Mark Edgar Poirier

February 15, 2019 12 Condolences Print Obituary

Mark Edgar Poirier passed away unexpectedly in Edmonton, on February 10th, 2019 at the age of 54. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario and grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Mark achieved his Heavy Duty Mechanics Journeyman Certificate in 1991 (Red Seal). He worked for years as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator in Edmonton and various places throughout Northern Canada. He loved being in the far north. It is there that he met his ex-wife Eve, whom he always thought so fondly of. Mark enjoyed skiing, fishing, camping and touring on his motorcycle. He was very proud of his niece and nephew. He always enjoyed helping them with work around their homes. Mark had a thirst for knowledge and spent many hours at the library reading. He engaged in conversations easily and always enjoyed a good visit.

Predeceased by his parents Ricki and Gil Poirier, Mark will be missed by his sister Michele (John) Tavernini, niece Jennifer, nephew Scott (Meghan Brohman), maternal aunts Louise Reiter, Elvera Linders and Antoneta Baer as well as his cousins and friends.

Celebration of Mark’s Life
2:00PM Saturday February 23, 2019
Trinity Funeral Home
10530-116 Street Edmonton, AB

  1. So sorry to hear of Marks passing. Condolences to his Family.

  2. Rest In Peace Mark It was great working with you and knowing you

  3. I started working with Mark as an apprentice in 1997 at Northern Mack and continued to be his coworker but above that a Friend for many yeas after. He was always there to laugh with you and pick up up when you were down. I will always remember his laughter and Free Spirit. I am sure his energy lives on. Take care Mark

  4. Sorry to hear of your passing buddy will always remember your positive attitude, always smiling. Sorry for your loss Mark’s family.

  5. Mark had a way of being your friend before he even knew you. He had a great sense of humor and a rare ability to convey sincerity. I only wish I could have spent more time with him.

  6. So sorry for your loss. I remember Mark from elementary school (St. Paul’s and St. Basil’s) and from church (St. Basil’s) in Lethbridge. Mark was one of those people who made a lasting impression. I have thought about Mark many times over the years, usually when reminiscing about school days antics. Rest in Peace.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I also started working with Mark as an apprentice in 2002 at Northern Mack. I have so many great memories of Mark, one that stands out the most was when he was working on a truck and he was head down through the floor of a truck and working on a transmission, he was hollering out and we all came running over and you could see his legs sticking up from the driver side door and when we asked what was wrong he simpliy said “I’m stuck” he lost his balance and couldn’t push himself up. We all had a good laugh after. He was a great mentor and a great mechanic. Mark will be missed. Rest easy.

  8. RIP mark you were a blast to work with. Always a laugh. My condolences to the family.

  9. RIP Mark. I met Mark when I worked for Allen Services. We worked together for a number of years in Kearl Lake. He always had a smile on his face & could make you laugh no matter what the situation. He could crawl under any broken down truck and fix it. We also worked together for 2 summers traveling the Dempster Highway. One day my wife & I met up with Mark at Eagle Plains in the Yukon because Liz had a treat for him. We talked and laughed while she made him 2 lobster sandwiches. He thanked her and said he was going to give 1 to another trucker. About an hour later he came over the radio & laughed “I couldn’t help myself, I had to eat both of them.” He just had such an easy way about him. He was a great mechanic & an even better friend. I’ll miss you my friend.

  10. We were all very saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He and your family provided us many happy memories of our childhood and teen years through school, cubs, and even alter boys together. It doesn’t appear that Mark had aged much at all, and I can hear his infectious laughter through the picture. Certain people you never forget for all the fun you had together in the past, but mostly because of their unconditional friendship and trust. Mark was always a ‘straight shooter’ so to speak, a quality that I always respected and one of the few people in the past that I could honestly say that about, myself included. I’m thankful for his example, and very heartbroken to know that he is gone, but I’m sure his example will continue in the lives of all who ever knew him, until we meet again. With Heartfelt Sympathy from Darcy and the Jarvie Family

  11. I worked with Mark at nortrux. He’s been gone for a while but we kept in contact threw mutual friends. Sorry for your loss.

  12. I lost contact with Mark over the years but have many fond memories of hanging out with him.
    He and I hitch hiked to Grande Praire one summer many years ago to visit a friend who was living there!!
    See you later my friend!!

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