At the Falls Villa (Grand Falls Manor), June 18, 2022, Mr. Raymond Poitras of Grand Falls passed away at the age of 83 years. He was the husband of Louiselle Morin. Born at Saint-Andre in 1938, he was a son of the late Onezime and Yvonne (Dionne) Poitras.
Mr. Poitras was for several years an officer for Fisheries and Oceans Canada until a premature retirement due to illness. He was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree of Saint-Leonard Council 2743 and a Life Member of the Madawaska-Victoria Fish & Game Association. For several years, he was also a member of the St-Leonard-Parent and Saint-Leonard parish choirs.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louiselle, five children, Monique (Louis Dube) of Saint-Andre, Romeo (Annette Barriault) of Fredericton, Gerard of St-Leonard-Parent, Maurice (Sandra Deschamps) of Saint-Leonard and Nathalie (Stephane Theriault) of Drummond, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren plus two on the way, five sisters, Alvine Levesque, also a resident of the Falls Villa, Yvette Labonte and Victoire Daigle Dumais (Nelson) of St-Leonard-Parent, Gloria Poitras of Ottawa and Marie-Anne Lagace (Roger Caron) of Grand Falls, sister-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Yves Theriault, two brothers, Robert and Rev. Frederic Poitras.
Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 11 a.m. from the Saint-Georges Roman Catholic Church, Grand Falls with interment in the Saint-Andre Cemetery.
For those who wish, donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated by the family.