BOUDREAU, Alcide (Sid). April 7, 1928 – November 12, 2011. It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Sid of Pitt Meadows. At the age of 83 years he passed away peacefully at McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge, after a long courageous battle with a heart condition. Sid was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick the third child of Adelard and Lorette Boudreau and grew up in a happy family with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. He left home at the age of 17 and traveled by box car across Canada to end up in Maillardville where he met the love of his life Thelma on Christmas Eve of 1948, and they were married on July 1, 1950. Sid was a Steel Worker. A hard working employee of Listers Bolt and Chain for 27 years, they made boom chain and nuts and bolts that were shipped around the world. Take a ride on the original sky train and remember him as he made the nuts and bolts that hold the track together. He was predeceased by his youngest son Daniel, mother, father, 1 brother and 1 sister.
Sid will be sadly missed, never forgotten, and always loved by his wife Thelma of 61 years, children Grant (Arlene), Laurette (Doug), Sidney (Pam), Marie (Robbie), daughter-in-law Lorna, 17 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Sid will always be alive in the happy memories of his friends and family, for his ease in speaking with all he encountered, his smile, his levity when needed, his tireless years of volunteering on the senior committee, grounds and building at his co-op, laying of the remembrance wreaths, and for the many pieces of wood working that we all have in our homes. To the end Sid tried to live his life true to the words of Johnny Reid “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change The World”, have a listen and follow his lead “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”
A Memorial Tea will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday,
November 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC.