Henry  Boutilier Jr., Glace Bay

Henry John Wallace Boutilier Jr., Glace Bay

1953 - 2020

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Obituary of Henry John Wallace Boutilier Jr., Glace Bay

Henry John Wallace Boutilier Jr., born August 28, 1953, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 19,2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Joyce (Parsons) Boutilier and the late Henry Boutilier Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia (Fletcher) Boutilier of 48 years, daughters, Michelle (Robert Sealey), furbabies, Bellatrix and Luna, Mary Elizabeth (Johnny Gazzola) and their son, Noel Henry, Grampy’s pride and joy. Henry was a well-educated man whose career spanned as a teacher, guidance councilor, vice principal and principal. He also refereed and coached minor hockey. His passion, though, has always been baseball. He was a coach/manager with Glace Bay Little League for over 40 years doing what he loved best. He was on the field every day practicing with kids in all aspects of the game. He put Glace Bay on the map with the Colonels, winning 5 Canadian titles and countless regional and provincial titles. He also spent 4 years in senior ball with the Cape Breton Dodgers, winning 2 Canadian titles at that level. He leaves behind 5 amazing sisters, Gail (Robert Shepherd), Barbara Jean (Billy Gillis), Anita (Lewis Boutilier), Winnie (the late Gerald MacNeil), April (Kenny Ferguson), his brother, Darryl (Heather MacDonald), sister-in-law, Colleen, the Fletcher family, Everett (Shirley), Jimmy (Ann Marie), Danny (Judy) and Kathy, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. Henry was predeceased by his daughter, Lynda, brother, Edison, and his beloved dog, Hunter. Cremation has taken place. A Walk Through Visitation will be held on December 23, Wednesday afternoon only from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A private family service will take place in the funeral home chapel at a later date with Fred Courtney presiding. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cancer Patient Care Fund, the Salvation Army or the Glace Bay Little League. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca Covid restrictions in place in funeral home facilities. “Take me out to the Ball Game…..”