Jean Poirier
1957 - 2023
Jean Poirier
Visitation Information
Thursday March 16 - 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm / Jeudi 16 mars - 14h à 16h et 19h à 21h
Visitation Time
Friday March 17 at 1 pm / Vendredi 17 mars à 13h
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, Moncton
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, March 17, 2023
Service Time
2 pm / 14h
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church Street, Moncton
Requested Charity
Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation / Fondation des Amis de L'Hôpital de Moncton
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Jean Poirier, 66, of Moncton, passed away on Sunday March 12, 2023. Born in Dalhousie, he was the son of the late Réal and Rose-Marie (Coulombe) Poirier.

A businessman for much of his life, he was very community-minded and made many personal connections with people all across the country. It was not uncommon for one of his children to begin chatting with a stranger only to learn of a connection to their dad.

For Jean, family was at the heart of his life. He loved a good seafood feed (particularly lobster) around a huge family table. When the children were small, he could often be found coaching their various sports teams (even if it was a sport he’d never played). He loved to swim, and enjoyed maintaining the pool at the house in Riverview, making the Poirier’s place a popular hangout for his children and all of their friends.

He and Mary loved motorcycling and explored much of the east coast by bike with friends and family. On Labour Day weekend, you could find him at the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby after a full summer of riding that usually included a big trip alongside his brother Louis.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary (Duffy); three children: Luc (Sarah) of Sackville, Charlie and Alynn, both of Moncton; three sisters: Rachel Robichaud (Livain) of Lower Newcastle, Anne Poirier (Robert Basque) of Cap-Bimet, and Georgette Lestage (Francis) of Grand-Barachois; one brother, Louis (Dominique Paquet) of Moncton; one sister-in-law, Karen MacLellan (Mike) of Moncton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Robert.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) where the funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, March 17 at 2 pm. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 1 pm until time of funeral. The funeral service will be streamed live; to view the funeral, go to his obituary on the Frenette website. In memory of Jean, a contribution to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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