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Phillip Poirier

Phillip Poirier

Age 65, Chéticamp. Phillip was born on December 1st, 1953 and raised in Chéticamp. He died peacefully on July 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp after a short battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Felix and the late Marie (Roach) Poirier. He was predeceased by brother Leo and sister Marie.

Phillip was known by many from all over Cape Breton Island and beyond. He was an avid sports fan and was the #1 Minor Hockey pool seller for over 30 years. Many children were able to play hockey because of Phillip’s fundraising efforts for Trail Minor hockey. Phillip leaves no immediate family but does have a whole community mourning his passing. He was special to everyone. He leaves behind special friends and family, Billy, Brenda Lee, Corey, Ashley and family, the entire staff at Le Gabriel Restaurant/Bar; Laurette, Donat and family; staff and management at Doryman Pub & Grill, Mr. Chicken, Your Dollar Store with More and especially Alfred Arthur who always made sure Phillip’s worm selling business was well taken care of, Restaurant Évangeline, Le P’tit Chady, Le Club Kinsmen de Chéticamp and his “marraine” Adrienne Desveau. He will be greatly missed by Marc, Lyne, Brooke, MacKenzie and Marcus Larade. He will be welcomed with open arms by family and special friend, Yvon.

Special thank-you to nurses, doctors, continuing care, and palliative care at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Phillip you have left a mark on our hearts and you will never be forgotten. No visitation. Photos will be displayed at back of church one hour before funeral mass which will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25th at 10:30 a.m. in Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. All are welcome to a light lunch and slideshow presentation at the Cabot Trail Arena following funeral mass. Donations may be made to Trail Minor Hockey or Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.  Go Toronto Maple Leafs Go!



  • Pam Reid July 28, 2019 11:02 am

    Cheticamp lost a true gentleman and friend to all. RIP Phillip.

  • Donald and Lorna Poirier and family July 26, 2019 11:22 am

    Our condolences to all family and friends of Phillip. We are away and very sorry we were unable to attend the celebration for him yesterday.

  • Anne Marie Mackinnon July 25, 2019 1:56 pm

    Philip I will forever remember your visits to see mom when you were young. Saying parente to me and your hugs and kisses when I would visit Cheticamp. May you Rest In Peace. You will be with your dear mom again.

  • Rosie Grace July 23, 2019 9:50 pm

    Rest in Peace Phillip….may you be reunited with your loved ones and special friend, Marc. I am sure he is playing a tune or two for you…and you are step dancing away. You left such a legacy behind…one of deep kindness that we can certainly all learn from. When we think of you Phillip, it warms our hearts, puts a smile on our faces and no doubt will encourage many of us to follow your footsteps…an encouragement that will inspire many to be extra kind to thy neighbour! Gone much too soon but never forgotten. Thanks for all your years of dedication to our community! Sincerest condolences to Phillip’s many friends and just like family loved ones! xxoo

  • Frank Murphy July 23, 2019 11:19 am

    Phillip you will be missed by the Murphy family on prince Edward island and you good friend ya ya .

  • Gerard Deveaux July 23, 2019 10:18 am

    My sympathies to all his friends, e’s hut he will be greatly missed, but he’s finally will reunited with his sister and mother again, may god bless his soul.

    Gerard Deveaux

  • Ethel Clark July 23, 2019 9:41 am

    R.I.P. Philip. Cheticamp, as we know it, will never be the same without your presence. Our memories will linger with visions of you and the hockey fans will carry you to all the games. We are all grateful for your continued efforts at fundraising for the arena, which paid off many times over. Your welcoming attitude will remain in the hearts of many tourists and all who knew him.

  • Perry Roach July 22, 2019 9:30 pm

    Rest in Peace Phillip…My Dad and especially my Uncle Clovie will welcome you in your eternal home…I met you once and still remember you…GOD bless

  • John Pino July 22, 2019 8:11 pm

    Great hockey fan and man.
    Supported all teams and kids.

  • Austin Warner July 22, 2019 3:05 pm

    Will be greatly missed and our condolences from all our family in judique.

  • Yvette Muise July 22, 2019 7:24 am

    He was a good person. We can all learn from how he will be missed for his kindness. R.I.P. Philip.
    Condolences to the family.

  • Laurette LeFort July 21, 2019 10:20 pm

    R. E. P. Phillip, on s’en souviendra toujours de toi et ton beau sourire.

  • Darlene July 21, 2019 9:30 pm

    I will definitely miss his welcoming smile and hugs and the attempt to lay a big kiss. Always watched for him whether it be crab season or hockey season he was sure to make a presence. I think I’ve know him since I was 16 and even though we couldn’t communicate well our friendship grew the evening I bought him a beer and we had a dance at Le Gabriel. RIP my friend you will never be forgotten ♥️

  • Shawn Samson July 21, 2019 7:51 pm

    I have been travelling to Cheticamp for over a decade now & it didn’t take me long to get to know Phillip & I quickly learned that you had to have at least a toonie in your pocket before you got to Cheticamp because as soon as he seen you , you were buying a minor hockey ticket . I looked forward to running in to Phillip & have him put his hand out , I would pass him my toonie & he would give me my ticket to fill out . I will miss sitting & having a meal with him while he poked fun at the Habs & I poked fun at the leafs . My trips to Cheticamp will never be the same & driving up & down the main road without seeing him will be tough . Rest easy my friend !! , …… until we meet again …. i’ll try to have my toonie on me when I get up there with you .

  • Lisa O’Neill July 21, 2019 7:49 pm

    Phillipe was the first person to welcome us to Chéticamp with such a large smile and friendly attitude. Every time he came to the coop, he made sure to come and see me wherever i was working. He was a great ambassador for Chéticamp! I will miss his smile…

  • Ronnie LeBlanc July 21, 2019 7:39 pm

    Phillip was definitely a pillar in our community and his departure will certainly leave a huge void. He loved everyone and was loved by all, locals and people from outside the community. Rest I peace my dear friend😥

  • Gilles LeBlanc July 21, 2019 6:52 pm

    My condolences to all his friends who became his extended family. I always remembered my visits back home to Chéticamp and seeing Phillipe with his huge smile. He was an icon in our community and deserves the respect and admiration of all . He will be missed by never forgotten

  • Paulette Delaney-Smith July 21, 2019 5:09 pm

    RIP Phillip, you left a special mark with every single person who had the pleasure of knowing you, we will all miss you, sympathies to Lynn and Marc and family who did so very much for Phillip and sympathies to all his extended family and friends which is pretty much everyone in the Cheticamp and local area. Phillip will always be fondly remembered.

  • Norma Lamont July 21, 2019 4:48 pm

    My Sympathy to all friends and family

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