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Armand Joseph Poirier

Armand Joseph Poirier

December 12, 1957 – June 18, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Armand Joseph Poirier, age 64, at Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp on June 18th, 2022. Born in Chéticamp on December 12th, 1957, he was the son of the late Napoléon (à Nazaire) and the late Bernadette (Doucet) Poirier of Chéticamp.

It is very difficult to part with Armand, but it was even harder to see him struggle for years, deteriorating as a result of a very rare disease called “Cerebral Cavernoma”. We want to thank the staff of the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre and the Highland Manor in Neil’s Harbour for the special care during his short stay before he became part of the family of Foyer Père Fiset in Chéticamp in November 2021. We are forever grateful for the exceptional care provided by the management and staff of Le Foyer, who went above and beyond to assure his safety and well-being. The compassion and kind gestures towards him and the family during his final journey among us, go beyond the call of duty and will never be forgotten.  Armand was treated with much dignity to his dying breath.

Armand graduated in June 1977 from Canso Regional Vocational School in Port Hawkesbury, certified as a welder. He began his career of 44 years which started at Gerry’s Welding & Machine Shop, for Gerard Boudreau. Eventually the business became Chéticamp Welding & Machine Shop. Armand loved his work and was very dedicated to the job and the numerous projects that came his way. He was a very reputable “welder” in the community and surrounding areas. He was known as a hard worker and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

As much as Armand loved his work, he had many other passions. In 1986, he acquired a diploma from the K&D School of Taxidermy. He was known for his patience and working relentlessly to get it done just right.

Armand was an avid outdoor sportsman. He spent many hours driving his 4-wheeler traveling in the mountains and spending time at a camp built by him, his father and siblings – la campe des Nazaires. He loved fishing, hunting, hiking, snowshoeing and the list goes on. He was also a great blueberry picker and loved arriving home with full containers.

Even though Armand was a bit of a loner and quiet, he was content to be surrounded by family and his close buddies. He was kind and of gentle nature. Although he had no children of his own, he considered Cory as his son. He was an amazing Dad and later in life, a proud Pépére to Damien and Dominic. They were his pride and joy. Like his father Napoléon, kids were drawn to Armand, and he could entertain them for hours.  It brought him so much joy to bring smiles on their faces. There was nothing Armand would not do for his family and friends.

Armand was a dedicated member of Recherche et Sauvetage Chéticamp Search & Rescue for 35 years. He took his role quite seriously, participated in many courses and searches, oversaw the annual ticket drive for many years and took deep pride in maintaining the hall. He made many life-long friends with this association.

This fine man will be dearly missed by his partner in life Rosie Grace, his stepson Cory, step-grandchildren, Damien and Dominic along with their mother Kayla Blackwood. He also leaves to mourn, his siblings; sister Geraldine (Stanley) Larade, brothers; Cyril (Charlene), Yvon (Tammie) of Chéticamp and Gilles (Bonnie) who resides in Camrose Alberta. Sister-in-law; Louise (Emile) Paturel of Belle-Côte and brother-in-law; Robert (Judy) Aucoin who reside in Digby, N.S. His special Oncle Lionel Poirier whom he loved like a father (Chéticamp) and his Uncle Patsy Poirier (Niagara Falls, Ontario). His aunts; Marie-Edna Aucoin, Leona Aucoin, Marie-Hélène LeBrun, Rita (Paul Joe) Deveau of Chéticamp and Josephine Fraser, Northeast Margaree. He will also be sadly missed by his numerous cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his in-laws, Gerard and Therese Aucoin. As well, several other extended family members.

We have no doubt that this gentle soul is now an angel watching over us and was welcomed to heaven with open arms, reunited with loved ones into the eternal peace of God’s kingdom where he is finally free from suffering.

Armand was a man of few words and seemed quite content with his life of simplicity. He often took solace in Nature and its serenity. We would like to believe that he is simply ‘gone fishing’ while watching a beautiful sunset with perhaps a glimpse of a moose wading in the water, as Maggie lays by his side.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Everyone is welcome to join us for a “Celebration of Life” on Sunday June 26, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at La Salle des Retraités-Senior Hall in Chéticamp. A private graveside service will take place at St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, officiated by Father Pierre Antoine St-Cyr. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Foyer Père Fiset, Recherche et Sauvetage Chéticamp Search and Rescue or your choice of charity.




  • Cathie Rogers June 23, 2022 5:43 pm

    Dear Rosie,

    Our deepest condolences to you, Cory, and the Poirier and Aucoin families.

    Never forget that you have family and friends who love you.

    We are sharing in your sorrow and will greatly miss Armand. He was a gentle man and a lovely friend.

    With love,
    Cathie and Michael

  • Marie Sophie & Réné June 22, 2022 5:58 pm

    Sincere sympathies to Rosie, Yvon, Géraldine, Cyril, Gilles and families.

  • Darlene Paturel June 22, 2022 10:34 am

    On envoie nos sinceres sympathies.
    Darlene et Jean Marc Paturel
    Dora et Edgar Aucoin

  • Ralph, Denise June 22, 2022 8:43 am

    Condolences to the family, he may be gone but he won’t be forgotten.

  • Marcellin Chiasson June 21, 2022 7:57 pm

    Rosie and Poirier family. sincere condolences!

  • Bernadette Dixon June 21, 2022 5:44 pm

    So sorry to hear of Armand’s passing. Condolences to you all

  • Denise Fiset June 21, 2022 9:38 am

    Mes sympathies les plus sincère Rosie à toi et la famille, qu’il repose en paix !!

  • Ron Brown and Donna Gould June 21, 2022 9:25 am

    Sincere condolences to Rosie. And family

  • Kathleen Deveaun June 21, 2022 8:45 am

    Dear Rosie and family, may you cherish all the wonderful memories made with Armand. He truly was a kind soul. ♡

  • Jean & Richard Swiderski June 21, 2022 7:40 am

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May he RIP

  • Solange M Mombourquette June 21, 2022 6:18 am

    My deepest condolences to you, Rosie and to the family. May the precious memories that you’ve shared with Armand help you through this difficult time.


  • Doris Poirier June 21, 2022 5:36 am

    My deepest sympathies Rosie and all of Armand’s family. It was a privilege to know him. Will miss seeing him at the Foyer.

  • Gérard Aucoin June 21, 2022 5:16 am

    Mes sincères sympathies Rosie et toute la famille.

  • Alfredine June 21, 2022 5:11 am

    Sincere condolences to Rosie, Cory and families.

  • Aurel Muise June 20, 2022 11:45 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Rosie, the Poirier and Aucoin family. RIP Armand.

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