Sgt Michel John “Mike” Boucher, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Michel John “Mike” Boucher (Ret’d) suddenly on 22 June 2006 in his 50th year while canoeing in Nahanni National Park.
Mike joined the Canadian Forces in 1975 as a Field Engineer and was stationed with 22 Field Squadron at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, NB. In 1978 he remustered to the Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa, ON where he qualified as a Topographic Surveyor and served the remainder of his career. Mike deployed to the Arctic on three separate survey projects. He retired from the Canadian Forces as a sergeant in 1987 but continued with the unit as a civilian where he worked for many years in the classified mapping section, then as supervisor of the Resource Centre, and finally as an Operations Planner.
A memorial service will be held on 5 July 2006 at the Hellenic Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON. Donations to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's Nahanni National Park Expansion Project would be appreciated.