Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Fabian A. Jolicoeur, O. Praem.

Birth: January 29, 1913

Death: March 18, 1999

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Fabian Jolicoeur (JOLLY-curr) was born in Escanaba , Michigan in 1913.  In the early 1930’s he took courses in accounting and auditing at the Escanaba Business College , and was a reporter for the Delta Reporter. 

Fabian joined the Order in 1933 and was solemnly professed in 1938.  As a frat, he was appointed to the faculty of the college in 1936, in 1941 to the faculty of Southeast Catholic, and in 1944, to the faculty at Archmere.

In 1947, Fabian became the assistant to Abbot General Noots in Rome in preparation for the General Chapter of that year.  After an educational trip to the Holy Land in 1951, he returned to the college faculty and taught scripture to the juniors.  From 1955 through 1960, he furthered his education in French at Laval University in Canada .

Fabian was an avid player of tennis and highly respected and loved mentor for Theta Phi, the first women’s social sorority on the college campus, which was founded in 1953.  Love for him among the Sisters of this Sorority never floundered, even when at the wedding reception of one of his sorority women, being a heavy smoker, he set fire to the bride’s gown!  Six of his sorority sisters were pallbearers at his funeral after his death on Thursday, March 18, 1999, at the age of 86.

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