Dr. Luc Boulay

October 17, 1946 to November 30, 2019

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Luc Boulay announce that he has passed peacefully away at home on November 30th, 2019.

Luc graduated from the University of Waterloo and came to Newfoundland in 1973 with his wife Georgina to begin his Optometric practice.  He was quite proud to know that it continues to be a part of the community under his son, Dr. Justin Boulay.

Luc always strived to give back to the community as a member of Rotary and had a love of sailing with friends and family at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club.  He also enjoyed golfing with friends and traveling with his family.

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife, daughter Andrea, son Justin, brother Dr. Maurice Boulay, nieces, nephews and many other relatives, friends and colleagues.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral Service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.

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2-4 p.m. on December 4, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 4, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Thursday December 5th

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Very sorry to hear the news of Luc’s passing. I have some fond memories. My family and I are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

So sorry to read about the passing of Dr. Luc Boulay. He was a wonderful doctor who was very pleasant to his patients and very knowledgeable about his work. My condolences to the Boulay family on your loss.

Just learned about Dr. Luc and so sorry to hear of his departure. We have wonderful memories of chatting with him about Belgium (while the next patients waited…). Glad Dr Justin is carrying on the tradition. Our prayers are with you.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Luc.
Theresa and I have many fond memories of him . He was a great friend during the time we were associated with him. I’m sure he will be missed by all of you. Gone too soon!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time.

We just heard about your father. We were all fortunate that he came to our province to practice. He brought a level of optometry care here that we had never seen before.
Justin, you are your father’s legacy to his work.
On behalf myself as well as my family, as well as the many students I referred to him over the years, We are all truly saddened by his death.

So sorry to hear of Dr. Luc Boulay’s passing. My family and I were long-time patients of Dr. Boulay, having brought our three children to him for their very first eye exams and continued into adulthood. I very much enjoyed our chats and his excellent eye care as well. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to Dr. Justin Boulay and the rest of the family. Fred Walsh and family.

So sorry to hear of Dr. Boulays passing. I was a long tome patient and thought very highly of his care. My son and daughter were also long time patients. Rest In Peace.
Brenda Cooper

So sorry to hear this. I had many wonderful chats with him every time I had an appointment. Such a warm and interesting man.

To: Dr. Justin Boulay
We are very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. He was a very kind and genuine gentleman who loved to have a chat.
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Boyd and Flo Hutchings
Spaniard’s Bay

Georgia a voice from the past. Joan Strong. I was so sorry to hear about Luc passing away. Too young to die! I know a bit about that. I remember Luc so well and all the good times we had together and how he could make me laugh. He was a very easy person to like. Once again I am so sorry of your loss and for Justin and Andrea as well. It is never easy losing a parent..

So sorry for your loss. I remember Dr. Boulay as very kind and always good for a chat He really seemed to care about his Patients. My thoughts are with your family.

We were saddened to hear of Luc’s passing and want extend his dear family our sincere sympathies. We got to know Luc through Rotary and as patients. We’ll remember him as a positive, kind and caring man.
Joan and Wayne Myles

I was so saddened to hear of Luc’s passing. He was an extremely kind individual, offering top-notch professional advice and support for difficult vision issues. He will be remembered fondly by me and my family.

We are offering our deepest sympathies to the Boulay family, his brother Maurice , to his wife Georgina and to his daughter Andrea and son Justin .

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Boulay.. He looked after my eyes for many years. I remember him as a very nice friendly person and good Doctor. All members of my family visited him also. My family and I extend our sincere condolences to his family at this sad time for them.

Oh, I was very sad to hear today about Dr Boulay! He always took such good care of our family’s eye care with enthusiasm. I always think of him whenever we visit St Armand’s circle, such a beautiful place which I have to thank him for suggesting to us during one of our friendly conversations at the clinic.. Our thoughts are with you all.

