Martin Joseph Poirier passed away peacefully at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside on January 14th from brain cancer. He was born on July 15th, 1960 to parents Gerald Poirier and Adeline Poirier (maiden name Caissie). He enjoyed raising geese, ducks, and chickens and was a champion waterfowl breeder for many years.
He is survived by his three children Matthew, Michelle, and Brian Poirier, his former wife Cynthia Poirier and his two grandchildren, Emma and Elizabeth Poirier. His five siblings, Agnes Arsenault, Alfred Poirier, Theodore Poirier, Marcella Poirier, and Melvin Poirier. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and sister Paulette Poirier.
A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday January 16th at the Evangeline Funeral Home from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9. Online condolences can be sent to www.peifuneralcoops.com/evangeline.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations can be made to the PEI Cancer Society.
A funeral service will be held at the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel church on Thursday January 17th at 10:30am in the Evangeline region.
The funeral mass for Martin Joseph Poirier of St. Timothy was held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church, Mont-Carmel.
The celebrant for the mass of Christian burial was Father Michel Painchaud who proclaimed the Gospel, delivered the homily and read the prayers of final commitment and farewell.
The readings were read by Chantelle Hill and Gilles Painchaud and the prayers of the faithful were read by Michelle Poirier. The cross-bearer was Diane Richard and candle bearers were Martin Gallant and Lorraine Gallant. Eucharistic Ministers were Robert McNeill, Claudette McNeill and Father Michel Painchaud. The active pallbearers were his two sons Brian and Matthew, two of his brothers Ted and Alfred, Mike Poirier and Greg Clow. Flower bearer was his daughter Michelle. The pall was placed by his three children, Brian Michelle and Matthew. The church choir was under the direction of Edmond Gallant.
Interment will take place in the church cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Evangeline Funeral Home, Urbainville.