Boughner- Montie Bruce of St. Thomas passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Patricia “Patty” (Ferguson) Boughner and loving father of Todd Boughner and friend Shannon of Thorold and Nicole and her husband Trevor Kirk of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Aaron and Alyssa Kirk and Devon and Dawson Boughner. Dear brother of Floyd and Bernice Boughner of Port Huron and Patti and Paul Bruno of Branford Connecticut. Predeceased by his sister the late Betty (late Bob) Herman. Survived by 4 nephews and a number of cousins. Montie was born September 19, 1941 in Simcoe, the son of the late Dorothy (Hogarth) and Clayton Boughner and step-son of the late Bill Howie. He worked at Wolverine Tube and was a former member at the Belmont Golf Course. He enjoyed fishing, camping and thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandchildren at their sporting events.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday July 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30p.m. A Memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association or the Cancer Society.
The Williams Funeral Home was founded in 1893 by P.R. Williams and is one of the oldest Funeral businesses in the province. Over the next seven decades the business was passed down through several generations in the Williams Family. In the eariler years they occupied a number of different buildings along Talbot Street and in 1929 they purchased the building at 45 Elgin Street, from which they still operate.
In 1966, Gordon Hughson, who had operated the Hughson Funeral Home in Aylmer for the previous twenty one years, purchased the funeral home and continued the long tradition of dedication and service. Currently, the funeral home is operated by his sons, Allan and Gary Hughson.