Remembering Chuck Boutland
It is with profound regret that I inform you of the untimely passing of long time CFIG member Chuck Boutland of High River, Alberta. Chuck joined CFIG through IRGA when he was the owner of the Vulcan IGA – a store that he operated for twenty years. In 1997 he and Kathy moved to High River and opened a Garden Market IGA (later Sobey’s) which he operated until his retirement in 2010. Chuck passed after a brief battle with cancer.The thoughts of those who knew him are with his wife Kathy and the family during this difficult time.
Below is a copy of the original obituary provided by Chuck's family:
BOUTLAND, Charles - It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Charles Raymond “Chuck” Boutland, on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Chuck is survived by his wife Kathy, his children Katherine (Scott), David (Gabby) and Jennifer, his grandsons Chase, Quinton and Cooper, his mother Wilma, and sister Debbie, as well as an endless amount of dear friends. Chuck was predeceased by his father Charlie. Chuck was born in Vulcan, Alberta on January 6, 1950. After finishing high school, Chuck met the love of his life Kathy and they moved to Calgary. Shortly after, Chuck joined the Calgary City Police Department and was employed there for five years. Then they decided to move back to Vulcan to raise a family and enter the family business. Chuck ran the Vulcan IGA for the next twenty years, with a brief three year stint trying his hand at ranching. In 1997, Chuck opened an IGA in High River, and for the rest of his life was happy to call High River his home. Chuck retired from the grocery business in 2010 and soon after was voted on to the High River town council. Chuck poured his heart and soul into everything he did, and was a valued member of every community he was a part of. The two greatest passions in life were his family and fishing. In his younger days, Chuck would be out fishing with Charlie nearly every weekend. In recent summers, you would find Chuck on his boat in Big Fork, Montana with his three grandsons and smile on his face. In his earlier years, Chuck also enjoyed golfing, curling and hunting. Chuck was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, everything he did was with his family in mind.