John Poechman

John Poechman

John Poechman passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022 at the Hanover & District Hospital after a brief period of illness. John was 93 years old.

Born in Brant Township to the late Alex and Christina Poechman. John spent his working years on the family farm alongside, then next door to, his brother Ralph. He spent his spare time splitting wood with his cousin Allan Poechman and brother Alf Poechman. He enjoyed playing cards, and fishing trips with friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Carlsruhe. John was a hard worker who always kept busy, and had a sharp wit about him, right to the end.

John is survived by his long-time best friend Barb Arnold of Walkerton, sister Reta Poechman of Kitchener, brother Alfred Poechman (Marilyn Bennett) of Hanover, sister Ruth Jackson of Port Burwell, and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Marie McLaughlin and her husband Ed, brother Ralph Poechman and his wife Phyllis, sister Eileen Flaman and her husband Bob, sister Anne Van Eyk and her husband Frank, brother-in-law Earl Jackson, sister Louise Hafermehl and her husband Harvey.

A visitation will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, Carlsruhe, on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 10 – 10:45 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11am. Interment in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Carlsruhe.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the MS Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.



Public Condolences

We are so sorry to hear of Johns death. Our sincere sympathy to his family.

— Raymond and Pat Pegelo
July 22, 2022

Barb Arnold and Poechman Family Our prayers and sympathy. John worked with us at things around the St Francis Xavier Church

— John and Joan Grubb
July 21, 2022

I am the daughter and son in-law of Marilyn Bennett sending are deepest condolences to Barb and family

— Nancy and Patrick Reardon
July 20, 2022