Poupore, Andrew " Andy "

POUPORE, Andrew " Andy "

1936 - 2022

In loving memory of Andrew (Andy) Poupore. Who passed away peacefully in the palliative care suite at Englehart Hospital on Tuesday November 8, 2022 at the age of 86.

Survived by loving wife Of 64 years, Dorothy (Dot) Simpkin. Daughter Sherran (Dale) Rooney. Michael (Mike) Poupore. Daughter Cathy Poupore (Bill Nichol). Chosen son Kevin (Samantha) Simpkin. Grandchildren Scott Rooney (Teya McLean), Greg (Megan) Rooney, Megan Poupore (Jonathan North), Kate Poupore (Avery Diabo), Sara and RJ Lariviere, Thea Sangiuliano (Ethan Russell) and 6 great grandchildren Madison Rooney, Andrew Rooney, Emma Rooney, Jake Rooney, Ben Lariviere, and Abby Lariviere.

Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Gertrude (Gibbens) Poupore. Sisters Jean (John Boychuk) Faye (Roy Watkins). Brother Don (Doriel) Poupore. Brother in law John Simpkin. Sister in law Linda (Simpkin) Story. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, close friends and his community.

Andy will be remembered for his devotion to the church. His lifetime membership to the Lion’s Club. His part in starting the Earlton Steam and Antique Show. His ability to startup a sing song virtually anywhere. Helping with the Restoration of the 701 train. Attending every parade he could, often with his Jigger. Fundraising for multiple causes. He loved his family, antique tractors, travelling, local history, singing, choirs, Red Skelton, The Big Bang Theory, and talking to anyone of any age. Special thanks to the staff at Englehart Hospital for the tremendous palliative care.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald’s Funeral Home. Visitation will take place Friday November 11, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday November 12, 9-11a.m. upstairs at the Englehart Arena. Celebration of Life will take place Saturday November 12, 2022 at 11a.m.

upstairs at the Englehart Arena. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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The Family

Condolences to the family. Andy was a great man. RIP Andy

Gwen and Alex Welch, November 9, 2022

Poupore Family

To another wonderful Uncle leaving our side. Memories are many and will always be with me. May peace and love follow you on your journey. Sending my best wishes with Love

Betty Wilds, November 9, 2022

Andy's family

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Andy was one special man who wore many hats. Such a go getter, fund raiser, man of strong voice and many songs, a man of faith and a devoted family man. May he rest in peace.

Bonnie MacDiarmid, November 9, 2022

Dear family poupore

Iam sorry to heat about Andy l remember him starting at the riverside senior party
My name is lda Hilson

Ida Hilson, November 9, 2022

Dot and all the Family

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Andy was great how he cared for family, friends and community. Rest in Peace Andy

Dale & Frances Freeman, November 9, 2022

Poupore Family

Very sorry for your loss, sending our sympathies.
Robert and Gladys Dekker and family.

Venus, November 9, 2022

Poupore Family

Dear Dot, Sherran and family we are thinking of you. Andy will be greatly missed.

Carol and Barry Tucker, November 9, 2022

Dorothy and family

Sincere condolences, will always remember the sing songs at the Hanbury United church and his great smile!

Miles and Ginette Evans, November 9, 2022

To Andy's Family....

We are sorry to hear of Andy's passing. He was a nice gentleman, who always took the time to say hello, when ever a person would meet him. Our Condolences to the Family. God Bless.

Dean and Theresa Black, November 9, 2022

Dot and family

I am so sorry for your loss, and know that Andy will be missed not only by you, but an entire community. May he Rest In Peace

Doreen (McFarlane) Keen, November 9, 2022

Dorothy and Family

I offer my condolences and prayers during this time of sorrow. Andy was a man off many trades and a true gentlemen. It was always such a pleasure to spend time talking with Andy.

Andy Attwater, November 9, 2022

The entire family.

