Biography of Fern Poirier - L/StokerViewers able to provide more information (stories or photos) are asked to contact Dan Delong.
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993
Eugene Poirier - Stoker PO. d May 7, 2010
Fern and Rita Poirier celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 14, 2008.
Message from Ken Riley (May 7, 2010) - It is with regret that I must tell you that Fern Poirier has just died. He was 89 years old and led a vigorous active life. He was always helping someone. He will be buried in the Veterans cemetery Beachwood, Ottawa. Funeral arrangements will be delayed for a week as one of his daughters and family are on holiday in the U.S.
Fernand Eugene Poirier's official biography appeared in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper on May 22, 2010, with further details about his life and family.
[From Ken Riley May 30th 2010] I, along with my son Bob, attended Fern Poirier's funeral at Beechwood Cemetery. The service was held in the Chapel at Beechwood. Fern's ashes were buried in the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood. A eulogy was given by Fern's daughter Suzanne.
Fern was buried in true military style. There was an honour Guard, a piper and a bugler, at the internment. A very nice service.
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