MELKMAN POIRIER, Lynn 1947 – 2017

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Lynn Melkman Poirier

August 2, 1947 – July 12, 2017

Peacefully in Hudson surrounded by her family, accompanied by song. Dearly loved by her daughters Michelynn (Pierre), Natalie (Bertram), Melanie (Sean), and her grandchildren Madison, Hunter and Maivy (McCarthy) and Thomas and Evelynn (Casgrain). Predeceased by her parents, Art and Joyce Melkman and her siblings Arthur and Brenda (Harry Needham), she leaves behind her sisters Donna (Paul Howard) and Joan (John Berry). Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, her cousin Jack and numerous friends.

Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, she was a sports fixture in the community, playing on virtually every school team and winning numerous tennis championships. After attending McDonald College, she began what became her lifetime career: helping others through teaching. And it was with pride that she earned her B.A. from Concordia in 1993, setting an example of how to overcome challenges that others thought insurmountable.

But her greatest pride came from her family–from the daughters she raised with Mike through to her legacy of grandchildren, all of whom have her remarkable spirit.

Both her spirit and her joy were infectious, often transmitted through the power of music and dance, but also through her words of encouragement. Lynn, as cheerleader to many others, drew on that same positive energy for herself as she dealt with cancer in her final challenging 20 months.

A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on July 28, 2017 at Wyman Memorial Church, followed by a reception at the Whitlock Golf and Country Club.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Nova Hudson or the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Center.