Bernie (Bernard) MacDonald Boutaught
May 2, 1931 – June 30, 2013
In loving memory of Bernie Boutaught born in Williamsburg, New Brunswick who passed away peacefully at Comox Valley Senior’s Village with his wife Betty by his side.
Bernie was predeceased by his parents Harry and Susie, his sister Colleen (Bob) and survived by Betty, his wife of 62 years, daughters Wendy (Bob), Deborah, Sherry (George), Karen (Dave), grandchildren Matthew, Michelle, Robyn, Adam, Kyle, Colton, great grandchildren Camille, Christian, Kohen.
At the age of 16, Bernie joined the Air Cadets in pursuit of his dream to fly; he achieved this goal the following year. At 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force retiring as a Master Warrant Officer in 1978. He continued working in the Comox Valley at Eaton’s Men’s Wear, Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Washington Ski Resort, Mountain Meadows Sports and Eby’s Business Services. He was a long standing member of the Courtenay and Comox Legions.
Bernie loved to ski with family and his buddy Bill, square and round dance with Betty, fish, curl, golf, travel (especially the driving), play the harmonica and many stringed instruments.
He was well known for his sense of humour, as a loving, caring and kind man, devoted husband, father and grandfather.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Neufeld and his staff, our Berwick family, the “adopted daughters’ from Omni-Care, the staff at Comox Valley Senior’s Village, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tim and his staff at the Medicine Shoppe for all their care and support.
A Celebration of Bernie’s Life is being held at Christ the King Catholic Church, Ryan Road, on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00am with a luncheon and memory sharing to follow, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.