Obituary of Guy Robert Boudreau
Guy Robert Boudreau, 39, died peacefully at home in Cambridge, ON, on August 13, 2018 after battling
epithelioid sarcoma for over 20 years. He fought hard and never gave up.
Guy grew up in Petit-de-Grat, Cape Breton. When looking back at photos of Guy as a child he always had
a smile. He loved playing with Tonka trucks and later, playing hockey. Eventually Guy left Cape Breton to
attend Acadia University and then Dalhousie University to become a mechanical engineer. Guy moved
to Ontario in 2003 to work. During these years he became passionate about car rally sport and mountain
biking, as well as continuing to play recreational hockey. Car rallies took him all over the Ontario
backroads and he travelled as far as Utah for mountain biking. He participated in the Ride to Conquer
Cancer and the Spike for Sarcoma volleyball tournament, which he attended this year, despite being
very ill. Most importantly, moving to the Guelph area brought his wife, Akiko, into his life, and although
they had a brief time together she brought so much joy and meaning to his life. They bought a house
together in Cambridge, where they have been living with their cat, Minion, for the past two years.
Guy is survived by his wife, Akiko Kanagawa, his parents Rena (d’Entremont) and Vincent (Junior)
Boudreau, and his brothers Ryan (Christie) and Justin (Carrie). He was predeceased by his infant sister
Leanne, his maternal grandparents, Lucie and Denis d’Entremont and his paternal grandparents, Cecilia
(Landry) and Vincent (Severin) Boudreau.
Funeral Mas will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Petit de Grat
at 11am with Rev. Michel Exalant presiding. Burial to follow in the Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit de Grat.
A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 in Arichat following the committal.
Guy would want people to live and laugh, please hug your loved ones tight and remember that life can
be too short. If you wish, donations will be accepted for a commemorative tree to be planted in
Cambridge, or to the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada at http://sarcomacancer.ca/donate. Please
contact the family if you wish to make a donation for the commemorative tree.