Colleen Poirier

December 4, 1942June 17, 2013

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.


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013

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May 27, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy to Mitch Poirier. I am so sorry to hear of your loss... My heart goes out to you and your family. May God Bless you... and send His Angels to give you Comfort and Strength..." Linda Bouchard xox Mtl.Qc.

Veronique Joncas

June 29, 2013

To Mr. Poirier and family, our deepest sympathy. Colleen was a great woman, I will never forget her. We had lost of fun at the camp. The Joncas family. Xox

Denis Ouellet

June 27, 2013

My thoughts are with you and yours Eddy in this time of grief.
No words can express my thoughts for Collen's passing, as I ponder about life's realities.
I always enjoyed my visits to your home, as I knew Colleen and you would always greet me with a smile, pleasent conversation and cup of coffee to say the least.
My sympathies to you and your family Eddy...

June 27, 2013

Our deepest sympathies Ed and family May God help ease your loneliness and guide you every day until we all meet again.
Your friends Sharon & Grant Good

June 26, 2013

Dear Eddy:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Karen & David Adams

June 26, 2013

Dear Edward and Family,
Words cannot be found to express our sorrow in Colleen's passing. We will always remember her kind and welcoming way. Fond memories will keep her alive in every heart she touched.
Love, Lloyd Poirier, Marlene Caswell & Family

June 26, 2013

Dear Eddie and family, We are so very sorry to hear about Colleen's passing. We enjoyed meeting her at the awards ceremony in Moncton and we could see that she was a lovely warm person. Our deepest sympathies to all of you for this sad loss
Sincerely, Doug and Lynda Homer

Patricia Hubley

June 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Brent and Valerie Firlotte

June 24, 2013

Dear Edward and family,
Want you to know that you are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. Colleen was beautiful, charming and a true friend. Her memories are now your treasures. Cherish them and let her rest with the angels.

Sheldon Moore

June 24, 2013

Colleen will be in our memories forever and we will hold her close to our heart! RIP Sister ...Till we meet again....................Sheldon and Pat