BOUCHARD, Cst. Martin
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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 Boulevard, Strathmore) at 1:30 p.m. An educational trust fund will be established for his daughters, Julianna and Natalie Bouchard (Account No. 525290166626, Transit No. 52829, through any Scotiabank in person or online). To send condolences please visit www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012