Age 87, Chéticamp, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Arthur was the son of the late Bennie (Auguste) and the late Marie (Deveau) Poirier.
Arthur worked in the logging industry as a lumberjack. He also worked at the local fish plant and did carpentry work for Cheticamp Boat Builders.
Arthur is survived by his partner of 34 years, Marie Jeanne AuCoin; son, Paul Angus Poirier; daughters, Madelaine Poirier (Eddy Boudreau) and Denise Poirier; daughters-in-law, Diane Poirier and Laurette Poirier; sister, Rose Yvonne Bonnel; grandchildren, Fidel Poirier, Isabelle Poirier, Nathalie Poirier, and Marc Poirier; great grandchildren, Emilie Scholfield, Bennett Scholfield, Caileigh Poirier, Josslyn Poirier, and Eliana Chiasson Poirier. He was predeceased by his wife Bella (Roach) Poirier; sons, Gerard Poirier, Willie John Poirier, Victor Poirier; son-in-law, Gélas Poirier; brothers, Placide, Wilfred, Auguste, Henry, Paul; sisters, Lucy Anne, Julie Anne, and Zabeth.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.