Sr Marie-Hélène Poirier f.j.
1929 - 2022
Sr Marie-Hélène Poirier f.j.
Visitation Information
Visitation
Tuesday July 26, 2022
Visitation Time
9h - 10h / 9 am to 10 am
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Service Time
10h / 10 am
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church, Moncton
Burial Information
Burial Location
Cimetière Notre-Dame-du-Calvaire Cemetery, Dieppe
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Sister Marie-Hélène Poirier, in religion Lucius Marie, Fille de Jésus, of Riverview, passed away on Friday July 22, 2022 at Monarch Hall, She was 93 years old, and in the 70th year of her religious profession. Born in a family of 12 children in Chéticamp, NS, she was the daughter of the late John and Suzanne (LeBlanc) Poirier.

After several years of experience in the world of work, at the age of 21, she entered the novitiate in Trois-Rivières at the same time as her sister Esther, and became a Fille de Jésus in 1952.

Marie-Hélène devoted herself for many years in various community services: cook in several of our communities, in charge of the dining room at the Dalhousie hospital, housekeeping in the Barachois community. In 1959-1960, she supervised the boarders at Arichat. Then she worked with the elderly in the Senior’s Home at Sydney for 10 years and in the service of our sisters in the infirmary of the Provincial House for 11 years. Afterwards she did volunteer work for three years first at Wedgeport and later at Grande Anse. Then she assumed the service of receptionist at the Provincial House for 12 years, with the different minor tasks attached to this service.

Then she went to Rogersville where she visited the elderly. A few years later, she came back to the Provincial House and rendered many small services to our sisters in the infirmary until November 2009. She then moved to Riverview where she lived her retirement years. While being blessed with fairly good health, she was unlucky enough to have several falls which resulted in her being transferred to Monarch Hall.

Marie-Hélène was a cheerful and friendly person. She always had an answer and a word to make us laugh. Gifted with a good spirit of humor, she knew how to focus on the brighter side of events, to spread joy and to make life pleasant for the people in her surroundings. She was also able to adapt quite quickly to a new situation and she had the opportunity to do so in the various services entrusted to her. She was generous and went on her way without complaining. She was not keen on our disclosing her multiple qualities, but appreciated whatever we would do for her.

She went peacefully to the God who had called her and whom she loved and served to the best of her possibilities. May He welcome her now in His joy and peace.

Besides her Filles de Jésus Sisters, she is survived by two sisters: Sr Virginie Poirier, fj, and Rita Chiasson; one brother, Mederick Poirier; as well as her nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by six sisters: Marie-Louise Poirier, Adélaïde Poirier, Joséphine Poirier, Tarzile Aucoin, Henriette-Anne Chiasson and Esther Poirier; and two brothers: Hubert and Henri.

A sincere thank you to the staff of Monarch Hall for their wonderful care provided to Sr. Marie-Hélène

The community will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation center, 88 Church Street, Moncton (506) 858-1900 where the funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 am. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 9 am until time of funeral. Face covering is recommended. The funeral service will be streamed live; to view the funeral, go to Sister Marie-Hélène’s obituary on our Website. Interment will be at Our Lady of Calvary cemetery in Dieppe.

 

Words of comfort may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome

 

Sr Marie-Hélène Poirier f.j.