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Paul Poirier

Paul Emile Poirier

Sunday, December 14th, 1924 - Monday, April 5th, 2021
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Obituary

Mr. Paul Emile Poirier passed away peacefully at Roseview Manor, April 5 2021 at the age of 96. Paul had a long and full life. He was born December 14, 1924 in Ste. Simeon Bon Aventure. Loving son of Adelme and Julienne Poirier.

In 1947, Paul married the love of his life Archange. In the early 1950s Paul and Archange made a move to Beardmore where Paul worked the mines and started his own little taxi service. A few years later Paul hearing about work in the woodlands set off with Archange and family in 1957 and made the move to Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) where he worked in the forest industry. Later advancing to his own trucking business “Poirier Bourdage Trucking” hauling logs for Great Lakes Paper retiring at the age of 57.

Once retired Paul and Archange were able to enjoy their golden years. Many years were spent as a snowbirds, travelling to Florida where they had a home “apartment” in Hallendale. Where family would often visit. Through the summer they would spend their time at their camp at Shebandowan and Nelson’s camp on Lake Windgosigon. Where we children and the grandchildren would often visit. They also travelled to Quebec often to visit brothers, sisters, family and friends.

As many of you who knew Paul, you would often see him working out on a treadmill at Push or visiting at the car wash sitting and chatting with Nelson to pass the time away. However, Mom did keep Dad busy though, for he now became Mameres personal delivery boy – often he would come knocking on all our doors, smile on his face, armed with bags of homemade jams, jellies, pastries, homemade bread and of course mameres famous meat pies. All of us loving his little visits.

Some of our fondest memories of Dad was his singing, playing his harmonica and playing his accordion. Dad and Mom loved life and they lived it. Paul absolutely loved and adored his children and grandchildren. He was an amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather. Paul was the father of 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Dad, “Papa” you are so loved and will be greatly missed. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we loved deeply becomes a part of us.”

Paul is survived by his six children; Ron (Shelley), Linda (Domenic), Diane (Dennis), Gaston (Kathy), Nelson (Janet), Allen (Connie), his grandchildren Jennifer, David, Joey, Mandy, Nicole, Shannon, Celine, Lisa, Shane, Sandy, Kenny, Kelsey, Haley and Darby, as well as 20 great grandchildren, brother Gerard and sisters Therese and Germaine.

He was predeceased by his beautiful loving wife Archange and loving grandson Kurt Martell, brothers Michelle, Henry, Reynald, sisters Gabrielle and Rose Mai.

The family would like to thank the staff at Roseview Manor for the special care that was given to Paul.
Visitation for Paul will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street. Those wishing to attend the visitation are asked to register on Paul’s page at www.sargentandson.com or call the funeral home. A private Funeral will be held on Friday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Sargent and Son Funeral Home. Those wishing to watch the service virtually may do so on the Sargent & Son Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 15th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    Address
    21 N. Court Street
    THUNDER BAY, ON P7A 4T4
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  • Service

    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    Address
    21 N. Court Street
    THUNDER BAY, ON P7A 4T4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Linda M Pavone

Posted at 07:45pm
Dad you and mom will always be in our thoughts

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mary nucci

Posted at 09:04pm
Dear Allen and the Poirier Families
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.
Great Man! He will be missed!

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Nucci
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Serge Poirier

Posted at 11:08am
À Ronald, Linda, Gaston, Nelson, Diane et Allen, je veux vous offrir mes plus sincères sympathies.

Je vous écris en français pour être sûr que mon hommage exprime bien les sentiments que j’ai eus pour oncle Paul. Pour moi, il n’était pas seulement un oncle, mais aussi un père, un frère et un grand ami. D’aussi loin que je puise me souvenir, je le voyais comme un homme d’une grande gentillesse, généreux,, avec un amour exceptionnel pour sa famille et ses amis et un sens de l’humour vif qui nous rappelait celui de grand-mère Julienne.
Quand je parle d’amour de la famille, cela comprenait comme de raison ses enfants et petits enfants, mais aussi, il avait une grande fidélité envers ses frères, sœurs, neveux, nièces, cousins et cousines. Tous ces gens qui passaient à Thunder Bay, se faisait un devoir d’arrêter voir Paul et Archange.
Et comment pourrions-nous parler de Paul sans parler d’Archange, cette femme au grand cœur, l’amour de sa vie, qui fut sa compagne et sa complice pour tellement de belles choses. Ils ont su profiter pleinement de leur longue retraite, voyages annuels en Floride, en Gaspésie, visites fréquentes au camp d’été et cela en conservant leur bonne santé jusqu’à un âge très raisonnable. Même après ses pertes de mémoire, je continuais d’appeler Paul-Émile. Cela me faisait retourner en arrière et je voulais ainsi le divertir un peu, car lui nous a tellement diverti quand il avait toutes ses facultés et il méritait que je prenne un peu de mon temps pour lui rendre ce qu’il m’avait donné.
Paul et Archange, vous avez fait beaucoup pour moi et je vous en suis très reconnaissant. Vous êtes partis, mais vous resterez à jamais dans mon cœur et ma mémoire.
Je vous aimais beaucoup.
Votre neveu et ami Serge
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Shane

Posted at 01:29pm
We will miss you, Papa!
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Shane Poirier

Posted at 01:25pm
Bonne nuit, Papa!
I know that you are enjoying meat pies and playing your accordion with Jimmy and Mamere.
Wise, humourous, and kind - a grandson could never hope for a better Papa.
Your grateful grandson, Shane
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