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Paul Angus Poirier

Paul Angus Poirier

We regret to announce the sudden passing of our brother, uncle, friend, and community builder, Paul Angus Poirier, 66, of Cheticamp which occurred on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp.

Born on November 3rd, 1955 in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Arthur and the late Bella (Roach) Poirier.

Paul Angus was a 35-year employee of Le Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home and worked as a continuing care assistant. He was proud of his job, his coworkers, but especially, the people he cared for. He made them laugh and made their days a little brighter. Upon his semi-retirement at the age of 60, while still working part time at the Foyer, he started working part time as caretaker (bedeau) at l’Église Saint-Pierre as well as this past year, doing housekeeping duties for Bay Wind Suites.

Paul Angus was a community minded person who loved to help out in any way. He was on the board of directors of the Cheticamp Association Residential Educational Society (The Green Door), founding committee member of the Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Rainbow Rockstarz fundraising team. He was a long-time member of the liturgy committee for l’Église Saint-Pierre and did much of the decor throughout the year. His decorating skills were often requested for countless weddings, anniversaries, parties, events, etc. In the community, he was always ready and willing to take on the role of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and M. L’Escaouette, the mascot of the annual Acadian festival. He was involved in the Katimavik program and sat on the Centre Acadien board before it closed.

He loved running the “Mi-carême” and was known for his great disguises and costumes he would create to entertain Mi-carême watchers from house to house. He was known for telling jokes, playing tricks on others, and making people laugh, either at work or with family and friends. Don’t let this fool you, when he was pushed in a corner, or felt strongly on a subject, he would show his colorful temper. But, at the end of the day, nothing was left on a bad note.

Paul Angus was a member of the Cursillo movement and was often called to help with the retreats. He was a man of strong faith, which helped him through life’s joys and struggles. You knew you could count on him being there in your time of need. This also led him to be a strong supporter of new immigrants who came to work in the area. He supported and became friends with many Philippine immigrants which in turn made him part of their family, which he truly cherished.

He leaves to mourn his sisters, Madelaine Poirier (Eddie Boudreau), Cheticamp, and Denise Poirier, Cheticamp; sisters-in-law, Diane Poirier, and Laurette Poirier; nieces, Natalie Poirier (Goddaughter), and Isabelle Poirier; nephews, Marc Poirier, and Fidel Poirier; Goddaughter, Nicole Harris; and his Filipino family, Jay Arr, Cherry Maye Guitierrez, and their children, whom he loved as his family.

Besides his father, Arthur (2020) and his mother, Bella (1986), he was predeceased by his brothers, Gerard (2004), Willie John (2006), and Victor (2013); brother-in-law, Gelas Poirier (2012).

Visitation will be held at the Cheticamp Funeral Home on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 10:30 am, in Église Saint-Pierre, Cheticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to l’Église St. Pierre or a charity of your choice.


  • Tony Thibeault March 23, 2022 4:46 pm

    Mes sincères sympathies à la famille. Paul-Angus a changé ma vie lors des 3 mois ou j’ai vécu à Chéticamp en 2007 avec Katimavik. Repose en paix mon cher Paul-Angus.

  • Noreen maclean March 18, 2022 11:29 pm

    Such a great loss my deepest condolences to his family.

  • Darlene Paturel March 18, 2022 6:57 pm

    Je vous envoie nos sinceres sympathies dans ces moments difficiles. Je voyais Paul Angus des annees passees quand je marchais a l’eglise et Je me rappelle bien de son beau sourire. Il faisait beaucoup pour aider sa communaute . On etait chanceux de l’avoir .il sera pas oublie.
    Darlene Paturel ( et Jeanmarc Paturel ) fille de Dora et Edgar Aucoin

  • Darlene Paturel March 18, 2022 6:48 pm

    Madeleine et Denise
    On vous envoie nos sinceres sympathies .si covid serait pas dans la communaute on service pour sure .on sort pas beaucoup de la maison .Edgar a des problemes de sante et est vulnerable au virus
    .vous etes dans nos pensees
    Dora et Edgar Aucoin

  • Lorraine Chìasson March 18, 2022 2:34 pm

    I had the privilege of working with Paul Angus at the foyer pere fiset. He was the kindest man . R. I. P. PAUL ANGUS WILL BE MISSED.

  • mary leblanc March 18, 2022 1:31 pm

    To all his family and many friends our deepest sympathies,,

  • Peter Laliberte March 18, 2022 7:22 am

    I billeted with him as part of Katimavik back in 2006. Truely a great man and he shall be missed.

  • Anita Aucoin March 17, 2022 6:21 am

    So sorry for your loss, he was always ready to help eveyonex

  • Brenda Roache March 17, 2022 4:14 am

    Madeleine et Denise, Mrs sincères sympathies.
    Paul Angus, never forgotten. R.I.P.

  • Joyce Deveau March 16, 2022 10:46 pm

    Sincere condolences to all his family and friends. When I was a child, I lived a few doors away from his family home and used to walk by there almost daily. He would almost always make a point of coming to the door and calling out a friendly joke as I walked by. I’ve always remembered that about him. That he took the time to brighten my day just that little bit. And that held true anytime we passed over the years.

  • Marie Therese Aucoin March 16, 2022 9:54 pm

    So sorry to lose such a kind and generous man, who gave his all for our community…..
    My sumpathies to Madelaine, Denise other family & friends…..

  • stella gale March 16, 2022 9:30 pm

    my sympathies to the family of paul angus, he was such a kind person, god bless

  • Rosie Grace March 16, 2022 9:16 pm

    Sincerest Condolences to the family and many friends of Paul Angus. He touched so many lives. His absence in the community will be felt for years to come. May he Rest in Eternal Peace. xo

  • Aurel Muise March 16, 2022 9:11 pm

    To the family and friends of Paul Angus, I’m so sorry for your loss. Repose en paix, Paul Angus.

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