It's been a month since we lost you.
Don't think a day goes by that your memory isn't recalled. As I put in my hours to what was your passion. You're there, posted up next to me reminding me no matter how bad a day it's been, it's really not that bad. That life's unforgivingly short, so we might as well enjoy it and not take it too seriously while we can. Above all, you're a constant reminder to be giving and compassionate to others every day. A guardian now, RIP friend. @just_in766#neverforget
In what was a amazing ceremony today, your life was celebrated. Your passion for living and helping others shined. It's clear your selflessness will not be forgotten. You leave us with the eternal reminder to unequivocally always "do the right thing". For now you lay to rest in this world, on to bigger and better things. See you again friend. @just_in766
RIP Justin D. Poitras 12/19/86 - 7/04/18
Just a couple weeks ago I was giving you a tour at LT to get you back into training, to be working together again. Not even a day ago I had texted you and yet somehow you are no longer here.
Hearing the news last night I don't know how to fathom it all. You go through life thinking everyone close to you is protected only to be reminded how black and white life is. I am saddened and my heart is heavy knowing that there were so many chapters left to your story. The things you still wanted to do and accomplish. I know you were far from ready to go, but there was another plan in place.
I can't grasp that we'll never get another workout in and we'll never catch each other around town again. Your spirit for adventure and the pursuit for living were insatiable and contagious. The reason we became such good friends. Your support and encouragement in anything unrivaled. One of the realest people I knew. A great friend, coach and trainer, marine, firefighter, you were so many things to so many people.
Your spirit will live on my friend, for me Independence day, will now always be synonymous with your memory and light. I hope to turn that into something some day as the world is a lesser place without you now and humanity has lost one of the better people to walk this earth.
For now, it's goodbye. Some day I hope to see you again whether to throwdown a workout or find the next adventure on the other side.
Rest in Peace Justin, you were the best