Born July 2nd, 2002, Longmont, CO.

Grew up in Boulder, Superior and Gold Hill.

Attended Fairview High School, graduated Boulder Preparatory High School (2021) and accepted to Metro State University.

He enjoyed spending time with friends, fly-fishing, skiing and skateboarding.

He is survived by his mother Beth Holschuh, father Paul Poisson, step-mother Anna, sister Sydney, god parents John Mathys and Diane Holschuh and large extended family.

Joseph was caring, confident, passionate, outspoken and courageous, a loyal and generous friend.

Service will be at the Willow Farm Contemplative Center, in Hygiene, CO on Friday, October 1st, 11:00

Donations can be made to Colorado Adoption Exchange (

Grant writes:

Joey is the epitome of a friend who would give you the shirt off his back. Joey would always share anything he had if he knew that it would make your life better. His jokes and laugh would light up a room and make you forget about any worries that you had. He would always be the life of the party and bring joy to everyone that he met. I’m so blessed to have had a friend like him who was always there for me.


Susie Chandler:

Social Flirt, Stylish, Curious, Kind Heart and Freaking Handsome.


Chris Blackwood:

Adventurous, willing to take chances, Fun.


Zack Blackwood:

He’s a caring, silly MF’er.

10 thoughts on “Joseph Edward Poisson”

  1. So so sad to hear of Joey’s death. I was not blessed to have known him but as a Gold Hill ‘kid’ he brought brightness and energy to our little community for which, we are as a whole, better. I grieve for the loss his parents, family and friends are now experiencing and hope that your love for him brings you all together bringing strength to each and every one of you. May you look to the beauty and grace of the changing colors and the softly quaking golden leaves and find him there. It seems the way through a broken heart is much like darning of a torn and favorite sweater, but instead of matching the colors go bright and bold and with each stitch- i love you… and a letting go… In love, Kris G

  2. I am heartbroken to hear of Joey’s death. My family and I met Joey a few times in Gold Hill. He was a sweet, engaging, bright eyed young man.
    Our deepest sympathy….

  3. I am deeply saddened by the news. Utterly shocked. Joseph worked with me here at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot. I hired him on the spot because of his upbeat attitude and outgoing personality. I am very thankful that I got the opportunity to get to know him. I always looked forward to working with him, he brought great energy and positivity with him every single day. He was loved by the staff and we will absolutely miss him. He will never be forgotten.

  4. We have known Joey since he was one year old. He’s like a second son/brother. Our hearts are broken but his light still shines within us. We are so grateful to have had him in our lives. The Blackwood family sends love and healing to yours! Love you and miss you, sweet Joey. May you Rest In Peace, lovely boy!

  5. Love to you all. Joseph’s heart will live on in all those who he chose to share it with… though he kept that heart close to his sleeve it was enormous with endless potential. I’m honored that I was able to share a small part of his life. ?

  6. Joey taught me what love and friend ships mean. He pulled me out of a very dark place just by being him. Although Joey isn’t with us any more, I manage to find him everywhere. In my shoe laces because he tied then for me, In my paintings, in every part of Boulder, in his friends, in every green Subaru, in our songs, and every little thing that he touched. Joseph was an amazing friend, son, lover, nephew, and coligue. Joey will stay in my heart for a very long time. Love you Joseph.

  7. I am sending all my love and thoughts to Joey’s family and will always remember Joey as a very special person with whom it was so easy to connect and laugh about the little things. May he rest in peace.

  8. We had a lot of opportunities to meet Joseph .He is a very nice, joyful , though sometimes crazy young man. We loved him like our own grandson. We are very, very sad that he will no longer visit us in Poland, where he caught the most cod during a cruise on a fishing boat in the Baltic Sea.
    See you dear boy over there on the other side of the rainbow!

  9. Oh, how sad, dear Ania, dear Paul and dear Sidney!
    You, dear Ania were our au pair in Münster, Germany many years ago. You accompanied our three sons so wonderfully. You were “Little Girl” for our tree-year-old Son Moritz and he was “Little Sweater” for you! How happy we were to visit you in Gold Hill three years ago and to meet you and your family. Lastly the good news of Joseph’s successful graduation. And now this sad news. A wonderful young man from wonderful parents is no longer alive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Axel & Anneliese (aupair parents of Ania)

  10. I’m so heartbroken to hear of Joseph’s passing. I only had the opportunity to meet him briefly a few times as my son Bryce was friends with him. I loved his big smile matched with his big personality! Beautiful young man. My deepest sympathies to you all.

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