Fr. Gerald Marcel Poirier

Published January 21, 2024

Fr. Gerald Marcel Poirier

Rev. Gerald Poirier of Cornwall passed peacefully at St-Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the age of 100.

Predeceased by his parents Alexandre and Delima Poirier (née Theoret) and by his five brothers Edgar (Rita), Conrad (Gisele), Donat, Marcel (Shirley) and Lionel (Maureen). He is survived by his sister in law Jeannine Roy-Poirier. A cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and loved by many relatives and friends.

He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1947 in Alexandria. He served at various parishes over the years and in 1955 he became the founding pastor of Ste Therese de Lisieux parish in Cornwall. Once he retired from the parish ministry, he continued to serve other organizations within the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall.

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