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Bryan William Poirier

Bryan William Poirier

August 27, 2022

Bryan William Poirier

POIRIER, Bryan William – Passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the age of 69. Beloved husband and best friend of Lorraine Poirier (née Martel). Cherished father of Ryan Poirier (Crystal) and Michelle Poirier. Loving grandfather of Logan, Laralai and Selina. Dear brother of Robert Poirier (Denise Desnoyers), and Pauline Poirier (Chris Chisolm); and best brother-in-law of Charmaine Martel, and Paulette Martel (Mike Emmerich). Bryan leaves behind his 10 much-loved nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, August 31st from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:45 p.m. Due to the ongoing construction on Hwy. 89 in Mount Forest, visit www.englandfuneralhome.com for instructions on how to enter the funeral home parking lot. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest, on Thursday, September 1st at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be viewed by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022. Following the interment, a Celebration of Bryan’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 296, 53 Elora Street South, Harriston. The family will share memories and refreshments will be served. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bryan are asked to consider the Cancer Assistance Program, Hamilton, or The Mark Preece Family House, Hamilton. 


Dear Lorraine and Family,
So sad and sorry for your loss. Bryan was such a nice guy. We always enjoyed our visits with you and Bryan at Grindstone's social events.
Our deepest Condolences to you and your family!!
Jim & Carol

— Jim & Carol Oliver, September 10, 2022

I just heard today about Bryan today, and couldn't believe that such a great person had left this earth... I met Bryan at 8 PAC in 1981 and left in 2013 and he was the same every time we saw one another... Such a positive force...always loved chatting with him... I worked awhile with Ryan... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... your Dad must have been very proud of you !
To Bryan's family.... I'm truly sorry for your loss

Rita MacLean

— Rita MacLean, September 4, 2022

I was saddened to her of Bryan's passing. He was a Great Person to chat with and hang out with during our early morning hockey games before heading to the Office. He liked to say he was not much of a Goalie but anyone who would put that equipment on at 6:30am has my vote as a Goaltender. Please except my Condolences in his passing

— Michael O'Handley, September 1, 2022

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. He was a wonderful man, and his soul will live forever in our hearts.

— Adam & Sue, August 31, 2022

My condolences to the entire Poirier family. Bryan was simply a nice man and I am honoured to have known him - as a person and fellow Scotiabanker since the late 1970's living In the Otter Creek development in Whitby. He will be missed by those that knew him.

Sorry for your loss.


— Herb Hill, August 31, 2022

Dear Lorraine and Family, we are very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Bryan our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family
All Our Love Ronnie Carol Donat Rose Sandy and Renee xoxo

— Sandra McAteer, August 31, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Bryan off and on over the years. I will remember him as always being so genuine, honest and happy. He will be greatly missed.

— Don McPhee, August 31, 2022

On behalf of my family I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of working for Bryan many years ago at Scotiabank in Markham. He was an amazing boss and genuinely cared about all his staff. I also had the pleasure of knowing you all from your years at Islandview trailer park and got to see the other side of him as a husband, Dad and friend. An all round great guy he truly was. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

— Lisa Douglas, August 31, 2022

Had the pleasure of working with Bryan several years ago at BNS. We occasionally shared a ride
into work from Islington when he lived there.

Great guy ! My condolences to the entire family.

— Rick Cypta, August 30, 2022

I am so very sad to hear this news. My condolences to the entire Poirier family. I worked with Bryan for many years. He was a great person.

— John Duco, August 30, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family. I have known Bryan since my early days at Scotiabank while working in Data Control or in other positions within Scotiabank. Our paths would often meet while he was performing Audits in various areas of the bank. He was a great person and very understanding. Everyone I have every talked to about Bryan in the past had nothing but praise for him as a person, as colleague and as a friend. Rest in peace my friend you will be missed by all !
Brent Roberts

— Brent Roberts, August 30, 2022

Dear Brother Bob - so very saddened need to hear about Bryan. Please know that my thoughts are with you and Denise. You hang in there my friend, and take care. (You'll notice i have a new e-mail address (tomharland34@outlook.com). Perhaps you may care to touch base whenever you feel up to it. Once again, my sincere sympathies. Tom

— Tom Harland, August 30, 2022

My most sincere condolences to Lorraine et family. I had the opportunity to work for Brian. He was a great guy. You will be in my daily prayers.

— Jacinthe Barrett, August 30, 2022

I'm saddened by the passing of Bryan. He'll be missed by many. So glad I knew him.

— Rick Dimock, August 30, 2022

My sincere condolences to the Poirier family for your loss. I worked with Bryan for years and he always had a smile and kind words to brighten my days. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend🙏🏼

— Susannah Moylan, August 29, 2022

Lorraine, Michelle, Ryan, Crystal, grand babies and extended family
The one thing I always think about when I think of Bryan is his sense of humour and his laughter. I will always hold that memory in my heart. along with his ability to make you a part of the family. More importantly, I consider myself fortunate that I met Bryan back in the days when Paulette and I were in university together. I send you gentle hugs and prayers.

— Michelle Hofman, August 29, 2022

Dear Lorraine and Family. It was with great sadness that I heard of Bryan’s passing. My sympathy to you, Ryan and Michelle. Wish I could be with you and the family as you celebrate his life. All our love and prayers. Jim and Paulette

— Jim and Paulette Brownell, August 29, 2022

Dear Lorraine and Family,
We are so sorry to hear the news of Bryan, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
We think of both you and Bryan often at the lake and refer to your cottage as the Poirier cottage even though you have moved on. We enjoyed our visits and ATV adventures; you both brought the fun and always friendly welcoming people. Bryan was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed, our hearts go out to you Lorraine and your family. Love Shawn & Lori Norman

— Shawn & Lori Norman, August 29, 2022

I am deeply saddened my your loss, Bryan was a great man , if there’s anything you need please call

— Sandra Maas, August 29, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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