Gary Bougie

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died April 25, 2004

Gary J. Bougie, 48, of 524 South 14th Street Escanaba died on Sunday April 25, 2004 unexpectedly at St. Francis Hospital.
Gary was born February 14, 1956 in Escanaba, the son of George and Frances (Bussineau) Bougie and had attended St. Thomas Grade School. He was a graduate of the Escanaba High School class of 1975. While in High School, he participated in basketball, football and played American Legion Baseball. After high school he played hard ball with the Escanaba Bears. In latter years, he played slow-pitch soft ball for Universal Auto and Degrand Oil. Gary loved hunting and fishing and going to Camp Keg with his sons and friends. He loved playing pool and was a member of the Delta Co. Men

5 Tributes for “Gary Bougie

    Hey Dad,Was thinkin about you today while I was fishin. I miss the good old times when you were around. I miss you tons. Please keep an eye on all of us.Go Pack Go. Love always, Your Son, Blake (4/1/2012)

    Terre Haute IN

    Hey Dad,

    Just came across this memory tribute, thought I would drop by and say that I love ya and miss ya more than you could imagine!

    Your son,
    Brooks (12/22/09)

    P.S. Hey give the Pack some good luck this year all the way to the Super Bowl, I know your watching, you never miss a game!!! GO PACK GO!!!

    Brooks Bougie
    Escanaba, MI

    Well Gary and Dan And Dad, mom is now with you all.Take care of everyone where you are.

    Brother (Clerg)
    Escanaba, MI

    Gary, I would just like to tell you if you are reading all these tribute,s to you, that you kids all turned out ok. The pack are 3-0 this year and i miss you alot.

    Your little Brother

    Escanaba, MI

    Well Gary, I thought I would drop you a note. We went from grade school, to high school, to life itself. When we look back, we wouldn’t change a thing. Every year that goes by, whether we are hunting, fishing, or camping, we sit back and reminisce about all the good times we had. There are times we would have tears in our eyes from laughing so hard. You are always in our thoughts & greatest memories.

    You are a true friend,
    Uncle Roachie

    Tom Lark
    Gladstone, MI

    Words cannot express the pain the loss of this dear friend has wrought. Gary was and always will be a part of a great portion of my life. He was a happy-go-lucky guy but if you ever needed him, he was there, without hesitation. One memory that comes to mind is when I lived across the street and my dog started to choke on a ham bone, I was alone and frantically called Boug’ to come and help me. I woke him and he was there in an instant. Now there aren’t too many people in this world who would get out of bed to try to save a dog.

    As you all know, Gary was Packer Nuts (you should see his basement). I happen to be an avid Lion fan. And I am proud to say I was the only Lion fan he would allow in his basement.

    You were the dude Boug’…You have left a tremendous imprint on my soul. I love you and me and the girls will miss you always.

    Amy S. Johnson
    Escanaba, MI

    Gary will always be remembered as a great competitor and team leader as an Escanaba Eskymo football player.

    Our sympathy is extended to the entire Bougie family.

    Coach Jerry Cvengros
    Okemos, MI

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Julie and her kids and all the family.

    Gary was a great fun loving person and will be sadly missed. I know he us in good company with his brother, father and my brother. I love ya Gary.

    Love to all the family,
    Kelly Casey Eisner
    Manitowoc, WI

    My thought and Prayers go out to you Julie and the kids. I’ll always remember Gary for the fun loving guy he was and the only guy I know that still drank Old Style Beer and for always giving me a hard time at my job. It’ll never be the same. My deepest sympathy.

    Kim Orzel
    Escanaba, MI

    Bougie Family:
    My deepest sympathies go out to you. My fondest memories of EMP involved Gary. He definately made the job more enjoyable, even when he just nodded his head as he passed by on the forklift. He & I had a basketball phrase we used to say to each other when things didn’t look good, “4 points down, 2 seconds left. It don’t look good.” Gary used it for the first time back in 2000 & I still use it today at work. I won a pop from Gary & I kept the empty bottle on the shelf in my office for the rest of my time at EMP. Just because I won it off of Bouge & I thought that much of him.

