In Memoriam: Monsignor Paul Boucher

In Memoriam: Monsignor Paul Boucher

We regret to inform you that Monsignor Paul A. Boucher died at St. Joseph Villa, Dundas on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Please pray that Monsignor Boucher may receive the reward of a good and faithful servant and that his family and the many former parishioners may be consoled in their faith in Christ risen from the dead.

First Visitation: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Church
129 Edgemont Street South, Hamilton, ON

Second Visitation: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Church
2265 Headon Road, Burlington, ON

Funeral Mass: Thursday, May 27, 2021
11:00 a.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Church, Burlington, ON
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, ON

Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, you are required to sign up for visitation at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (Upper Gage) 905-388-4141 or

The Funeral Mass will be private for the family. The Funeral Mass may be viewed at

The Obituary Notice is attached for your information.

BOUCHER, Rev. Msgr. Paul Anthony

Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Villa, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, Monsignor Paul Boucher, in his 59th year of ordination and 85th year of life. Dear brother of Robert Boucher and his wife Barbara. Cherished uncle to Michael (Karen), Patricia (Asif Patel) and Christina (Jamie Ruiz). Great-uncle to Callum, Rhyan, Elliot, Payton, Aliya, Ava, William and Chloe. Pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Harold Boucher. Growing up he was very close to his cousins and the Bomford family.

Monsignor Boucher was ordained a Priest on June 2, 1962. He taught and coached basketball for twelve years at St. Pius X High School in Ottawa, and Bishop Ryan High School, Hamilton. During this time Msgr. Boucher was an assistant Pastor at Sacred Heart, Holy Family and Corpus Christi parishes in Hamilton. In March 1976, Msgr. Boucher was appointed as Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Milton, then St Dominic Parish, Oakville, St. Mary in Brantford, then was founding Pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington. His final appointment was to St. John the Baptist Parish, Hamilton where he retired then lived in residence at St. Margaret Mary Parish, then to St. John Vianney Residence at St Joseph’s Villa.

During his priesthood Monsignor Boucher was associated with the Retrouvaille Community (Ministering to couples who experienced challenges in their relationship) in Toronto and Hamilton since 1983. An avid golfer and skier, he was also a lifelong fan and season ticketholder of the Hamilton Tiger Cats, and fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Monsignor Boucher had a strong connection of love to his family and friends who will miss him dearly. A special thanks to the staff and caregivers at the Oak Grove Community at St. Joseph’s Villa along with Alyssa and Taylor. The family would also like to thank Lori Carey of St Joseph’s Villa, and especially Monsignor’s dear friend and ski buddy, Fr. Ted Slaman, for the care and support they gave not only Monsignor, but to the family.