Norman Joseph Boutilier

December 9, 1953June 18, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we the family of Norman Boutilier announce his peaceful, but unexpected passing on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home in Neils Harbour, surrounded by his family. Born in Glace Bay on Dec. 9, 1953 to the late Norman and Olive (Buffett) Boutilier. Norman was a long time North of Smokey resident. He worked for Parks Canada, the Wreck Cove Project and as a maintenance man at Buchanan Memorial Hospital prior to starting a family restaurant business, the Sea Breeze, with his wife Patsy. They were known for the best burgers North of Smokey. He also enjoyed music, playing in a band in his younger days, and softball which he coached and played, he was known for his underhand whip pitch. Besides his family, he also took great pride and joy in his property and his garden. Besides his parents Norman was also predeceased by his sister Leona. Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Patsy, sons Norman (Samantha), Chazz and Clifton (Amy), daughter by choice Blair (Jake), sisters Mimi (Rudy) and Judy, brother-in-law Paul. He also leaves several grandchildren Brianna, Brett, Liam, Zack Austin, Luke, great grandson Brody and numerous nieces and nephews. A service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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Norman Joseph Boutilier

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Alan Fricker

June 30, 2020

Dear Patsy and Family. So sorry to hear of Norman's passing. I will remember all the good times we had back in the day. Lots of good music and laughs. Norm always left an impression wherever he went. I will miss him greatly. My deepest sympathies to the family.