Colleen Poirier Obituary

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Colleen Poirier

December 4, 1942 - June 17, 2013
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Colleen Joyce Poirier (nee Moore), 70, of Dalhousie, went into the light on June 17 2013 after a brief illness. Predeceased by her loving father Stephen Lewis Moore, her mother Elsie (McRae) of Haldimand, Gaspe, Quebec, and by her brothers Lewis, Hal and Glen. She is survived by her loving husband Edward Poirier of Dalhousie, her children Mitchell Poirier (Jackie) of Moncton, Monica de Moss (Shawn) of Dalhousie and Angela Tadema (Steve) of Dartmouth NS, her sisters Sharon Moore Baird, Cambridge Ontario and Joyce Smith (George) of Rothesay, NB, and by her brothers Sheldon Moore (Patricia) of Cambridge, Ontario and Sherman McRae...
Colleen Joyce Poirier (nee Moore), 70, of Dalhousie, went into the light on June 17 2013 after a brief illness. Predeceased by her loving father Stephen Lewis Moore, her mother Elsie (McRae) of Haldimand, Gaspe, Quebec, and by her brothers Lewis, Hal and Glen.

She is survived by her loving husband Edward Poirier of Dalhousie, her children Mitchell Poirier (Jackie) of Moncton, Monica de Moss (Shawn) of Dalhousie and Angela Tadema (Steve) of Dartmouth NS, her sisters Sharon Moore Baird, Cambridge Ontario and Joyce Smith (George) of Rothesay, NB, and by her brothers Sheldon Moore (Patricia) of Cambridge, Ontario and Sherman McRae (Della) of Waterloo Ontario. She will be sorely missed by her grandchildren Braden Poirier (Jennifer) of BC, Steven de Moss (Donna) of Halifax NS, Alyss Gehl (Ryden) of Saskatoon, Heather Poirier (Jordan) of Saskatoon and Gracie Tadema of Dartmouth. Colleen enjoyed 2 great granddaughters Zoey and Elizabeth.

Colleen moved to Dalhousie in 1964 after several brief visits. She loved this community and appreciated the simple things in life. Colleen was happiest enjoying all outdoor activities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing and walking. She derived great pleasure in watching the playful antics of the numerous birds at her feeders. She loved the beach and in her younger years, would be one of the first to jump up and go fishing when conditions were right. Colleen was also one of the first to run away upon any bear sightings and she was fond of relating stories from these and other excursions with her dear husband.
She loved to play TV Bingo and would sit most evenings and curse the bingo callers and anyone who didn't know better than to call between 6:15 and 8:00pm. Colleen loved life and certainly did everything she could to live it to the fullest. In the words of her youngest daughter, "God help the poor angel that tries to tell her that Heaven is a smoke-free environment." She was a down to earth woman who knew how to laugh at herself. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was very proud of her family. Colleen will be deeply missed.

The Memorial Service will take place at the St. John Bosco Church, Dalhousie, Friday June 28th at 4pm, followed by reception in the Church Hall. Visitation at the church one hour before the mass.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you make donation to: The Friends of Healthcare Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Dalhousie.
www.maherfuneralhomes.com

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