Local legend passes
Thetown of Stanstead is in mourning after the sudden death of everyone’s favourite taxi driver: JP. Formally known as Jean-Pierre Fournier, he died from heart complications while staying at the CHUS, on Monday at around noon.
At the time of his death, the friendly cab driver was living at the location of his father’s former Ford dealership, on Dufferin Street, which had been converted to apartments and office space after a major fire. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed driving his classic car in local parades.
When Mr. Fournier first began his taxi service in the 1980’s, in Stanstead, he was on call 24 hours a day for four years. He was also kept busy, on the weekends, making about sixty trips a night between the popular Bavarian Club, in Beebe, and Stanstead. When Mr. Fournier was forced to retire from the job that he loved, for health reasons in December of 2013, he commented in an interview with the Stanstead Journal that: “I will miss my clients the most.”
Jean-Pierre Fournier , better known as JP, who operated a taxi business in Stanstead for 33 years, passed away on Monday.