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John ‘Jack’ Ralph Poirier

John ‘Jack’ Ralph  Poirier

Born In: Isle Madame
Born: May 24th, 1925

Passed in: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed on: April 17th, 2017

Jack Poirier, age 92, passed away peacefully at The Moncton City Hospital on Monday, April 17, 2017. Jack was the second youngest child of Alexander and Alexandrine Poirier. He was the last surviving sibling of a large Acadian family. He was born in Poirierville, Isle Madame, Cape Breton on May 24, 1925. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dora Mae (McDonald); sons, John (Nancy), Michael (Deborah), David and Jeffrey (Danielle); daughters, Denise (Brian) and Paula (Doug); grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Stephanie, Vanessa, Rebecca, Alex, Nicki and Nicole.
Also left behind are great-grandchildren, Jordan, Danielle, Kayleigh and Alexander. He proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the last year of WWII. Jack attended secondary school and Business College in Halifax. He was initially employed by Revenue Canada and later enjoyed a lengthy career with Air Liquide Canada. After retirement he contributed to the community as a member of The Knights Of Columbus and Meals On Wheels. He was also involved in charitable work with St. Augustine’s church in Moncton. Jack was an avid bowler and card player. He was a formidable opponent and could remember every card played. Dora and Jack enjoyed watching professional golf matches on TV; he was also a pretty good golfer in years gone by. When he was younger he loved visiting his friends and relatives in Isle Madame and would go house to house playing Auction 45s while hilariously recalling the adventures and stories of the past. Listening to Big Band Jazz and watching classic movies from the 40’s and 50’s were favourite pastimes. If Jack playfully teased you it was a sure sign he thought you were OK. The one thing that remained constant in our father’s life was his devotion and never ending love for our mother, Dora. A funeral and Mass will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Riverview, NB. Interment will follow at Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
Whatever we were to each other,
That we are still. Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way you always use to.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we played
together. Play, smile, think of me, laugh for me.


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