WINTERVILLE – Bonnie Bouchard, 55, died peacefully Nov. 28, 2008, at a Fort Kent health care facility. She was born Feb. 6, 1953, in Fort Kent, the eldest daughter of Albert and Bertha (Pelletier) Tardie. Bonnie was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 9609 of Fort Kent, and American Legion Post No. 176 and Ladies of Anne, both of Eagle Lake. She was an honest, compassionate, hard worker all her life, pursuing every task she set out for. She was also an avid crafter and never wanted anyone to worry about her. Bonnie was the guardian angel of her family. She was the mortar that held them together and kept them strong. She seldom, if ever, had a bad word to say about anyone, rather choosing to look at the bright side of life. She is survived by her husband to whom she was devoted, Norman Bouchard of Winterville; a daughter, Tina of Hillsborough, N.H.; two sons, Norman Jr. of Eagle Lake and Dustin of Winterville; one brother, Melvin Tardie of Ellsworth; and two sisters, Brenda Tardie of Phoenix and Tracy and Ed Cloutier of Bristol, Conn. She leaves behind a wonderful grandson, “Kobe”; many nieces and nephews, and numerous family and friends; all who will find a void in their hearts and in their lives. Bonnie will be missed by every person she ever smiled at, did a favor for and who ever knew her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Priscilla Lamoreau. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eagle Lake. Burial will be at the parish cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are a service of Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. “If roses grow in heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for us. Place them in Bonnie’s arms and tell her they are from us. Tell her we love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.”
Posted Nov. 30, 2008, at 7:47 p.m.