It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of Walter William Joseph Polchies, on November 11th, 2022, at
home surrounded by his loved ones. He was predeceased by his wife
Elizabeth Ann Polchies. Born in Devon, New Brunswick, he was the son
of Joseph Polchies and Annie Sacobie.
He was known as a jack of all trades, having
numerous occupations over the years. He especially loved working on
cars and his time spent as a school bus driver. He loved going on
rides in his side by side, blaring George Jones, and spending time at
community events, and was a competitive washer toss champion.
Christmas was his favourite time of year, he loved being surrounded by
his family and was known for having the best
He is survived by his children, JR (Lenore),
Laurie Paul (Dick), Sonya Perley (Rick), Connie (Wayne), Sue, Amy
(Clint), Eddy (Lindsay), Ricky (Erika), his fur babies Gizmo and
Sparky, 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, his siblings Eldon
and Bernadine Gobeil (Carl), and his doctor Lenny Curtis. He was
predeceased by his daughter Bonnie Poirier and granddaughter Alysha
Paul, and several brothers and sisters. He was also predeceased by
multiple pets, including his baby Cuddles.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday November 15th
at 2pm, held at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Parish (716 Church
Street, Bilijk NB). The visitation will be held at 613 Apartment Lane,
Bilijk NB from Saturday November 12th at 2pm until Monday November
14th at 9pm.
The family would like to send an
extreme thank you to the extra mural palliative care team and hospice
house Fredericton for all of their support over the last few
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made
to Hospice House, Fredericton or a charity of your