Sue Poirier

Sue Poirier (Yamauchi)

Wednesday, March 21st, 1934 - Thursday, December 10th, 2020
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Sue Poirier, age 86 of Englewood, OH in Dayton passed away Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton.
Sue was born March 21, 1934 in Karafuto,Japan, she is the daughter of late Sakai and
Akiyo Yamauchi. The seventh child of eleven.
She was happily married in a Catholic Church in Tokorazawa, Japan on 6-21-1957, to her late husband Arthur Joseph Poirier for 53 years.

Sue was a very loving and giving person who devoted herself to her family. In her younger years she was a housewife and later worked at Dobb’s house at the Dayton International Airport and a restaurant owned by a close friend.
After retirement she spent a lot of time helping at her church. St. Paul’s Parrish, also a local church Happy Corner. She volunteered to feed the poor at St. Vincent De Paul. She was a very kindhearted and caring person always wanting to help others whether they were family, friends, neighbors or someone in need of a meal and a kind hand. One of her favorite hobbies was baking. You would walk into the house with the wonderful aroma of cakes and breads in the air. Which her family, friends and neighbors really enjoyed! She had a great hand at sewing and made beautiful clothes for years. She enjoyed crocheting, making Japanese dolls and silk flowers quite a talented woman.

Sue loved to spend time with family visiting them in Florida, California, Texas, Colorado, Japan, and Canada and they all loved spending time with her. Sue brought so much joy into everyone’s life.

Survived by: Jeanette Smith (Poirier) Daughter. Widow of Dan G. Smith-Married 30 years. 3 Grandchildren: Danny, Steven, and Dianne. 4 Great Grandchildren: Dylan, Trenton, Jade, and Parker and her best friend and dog Lilly.
10 Brothers and Sisters: Survived: Sadamu and Chie
Deceased: Mitsuhei, Mamoru, Susumo, Hisako, Noriko, Kazuko, Gen, and Kunio

On March 21, 1934 God lent one of his most precious angels to the world.
She lived a long, fulfilled life full of riches, because she was the angel of giving. She gave her time, her resources, her listening ear, her wisdom, her patience, her smile, her friendship, her acceptance, her grace, her love.

To know her was to love her.

Sue Poirier (Yamauchi) had a way of making everyone feel important and valued.
She made people feel happy. She made me happy.

So, it’s only fitting to end this love note with some lyrics from her favorite song – and a simple reminder to…
Don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now...

Grandma, I picture you in my mind humming and singing that song with your head bopping side-to-side and it puts a smile on my face and in my heart.

I want you to know that I am not worried, I am happy.

Thank you for always making me and everyone who had the pleasure of calling you family or friend….happy.

We love you!
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    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Paul Catholic Church
    1000 Wenger Rd.
    ENGLEWOOD, OH 45322
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  • Interment

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 12:00pm
    Royal Oak Memorial Garden
    7217 National Rd.
    BROOKVILLE, OH 45309
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Sayaka and Shizuko

Posted at 12:59am
We love you Sue forever. from Toyama, Japan.
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Shin & Yumiko Sakai

Posted at 12:30pm
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Mark Mescher

Posted at 07:50pm
Please accept my condolences, Sue was a very nice person. She was always a joy to see. May she rest in peace.

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