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ARTHUR (ART) POIRIER

Date of Passing: Oct 21, 2013

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ARTHUR (ART) POIRIER It is with utmost sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Art on October 21, 2013 at age 55 after a very courageous battle with cancer. Art will be truly missed by his wife Julie née Hamonic, sons Patrick (Michelle), Julien (Jill), Jérémy (Dina) grandchildren Caden, Ethan and Fenix. Also to mourn his loss are his mother Emilienne, numerous family members and countless friends. He will be welcomed in heaven by the members of his family (his father Armand, his brother Claude, his sister Jeanette, father-in-law Léon) and his many friends that have gone before him. Art loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a very good business person and he often used his numerous talents to help people in need. He also loved to be with people (mainly to make them laugh), Miami Beach, his numerous collectibles but the "love of his life" was his family. He greatly appreciated their selfless support throughout his life but especially at the end of his journey. The family would like to thank all those who supported Art in countless ways during the last several years. Rest in peace "Art the Fart"! Funeral services to be held at the Otterburne R. C. Church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. C'est avec beaucoup de peine que nous annonçons le décès d'Arthur Poirier le 21 octobre 2013 à l'âge de 55 ans. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Julie née Hamonic, ses fils Patrick (Michelle), Julien (Jill), Jérémy (Dina); ses petits-enfants Caden, Ethan et Fenix. Il laisse aussi dans le deuil sa mère Emilienne, plusieurs membres de sa grande famille ainsi que de nombreux amis. Il sera acceilli au ciel par les membres de sa famille qui l'on précédé (son père Armand, son frère Claude, sa soeur Jeanette et son beau-père Léon) ainsi que ses nombreux amis. Arthur aimait la vie et la vivait pleinement. Il était une très bonne personne d'affaires et à maintes reprises il a utilisé ses nombreux talents pour venir en aide àtous et à chacun qu'il voyait dans le besoin. Il aimait aussi être avec les gens (surtout pour les faire rire), Miami Beach, mais sa plus grande amour était réservée pour sa famille. Il a beaucoup apprécié leur appui inconditionnel pendant sa vie et plus particulièrement au courant des derniers mois. Je t'aime mon ChouChou Le service funéraire pour célébrer sa vie aura lieu en l'église d'Otterburne le samedi 26 octobre à 11h00. Au lieu de fleurs un don peut être envoyer au Children's Wish Foundation. Vita Funeral Home In Care of Arrangements 204 425 3114
Publish Date: Oct 26, 2013

ARTHUR (ART) POIRIER Peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2013 Arthur passed away at Bethesda Hospital at the age of 55 years. Funeral Service will be held in Otterburne Roman Catholic Church at 11:00am on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Longer obituary to follow. Vita Funeral Home In Care of Arrangements 204 425 3114
Publish Date: Oct 23, 2013

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 26, 2013

Condolences & Memories (20 entries)

  • Our thoughts and prayers to Julie and Family A special person leaves a footprint in our heart. And no one can take those special memories you have. - Posted by: Leo, Terri Mistelbacher, Richard, Diane Gardner (friends at Miami Beach) on: Dec 24, 2013

  • To Julie and Family. Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Jackie Boucher,John Thorarinson (friends from Miami Beach campground) on: Oct 30, 2013

  • I am very saddened to hear of Art's passing. I loved his sense of humour and his laugh. I will always remember the fireworks we would have at home, and Art would shout "Oh ya! Mine are better!!" We shouted back and forth and decided it was a tie. He will forever be in my heart and sadly missed. May you now rest in peace. - Posted by: Colleen Fehr (Braun) (neighbour in St. Adolphe) on: Oct 29, 2013

  • I just found out about Art's passing today. I was really saddened by this news, having not talked to Art for a couple of years. Art was a great guy, and I still remember his huge sense of humor. I'm sure that all who were close to Art in his daily life, will miss the way he lit up every room he entered. With Art, what you saw is what you got, a real human being. My thoughts and prayers go out to Art's family and friends. My French buddy! - Posted by: Ron Dyck (Former businees collegue) on: Oct 28, 2013

  • We are so Sorry for your loss. Art's humor was such a big part of who he was. He will be missed by many. My deepest Sympathies to you and your family. - Posted by: Monique(Lasko)Berthelette & Lise(Paterson)Berthelette (Old Friends) on: Oct 28, 2013

