Obituary of Vernon Boudreau
BOUDREAU, Vernon Joseph, Arichat It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vernon Joseph Boudreau "Budda" 77 of Arichat, Nova Scotia on December 3, 2020. Vernon was a kind, jovial, generous man, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was liked and loved by many and wherever he went he knew someone, or someone knew him. He was a proud member of the IBEW local 1852, Sydney and worked as a construction electrician traveling all over Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada throughout his career. He was an avid reader, a lover of music, a handy man & fixer of most things. He had a creative touch and completed many artistic projects around the house. Vernon enjoyed traveling, exploring and experiencing new things. While he loved to socialize and enjoyed a good party, he also sought solitude in the woods and on the water where you would find him searching for the perfect hunting spot or Christmas tree, fishing in a lake or on the sea or simply out for a sail. Vernon's love and passion for baseball takes him back to his early years up until his last days. He was a true lover of the game; He would find any way to get to a ballgame, often hitch hiking across the Island for practices and games. Vernon was invited to the St. Louis Cardinals training camp in his youth. He was a proud member of the P.D.G. Red Caps, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150, Arichat. He was also a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and the biggest fan of his grandson, Brett who he watched play ball every chance he had. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the people who have been there for our family; bringing food, taking care of the yard, words of support, visits, and especially those who cared directly for Vernon these last few months. Your kindness, comfort and support will be remembered forever. You are true gifts to the world. Continuing Care Nursing Port Hawkesbury, Nursing - Staff: Adelle, Paula, Jackie and Rachel VON - Richmond County Home Support (amazing team of compassionate caregivers) Strait Richmond Palliative Care Team - Staff: Sarah Touesnard, Karla Bond, Dr. Michael Cooper Dr. MacNeil - Family Doctor, Dr. Clifton - ENT Specialist (St. Martha's Hospital) Dr. Rajaraman - (Radiation Oncologist) QE11, Shawna - (ENT Oncology Nurse) QE11, Dr. Corsten - (ENT) Specialist) QE11, Radiation Technologists - Cancer Care NS, QE11. Due to Covid restrictions a celebration of life for Vernon will take place at a later date when family and friends can gather safely. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helen “Nell” Mary (LeBrun)) Boudreau; daughter, Michelle Carter (Kenny MacNeil), Halifax; son Scott Boudreau (Gail Boudreau), Clare; grandson, Brett Carter, Halifax; brother, Phil Boudreau (Celeste); sister, Paula Boudreau, both of Petit de Grat. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Laurier Boudreau and Stanley Boudreau. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a celebration of life for Vernon will take place at a later date when family and friends can gather safely. Memorial donations can be made to St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Centre, Cancer Care NS, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150, Arichat, Richmond County Minor Baseball, or to the charity of one’s choice. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Vernon, please visit www.chboudreau.com Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.