The Cape Breton Highlanders
Arthur Boutilier

Arthur Boutiler

 

Arthur Boutilier

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Arthur Boutilier, announce the passing of our dear father, at home on Monday, August 21, 2006.

A life-long resident of Sydney Mines, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Young) in 1997 and is survived by his daughters, Chris, Ava, Arthena and Annette; sons-in-law, Doug Dempster, Randy Davidson, Kevin McIn­nis and Brian Hillier and grand‑children, Alicia, Dana, Wayne, Celeste, Cara, Michael, Lauren and Ryan.

A veteran of the Second World War, Dad was very proud to serve his country. He enlisted in May 1940 and served with the Cape Breton Highlanders and the Carleton and York regiments. He served in England and North Africa, participated in the invasion of Sicily, fought in the Italian campaign, where he was wounded in the battle of Ortona, and took part in the liberation of Holland.

Dad was employed at Princess Colliery in Sydney Mines from 1951 until 1975 and also drove taxi for the Veteran's Taxi Stand. He was a life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 8, Sydney Mines and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He could fix anything and loved woodworking and making things for family and friends.

A loving father and husband and a loyal friend. Dad will be missed by his family and friends.