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Colleen Faye (Orcutt) Boucher
October 28, 1948 ~ June 20, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Faye Boucher on June 20, 2023 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was 74 years of age.
Colleen was born in Lethbridge, AB on October 28, 1948 to parents, Maude and Lloyd Orcutt. She grew up on the family farm just outside of Coaldale, AB where, along with her siblings, she learned to appreciate family, friends and all of life’s blessings. As a young woman, she met and fell in love with Ernie Boucher. They wed on June 29, 1968 and went on to raise two wonderful daughters and make countless happy memories over their almost fifty-five-year marriage.
When she wasn’t busy taking care of her family, Colleen enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing bingo and trying her luck gambling. She also had a talent for playing piano by ear, and was a devoted member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, Bellevue Ladies’ Auxiliary. Her delicious baking graced many bake sales over the years and, most importantly, found its way into care packages for her cherished grandchildren. More than anything, Colleen loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved her food almost as much as she loved them, so she never passed up the opportunity to combine the two in a lunch date. Colleen had a smile that could light up any room, her hugs were second-to-none, and when she said “I love you”, you didn’t just hear it, you felt it, too. She brought joy to the hearts of everyone she knew, and that is a treasure we cannot lose.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her husband, Ernie Boucher of Hillcrest, AB; her daughters, Shanda (Kent) Strandquist and Kara (Dean) Civitarese; her grandchildren, Braydon (Taylor) Strandquist, Cody (Tiffany) Strandquist, Londyn (Colton Newton) Strandquist, Chase (Olivia Hoyt) Civitarese and Zoë (Spencer Dorge) Civitarese; her sisters, Shelley (George) Goertzen of Crossfield, AB and Patti Wright of Coaldale, AB; her sister-in-law, Dana Orcutt of Coaldale, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; her extended family; and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Maude and Lloyd Orcutt of Lethbridge, AB; and her brother, Darryl Orcutt of Coaldale, AB.
With respect for Colleen’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by A Better Chance Animal Rescue (PO Box 1034 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555