TUSCON, Ariz., and MADAWASKA – Elmer Joseph Bouchard, 90, passed away in his sleep Sept. 12, 2012. He was born June 1, 1922, at his home in Madawaska, son of the late Eugene and Emelia Bouchard.
Like so many men of his generation, Elmer defended our country and way of life in World War II. Upon his return he married his wife, Dolores Bouchard, who is living in Tucson, Ariz.
Together they raised a large “valley family” of two daughters and four sons, Nora Jean Devoe of Madawaska, Eric Bouchard and wife, Judy, of Madawaska, Jacqueline Wampach and husband, Dan, of Tucson, Ariz., Daniele Bouchard of Boise, Idaho, Andrew Bouchard of Phippsburg, and Rod Bouchard of Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Joey Bouchard and wife, Barbara, of Pine Point. Elmer was predeceased by his sister, Rita (Bouchard) Gardner and husband, Arnold Gardner; and granddaughter, Heather Dawn Bouchard.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. David Church. At the family’s request, there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.