    Kenny Brannstrom
    Battle Creek, MI

    Although I did not know Gary that well, I did have the chance to talk with him and Julie the last time I was home for Easter (at Cat-Man-Do).

    Julie, I can not tell you how sorry I am. You and the kids will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa (Gasparick) Boggs
    Battle Creek, MI

    My thoughts and prayers to Julie and family. I had known Boug for over 30 years we had many fun times. I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to his children and family. He will be greatly missed. Hey Boug, say hi to Dan and Marcus for me.

    Jackie Mott
    Gladstone, MI

    I can just imagine Gary now, flying around up there with his brand new Packer wings. Just a stylin and a profylin. Go Gary Go/// ~~May you rest in peace “Cuz”!~~

    In addtion, we extend our sincere sympathy to Julie and her Family. If you ever need anything, please feel free to contact us. Kindest Regards.

    Mr. John A Dahn & Dr. Jan C Kidd-Dahn (“Niece of Theodore “TED” & Bernice (Kidd) Bougie.)
    Escanaba, MI

    Gary is one of my clostest friends. We have been through alot of great times and sad times and this to me is one of those saddest of times. I will never release him from my heart and my mind he will always be with me in spirt where ever i go what ever i do. I will always be there for his family and friends to help in what ever way i can. Thank you bouggie for all the good times. I’ll miss you and love you always. Your pal,

    Mikey Kalb
    Escanaba, MI

    Our friends will always be our friends. As we grow older and drift apart, we often travel in different circles. Regardless of how we have drifted or whatever circle we now travel in, Gary will always be remembered as an example of what a friend, father, husband, brother, and son should be. May we celebrate in knowing him and live by the example he lived.

    Thomas M. Suriano
    Gladstone, MI

    Julie, my thoughts and prayers go out to both you and your children. Between you and Gary, the two of you sure kept me laughing at my last class reunion. I was joking with Gary because I also have a young son Matthew, who is four now. How we laughed about our age and starting all over with young ones. We both agreed that when we look at our children, we had no regrets of adding on to our families at an older age. They kept us young and made us smile. That was what life was all about.

    My prayers are with you, God Bless you and your family.

    Cyndi Kaltenbach-Mielcarek
    Milwaukee, WI

    You will always be a special friend. You will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers to Julie and her family.

    Joe DeMars
    Escanaba, MI

    Fondly remembered by friends and former teammates of the Escanaba Class of 76.

    Dave Bosiovatz & Tim VanEffen (Fernie & Toby)
    Escanaba, MI / Green Bay, WI

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the family, Gary will be missed by everyone who knew him. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

    Scott & Kim Schlenvogt
    Escanaba, MI

    I can’t believe it’s been a year. We still miss you very much!

    Love you

    Brandy Bougie
    Escanaba, MI

    Seems like just yesterday you were teaching me the ropes of what life is all about. Its been 12 years since you left us and not a day goes by I don’t think about you. I know you would be very proud today as all your children have grown up to be well rounded respectable adults. Keep watching over us all please. Love you and miss you everyday!

    Your son Brooks

    P.S. Blake and I are going Brook trout fishing this weekend for the trout season opener… bring us some good luck would ya!

    I WONDERED what happened to Gary. I dated him while I was going to Bay De Noc JC, 1976-1977, had fun with this man :). Met him at the Sherman Disco we’d dance a lot there on Wednesday nights and the Station Disco too. I am formerly from Crystal Falls, I live in Orange County California now. Rest well Gary.

    Hey Dad,

    This year was great. I wish you were still here with us to experience it all. You gained a new granddaughter, Ivy. She’s the sweetest thing… you would love her. We talk about grandpa Gary often
    Your baby girl, Michaela, graduated from NMU and got engaged. You would be so proud of her and the woman she has become. I tried hard to guide her and help her along the way.

    I just graduated with my masters degree. I’m super excited. I wish you could be here to help celebrate.

    We all miss you so much. Life would be so different with you here. Keep watching over us. We love you.


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