MCpl Leo Joseph Boucher, CD (Ret'd)

    • MCpl Leo Joseph Boucher, CD
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    • MCpl Leo Joseph Boucher, CD

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Leo Joseph Boucher, CD (Ret'd) of New Avon, NB in the Oromocto Public Hospital on 27 August 2016 at the age of 89 years.

    Leo was born in Minto, NB. He volunteered for service in the Second World War. After the war Leo trained as a plumber in Montreal and began an apprenticeship. He was a fully qualified plumber when he joined the Canadian Army in 1950.  Assigned to the Royal Canadian Engineers, he initially trained in Chilliwack, BC and then later at Fort Lewis in Washington State in preparation for deployment to  Korea with 57th Canadian Independent Field Squadron (1951 - 1952).

    Leo continued to serve in the RCE until his retirement in 1975.  During his service, he served in the UN Emergency Force in the Sinai and had a number of tours in Canadian Forces Station Alert and the Arctic.  He was a Life Member of the Minto Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and a number of other community activities.

    Visitation will be on Monday, 29 August at Hogg Funeral Services, Minto from 5 pm until 8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, 30 August from Holy Rosary Catholic Church. For those who wish, donations made to the Korean Veterans Association, the Minto Public Library or the WG Bishop Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. {dcDec18gd}