It's hard not to smile when you think of Andy's life. For many years Andy was like another grandpa to me. I spent many hours at their home on sleepovers with Kevin and hanging out with Cathy and Mike. Sherren was ever present as a babysitter, piano teacher, and surrogate big sister. I have so many memories of the Poupore house crammed with people singing, playing crokinole and sitting in the livingroom, which always spilled over into the dining room and kitchen listening to stories of life in Milberta in the early years. On weekends when I would sleep over I used to love the smell of Andy's bacon and egg breakfasts that would waft down the basement stairs into the rec-room where we'd be flopped out in sleeping bags.
Andy was a yes man! Can I go for a ride in the milk truck? Yes. Can I go for a ride in the VW as you did your rounds with United Breeders? Yes ( but you have to sit in the back seat! The front passenger seat has the liquid nitrogen tank strapped to the floor)
Any filled Milberta church every Sunday with song. He would stand up as the service was about to start, turn to face everyone from the front just ahead of the alter with a hymn book in his hand. He'd look over at Sherren and give her a nod as if to say, "It's time!" The Piano would begin and Andy would start to sing. How could you NOT sing with him? When we'd get to the chorus Andy would holler "sing!!" and everyone in church would sing the chorus at the top of their lungs.
Andy, you were larger than life and filled so many lives with joy. I'll always love you for how you loved my two children. You were a special gift to the world. Keep singing and keep smiling on us all.

Matt Duke, November 9, 2022

The Poupore , Simpkin, Rooney Families.

My sincere sympathy on the loss of Andy

Donna Cozac, November 9, 2022

To the Poupore family

Please accept my most sincere condolences in the loss of Andy. I was really saddened by the news, and I am sure like everyone else who heard the news, that only hoped that fond memories of the past can help all of you through these most difficult days ahead. My thoughts go out to you.

John Houston, November 9, 2022

Andy’s wife and children

I am so sorry to hear that Andy has passed. He was so full of life and larger than life, such a beautiful soul!
My heart is breaking for his family ♥️♥️
Condolences and prayers for everyone♥️♥️

Rosemary Hearn Pannell, November 10, 2022

Mike, Dot, and the Poupore family

I'm a friend of Mike's from Waterloo.
My condolences to the family on your loss.
I've only met Dot and Andy a few times. I have a happy memory of him explaining something to me about ewes. I'm a city boy... no idea of what he spoke. In fact, I think he was pronouncing ewes as something like "yuhs" so I didn't even know we were talking sheep through half of it but I remember we were laughing hard all the way through. Welcoming, easy to get along with, fun to be around.

Glenn Cantello, November 10, 2022

Dot & family

My deepest sympathies to you all! I have memories of Andy that go back to my childhood of him at the Kerns Lions Christmas parties starting Christmas sing a longs. The Steam Show wouldn't of ever been the same without him. More recently prior to Covid I ran into him at the Muskoka Pioneer and Antique Show...and it took me back to my childhood at the steam shows, he hadn't changed one bit!!!
Thoughts and prayers to you all during this most difficult time.

Ginger (Legrow) Gilbert and family, November 10, 2022

The family

My sincere condolences. Your husband, father and grandfather was a great man. He will be missed by many. I have many fond memories of him. Sending love and light. May God rest his soul.

Serge and Sheila Rivard, November 10, 2022

Sherran Rooney

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was one of a kind, a pillar in the community. I know he will be sadly missed but I know he also left you with so many great loving memories. Hugs

Jocelyne Moreau, November 10, 2022

The Poupore Family

Our sincere sympathies on your loss of a wonderful man. May you be given strength during this difficult time. Cherish your memories.

Claude and Anne Bougie, November 10, 2022

Family of Mr Poupore

What an exceptional man he was! Always smiling, engaging, helpful and I can name so many more qualities. He will be missed by many.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend his funeral and offer you personally my deepest sympathies. Andy will always have a warm place in my heart. Hugs to you all

Marielle Beaulac , November 10, 2022

To Dot and Family.

I am sorry to hear that Andy has passed on. Condolences to the Family. Andy will be missed by all who knew him.

Ruth Black, November 10, 2022

Poupore Family

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of the Poupore family as well as the extended relatives. Andy will be so missed in his church and the community. I remember singing in the church choir with him when I was a young fellow. Our prayers are with you at this time. Blessings.

John and Helen Bowman, November 10, 2022

Dot, Sherran, Mike, Cathy and families

Sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. He was one of a kind. Always a smile and a kind word whenever we met. Wish it had not been so long since we were North. He will be missed by all.

Ernie and Tracy Donnelly and family , November 11, 2022

Dot and family,

Dear Dot and family,

So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. Andy was a special man who will be missed by so many.
Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you during this very sad time.

Fred, Linda and Michael Field , November 11, 2022

Dot and family

We are so sorry to hear of Andy's passing. He leaves many great memories for all who knew him...such a great person. I'm sure Norris and Bertie are welcoming him with open arms and maybe a fiddle and song. Love from us.
Gord and Lynn

Gord and Lynn McMullen, November 11, 2022

The Poupore Family

I'm so sorry to hear of Andy's passing. Thinking of all of you.

Audrey Beatty, November 11, 2022

Dot, Sherman, Dale and the Poupore family

I just heard of Andy’s passing. My sincere condolences to all of you. I did not know Andy very well but I do know that wherever he was, people were smiling and laughing. May your memories of him bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Suzanne Gauthier (cousin), November 11, 2022

The Poupore Family

I have known Andy all my life as he and my dad where friends. We always drove down poupore road every chance that dad could take. Seeing Andy at the steam show and listening him sing. He will be in all hearts of those who knew him. My deepest condolences.

Jennifer Ellerton , November 11, 2022

Dot, Sherran, Mike, Cathy, and all the Poupore family

My deepest sympathies to all of you on your loss of Andy, one of the kindest and most generous persons I have ever met. I have so many fond memories and moments with him. His big laugh and bigger than life personality will be sadly missed. Rest in peace, Andy.

Nora Poupore, November 11, 2022

The Family

My sincere condolences to your family. When I hear Mr Poupore’s name I think of his beautiful singing voice leading us at church.

Kathy (Cunnington) Franson

Kathy (Cunnington) Franson , November 11, 2022

Dot, Sherman, Mike, Cathy and families

Our condolences in the loss of Andy, cherish the memories and may they help you through the difficult days ahead. Andy was a great asset to the community and will be missed.

Sherwin and Peggy (Welch) Knight, November 11, 2022

Dot, Sherran, Mike, Cathy and families

Our condolences in the loss of Andy, cherish the memories and may they help you through the difficult days ahead. Andy was a great asset to the community and will be missed.

Sherwin and Peggy (Welch) Knight, November 11, 2022

Dot and Family

We are sending our sympathies to all of you. We have many great memories of Andy when we travelled from Ottawa, Dorchester and Medicine Hat. Lots of fun times, laughter and discussions. Andy will be greatly missed by everyone. We are sending caring thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Blessings - Ernie, Donald and David Reid and families.

Ernie and Carol Reid, November 11, 2022

Andy's family

So sorry for your loss. I have many memories at both Milberta and Hillview with Andy up at the front leading us in song, Sherran on the piano. He could make any gathering worthy of a "Sister Act" performance, the way he belted out the hymns and moved around! He always seemed larger-than-life and had such an infectious laugh. He will be missed.

Marianne Katona, November 12, 2022

Dorothy and Family

My deepest sympathy to the Poupore family in the passing of one of the most jovial,exuberant individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing whether through community activityes, Fall Fairs, Earlton Steam and Antique Club. A huge hole has been left with his passing. One of my fondest memories was the annual Christmas Concerts when he would initial the carol sing to set the mood for the evening Rest In Peace my dearest friend.

Richard Sherritt, November 12, 2022

Mrs. Poupore

Dear Mrs.Poupore,

We are very sorry for the loss of your husband Andrew.
May you find joy in the memories you have shared over your time together.

Kate's Swiss Family in Kingston have made a donation in her grandfather's name to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Our prayers are with your family.

Darcie Silva, November 12, 2022


So sorry to hear of Andy's passing...
Although he never knew what I would throw at him he always laughed whenever I was upto my antics at the Earlton Steam show...
He will definitely be missed

Joann(aka Honker the Clown) , November 13, 2022

Dot Poupore and Family

I am so very sorry. Such a wonderful tribute on Saturday. Andy will surely be missed by us all.

Sylvia Mortson, November 14, 2022

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