OBIT ~ Adrien Poirier, 1917-2010
Adrien Joseph Poirier, born August 11, 1917 in Port Daniel, Quebec, moved west with his parents and nine siblings in 1930.
They lived with his uncle for a year in Lac Magloire then were able to build their own house in the same area. The last of his siblings, Jana, was born at Lac Magloire.
In 1938, the family moved to Falher where Adrien and his father, Wenceslas, built a blacksmith shop in town and started a partnership. This partnership with his father turned out to be long, hard working hours building and repairing buggies, democrats and big farm wagons. Lots of land was being opened in those days and the plow shears had to be sharpened often. Then the farmers needed brush cutters and pillars which meant more work for them. They were never short of work.
In 1943, Adrien married Cecile L’Heureux, whose parents owned the pool room in Falher. Adrien and Cecile built their house just beside his parent’s house so he would be closer to work. That house still stands today.
Adrien was also known for building 3 snowplanes before the age of 21. These snowplanes could bring him and his friends anywhere they wanted to go in the winter.
Many people got to know Adrien and Cecile as owners of the “Rainbow Trout Park”. Starting with just a place for the neighbouring kids to come and play ball in the 60s to a park of 80 camping stalls where children could have fun on swings, a merry-go-round, playing mini-golf or fishing in the 90s. He built paddle boats, gazebos, water fountains and and many other countless lawn ornaments.
Adrien leaves behind his wife Cecile of 66 years, his sons, Henri and wife Georgette, Richard and wife Wanda, Gilbert and wife Noella, Rene, and Louise and her husband George Garand. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sisters Patsy Parent, Lucienne Forcier, Lucia Poirier and Jana Leslie.
He was predeceased by his parents, Wenceslas & Alice Poirier, one brother, Ronald Poirier and five sisters, Eugenie Lauzon, Sr. Cecile Poirier, Aurore Chouinard, Florence Weber and Maria Taylor.