It was with great sadness I read of Dr. Boulay’s passing. I’ve been his patient since 1973, when I was referred to him to be fitted for contact lenses. Over these many years , I have always felt my family and I were in such good hands . Please accept our deepest condolences.

Georgina and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing. He has been our eye doctor for many years and he always entertained with many of his life adventure stories. We recently saw Justin and I’m sure he’s happy the work is continuing through Justin.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Yvonne and Pat Myers

I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. Luc’s passing. My deepest sympathies go out to the Boulay family

Justin & Family,
Our sincere condolences to you & your family during this sad time.

I am saddened to hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing. I have many memories of visiting the clinic and Dr. Boulay finishing the examination but taking time to have a chat about sports, how school was going and what was new since the last time he saw me. When Dad told me today of the sad news, the first memory that came to mind was when I was very young seeing Dr. Boulay drive into the club parking lot in his small car, with a great big Newfoundland Dog sitting next to him. From that day forward, Dr. Boulay seemed so much Larger than Life. My Condolences for your loss.

Shocked to just discover that Dr. Boulay has passed away. We send our condolences to all the family.

I was saddened to read of Lucs passing
Such a charming man, i always enjoyed my visits to him as my eye doctor.
My condolences to all the family and my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Dear Georgina
A voice from the past, Tommy Bell.
I heard through friends of Lucs passing.
So sad to hear as he was so young. I have fond memories of our friendship.
My condolences for your loss of Luc
Tommy

To Georgina, Andrea and Justin
As you know, I was unable to make it to my brother’s funeral because of circumstances beyond our control. I feel the loss along with all of you and will be there to give any support you all may need in the future. I am glad I was able to be with him in early November and give him one last hug before I left for Florida. The suffering has stopped and he is now in a better place. Aurevoir my brother.

To Georgina, Andrea and Justin
So sorry to hear of Luc’s passing. He was a superb professional and a great friend. I remember many great sailing experiences over the years and shared social events at RNYC and elsewhere.. we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the whole Boulay family.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the Boulay family. Dr. Boulay was a wonderful person and a true professional. He helped so many people over the years and was well-respected. His presence will be greatly missed.
This past Summer, I saw Dr. Boulay in a grocery store one afternoon and it was so nice to have seen him. We had a grand chat about life and I’m thankful to have seen him that afternoon. I feel very privileged to have known him.

So very saddened to hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. I was a patient of Dr. Boulay’s for quite a number of years.. He was a wonderful Doctor . Always very kind and caring. I am still a pateint of the clinic with Dr. Justin and am confident he will carry on Dr. Boulay’s legacy.. May he rest in peace.

As long time patients of Dr. Boulay ( 40+ years) we were truly saddened at news of his passing. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. God Bless you all.

Sincere sympathy to the Boulay family on the death of Dr. Boulay.

So sorry to hear of Dr Boulay passing he was a caring man and a good Dr. He will be missed.. we have been his patients forever.

Dear Georgina , Andrea snd Justin. Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to you all. Luke was a great guy and Dave I know enjoyed playing football with him at Mt A. Please know that I have great compassion for your loss Georgina as the loss of a husband and partner is unbearable at times. Please know that time will help ease the pain and I am available to talk anytime to support you. Sincerely Ronda L Parker Giod Bless You

Saddened to hear of Dr. Luc’s passing. Became his patient 1977 and am still with the practice these many years later. This was due in no small part to the warm and attentive manner in which he treated his patients.
He will be missed.

So sad to hear of you families loss. Dr. Boulay was my eye doctor since I was a child and was always very attentive and down to earth. In my last number of visits, he would love to chat about his varsity days playing football, and always had great stories to share. He will surely be missed. Condolences to you all.

Justin and family,
So sorry to hear of Luc’s passing.
My thoughts are with you all.

Dr.Boulay was my doctor for 40 years. I always found him to be so friendly and always took the time to answer any questions you may have had.
He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his wife and family.

Sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Luc. I was his patient for many years. He was instrumental in bringing my vision from practically blind to almost 20/20 with my current Len. I thank God for his wonderful insight and the wonderful gift he offered me.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Mrs. Boulay, Andrea and Justin

I’m so sorry to hear about Dr. Boulay’s passing. I haven’t seen you in a lifetime but you were my second family. and I’ll always remember and appreciate all the love and support Dr. Boulay showed me….at least when Justin and I popped up from the basement long enough to talk to people and get that support. I guess I should also say how much I appreciated your patience with us regarding the endless hours of anti-social video gaming. I learned so much from Dr. Boulay over the years . I think he even taught me how to use my first computer and now I teach computer science. I’m at a complete loss to describe as to how much Dr. Boulay and your entire family means to me. He was integral to me becoming the man I am today.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I wish I could be there..

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this sad time in your lives.R.I.P.

Sorry for your lost.

sorry to hear that Dr. Luc Boulay has past away. I was a patient of DR. Luc Boulay and now under his son Justin . Dr. Luc Boulay will be missed. there are many patients that he save their eye sights. Dr. Luc Bouley rest in peace

Georgina and Justin: I am so sorry to hear of Luc’s passing, I am sure your memories will help you through this difficult time,.

Georgina and family:
Although our paths have not crossed in many years, I still have very fond memories of our days sailing together, in Ccnception Bay and beyond., probably in the late 1970s. Luc was always in fine spirit, ready to tackle another voyage as part of the fleet. His smile was really quite infectious, it lit up the seas, not just the salon or galley.

I am sorry for your loss. Hopefully the memories of Luc will carry you through this difficult time. Hug each other a little more tightly and give thanks for the years you all spent together.. For all of us, life is but a moment in time.

I will remember him. Fair seas, Luc.

Georgina and family; so very sad to hearing of Luc’s passing. I always enjoyed my visits to his clinic and his chats and stories. May all your good times and memories help you through this difficult time.

Georgina, Andrea and Justin:
So very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Boulay. I first met Dr. Boulay in 1995 when he gave me my first job after post secondary school. While being employed @ his office I got to know the family quite well.
I had many road trips with Dr.Boulay for eye clinics and always enjoyed the many conversations we had along the way.
He also enjoyed his lengthy chats with his patients. He would say, “ Colleen if I get too far behind with patients please buzz me because I talk too much sometimes. “
I am very grateful to have had the chance to work with Dr. Boulay.
Georgina, Andrea and Justin, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories you have of him carry you through this most difficult time.
Rest In Peace Dr. Boulay.

Deepest condolences to the Boulay family, from a long time client.

I was sadden to learn of Dr. Boulay’s passing.
He used to be my eye doctor.
Sending deepest condolences to his family.

Georgina …… deepest condolences to you and your family…..

Georgina and family…… deepest condolences to you and your family…..

Sorry to hear of Luc’s passing. Keep your memories of him close to your heart and that’s where they shall remain.
Winnie and Reg

So very sorry to hear of loss of husband, and father. He will be missed be all, such a very lovely person.

To The Boulay Family: I was very saddened this morning to read of Dr. Luc’s passing. I met Dr. Boulay 46 years ago when I just started work in St. John’s at age 18 I was one of his first clients and I have stayed with him until his Retirement and now I am still a client with his son Justin. Dr. Boulay was so wonderful to me all those years and I have many,many conversations that will stay in my memory. I am sure Dr. Boulay passed away in peace knowing that all his clients are now in wonderful hands with his son Dr. Justin.
My condolences to his family at this most difficult time and may all your memories bring you some comfort.
Rest In Peace Dr. Boulay and thank you for service all those years from a dedicated client Maureen Haskell!

