In Loving Memory Of
Ida Boucher (nee Martin)
1934 ~ 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished Ida Boucher at the age of 89 on February 26, 2024, at Villa Maria in Saint-Louis-de-Kent, NB, where she resided for many years.

Ida shared an extraordinary 66-year journey of love and companionship with her late husband, Gerald. Their bond was a testament to enduring devotion, navigating the challenges of military life with unwavering strength and grace.

Ida’s warmth and kindness endeared her to all who crossed her path. Her genuine friendliness and infectious laughter illuminated every room she entered, leaving a lasting impression on hearts far and wide. Her unwavering optimism and resilience, even in the face of adversity, were a source of inspiration to all who knew her.

A devoted mother and homemaker, Ida’s love knew no bounds. Her family was her greatest joy, and she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to their well-being. Together, they shared an abundance of love, and under her care, they lacked nothing. Ida always put her family first, prepared amazing meals that were always served on time, baked nearly every evening, and kept an immaculate home. She enjoyed taking long walks with Gerald, gardening, playing cards, reading and talking with her friends and family on the phone. She’ll always be remembered sun tanning with her huge sunglasses, even if her chair was set in a snow bank.

Ida’s legacy of love and laughter will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched. Though our hearts ache with her absence, we find solace in knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved Gerald and daughter, Debra, in eternal peace.

In addition to her husband, Gerald, and daughter, Debra, Ida was preceded in death by her parents: Colombin Martin and Priscille Comeau of Saint-Olivier NB; her siblings: Emma Mazerolle, Leo Martin, Jean-Baptiste Martin, Geralda Richard, Maria Mazerolle, and Doris Richard. She is survived by her loving daughters: Marcia Hawkins (Jim) of Greer, SC, and Tina Boucher (Jean) of Gatineau, QC; her grandchildren: Chad Slaunwhite (Cinzia) of Tottenham, ON, Jade Boucher (Laura) of Ile aux Noix, QC, Sasha Ravenda (Carine), Tania Ravenda (Zack), and Gina Ravenda (Nicolas) of Gatineau QC; 3 great-grandchildren: Nathan and Nolan Slaunwhite of Totenham ON, and Camila Uribe of Ile aux Noix QC; her younger sister, Laurianne Leger (Ola) of Richibouctou-Village, NB; her sisters-in-law: Marie-Jeanne Caissie of Richibouctou-Village, NB, and Claudette Boucher; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Eternal gratitude goes out to the exemplary loving caregivers at Villa Maria.

A celebration of the lives of Gerald and Ida Boucher will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Passage Funeral Home (3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge).

“Perhaps Mom’s purpose on this earth was to spread joy and laughter to all she encountered. Her welcoming smile and infectious charisma will forever be remembered. Though she may be gone, her spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear.”

The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:
www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca

Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre

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33 comments

  1. I had the chance to care for your Mom for over 12 years her smile , and honesty are some of the things I will always remember of her. I had dyed my hair darker once and when I came into her room on my evening shift she let me know that it wasnt nice and to dark we laughed for a good 5 minutes . She was a amazing person and i will remember her for ever may she rest in peace .

  2. Your mother was a beautiful soul as well as your father. Will miss them both dearly.
    My deepest and sincere condolences.

  3. Ahhh j’ai travaillé a la shop au cap avec Ida. Une très bonne personne très spécial à moi; Linda Savoie

  4. My sincere sympathy to you all Ida’ s family….
    I have known her since we were children, and I always admired her beauty…
    May you rest in peace dear Ida. 🕯️🌹🌷🌹🕯️
    💖Odette

  5. Oh Mom … how I wish you were here but I know your suffering had to eventually end. I will always see your beautiful smile and hear your laughter everywhere. Thanks for being the BEST Mom EVER. I love you Maman.

  6. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    I worked at the Villa Maria for 20 years.I would see her often and she would always have a beautiful smile and so pleasant to talk to. Gerald would come and visit her every day when he was living.🫂❤️🙏🙏

  7. A la famille d’Ida,
    Nos plus sincères sympathies. Nos pensées et prières accompagnent Ida et les membres de sa famille..Une femme très accueillante avec ses gros yeux et son sourrire. Repose en paix avec ton Gérald que tu voulais revoir. Bonne route vers l’Éternité….Ils nous sera impossible de vous rejoindre pour la célébration de la vie le 9 mars prochain….

    Albert et Lucille

  8. So sorry for the lost of uour mother sincere sympathies to you and familyAndrea

  9. Nos sincères sympathies Marcy,Tina and tante Laurianne❤️🙏🌷RIP Tante Ida💖😇🌷🌷

  10. My sincere sympathies to all the family. I got to know Ida very well and her me. Loved looking after her when I worked at the villa. She always had a smile on her face everytime I saw her, and she made you smile too. I will miss her very much. Loved to chat with Ida she would tell all kinds of stories, loved to listen to her. She will be greatly missed but always in my heart.

