Joseph “Jean” Baptiste Bouvier
Born March 23, 1930
Taken from us January 12, 2013
Jean was born in Egg Lake, Alberta, and raised on a farm. He graduated from Lac La Biche High School and worked as a Radiosond operator for the Federal Government for several years.
Jean married Eileen Gray in 1956 and they had four children: Brenda (Paul) Woods, Wendy (Doug) Leiterman, Laurie, Dean (Rachele). Besides his children, he leaves to mourn his sisters Rose Duperron, Lorraine (Ed) Marko, brother Joseph, sisters in law Sonia Bouvier, Ruth Fedorow, Joan Gray, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Jean moved his family to Smithers in 1960, worked as a carpenter’s helper on the first Super Valu store built, now Mark’s Work Wearhouse. From there he hired on with CN Railroad and retired 35 years later in 1995.
In his retirement Jean enjoyed travelling, fishing the lakes, berry picking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was active with the Senior Citizens’ group and involved in their many activities.
A funeral service was held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Thursday, January 17, 2013 with Fr. Rectorino Tolentino Jr. officiating. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc., 360-1385 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1480 – 7th Ave., Prince George, B.C., V2L 3P2 were requested in lieu of flowers.