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!