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Joseph Henry Bourgeois

Joseph Henry Bourgeois

Age 75, Cheticamp:  The family of Joseph Henry Bourgeois is sad to announce his passing on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp with his family by his side.

Born to the late Pierre C. and the late Marianne (LeFort) Bourgeois on June 18, 1948, Henry was the 6th of a family of 13. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Henry eagerly began his trucking career at the early age of seventeen and grew up to be a very skilled and well-respected trucker, hauling various goods throughout the Atlantic provinces as well as a few trips to Ontario and the United States. While off from work, Henry was happy sitting in his recliner watching his favorite T.V. shows, such as Matlock and Bonanza, while simultaneously taking a nap. He also loved his frequent visits to his brother’s, and later nephew’s garage next door or exercising his vocal chords while sometimes strumming his guitar.

Henry fought hard through a slow acting disease for the past six years, but you rarely heard him complain. He knew that the best remedy was to keep working and spending time laughing with family and friends, not to mention, maintaining his healthy appetite.

Henry leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Yvette (Chiasson); son, Glen and daughter, Cindy; brothers, Pierre Levi (Shirley), Vincent, and Roger (Laurette); sisters, Louise Anna, Zabeth (George), Stella (Wilbert), Marguerite (Michel), and Monique (Cam); sister-in-law, Velma; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Henry was predeceased by his infant son, Joseph; brothers, Emile, Ephrem, Alphonse, and infant brother, Robert; brothers-in-law, Victor, Sandy, and Edgar; and sister-in-law, Stella.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 7-9 PM at Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 10:30 AM in St. Peter’s Church, Cheticamp with Father Pierre Antoine St. Cyr officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre Auxiliary or to a charity of your choice.


  • RAYMOND LEFORT January 28, 2024 5:14 pm

    Sincères condoléances à la famille de la part de moi et Colette. Nous avions l’intention de nous rendre aux funérailles, mais la météo ne l’a pas permis..

  • Darrell keigan January 22, 2024 7:59 pm

    My deepest condolences to Henry’s family and friends. I met Henry when I worked at the NSLC in Baddeck, back in the early 1980’s. I great guy who loved to share a story and a laugh.

  • Bertram Bernard January 22, 2024 11:04 am

    My sincere condolences to you and all your family 😢❤️🙏🏽

  • Alcida et Donny LeBlanc January 20, 2024 10:28 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Yvette, Glen, Cindy and all of Henry,s brothers and sisters. Alcida et Donny

  • Yvette & Marcel January 20, 2024 5:31 am

    Nos sincères condoléances à Yvette, Cindy, Glen a ses frères et ses sœurs ainsi qu’à ses nièces et neveux. Que le Bon Dieu vous soutiennes en c’est temps difficiles et que Henri repose en paix.

  • Marcellin Chiasson January 19, 2024 1:23 pm

    To Yvette and the whole Bourgeois family, we send our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Henry. He was a good friend to all and may he rest in peace…Marcellin & Yvette Chiasson, Port Hawkesbury

  • Brenda January 19, 2024 7:25 am

    Sending you my sincere condolences to the family RIP

  • France Longuépée January 18, 2024 8:10 pm

    Marguerite et Michel,
    Ainsi qu’à la famille, nous voulons vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments difficiles.
    France et Stéphane

  • Irvinna January 18, 2024 1:37 am

    We’re so deeply saddened for Yvette, Glen, Cindy and everyone who loved him … deepest condolences 😔

  • Donna et Roger Larade January 17, 2024 9:56 pm

    Nos condoléances à la famille.

  • Aurel Muise January 17, 2024 9:00 pm

    J’offre mes sinceres condoleances a Yvette, Glen, Cindy et la famille. Repose en paix, Henri.

  • Karen Deveau January 17, 2024 4:58 pm

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Armand January 17, 2024 2:57 pm

    Sincères condoléances de la part de mon épouse Margarita, et moi même. Qu’il repose en paix

  • Carole Aucoin January 17, 2024 1:47 pm

    Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille

  • Gerard & Karen January 17, 2024 1:40 pm

    Sincère sympathies à Yvette, Glen et Cindy et aussi toute la famille et les amies de Henry. Il sera certainement manqué…. Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous tous…

  • Ginette Mills January 17, 2024 1:06 pm

    So sad to hear this news. Our deepest condolences to Yvette, Glen, Cindy and all his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending all our love Ginette & Steve xoxo

  • Irene Lefort January 17, 2024 11:58 am

    My deepest sympathy to Yvette, Glen, Cindy and all the Bourgeois family. May you take comfort in your many good memories. You are in my prayers during these difficult days.

  • Roland Doucet January 17, 2024 11:11 am

    I went to school with Henry and played lots of sports with him. Great athlete, great guy. Always ready for a laugh. Sincere condolences to Yvette and the family.

  • Lucille Lefort Reid January 17, 2024 10:29 am

    Deepest condolences to the family of my cousin Henri . You will be missed but not forgotten . Rest in peace 🙏
    Lucille and Glen

  • Patricia January 17, 2024 9:27 am

    Henri was a gentle soul. I believe he lived his life in peace……Henri may your soul Rest In Peace. You will be missed by all who knew you. ta cousine Patricia

  • Laurette LeFort January 17, 2024 8:44 am

    Sorry for your loss Yvette, Glen and Cindy. My condolences to all the family.

    Laurette LeFort

  • Tanya Doucet January 17, 2024 8:42 am

    My condolences to all loved ones.

  • Monique January 17, 2024 8:26 am

    We will miss you brother 😢 say hi to everyone in heaven for us..❤🙏 your sister Monique and Cam

  • Leona Doucet January 17, 2024 1:07 am

    Sending sincere condolences to Yvette, Glen and Cindy and the rest of the family.

  • Doris Poirier January 16, 2024 8:58 pm

    Sympathies to Yvette, Glen, Cindy and all of Henri’s family.

  • Lyne and Marc Larade January 16, 2024 8:07 pm

    Our sincere sympathies!

  • Ginette et Louis-Paul Chiasson January 16, 2024 8:06 pm

    Sincères condoléances. Puissent les bons souvenirs alléger votre peine et vous aider à traverser vces moments difficiles.

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