It is with deep sadness, I announce the sudden passing of my brother, Keith Poirier. Keith passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023 at his home in Wawa. Keith loved living in the town where he grew up. Survived by his sister, Sharon Boppre (Barry Scully), his nephew Trevor Boppre (Shannon) and his two great nephews, Ethan and Lucas. Keith is predeceased by his parents John and Ellen Poirier. He will be missed by his many friends especially Tony and Brenda Kraly. Keith is now out of the pain he has suffered for many years. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Cremation has taken place at River’s Edge Cremation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie. A Celebration of his Life will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home Ltd., Wawa.

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  1. My sincere condolences Sharon

  2. Kaireen and John Morrison

    It was always such a pleasure to see Keith downtown, loved his smile. Enjoyed chatting with him about his earliest memories. Our sincere sympathy to Sharon and family.

  3. My condolences to you Sharon and your family. Back in the mid ‘80s, I was downtown in Kitchener on a payphone, arranging to have a telephone installed in my first apartment I’d just moved into, when I spotted Keith walking down the street in that unmistakable saunter of his. I waved him over, happy to see another “small town boy” and familiar face from my hometown of Wawa. We often made the long trip back to Wawa to visit the first few years we were both in Kitchener, leaving late at night to avoid traffic, stopping when we could at Katherine’s Cove on Superior in the early morning to go for a swim and wash the long drive away. We spent a lot of good times together while he was here. I didn’t have a vehicle for the first while, but Keith was always happy to help me get around, picking up groceries, running other errands, whatever they might be. When I found another apartment and needed help moving, he was the first one there to help, and the last one to leave. He was that kind of guy, a true friend. We spent many hours on Kitchener’s downtown benches after brunch on weekends, or after a few beers in the evening “looking for chicks”, just watching the “freaky city people” as he liked to call them, and had some great laughs. I didn’t work with Keith but knew people who did, and they had nothing but praise to offer about his work ethics. Sadly, we lost touch when he moved back to Wawa, but I often fondly thought of him.
    Rest In Peace, Buddy.

  4. Mickeylou Clement Stromgren

    My Condolences to Keith’s family. He was a special friend in my younger years. Glad I got to see him a couple years back when I came home for the summers. I will remember that special Hug !!! You were such a gentle soul. Until we meet again in Heaven. Hugs my special Wawa friend !!!