It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father, Lawrence Albert Boudreau, of Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada. Lawrence died peacefully in his sleep at the Nakile Home for Special Care in Argyle, Nova Scotia early Monday& morning, Febuary 11, 2013. Born in Wedgeport in 1920 to Marc Dominique Boudreau & Anne Adele Boudreau (daughter of Jean Toussaint LeBlanc & Dorothee Boudreau) as one of 7 children. Lawrence married Esther Ann LeBlanc (daughter of Luc Avite LeBlanc & Anne Therese "Tessie" Doucet) on Oct 17, 1950 and they were married for 54 years. Esther passed away in 2004. He is survived by his 3 children, Ivan Boudreau (Catherine Prentice); Gary Boudreau (Nancy Mould Boudreau); and Denise Dionne (Michael Dionne); plus 4 grandchildren, Amanda Gregor (Jason); Jocelyn Boudreau (Jay); Danielle Dionne and Eddie Dionne and twin great-grandchildren, Eli & Livvie Gregor. Lawrence is also survived by his brothers, Francois Louis "Francis" Boudreau (Wedgeport, NS) & and George Emile "Abel" Boudreau (Port Medway, NS) and many nieces and nephews in Canada and the USA. He lived for many years in Lynn, Massachusetts working at the H.P. Hood & Sons plant in Charlestown, Mass. First retiring to Rochester, New Hampshire and then back to his beloved Wedgeport, Nova Scotia in the late 90s. Lawrence served 4 years of duty with the Canadian Armed Forces, stationed in various posts across Canada during World War 2
. Lawrence was most happy when he was out on the open water, fishing for the great giant Bluefin tuna and had spent time as a guide after the war in Wedgeport for the annual Wedgeport World Tuna Cup Tournament, before immigrating to the USA in the early 50s to raise his family. Even while there, he enjoyed the pleasures of deep sea fishing with Captain Jules Boudreau aboard the "Jean Anne" out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Once he retired from H. P. Hood & Sons he became an "elder" figure in the lives of Johnny, Paul and Janine and cherished his time with them, and their parents, Jules & Anne Boudreau. The family would like to thank all the staff at Nakile Home for Special Care for the great care provided, and to Dr. David Webster and Dr. Peter Loveridge. Services will be held at Huskilson's Funeral Home in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia on Friday, Feb. 15 from 2-4pm and again from 7-9pm. Funeral service at St. Michael's Church, Wedgeport, NS, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lawrence's name to the& Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre,& L'Association du musée de Wedgeport,& PO Box 488, Lower Wedgeport,Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia B0W 2B0.