Henry Edward Doucet
May 26, 1923 – February 27, 2022
Henry Edward Doucet passed away peacefully at the Robert L. Knowles Veterans Unit, in Bathurst, after a brief illness. He was just 3 months shy of his 99 th birthday. Henry is survived by his wife, Ruth (Guitar) Doucet of Bathurst, his family Marcia (Laurent), Joanne, Joyce (Rob), Ken (Debbie), Kirk (Janice), John (Della), Sean and eight grandchildren: Jason, Amanda, Chrystiane, Nickey, Josh, Jessie, Deven and Connor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, one of whom, John Doucet, also made a career in the military. Henry and John spent many hours over the years “talking military”. Their conversations were a high point for Henry.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Patricia Brown (1924 – 1993) from Jacquet River, his sister, Betty Bourque and his brothers, Alex, Hector, Alphonse and Wilfred. Henry was born in Petit Rocher to the late Joseph and Marie (Savoie) Doucet. He spent the first 17 years of his life in Petit Rocher until enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940. He served in the Signal Corp, in England, during World War II. Henry remained in the military until his retirement in 1969 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 in Jacquet River.
He enjoyed listening to music and dancing with Ruth. They both shared a love of travelling and over the years drove across Canada several times and down into the United States, visiting Florida, Texas, California and all states in between. Henry loved nothing more than to be behind the wheel of his car, Ruth beside him and the open road beckoning. The family would like to thank the friendly, caring staff at the Robert L. Knowles Veterans Unit who administered to his every need. A special thank you for putting a bird feeder on Henry’s window. It provided him with many hours of pleasure.
A funeral service will be held at the St Gabriel’s Church in Jacquet River at on March 18 th at 2pm. Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillan’s Funeral Home, Black Point.
Burial to take place on the 26 of May at 2pm at Beachwood Cemetery in Ottawa ON.
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