All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. We are proud to have them on our staff.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of them, at your convenience.
One Voice One Vision
"We succeed only when we meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. We have a passion for excellence and endeavour to set and deliver the highest standards of service, value, intergrity and fairness. We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas and cultures. We respect and enrich the communities in which we do business. We feel a sense of responsibility to lead by examples of creativity, enthusiasm and loyalty to the guest."
Herman C. Boudreau, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Born in Little Anse, Herman now resides in Arichat with his wife Norma. They have two sons, Chuck and Kevin (Noreen). Herman’s brother, the late Gordon Boudreau, purchased the former C.A. Boucher Funeral Home and Ambulance Service in Arichat back in September 1971 where Gordon, Herman and Norma all worked together. Herman obtained his Funeral Directors License in 1971 and his Embalmers license in November of 1993. In July of 1975, Herman and Norma acquired the Funeral Home and Ambulance Service from his brother Gordon, the former Chez Gordon Funeral Home Ltd., renaming it to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home Limited. Herman is very active in his community. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br 150 Arichat, the Lawrence Kavanagh Council 4607 in West Arichat, long time member of InRich Business Development Centre Ltd, New Horizon’s Seniors Club in Arichat and a founding member of the 235 Arrow Sea Cadets Corporation.
Norma E. Boudreau, CFSP, Manager/ Funeral Director/ Embalmer
Born in New Jersey, U.S.A., Norma now resides in Arichat with her husband Herman. They have two sons, Chuck and Kevin (Noreen); 3 grandchildren, Kyle Boudreau, Ashley Clorey, Charcy Britten-Boudreau (Brandon Marchand), along with 2 great grandchildren Eli and Elayna Clorey.
Norma moved to Arichat with her husband and sons in 1971. Norma obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmers Licenses in November of 1980. She is also licensed by Service Nova Scotia under the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act to sell Trust and Insurance Funded Plans for pre-need funerals. Norma strongly believes in, and is very active in the Funeral Profession. Being the first female President of the Nova Scotia Licensed Embalmers and Funeral Directors Association, past Secretary Treasurer of the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia for many years. In June 2004, she was appointed by the FSANS to represent them on the Board of Directors of the Funeral Service Association of Canada. On June 6, 2009, she became the 2nd female in Canadian history, to be so honored to hold the title of President of the Funeral Service Association of Canada she stayed on this Board till 2011. Norma was a past director of the Planning Committee Advisory Board at Kingstec Community College with the Funeral Health and Allied Services Program. On October 11, 2010, Norma was certified from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. She received her recognition at the Certified Funeral Service Professional at a reception held in New Orleans at the National Funeral Directors Convention. Past committee chair and coordinator for the on-site committals at Bays Watch in Peggy’s Cove for Swiss Air Flight 111, Past Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Funeral Service Association of Canada’s 2007 National Convention held in Halifax from June 6th-9th, 2007. Norma has taken numerous courses on Bereavement and Suicide Intervention. As of July 2011, she was a Government Appointee to The Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors where she was appointed as Secretary. She was the former Office Administrator to the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors from 2013- 2018. Norma was also the recipient of the Continuity Award from Women in Business in 2012.
Norma is also very active in the Community. A former founding officer of the Isle Madame ATV Rider’s Association in 1996, Secretary Treasurer of the Isle Madame Voluntary Fire Department; sits on the Board of Directors of the Small Options Society as Chairperson; Secretary Treasurer of the Arichat Community Development Association; Isle Madame Bluegrass Festival Committee; Vice Chairman of the Pay It Forward, Richmond County; Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 150 in Arichat; New Horizon’s Seniors Club in Arichat.
In 2018, Norma and Herman were the recipients of The Jack Hartery Lifetime Achievement Award for Business, an honour that the management and staff of the C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home Home hold dearly and are very proud of.
Kevin M. Boudreau,
Born in Malden, Mass, Kevin now resides in Arichat with his wife Noreen. They have two children, Kyle Boudreau and Ashley Clorey. Kevin began working for his parents Herman and Norma as a paramedic in 1988 with the C.H. Boudreau Ambulance Service. He continued as a paramedic working for EHS for 29 years until he retired in 2017. Kevin obtained his Funeral Directors and Embalming licenses in March 1993. He is not only a Funeral Director and Embalmer, he also fishes lobster with his son Kyle aboard the Bad Influence. Along with his funeral profession, his love for the sea has grown immensely.
Ashley M. Clorey,
Born in Antigonish, Ashley now resides in Arichat with her two children Eli and Elayna Clorey. Ashley graduated from the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program at Kingstec Community College in Kentville in 2013. She obtained her Funeral Directors license in 2016 along with her Embalmers license in 2017. She is also licensed by Service Nova Scotia under the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act to sell Trust and Insurance Funded Plans for pre-need funerals.
Noreen M. Boudreau, Funeral Director
Born in Etobicoke, Ont., Noreen now resides in Arichat with her husband Kevin. They have two children Kyle Boudreau and Ashley Clorey. Noreen began working for her mother and father in law, Norma and Herman as a paramedic in 1988 with the C. H. Boudreau Ambulance Service. She continued as a paramedic working for EHS for 21 years until she retired in 2009. Noreen obtained her Funeral Directors license in 2002. Noreen is also currently an Insurance Broker with Bluenose Insurance selling Life, Health and Financial Insurance.
Derek Laurent Marchand, Funeral Director
Derek comes from Louisdale where he lives with his wife Betty Ann. They have two boys, Gilles and Craig. Derek obtained his Funeral Directors Licence in November, 2000. Prior to his career as a Funeral Professional, he worked for 27 years in Retail Management of a Food Store. For the past 16 years, he has been a Memorial Counselor, for one of Atlantic Canada, largest Monument Companies. Over the past years, he has participated in many seminars: Counseling The Bereaved, The Grief Facilitators Volunteer Training Program, ASIST. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.