The family announces with sorrow, his passing peacefully at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Son of the late Xavier Poirier and the late Alexine (née Labelle) Poirier. Husband of the late Anita Daley (1980) and Clarisse Lalonde-Poirier. Loving father of Jocelyn Poirier, Conrad Poirier (Reenie), Rose Daypuck (Reg), Allan Poirier (Janet Dustin), Carole Poirier (Tom Elliott), Mike Poirier (Jen Barnwell/Wise) and Greg Poirier all of London. Stepfather to Richard Lalonde (Jackie), Robert Lalonde (Kerry Mitchell) and Carole Weiman (Ken). Dear brother of Léandre (Jeanne) of Azilda and Louis-Marie (friend Joanne) of Cartier, Marie-Laure Day (late Merlan) of Moncton N.B. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Gaetanne Leclaire, Aldegone Nadeau, Emeline, Ozell Arsenault (Rhéal) and Jean-Guillaume. Lovingly remembered by his 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. André was a member of the “Club d’Âge d’Or” of Hanmer, Knights of Columbus, Council 5005 Hanmer. Funeral prayers will be held Friday at 8 p.m. André also volunteered many hours to Meals on Wheels, Pioneer Manor, Elizabeth Centre and was very involved with his church. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph, Hanmer, Friday, May 18, 2012 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St-Jacques Church, Hanmer. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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