Dr. Donald J. Boudreau

February 16, 1920 - September 28, 2014

Dr. Donald J. Boudreau, formerly of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away on September 28, 2014 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was born February 16, 1920 in Saint John, New Brunswick. His studies began at St. Vincent’s Catholic High School and extended to St. Joseph’s University where he received a BA in Philosophy and Theology in Latin. After attending the Seminary in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Holy Cross for two years in Massachusetts, he attended St. Francis Xavier where he received a BSC in pre-med studies. He went on to Ottawa U. Med School receiving his medical degree in 1953.

After practicing medicine in Blackville, NB for two years he did a four year residency in surgery at Sister of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY, returning to Saint John to practice in the town of his birth. He was a volunteer medical officer with the Canadian Army. He accepted a position with the Canadian National Health and Welfare Services in Workman’s Compensation and eventually transferred to the foreign service branch serving in Trinidad, West Indies and in Europe, Paris and Rome. He returned to Toronto where he served in the Civil Aviation Medicine branch until retirement from government service.

In 1979 he moved to Texas and continued his love of helping people through his practice of general medicine and surgery in Van Alstyne. He joined the medical staff of the Wilson and Jones Hospital in Sherman and was medical director of Hilltop Haven nursing home in Gunter and Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Van Alstyne until his retirement in 2000.

He was a member of the Texas Medical Association, Grayson County Medical Society, Sera Club, Knights of Columbus and was a charter member of the Rotary Club at Hurricane Creek. Donald was amongst the First Families who were instrumental in building the Holy Family Catholic Church in Van Alstyne. He was an avid reader, lover of music, enjoyed working with his ham radio and also enjoyed travelling the world.

He is survived by his loving wife, Valerie who he was married to for 64 years as well as his six children, Joanne, Michael, Ann-Marie, David, Kathryn and Stephen (Diane) Boudreau. He is also survived by three grandchildren, David’s daughters, Chelsea (Trent) Conner, Megan Boudreau and Cameron (Stephen and Diane’s son) as well as several nieces and nephews. Donald is predeceased by his parents, Gus and Maryanne Boudreau, his three brothers, Ceo, Arthur and Francis and one sister, Anita Reid.

The funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 727 S. Travis St., Sherman, Texas, on Thursday, October 2nd at 10am followed by a reception at the Church Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Dr. Donald Boudreau to the Alzheimer’s Association: www.alzfdn.org.

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Dr B was the sweetest physician and a great employer! I worked for him over 22 years ago. I love him and his wife, such kind and loving people. He always greeted us in the morning with "Top of the morning to ya!" with a big grin on his face. Much love and hugs to the family! Kristi Spratt, October 2, 2014 From the Red family of Anna. Dr. B was such a great friend to my father, Calvin Red, who passed away in 2011. My mother, along with the rest of the family are thrilled that we had the chance to celebrate him in his life. Joyce Encizo , October 1, 2014 Valerie & family, Chris and I were very saddened to hear of Don's passing. Please know that that you and the family are in our thoughts as you journey through these next few days. Don lived a wonderfully full life and he will be missed. We are forever grateful that Don, Frank and David were able to visit most of the Boudreau's in Saint John a few years ago. It is comforting to know that he is now with Gus, Maryanne, Ceo, Arthur, Frank and Anita. Hugs to all go you.. Chris & Deb Chris & Deb Boudreau, October 1, 2014 To all the Boudreau Clan - you are in our prayers. Love Karen and the Seans Sean Gillen, September 30, 2014