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Joseph Gérard Boudreau

Joseph Gérard Boudreau

Age 90, of Chéticamp, Inverness County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 surrounded by his family.  Born in Chéticamp, he was the son of the late Anselme and the late Zoé (Deveau) Boudreau.  Gérard loved working outdoors at his cabin on Chéticamp Island, playing crib, listening to fiddle music and french Acadian songs and spending time with family and friends.  He was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Église St. Pierre, Chéticamp.  He was a community leader all his life, as a local business owner (Chéticamp Welding and Machine Shop) since 1958, member and later Chief of the Chéticamp Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus.  Gérard loved his home community of Chéticamp and spent his entire life contributing to its development and ensuring that people always remembered and understood its history.  Chéticamp would not have been the same without him.  Among his many accomplishments, both big and small, were the installation of interpretive signs on the Quai Mathieu to explain the history of the local Gypsum Mine; the publication of the history of the Chéticamp Volunteer Fire Department, and his father’s memoirs (from which he contributed the profits to the installation of the cross at the new community cemetery).  But to us, his children and grandchildren, he was simply our beloved Pape and Pépère: a good and kind man.  We will miss him.

Gérard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy; his children Denise (Lawrence), Géraldine (Joe), Geoffrine (Mark), and Harold (Kristen); his grandchildren Alex, Sam, Ben, Gabby, Henry, Thérèse, Moira, Connor, and Kathryn; great grandchildren Ben and Isabela; brother Edmond; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers Wilfred, Arthur, Tassien, Simon Pierre, Laurent, and sisters Marie Yvonne, Bernadette, and Beatrice.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Sonier and the nurses at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, and Drs. LaPierre, McGory and Klassen and the nurses at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, for the excellent care and kindness they gave our father during his illness.

Visitation at the Chéticamp Funeral Home on Sunday, September 1st from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at Église St Pierre, Chéticamp, on Monday, September 2nd at 10:30 am., with Reverend Bill Burke officiating.  Interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Condolences

  • Kelli September 4, 2019 4:28 pm

    Dear Dorothy and Families,
    Our deepest condolences to all.
    Sincerely,
    Lionel, Kelli & Spencer Enslow
    Shelburne, NS

  • Laird & Margaret Burton September 1, 2019 4:04 pm

    We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.

  • Leona et Philippe September 1, 2019 12:57 pm

    Tres desoles d’apprendre la nouvelle du deces de mon oncle Gerard et tres, tres desoles (a cause de la maladie a Leona) de ne pas pouvoir assister a ses funerailles.
    Nous garderons toujours de bons souvenirs de lui: grand travaillant mais aussi bon vivant, fier acadien et ayant beaucoup de joie de vivre, on se souviendra de lui pour son optimisme et la defense de sa communaute et surtout de sa famille. Une vie bien vecue et un repos eternal bien merite. Sinceres condoleances. Leona et Philippe

  • Martin Gillis September 1, 2019 11:12 am

    Dorothy, so sorry to hear that Gerard has passed. On behalf of all the Gillis family we offer our sincere condolences, we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • Fred & Catherine Johnson August 31, 2019 10:23 pm

    Denise, Lawrence & all your family, also to dear Mrs. Boudreau and all family, we send our Deepest Sympathy in this time of great sadness. Love & Prayers from Fred & Cathy Johnson, Dartmouth.

  • Daniel & Rosemary Poirier , New Waterford August 31, 2019 4:28 pm

    Dear Dorthy and family. May the love of family and friends sustain you at this difficult time. As time passes may your memories of Gerry (dad) bring a smile to your face and hearts. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Rip Gerry.

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