Georgina, Justin and Andrea, we are deeply saddened to hear of Luc’s passing. He will be missed by his colleagues. He was always smiling and had a hearty laugh and some great stories!
Debbie and Dean Halleran

Georgina, Andrea and Justin, we are so sorry to hear of Luc’s passing. I have very warm memories of his larger than life presence and personality. I’ll always remember him for his drive, sense of humour and tender character. We share the same name and I have fond memories of confusing airport and restaurant staff whenever I made my way to St. John’s. On more than one occasion, people would say “Hey, did you know that there is another Dr. Luc Boulay here?”. I would always proudly declare, “Yes, he’s my uncle”! You’ll be missed Uncle Luc.
Georgina, Andrea and Justin, you are in our thoughts.
Luc, Shannon, Liam and Avery

Mrs, Boulay, Dr. Justin and Andrea,

Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of such a wonderful doctor and person. I was his patient since I was 16 years old up to his retirement. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

mrs Boulay, Andrea and Justin
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr Boulay. Your family was such a huge part of my childhood memories growing up on Burns Place and I have fond memories of your dad/ husband. To me, he will always be the super cool , young dad on the street. My deepest sympathy to you all. I wish I was living near by so I could attend his funeral. You are all in my thoughts. Love your neighbour Emily Angel ( nee Sprague)

Georgina, Andrea, Justin, and family; We want to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Luc.. It was an honour to have known him as friend, patient and fellow member of the former Bulldozer group of Rotary. We know he will be dearly missed by all. Rest In Peace Luc

I would like to pass on my condolences to Dr. Boulay’s family. I was a patient of his for the past 40 years and it was always a pleasure to be in his company. We always were able to fit a lot of chatting into my eye appointment! He was a lovely man and will be dearly missed. I am pleased to have Dr. Justin Boulay to carry on his work.
Roberta (Bobbi) McLean
North West River, Labrador

Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Luc’s death .You were such good neighbours on Burns Place. Our kids practically lived at your house and have very fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Andrea and Justin. Gerry and Bill Sprague

I was truly saddened to learn about Luc’s passing.. For a number of years Luc was President of NLAO and he recruited me as Executive Director. I have many fond memories of the times we spent together at meetings and conferences pondering the future of optometry in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a very gracious and gentle man and he will be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues.

So sorry to hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing. It was a pleasure to be his patient’s. Always enjoyed his chats, and was always welcomed with a big smile every time. His legacy lives on in Justin. Condolences to the Family.

I was so saddened to hear of Luc’s recent passing. When I was a young ‘wannabe’ optometrist, he was so kind to let me shadow him to gain an insight into the profession. As a colleague, he was equally as kind. Georgina, Andrea and Justin, you are in our thoughts and prayers..

To Georgina and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Dr’ Boulay’s passing. He was such an important part of our family life tapestry. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace & Perpetual Light..
Sincerely,
Dianne & Ewart Locke & Sons.

Ss sorry hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing, he was a lovely man. My deepest condolences to his family.

Georgina and family, so sorry to hear this sad news. As patients of his for many years, Pat and I shared many interesting conversations from travel to sports. Take comfort in the memories to help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Sad to hear of Dr. Boulay’s passing, he was a lovely man. My deepest condolences to his family.

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with your family in this difficult time.

Dear George, Andrea, Justin and family. Carolyn and I were so sorry to hear this news. He was a genuinely kind man and a wonderful optometrist and we will miss him. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this most difficult time.

thinking of you at this sad time, we always enjoyed our visits, he was so positive, cheerful and an ending supply of energy and enthusiasm. sincere sympathy

Words cannot describe how sorry we feel hearing of Luc’s passing. Our hearts go out to you Georgina, Justin, and Andrea. Please accept our deepest condolences.

I am saddened to hear of Luc’s passing. I am Very grateful to have gotten the chance to know such a wonderful man and to have been given the experiences and gained the knowledge that he passed on to me. Sending my love and condolences to you all during this difficult time.

So very sorry to hear about Dr. Boulay’s passing. My deepest condolences to Georgie and family.

Georgina, Justin & Andrea
We are so sorry to hear of Luc’s passing.
We have lots of wonderful memories.. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Claudia, Ches & family

So sorry for your loss Georgina and Justin. Thinking about you and your family at this difficult time