Obituary of Cst. Martin BOUCHARD

BOUCHARD, Cst. Martin April 16, 1967 – November 8, 2012 Martin (Marty) Bouchard of Strathmore, Alberta passed away tragically at the age of 45 years. Marty was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He took General Studies at the Universite de Sherbrooke and English at Bishop’s University before coming west to train with the R.C.M.P. in Regina, Saskatchewan. Marty’s first posting with the R.C.M.P. was in Minnedosa, Manitoba. He also served in Wasagaming, Shamattawa and Selkirk, Manitoba. He transferred to Strathmore, Alberta in November 2003, where he worked in general duty policing as a school resource officer and with Traffic Enforcement. After eight years with the Strathmore detachment, he and his family’s residence remained in Strathmore and he began work in Calgary with the Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET). It was his lifelong dream to serve as a police officer, and we are grateful that he was able to realize this dream for 19 years. Predeceased by his parents, Marcel Bouchard and Crescence Frechette (Rock Forest, Quebec), Marty leaves behind to mourn his loss, his wife of thirteen years, Krista Bouchard (nee Perry), two daughters, Julianna (10) and Natalie (6) of Strathmore, who he loved with all his heart, Krista’s parents, Neil and Cheryl Perry of Calgary, Krista’s grandparents, Charlie and Verna Stewart of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Krista’s extended family. He is also survived by his three sisters, Francine Fortin (Jean) of Outremont, Quebec, Annie Lessard (Yves) of Lennoxville, Quebec, Monique Bouchard of Sherbrooke, Quebec; and his nephews Mathieu, Etienne, Alexandre, Sebastien and Philippe, and their family. He will be dearly missed by all, including, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbours and co-workers. A celebration of Marty’s life will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore) at 1:30 p.m. An educational trust fund will be established for his daughters, Julianna and Natalie Bouchard (account #528290166626, transit #52829, through any Scotiabank in person or online). To send condolences please visit www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca. Send Condolences TRUST FUND INFORMATION As a community of people who have cared for Martin Bouchard, and continue to care for the Bouchard family, a trust fund has been created for financial contributions to his daughters future education. If you wish to extend a gift of this nature, please contact: STRATHMORE SCOTIABANK EDUCATIONAL TRUST FUND FOR JULIANNA AND NATALIE BOUCHARD ACCT#528290166626 Krista’s intention is for the girls to have access to the representation of the community of people who have supported them during this difficult time. Please feel free to extend your personal information at the time of donation for the girls future knowledge. If you wish to remain anonymous, they will receive a demographic overview of the locations from which gifts were received.
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