Posted: November 23rd, 2017

George Simon “Sy” Poisson passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the age of 82 years. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Joseph (Tracey) Poisson, Shannon (Russell) Stuber, Phyllis (Kelly) Carlson and Robert (Nikki) Poisson; twelve grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; one sister as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen; parents, Henry and Gertrude as well as four siblings. Sy was born on November 29, 1934 in Eastend, SK. and grew up on a farm there. He worked for the PFRA and was a ranch hand for numerous years.The family moved to Redcliff in 1970 where Sy worked as a ranch hand and later for Law Transport which later evolved into Orlick Transport. He then worked for the Town of Irvine for a period of time before following his heart back to his roots, buying a farm in Hatton. He was a true cowboy at heart and had a love for dogs. In the 70’s, he filled his spare time playing bass guitar in a band. After Sy’s health failed, he lived at the Valleyview and later the Riverview Care Centre. He loved his wife Ellen and missed her immensely after she passed. He was very proud of his family and the strong values he and Ellen had instilled in them. Ellen was waiting for Sy and opened the gate when he arrived. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at Riverview for the love and care they provided to Sy. A special thank you to Bonnie and Cindy for their companionship. The Celebration of Sy’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

2 Condolences for “GEORGE SIMON “SY” POISSON”

  1. robert phillips Terry Sansome says:

    To the Poisson family in the lose of your Dad.
    Our Dad and Mom. and Marlene and I had a lot of good times threw the years.
    We all will mis him greatly.

  2. Gerry (Bascom) Stewart says:

    My condolences to the Poisson family on the passing of Simon. He was definitely a part of our family during our schooldays at Uxbridge. When the school was closed during the long winter months, he would come down over the hill into the valley riding or driving his black horse, Darling and, at times, stay for several days. He and Henriette learned to skate on the river with us. Simon had a great singing voice and I especially remember him playing his guitar and singing, “You take a leg from some old table. .. ” and old song which ended, “. . . I’d get a lot more loving from that old dolly, than I ever got from you.” Did he ever sing that for you? Good memories. I’m sure you have many good memories, and I hope they will comfort you now that he’s gone. What a happy reunion he and Ellen are experiencing! I’m sorry I couldn’t come to the service today.

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