Joseph C. Poirier

POIRIER, Joseph C….

Joseph C. Poirier passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:20 am after a long struggle with dementia. He passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London surround by his family. Joe is survived by his wife Jeannette (Buske) Poirier and their four children Joseph L. Poirier (Louise Venne), James Poirier (Debbie) and his children Michelle and Andrew Poirier, Julie Poirier, and Jennifer Molloy (James) and their children Seamus and Keira Molloy. He leaves behind his two sisters Agnes Poirier and Fran Read. He will be missed by all his nieces and nephews.

Joe was a very supportive father and he was always there in times of need. He was very present in all of his grandkids lives by encouraging and supporting them. Joe was loved by all who met him. He had a kind heart and accepted everyone for who they were. He will be missed by the staff at Parkwood 4 Bruce, where he was well taken care of in his final years.

Joe often said that one of the best decisions he made was to join the Canadian Armed Forces. He spent time during his service with the Armed Forces doing many different things. He was overseas peace keeping in Egypt and Cyprus. He spent 6 years in Alberta as a Paratrooper. He was in London, Ontario 4RCR with the mortar platoon. He worked with the cadets doing various activities; what he enjoyed most was being the Repel Sargent during the summer months at Ipperwash. He ended his careers as Master Warrant Officer Joseph Poirier.

Joe Poirier will be greatly missed by his wife and all four of their children, Joey, Jimmy, Julie and Jenny. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Veterans Care and Comfort Fund (Veterans Arts) at Parkwood Hospital, c/o St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON N6A 4V2 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com


  1. My deepest sympathy to all of you for the lose of Joe Poitier my thoughts are with you all

  2. Our deepest condolences to all the Poirier family. We will be there in spirit as you celebrate Joe’s wonderful life. May God bless you all and give you strength and courage to get through these difficult times. Love Uncle Fred and Kathy

  3. I have many fond memories of uncle Joe at our house in Etobicoke with my father, his brother, Mike Poirier. Always a pleasant man….

  4. Rest In Peace my dear friend I will always remember you as a gentleman who cared deeply for family and friends and whoever came in contact. A man with high morals and loved his Newfoundland home. Go fly high on those mountains Joe.

  5. To All the Poirier family; Joe was one of our favorite brother in-laws who will be sadly missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him. If he came to Pembroke, ON he knew he could just stay at our place where we could share stories, play cards and have a few drinks. He always make the best of his visit. He would visit all of Jennette’s Family even her old Aunt Edith. Rest in Peace Joe. We will always remember you as one of the good guys. Thank You for your Services. Sincerely, Fred & Kathy

  6. I will sadly miss you Joe, my brother, my life long friend. I have a trillian wonherful memories of you that I will hold in my heart forever.
    Rest in peace.

  7. Jennifer & family: The 4 of us were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. All of you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Hang onto all of your wonderful memories of him, as those will stay with you always. We look forward to hearing some wonderful stories of your dad, Jennifer.
    Sincerely, Kendall, Greg, Evan & Jayden Hunt

  8. A dear friend,enjoyed his company at L,R &BD for breakfast ,euchre and watching the T.M.L. & Blue Jays. Later every Wed. out for breakfast,we always had good laughs and talked about his time in Holland.He was a true family man,loved his family and home.Deepest condolences to Jeannette and family. Cherish the memories.

  9. We are sending our condolences to Jennifer and the Poirier family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Michelle, Welby, and Cailim

  10. Uncle Joe, you were a kind and gentle man. A man who cared for others and would always help a friend in need. You will be missed by all who love you. My condolences to all of the Poirier families.

  11. I am so sorry to here of Joe’s passing. My condolences to the Poirier family. I have fond memories of him when we were neighbours on Ronny Cres.

  12. Losing a parent/brother/grandfather is never easy. May you find strength and comfort in your memories.
    Deepest sympathy

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