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1176 Main Street
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: 802-849-6261
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Donald Poutre

Donald J. Poutre

Sunday, November 6th, 1949 - Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Donald J. Poutre, 69, passed away on January, 21, 2019 at his home surround by his family. He was born on November 6, 1949 in Newport son of the late Maurice and Lucille Poutre.

Donald had a great love for his family and enjoyed building split rail fence at his shop. Also his love for country music brought him joy and entertaining crowds with many band members at dance halls, barrooms, fairgrounds and weddings. Donald and his wife farmed for many years along with also building a distiller which he made cedar oil, which was bought and used by cosmetic companies. He had a special love for his granddaughters who he referred to as his “country bumpkins”. He was also one who always ran the roads visiting family and friends and was known for his tall tales and sharp wit at telling jokes.

He leaves his spouse Etiennette (Paulette) Roberge, his son Donald J Poutre Jr and his wife Shawna and their children Mariah and Blaike his daughter Dawn Marie Poutre, grand-dogs Piper and Ted, his sibling’s Phil, Fred and his wife Patti, Evelyn and her husband Gary, Dennis and his wife Carol, Andre and his wife Gail, brothers-in-law Rejean, Claude and his wife Donna, Robert and his wife Shelly, sisters-in laws, Connie and her husband Claude, Gigi and her husband John, Gate and her husband Paul, Francine and her husband Marcel, Marianne and her husband Brian, Sue Roberge, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also he leaves behind a beautiful legacy of spilt rail fence all over New England. The work now passes to his son Donald Poutre Jr. The business will continue to beautify the countryside of Vermont and surrounding states. Thank you all for your business and well wishes. We look forward to continue the work our father started 30 years ago.

Donald was also proceeded by his father and mother-in-law: Felix and Monique Roberge, sibling: Henry Poutre, brother-in-law John Roberge and granddaughter Kristin Marie.

Per Donald’s request there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you either plant a tree or flower at your favorite spot in memory of Donald. The family also invited you to share your memories and condolences by visiting
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Posted at 07:56am
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. When someone you love dies, you often find some measure of comfort in the memories you have. Something else that can bring comfort is the knowledge that you are not alone in your remembrance of them. John 5:28, 29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...” The term “memorial tombs” as used in this verse carries the implication of preserving the memory of the one who has died. In this context it suggests that the person who died is remembered by God. So overtime you may feel that you are the only one who remembers your loved one, but God has not forgotten then. His memory is not ravaged by time, and he will use his memory to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. May this knowledge bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Émile Roberge

Posted at 03:57pm
Je me reprends pour une 3e fois... je n'ai pas réussi à envoyer mon message corrigé.

Sympathies à ÉTIENNETTE et à la belle petite famille de Donald.
Lucette et Émile

Émile Roberge

Posted at 03:50pm
(Excusez-moi, mon message contenait des erreurs, je me reprends.)
Sympathies à Étiennette et à la famille. Etant au chevet de Géralda, je n'ai jamais pensé à autre chose depuis, et je m'en excuse. Mais soyez assurés que je suis avec vous de tout cœur. Ce sont des moments d'immenses tristesse que nous traversons.
Bon courage à vous tous,
Lucette et oncle Émile Roberge

Émile Roberge

Posted at 03:41pm

Sympathies à Étiennette et à la famille. Etant au chevet de Géralda, je n'ai guère pensé à autre chose depuis, et je m'en excuse. Mais soyez assurés que je suis avec vous de tout cœur. Ce sont des moments d'immense tristesse que nous traversons. Bon courage à tous,
Lucette et oncle Émile

Donna D Tatum

Posted at 04:21pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, such a kind warm man. I always enjoyed talking to him when I went to your fencing place. I will indeed plant a tree, what would he tell me to plant? Let me know. Prayers and love to you all. Donna and Liston Tatum.

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