  • My heart goes out to the Poirier family. Art made so many of us laugh so much - even to tears many times! I'll never forget camping with Art as a young girl and hearing him sing his Yellow Bird song. May his joyous nature be carried up in heaven. God's speed. - Posted by: Joane Laurencelle () on: Oct 26, 2013

  • So Sorry for your loss. Art's humor was greatly appreciated in life. My deepest Sympathies to you and your family at this hard time. - Posted by: Real Laurencelle () on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Over 30 years ago, my family (Father Pierre and mother Jocelyne)went camping with Art's family and friends in Sioux Narrows on the August long weekend. It rained the entire time we were there. Art (in his usually Art fashion) entertained "the troups" by singing his version of "Yellow Bird". He sang it so much that I still remember the words. Everytime I think of Art, it's how he managed to keep everyone happy, even though we were all soaked. I am truly sorry for your loss. He was loved and touched many many people during his short stay here on earth. God Bless! Diane Laurencelle - Posted by: Diane Laurencelle (Childhood friend (always assumed he was my cousin)) on: Oct 26, 2013

  • It was a joy to know Art. We had become very good friends & we enjoyed each others company. We will always be thankful we had the opportunity to get to know him better. You have our deepest sympathy. - Posted by: John Muise (Big John) & daughter Sandy Muise (friends from Miami Beach) on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Repose en paix Arthur, je suis certain que tu fais rire ceux au ciel comme tu as fais rire ceux sur terre. Tu nous manques - Posted by: Jean Boulet () on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Our condolences to all the Poirier family. Rest, you fought a great battle now there is a time for rest. - Posted by: Jules and Shirley Bernardin (Neighbour) on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Every once in a while you have the opportunity in life to meet someone with such an amazing energy and passion for life that you will never forget them. Art was this type of person, his smile and laugh could light up any room. He will truly be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. I apologize I will not be at the funeral but wanted to pass along my condolences. Rich & Jenn Marchetti - Posted by: Rich & Jenn Marchetti () on: Oct 26, 2013

  • Sorry to hear Art has passed on, however he is in a better place, happy and at peace. He will be missed , but never forgotten.. Julie, God bless you and your family,, - Posted by: corinne hodgins (friends) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Every life has an impact on this world. Art was such a great person. He gave nothing but excellence to his family and professional life. May peace and comfort find you and may you know that I am here for you. May the blessing of love be upon you... - Posted by: Kathy Currie (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Art, you will be missed at The Beach - Posted by: B () on: Oct 24, 2013

  • We are very, very, sorry to hear about one of the nicest people we have ever known, has been taken away from us. Art, you may have left us, but you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace my friend. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. - Posted by: Richard and Debbie Muise (Friends) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • There are so many fond memories of Art. He played a hilarious nerd at socials. He ran a successful business. He and his family shaped a wonderful beach we call our second home. He provided our daughter, Salena with three years of work she loved. And he showed his passion for children by building a terrific playhouse. Our hearts go out to Julie, the family and all those who knew him. The Eagle spirit has carried Art to the heavens. His life is to be celebrated. - Posted by: Debbie and Tom Blunderfield (Friends) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • It's painful to hear about our friend passing on. Art was always full of humour with a lot of life in him. He was very expressive in his own way and could bring about laugther to anyone. He will be sadly missed but his memories will always live on. Our deepest symphathies go out to the family. Rest in peace our friend ! - Posted by: Lawrence & Diane Kuehn (Friends) on: Oct 24, 2013

  • Art was the most touching person we ever met, he had the biggest heart and loved all ! When I was sick fighting cancer he was there for me in every way he walked my journey as a friend he touched r lives with his kindness. It was a joy to have met him and his wonderful family we loved them all. Miami Beach was his hide a way and his comfort while he battled his demons and hid it well I will never forget him and how he touch r lives rest and sleep in peace my friend - Posted by: Sandie Maccoy and Rick Zolinski (Friend ) on: Oct 23, 2013

  • We are very sorry to hear the news of our friend. Art will always be remembered as someone who was always upbeat and full of life. This last year was especially hard on him but he held his head up high and showed us all that no matter how bad things get, we must take life one day at a time and live it to the fullest. No matter how tough things got, Art was always there to show us all just how precious life really is and that we should all live life to the fullest until we are called to meet our maker. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the Poirier family. Your tears will eventually dry and then you can reflect on the many good times that you had with a man of honour and integrity. God's speed my friend, Miami Beach will never be the same without you! - Posted by: Ken and Dianne McCourt (Friends) on: Oct 23, 2013

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