemarie (Donald Leger), Simone (Gilles Gallant, deceased), Claudette (Omer Maillet, deceased) and brother Donald (Linda). She will also be missed by her sisters in law Gabrielle (late Yvon Arseneau) and Jocelyne (Léo Keseris). She was predeceased by her brothers Claude (Angela) and François, as well as her brothers in law Jean-Emile (Rosemarie, deceased) Jean-Claude (Marie-Thérèse LeBlanc) and Camille Fournier and her sister in law Gracia Fournier.

She grew up in the small hamlet in rural New Brunswick and carried small village values throughout her life. You needed a meal, she was there for you. You needed a shoulder to cry on, she was there for you. You needed a helping hand, a word of encouragement, she was there for you. It was never about her and she defined considerate. Her infectious laugh, her generosity and her joie de vivre touched everyone she met. She was a people person and people from all walks of life naturally gravitated to her.

She always had people dropping by, invited or not. If there was a prize to be won for cooking a delicious meal with little forewarning, she would have won hands down. She loved to see people and made everyone who came to visit feel like a long lost friend. She only saw the good in people, never faults.

Fernande loved sports. She was a solid golfer and scored a hole in one at Royal Oaks. She was an avid bowler, enjoying the team spirit as much as the game itself. When she talked about bowling, it was always about old and new friends she met, never about how well she played. She was also an excellent bridge player, initiating several of her friends to the game.

She was a nurse. She knew instinctively how to look after patients and how to establish trust and a strong bond with patients. She did not leave these qualities behind when she left the profession.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 6, at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre and visiting hours on Friday August 5, between 6:00 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Frenette. At the family’s request, face covering is mandatory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to the Hospice SENB (Albert House) or their favorite charity.

Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com

Fernande Fournier