  11. Ma belle Ida. I will miss you so much, you were a special soul. We had so many laughs and all the singing we did together. I will cherish forever. My sympathies to all the family. Love you Ida, till we meet again .

  12. À la famille IDA. Boucher RIP😇❤️🙏. Nos Sincères Symphaties à toute la famille!!🙏🙏. IDA était une femme très accueillante et avait toujours un beau sourire!!😁Aussi une femme de grande foi!!❤️Je suis sur qu’elle a rencontrer son époux Gérald au ciel!!Quel aimait tant!!😍

  13. Nos plus sincères sympathies a Marcia,Jade,Tina et toute la famille Boucher ❤️🙏🌷🌷Une femme très accueillante et toujours un beau sourire qu’on oubliera jamais🥰On vous garde dans prières❤️🙏RIP ma tante Ida💖😇🌷Un ange au paradis😇

  14. My sincerest condolences to the immediate and extended family of Mrs. Boucher. I didn’t know Mrs. Boucher, or Mr. Boucher, who predeceased her. But I knew their daughters Debra, (RIP), and Marcia. We were classmates and friends. Sorry Tina, we never met. At that time, as teenagers, we were in Hemer, West Germany and our Fathers were “holding the line” as Canadian soldiers, In a military family, when the Father is often away, Mothers have to do many roles. So thank you Mrs. Boucher for being a strong military wife and helping to raise three wonderful daughters. May you Rest In Peace.

  15. My sympathies to all the family and friends. I enjoyed visiting Mr. and Mrs Boucher from time to time since 1996 when I first met them . Mme Boucher was always smiling when we would see her , she seemed to be always happy . Finally, she is reunited with Mr. Boucher that she loved very much . Will never forget you, rest in peace

  16. Your mom was the sweetest thing always enjoyed her compagnie she will be mised dearly @Villa ❤️❤️

  17. She was a ray of sunshine when you wslked in her room,happy to see and talked to anybody that entered her room.I will miss her.As one door closes another open and she will be with her beloved Gerald that she missed a lot.My sympathies to all the famillies.

  18. Repose toi en paix ma belle maman d’amour. Tu es maintenant avec ton partenaire de vie Gerald. Il t’attendais! Tu vas me manquer mais, je sais qu’un jour on se revoit. À plus tard.

  19. Sa gentillesse et sa compassion envers les autres ne sont seulement que 2 de ses grandes qualités; un autre ange est arrivé au paradis!!!!!!
    Nos sincères sympathies♥

  20. Ida et Gerald ont démontré par le actes quotidiens la bonté et la simplicité. On garde de beaux souvenirs du grand sourire contagieux de Ida, même devant l’épreuve, et de l’amour inconditionnel et du dévouement de Gérald pour sa bien-aimée. Je garde de très beaux souvenirs de mes beaux-parents!

  21. Nous partageons votre peine, Que nos prières vous accompagnent dans la douleur. Que la tendresse et l’amour d’Ida vous accompagnent toujours. Mes plus sincères condoléances 💐

  22. Mes plus sincères sympathies à la famille. Je suis certaine que Gerald l’attendait, ils sont maintenant de nouveau réunis.

  23. Our deepests sympathies for the lost of Ida and Gerald to the family, they were a very special couple.

  24. Our sympathies to the entire Family! Our family will remember Ida fondly for her warm charming personality and warmth.
    May she rest in peace!

  25. When I think about grand-maman, I think about our annual New Brunswick trips when we were kids. Her cooking her famous Frico, going to buy fresh lobster with Pepere so that she could cook them, prepping cosses together for dinner and our nightly conversations about the latest drama on our favorite soaps… It’s the little things that you remember the most about the ones you love.
    Rest in peace Memere. Say hi to Pepere for me 😊

  26. Our deepest condolences to the family. We have fond memories of Ida with the Ravenda family get togethers. She always had warm hugs and a big smile while greeting us. She will be missed, but she is now with her true love in peace.

  27. Chère Mémère, Aujourd’hui, je prends le temps de te rendre hommage et de te dire au revoir. Je garde des bons souvenirs de toi, pépère, et de nos visites au Brunswick à chaque été. La route était longue, mais ses rassemblement étaient bien précieux à mes yeux et pour notre famille.

    Je te remercie surtout pour tous ce que tu as fais pour ta famille ainsi que les valeurs transmisent a tes filles qui continuons de vivre avec eux et les générations futures. Repose en paix XOXOX

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