A love story, a family story
Magnus Poirier was born on July 30, 1895.
His wife and future business partner, Ernestine Guénette, was born in Saint-Jérôme on July 2, 1894.
Magnus Poirier, the company, is the result of the tireless efforts of this young couple who wanted to build a promising life for their future family.
Magnus Poirier completed his embalming course on June 9, 1921, with the Dominion College of Embalming and then embarked on a career in embalming for Maison J.S. Vallée in Montreal. And so, the passion was born. Ambitious, bold, enterprising and driven by an undeniable desire to succeed, Magnus Poirier obtained his funeral director's permit on March 15, 1923, and then opened his first funeral home on St. Dominique Street in Montreal. A series of acquisitions, innovations and modernizations then gradually took place, changing the business and transforming the funeral industry into what it is today.
Magnus Poirier provides personalized service to its customers, at a time in life when people are easily overwhelmed and are in need of warmth and comfort. These concerns have continuously guided the work of the Poirier family. They have always wanted their company to take personal care of the families who trust them, just as the founder, Magnus Poirier, always desired.
Your second family™. A tradition of hospitality and generosity that the current staff is carrying on. As Magnus Poirier often said:
- We must not grow so large that we're not able to serve our customers personally.
The funeral director is a friend and yet no one seeks his services for himself during his lifetime. If someone does seek his services, it is always for others and under such circumstances that it is easy to forget the degree of care and attention. However, he is always in contact with people who are grieving. He must pursue his work with a measured seriousness that dignifies the clients' mourning. This dignified attitude of the funeral director makes him a prominent citizen in all organizations. (From Biographies canadiennes françaises, 1923)
Five generations of funeral directors have enabled Magnus Poirier to establish solid relationships in all walks of society. The Poirier funeral home is carried on today by their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Magnus Poirier has served the people of Greater Montreal since it was founded in 1923.
A long family tradition passed on from generation to generation.