Norman's Story

FORT KENT - Norman "Kutch" Boucher, 80, entered his eternal rest peacefully on January 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Norman was born in Ft. Kent, Maine on September 26, 1934, the son of Albert and Melvina (Dejardins) Boucher.

As a young child, Norman was first given the nickname "Kutch" while playing with neighborhood friends. He attended and graduated high school in Ft. Kent. He later served in the US Army and the National Guard. Kutch was the very best. He was a generous, hard-working, and devout man who always put his family first. He will be remembered above all for his strong work ethic. Having first worked with his father in the woods and for local farmers, Kutch later worked construction for Don Quigley and Drew Dow, before building his own business Kutch Construction. In later years Kutch took great pride in pointing out the different job sites that he had worked on with his crew. In his personal life he also enjoyed building his camp on Lac Jerry in Quebec with the help of his family and friends. Kutch spent many happy times up at the camp where he enjoyed friends and family, boating and fishing. He also built the home that he shared with his wife and children for over 30 years and in which, with the loving care of his wife, he was able to remain in until his death.

Kutch is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 33 years, Brenda (Noyes) Boucher and his three children: Jennifer (Nadeau) and husband Alan Roy of Ft. Kent, Jody Nadeau and wife Reena (Soomaroosing) of Fargo, ND, and Jonathan Boucher and wife Kimberly (Gibbs) of Mansfield, MA. He was the proud Pepere to three grandchildren: Samantha Roy, Elizabeth Roy, and James Boucher.

Kutch was the fourth born of 14 children; a large and loving family of 10 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by his sisters, Rena Mae Bourgoin, Rita Shaw, Theresa White, Jean Jackson, Marie Parslow, Rose Marie Roy, Iris Fillio, Greta Jordan, Linda Michaud and Mary Burgos, his brother Phillip Boucher, and many beloved nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Kutch was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Joel.

Kutch's family would like to invite his friends and family to join them in visitation from 6-8pm on Friday, January 30 and 9am until time of Mass at Daigle Funeral Home, 14 East Main Street, Ft. Kent. A celebration of life and Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 31 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 26 East Main Street, Ft. Kent.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your own choosing.
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