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DONALD WILLIAM BOUCHER
December 20, 1940 - June 8, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Donald William Boucher on June 8, 2023. A loving husband, father, Grandfather, Uncle and Brother passed away at the age of 82.
Don is survived by his wife Ann; daughters, Michelle (Scott) and Tannis (Tim); grandchildren, Danielle, Brent, and Jessica; many beloved pets; his brother Bob (Joanne); sisters, Sharon, Yvonne, and Sandy; sister-in-law Barb; Brother-in-Law Bill (Joan); along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Kelly and Anne; his brother Leonard; brothers-in-law, Al, Art, and Barry; and sisters-in-law, Erva and Gwen.
Where do you start to honour the life of someone who was loved by so many.
Donald William Boucher was born on December 20, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kelly and Anne Boucher. He was the eldest of 6 children.
In 1963 Don met the love of his life, Ann Foreman. They went on to marry in December of 1965 and have celebrated 58 years of marriage and 60 years of love and commitment to each other. In October of 1966 the first of two daughters were born, Michelle followed by Tannis in June of 1970.
Those that knew Don knew he was the most loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He always put his family first. He was a hard-working young man which continued through the years as he provided for his family. Don was hired by his Uncle John at Western Vinegars at the age of 15 where he worked for 25 years before the plant closed. He went on to work at Zipper Courier and Williams/Cassidy Restaurant Supply before retiring in 1999.
Some of Don’s interests were family, photography and anything electronic. His home is filled with the many photos taken on vacations, Sunday drives and trips across western Canada. He had a love for music which first appeared as he took up playing the accordion and in later years tinkering on a keyboard. He had a love for bagpipes. Should you hear them play, think of Don. If you have ever had the chance to sit in his back yard you can appreciate his love of nature. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and yard tended together with his wife Ann. The flowers bloom, the garden grows and the birds visit. It is a place of many family gatherings over the years.
Don was a man of few words. His stern look and quiet demeanor always gave way to a smile and being called a big softie once he spoke. He pinned this quote to the bulletin board in the kitchen. “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize”. We couldn’t’ have said it better.
The family would like to thank Dr. Caners, all the doctors and nurses at Cancer Care, Health Science Center and Concordia Hospital.
We love you and we miss you. You will be forever in our hearts.
“Grief, I have learned, is really just love.
It’s all the love you want to give but cannot.
All the unspent love gathers up in the
corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat,
and in that hollow part of your chest.
Grief is just love with no place to go.”
A celebration of Don's life will be held at 2pm on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy (Unitarian Church).
Don’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.
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