Allan Poechman

Allan Poechman

Allan Anthony Poechman, of RR#2 Walkerton, passed away peacefully at SBGHC-Walkerton on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.  He was 92.

Allan was born in Brant Township on May 30, 1931 and spent his whole life on the south line between Hanover and Walkerton. In his earlier years, he would deliver milk all around Walkerton, while expanding the farm and eventually making his mark as a beef farmer. All the while continuing to work in the wood and logging business. Many will remember his later years where he became famous as Allan “the Wood Man” Poechman, and he was very proud of his reputation for an honest businessman.

His greatest joy, however, was the love for his family.  Survived by son Daryl Poechman (Patricia Smith) of Paisley, daughter Patricia Strong (Steve Albert) of Walkerton and daughter in law Penny Croft (loving partner of Terry) of Chesley. Loved and adored grandfather of Adam (Jen) Poechman and their children Jaden, Ella, Trey, Allanna (Kevin) Hubley and their children Olivia and Penelope, Jeremy Murdoch, Tyler Strong and Samantha (Justin) Oosthoek. Fondly remembered by his sister Edith Austin of Kitchener and sister in law Dianne Poechman and their families. Predeceased by his beloved wife Joan (nee Tanner), son Terry Poechman and by his siblings Harold (Mary) Poechman, Willard Poechman, Francis Poechman, Lillian Tubbs and brother in law Evan Austin.

The family thanks the doctors and the staff at Walkerton Hospital for their guidance and kindness. To our many friends and neighbours who have called, sent flowers, delivered food and checked in on Dad since the passing of our beloved mom, we thank you. 

Family and friends are invited to visitation which will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. 

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10-10:45 am, at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Romalito Guillen officiating. Interment in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Carlsruhe, Ontario. For those not able to attend the services, Mass will be livestreamed through Holy Family at

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Public Condolences

I'm so sorry about your father's passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. I'm sure your father was a great man who will be missed. I hope you can find the strength and comfort you need to get you through this difficult time.

-Calvi Ong

- Calvi Ong
August 14, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to all the family, we have many fond memories of Allen.

- Doug and Carolyn Leith
August 12, 2023

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a loved one. Sending our sympathy and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Phyllis Siegner and family

- Phyllis Siegner
August 11, 2023

Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. We had the pleasure of meeting Allan and he was a great person. We know he will be missed and fondly remembered by all.

- Larry and Kathy Alderdice
August 10, 2023

Deepest sympathy
Patricia, Jeremy and families

- Catherine & Barb Murdoch
August 9, 2023

Uncle Allan was one of my favourite uncles. It will not be the same without him. I have fond memories of visiting out at the farm in the summers and messing around with my cousins. Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to Daryl and Patsy from the DeRidder family: Theo, Mary Lou, Sarah and Jonathan.

- Mary Lou De Ridder
August 8, 2023

So sorry to hear of Allan's passing. I have fond memories of growing up on the Southline and the kindness that Allan showed towards me and others. My condolensces to the surviving family in your loss.

- Hans Kreder
August 8, 2023

So sorry to hear of Allan's passing. Our deepest sympathies to Pat and Samantha and the rest of the family..
Peace, prayers and blessings.
Karrie & Kevin Dickert

- Karrie Dickert
August 8, 2023

Our deepest sympathy Sam and Justin sorry to hear of your grandpas passing your grandpa will be missed. You have wonderful memories.

- Randy and Vicki Dickert
August 7, 2023

Dearest Samantha and family. Hold your memories and love in your heart. He will always be with you.

- Elaine Slater
August 7, 2023

To the Poechman families; Bill and I are sorry to hear of Allan's passing. We have known Allan for many years and often think of him and the visits we had.Our sincere condolences are extended to all along with our thoughts and prayers.May he rest in peace as he reunites with Joan. Bill and Marlene Douma.

- Marlene Douma
August 6, 2023

Your Dad and Mom delivered wood to us for many years and we always enjoyed seeing and chatting with them. They were a wonderful couple and now reunited.. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Dad and Grandpa.

- Lanny and Eleanor Baker
August 6, 2023

Deepest condolences on the loss of a much loved and respected father and grandfather. The few times I had occasion to meet Allan I was most impressed with his caring support of his wife and family. He was distinguished, highly principled and very kind. I know that Sam and Justin felt admiration and deep love for Allan and that his steadfast presence in their lives will be greatly missed.

- Joanna Oosthoek
August 5, 2023

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Enjoyed the company of your dad and mom when we got together years ago. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. May he RIP.

- Larry & Dianne Schafer
August 5, 2023

Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time.

- Nancy Noonan
August 4, 2023

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow .The Bible gives a real hope and promises that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise earth when death is no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

- Lenny Ellis
August 4, 2023

Our condolences to the family. I will never forget the visits with Allan…and the many stories he would tell, along with the drive through the “project” in the old truck, with him pointing out the wild turkeys as we went. He definitely knew how to make everyone that came through his door feel welcome, and also knew how to make the visit memorable. I will think of Allan forevermore during canning season when I'm making jam and pickled beets :) He was absolutely one of the best, and he will definitely be missed :(

- Kevin & Tiffany Byers
August 4, 2023

Dear Daryl and Patricia, Our sympathy to you on the passing of your Dad. May your many memories bring comfort in the day as ahead. Jackson W.I.

- Jackson W.I., Paisley
August 4, 2023

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