Maj Lloyd Roger "Boots" Boutilier (Ret'd)

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    Major Lloyd Roger "Boots" Boutilier (Retd) passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on 9 October 2007, in Taigh Na Mara (Department of Veterans Affairs), Glace Bay.

    Born in Sydney, "Boots" attended Sydney Academy, Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Technical University, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). He spent almost all of his working life in the employ of DOSCO/SYSCO, in various positions within the Engineering Department, until his retirement in 1974.

    "Boots" was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Signal Corps of the RCAF from 1942-1945. After his wartime service, he joined the Canadian Army Reserves in 1951, retiring as the Commanding Officer of 45th Field Engineer Squadron Royal Canadian Engineers in 1974. He was a proud and active member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Military Engineers Association of Canada, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney.

    Visitation was held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Welton Street, and funeral service was held on 12 October in St. Andrew's United Church, Bentinck Street, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veteran's Comfort Fund, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice.