Ronald E.  Bouchard
MARYLAND - Ronald E. Bouchard, 86, of Milford, finally went back home on Oct. 8, 2019, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
Born in New Brunswick, Canada, he moved to United States in late 1950s and became a U.S. citizen in 1968.
Ron is survived by his wife, Joyce of 58 years; daughters, Bonita Bouchard and Theresa (Scott) Pickwick; sons, Michael (Shelley) Bouchard Sr. and Ricky Bouchard; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Leopold Bouchard; sister, Marguerite Caron; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by two children; seven brothers; three sisters and parents, Alfred and Leanne Bouchard.
Ron had many jobs over his life, including lumber camp cook's helper at age 8, uranium miner, electrical tower constructor, carpenter, dairy farmer and general contractor up to age 78. He took pride in doing a job well. Even in his 70s he could put many younger men to shame.
Ron and Joyce were foster parents to about 250 children more than 25 years. He really enjoyed the little kids.
A special thank you to Holly Cole and the people at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin for their loving care and support.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta. Services will follow at 1 p.m.
To leave a condolence for the family online, visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Alzheimer's is a demeaning disease. Ron's family has asked that instead of sending flowers, make a donation to Chase Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411 or for Alzheimer's research.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on October 10, 2019

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