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Philip Pothier

Philip Pothier

Born In: Windsor, Canada
Born: April 11th, 1959

Passed in: Falmouth
Passed on: May 20th, 2018

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Philip Joseph Pothier, 59, of Falmouth, Hants County, who passed away at home on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Born on April 11, 1959 in Windsor, Hants County; he was the son of Tom and Jackie Pothier. He was the most awesome son, brother, uncle, in-law, and most importantly father and husband. He and Charmaine “the love of his life” completed their family when they welcomed Maia and Fallon. Two daughters were never more loved and adored. He was a spiritual man and had a strong sense of faith. Charmaine and “his girls”, along with the Pothier and Donovan families were his world. He loved his trips to Newfoundland where he always knew he was more than a brother-in-law but a true member of the family. The Pothiers could never truly express the total love they have for Charmaine….truly a match made in heaven. Philip was a great tease and enjoyed many a good prank…at someone else’s expense of course. He spent many hours at the rink watching Maia and Fallon figure skating. He was so proud of their each and every accomplishment and of the young ladies they have become. Some of his favorite adventures were camping and making great memories with his China Families. Philip was a member of the family business “Pothier Motors” most of his adult life. His co-workers were like a big family and many of his customers also became good friends. He was honest, hardworking, fair and a true gentleman. Surviving are his wife, the former Charmaine Donovan; daughters, Maia and Fallon Pothier at home; parents, Tom and Jackie Pothier, Falmouth; brothers, John (Carole) Pothier, Bedford; Jamie (Ceri) Pothier, Falmouth; sister, Patty (Philip) Burgess, Falmouth; his Newfoundland extended family; brothers-in-law, Michael (Rosemary) Donovan, Brendan (Marina) Donovan, Jim (Sharon) Donovan, Andrew (Eunice) Donovan, John (Sheila) Donovan, Gerard (Chrissie) Donovan, Brian (Pauline) Donovan; sisters-in-law, Kay (Dan) Broderick and Rosella (Winston) Hiscock, all of Newfoundland; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Angela Donovan; sister-in-law, Helen Donovan. Philip’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Stephanie Snow and nurses Kendra and Jessica; Dr. Mark Smith and Crystal; Allison, Toni and all the nurses in Ambulatory Care at the Hants Community Hospital. The Chemo nurses on the 11th floor of the Q.E.II VG Site. The Palliative Care team and VON, especially Carolyn who was there to help till the end. Visitation was held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Funeral mass was 11a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King Street, Windsor. Rev. John MacPherson officiated. A private family interment was held in the Centre Falmouth Cemetery, 155 Town Road, Falmouth. Donations in Philp’s memory were requested to be made to My Gut Feeling Stomach Cancer Foundation of Canada (info@mygutfeeling.ca), 720 King Street; West, Suite 323, Toronto, Ontario M5V3S5 or VG Site, QEII, Victoria Building Chemotherapy Unit –11th floor, 1278 South Park Street, Halifax, N.S. B3K 6A3. To have a donation card placed, please call Lindsay’s (902-798-2232). On-line condolences may be sent by clicking on “guestbook” at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com




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