In Loving Memory Of
Rosaire Barrieau
1945 ~ 2023

Dieppe, NB – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rosaire Barrieau, 77, on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.

Born in Acadieville, NB, he was the son of the late Léonard and Léonie (Richard) Barrieau.

He will be sadly missed by his common-law partner of 35 years, Muriel Cormier; his brothers and sisters: Eva, Cécile, Maria, Alfred, Rosa, Aline, Rhéa, Marguerite and Marcel.

Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey; his two brothers: Père Yvon and Rufin; and by his four sisters: Sr. Irène, Ethel, Florine, and Sr. Rita.

Rosaire worked for Via Rail for over 35 years. His lifelong passion was for the family tradition of harness racing and caring for his beloved horses.


Visitation will be held from Passage-Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901, on Friday, July 28th, 2023, from 1 to 3 pm only. Funeral service will follow from Passage-Chartersville Chapel, on the same day at 3 pm.

In Rosaire’s memory, a donation can be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the Diabetic Association.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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22 comments

  1. We are so sorry for your loss We are thinking of you all.Lynne and Gerry Lantz.

  2. Sincères sympathies à la famille Barrieau. Vous êtes dans mes pensées.

  3. I would like to wish my heartfelt condolences to Muriel and all the Barrieau family members. I worked many years at VIA with Rosaire and he was a very kind person and fun to be with. He was so passionate about training his horses and always had some great stories about their races. You will be missed and may you RIP Rosaire.

  4. My sincere condolences to all on Rosaire’s passing. I knew him for many years through harness racing. He was a great person and will be missed.
    — Howie Trainor

  5. Sincere condolences to Muriel and the Barrieau Family. I worked with Rosaire ,at VIA Rail,for many years and he was always a pleasure to see and work with .
    His passion for harness racing and his horses was truly great .may he rest in peace

  6. Good day
    To Muriel and the rest of Rosey‘s family I would like to convey my sincere and heartfelt condolences to You and the family, when I started my career with the railway I met a lot of nice men one of them just happened to be Rosaire I used to talk to him about horses my Grandfather had a love for horses as well, We also worked together in the dining cars and Sleepers We had many laughs and memories in Montréal at the track, my prayers to all his family May he Rest In Paradise !
    Chef G Gary Gray

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. Rosaire was a very nice person. May he rest in peace.

  8. So sorry for your lost was so sad to hear thinking of you and the family

  9. Puissiez-vous trouver le courage et la force dans l’amour qui vous entoure! 🫶 Vous êtes dans nos pensées et nos prières.

  10. I knew Rosaire many years ago through the love of harness racing.
    Condolences to all the Barrieau Family.
    Gail(Poulton) MacDonald & The Poulton Family.

  11. Good guy, he will be missed. I had great times at Brunswick downs, the good old days.

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