Philip E. Boucher

September 20, 1923 - June 09, 2018

Philip E. Boucher of Cadillac passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac. He was 94.

Mr. Boucher was born September 20, 1923 in Flint to Phillip Edward and Mary Margarite (Heenan) Boucher and they preceded him in death. On August 28, 1948 he married the former Clara A. Weber and she preceded him in death on February 21, 2011.

Mr. Boucher served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a photographer. While in the services he was stationed in Guam, Pilau, Okinawa and Kwaii. Following his time in the service Mr. Boucher continued his work as a photographer; doing professional portraits and weddings. He retired from General Motors after 31 years.

He enjoyed biking, camping, fishing, canoeing, speed boating and water skiing. Mr. Boucher was an avid runner and biker; competing in hundreds of races earning many medals and trophies. He was also active cross-country skiing and geocaching. Mr. Boucher and his wife enjoyed square dancing together for many years. He had a love of all animals; dog sitting for many friends and even taking care of feral cats on his porch.

He is survived by two sons: Laurence “Larry” (Penny) Boucher of Kona, Hawaii, John (Sherry) Boucher of Williamsburg; grandchildren: Brian Boucher, Laura (Nick) McClure, Megan and Natalie Myers; one great-grandchild, Logann; two siblings, Harold “Hal” Boucher of Santa Barbara, California and Jean Fernandez of Lake Almanor, California.

In addition to his parents and wife, Clara, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Dennis Boucher on April 10, 2018; a sister, Mary Louise DeNicolo on May 21, 2018 and a daughter-in-law, Marcia Boucher on January 1, 1996.

Memorial services will be held Monday, June 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac with Mr. Floyd Kanipe officiating with full military rites under the auspices of the Cadillac Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the funeral home. His final resting place will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, Michigan.

The family would like to thank the many friends and neighbors who visited and watched over Phil; including: Dr. Conrad and staff, Dr. Nair and staff, Curry House Assisted Living staff, Munson Hospice Cadillac Chapter and especially the, “We Care” support group at Big Boy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Missaukee County Humane Society or the First Baptist Church Food Pantry. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

Michael Battaglia - Jun 14th, 2018 9:05 am

"May you Rest In Peace Phil. I enjoyed the bike rides and races with you. You were an inspiration to all of us. I am sure you have a spot on heavens podium. May God Bless You."

Bryan Elenbaas - Jun 16th, 2018 12:19 pm

"I met Phil and Clara at Pine Grove AC. He had racing flats on and I stared quizzing him about running races. He was one of us "racers". And a good one. His exploits at the Iceman bike race are memorable. He was the one to blame for my love of mountain biking. He took me out in 1993 and spanked me on the pathway and I was hooked.I have some pics from Phil from the 90 mtn bike races.He and Clara were like that. Helping people.I am happy I got to see Phil a few times over the last month. Every conversation began with a smile and the question, "are you doing Iceman this year?" Yes Phil I am and I will be thinking of you and Clara the entire time.Thank you my friend."

Catherine Domanico and kids Julian /Maria - Jun 22nd, 2018 2:05 pm

"Rest in peace my dear friend! All of us will miss you! - We simply loved and admired the man that you were. Each summer visiting/vacationing at Kathy’s house (your neighbor), one thing that made it even more pleasant for us was to see you / and or spend time with you. I know that Maria loved to hear or play with whatever animal you had that day or whichever one you were babysitting! You were a good person and you did so many sweet things for people in general. I remember that you and my son Julian were always going on these crazy bike adventures, and he simply loved hanging out with you each summer. You guys had so much fun, and of course one day you asked me to come along. Yikes, I am a runner I thought, not experienced in riding a bicycle on trails….You always said I was strong because I ran so many miles and could do it. Anyhow, I did come along by following both you and Julian. I was a bit nervous since it was a trail in a wooded area. In any case, I am sure you guys laughed a tiny bit or were a little concerned when I came down hill behind you both, pressed on my brakes (when of course I was told not to do so) or you’d…..Yes you guessed it, I flipped downhill over my mountain bike and fell right into a ditch of sand flat on my back and the bike went flying….I layed there thinking, OMG…did I break my back and are they laughing at me LOL – I had not broken any bones apart from being embarrassed. You and Julian picked me off the ground and we all laughed and rode off to continue the trail so we could return home….If I recall, it was a 13 mile trail, it was fun Phil and crazy dangerous for me LOL but we all did it together . Thank you for being our friend! Always in our hearts and thoughts! Go ride your bike in heaven and simply be free in the wind and be happy!! <3"

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