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120 Hwy 10A W
Flin Flon, MB R8A 1N5
Phone: 204-687-5821
Fax: 204-687-4058
Roger Poirier

Roger Poirier

Monday, March 9th, 1942 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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My father, Roger Poirier passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:27am. My dad was someone that touched many lives during his time on this planet. He was a well known person in the Flin Flon/Creighton area and Manitoba. Some people knew him as Coach Roger for the many years of dedicated time and energy he placed on coaching both hockey and fastball. Others knew him as Lion Roger for his immense role in serving the community as a volunteer. He was also known by other people as Roger, the building inspector, a job that he worked at tirelessly until he retired. In his later years some people knew him as Guard Roger a role that he took on after retirement that he thoroughly enjoyed. But most people just knew him as Roger, the person they saw around town that would have a smile and a conversation for anyone. My daughters knew him as Grandpa, the person who loved them unconditionally and was so proud of their accomplishments and of the people they are becoming. I knew him as Dad, my best friend, the person that I looked up to and tried to emulate in my life. Some of my best memories are times spent with my Dad and those times will be sorely missed. I hope that I can be half the person my dad was. If I am then the lives I have touched will be better for it because all the lives my father has touched were enriched by his presence. DAD you were a light on this earth, one that will be surely missed. I love you Dad and hope you are watching down on us and at peace.
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A Celebration of Life will be held in the Summer of 2020. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Palliative Care Room c/o Northern Health Foundation, P.O. Box 340, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R8A 1N2 or to the Flin Flon Lions Club, P.O. Box 151, Flin Flon, Manitoba, R8A 1M7.


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Pat Chamberlin

Posted at 02:20pm
Mrs. Poirier, Paul & Family,
We send our condolences on the passing of Mr. Poirier..."Roger". Roger was a great man, friend, and mentor to many in our community. His kind heart, sly grin, and sense of humour are lasting memories that we will cherish! "Farewell Coach...Thank you for your time..."
Pat & Angie Chamberlin

Linda Shieff

Posted at 11:29pm
Rena & Family,
Roger was always available with a friendly smile and a kind word for those of us home for the summer who stopped in at City Hall or passed by on Main Street. Roger put his heart into his work for Flin Flon.

Please accept my condolences,
Linda Shieff (Blenkinsop)

Lance Johnston

Posted at 02:15pm
Rena, Paul and family, my sincere condolences on your loss and that of the community. Roger was a selfless coach and leader that had a positive impact on so many lives. Countless hours coaching, driving, whatever it took to make sure teams were able to compete, Roger stepped up. He will be greatly missed.

Dean Owen

Posted at 11:56am
To Rena, Paul, and all the family, I sincerely send my deepest sympathies. There are not too many people that I know that didn't grow up going through ball or hockey that weren't blessed by Coach Roger. His 6 am practices every Sunday morning at the Whitney Forum showed his commitment to giving to the community, influencing young hockey players, and building better people around him. He was a pillar to the community and people around him.

Sid Garant

Posted at 03:32am
My good friend Roger, that you will always be.The stores you would tell me, about your escapades with your Mum, was reason enough tp come back home.
He was as Shelby says, he was truly such a person that people have lost such a ambassador to our home town.
gone to miss you ole friend.
Thanks for all, you provided so much for Flin Flon.

Your Friend Sid Garant

Nora Fontaine Posted at 06:19am

Roger will always be remembered by our family as the guy with a smile and twinkle in his eye. Such a community minded man who will be missed. Thinking of you Rena and family at this sad time. In sympathy and friendship. George and Nora Fontaine

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