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Marie-Claire Poirier (Poulin)

Nov 5th, 1933 – Feb 27th, 2011

Marie passed away peacefully on February 27, 2011 after living with cancer for many years. She leaves to mourn her husband of 59 years, Leo Poirier; her children: Rene (Linda), Jocelyn (Lawrence), Phil (Hayley), and Greg (Jane). She also leaves her nine grandchildren: Todd, Jacqueline, Amanda, Brent, Lucas, Jayden, Brayln, Madeline and Olivia.

Marie was born in Delmas, Saskatchewan before moving to Mallardville, BC in 1939. Here she married her husband Leopold Poirier in 1952. The day after the wedding they moved to Cedar where they started a family and lived until moving to Nanaimo in 1961. In 1988 Marie and Leo moved to Lantzville where they have enjoyed many years together.

Marie was very active in the Independent Order of Foresters, The Catholic Women’s League, and the St Peters Church choir. She was a member of the First open Heart Society of Nanaimo. Marie enjoyed travelling with Leo, doing crafts, golfing, playing cards, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Thank you to the palliative care nurses and the home care nurses for your kind and gentle care.

A service for Marie will be held on Friday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. A Reception will follow in the church hall. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The First Open Heart Society Nanaimo Chapter.

Telfords of Nanaimo/Ladysmith

250-754-2254 / 250-245-5553

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