Major J. Bernard Poirier CD
1938 - 2024
Major J. Bernard Poirier CD
Visitation Information
Le mardi 16 janvier de 12h00 à 14h00
Visitation Time
Tuesday January 16 from 12 pm to 2 pm
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 396 rue Main Street, Shediac
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Service Time
2 pm / 14h00
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 396 rue Main Street, Shediac NB
Requested Charity
MS Canada / SPCA Moncton
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Major J. Bernard Poirier, CD, 86, of Shediac, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, January 11, 2024. From Saint-Louis-de-Kent, NB, he was the son of the late Louis et Janita (Goguen) Poirier.

He retired in 1989 after serving 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Military Police. He had postings in Cyprus, Damascus and all over Canada. After his retirement from the military, he served as Shediac Police Chief for five years. A Bridge Life Master, he seldom missed the opportunity to play with his devoted partners: Emery and Annette

He is survived by the love of his life, Brenda (LeBlanc); his three children: Lloyd (Natalia) of Vancouver, Angela (Tom Martin) of Halifax and Jonathan (Terri) of Calgary; four siblings: Rose Poirier Robichaud of Moncton, Yvette Robichaud of Moncton, Lilianne Blanchard of Notre-Dame and Marion Blanchard of Moncton; seven grandchildren: Joe Martin, Louis Martin, Samuel Martin, Frankie Martin, Lauren Poirier, Julia Poirer and Jonathan Poirier and many great grand dogs.

He was predeceased by his siblings: Gérard, Elmo, Samuel, Donald and Denise.

A passionate gardener, Bernie was known for cultivating "the finest potatoes in all of Shediac" which he incorporated in his many gourmet dinners. Bernie selflessly dedicated himself to caring for his beloved life partner and wife of 63 years, Brenda and their dog Maggie. He was a larger than life person who will be missed by a wide circle of friends, family and all those who knew him.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre from where a chapel service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Visitation hours are from noon till time of service. The funeral will be live streamed on Bernard’s obituary on our website at

In memory of Bernard, a contribution to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the SPCA Moncton would be appreciated.

Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (506 532-3297).

Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at:

Major J. Bernard Poirier CD