Obituary of Diane Boughner
BOUGHNER, Diane - Of Mitchells Bay has lost her seven-year-long courageous battle with cancer. The 64-year-old wife of Chatham Daily News reporter Bob Boughner died at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance early Tuesday morning with her husband, son and daughter and two sisters at her side. Nurses in the continuing care unit at CKHA referred to Diane as a little sweetheart." She spent the past two years taking radiation and chemotherapy at the London Regional Cancer Centre. A Wallaceburg native, Diane is daughter of the late William (Bill) Davies and the former Phyllis (Thornton) Davies of Wallaceburg. Her working career was spent as a sales clerk at several local clothing and jewelry stores in Chatham including Plush Plum, Carolyns China and Charm Diamond Centre. Diane was a past member of the Chatham Maycourt Club and the Mitchells Bay Optimist Club. She attended St. Stephens Anglican Church in Mitchells Bay. Surviving besides her husband is a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Tammy) Michaud of Barrie and a son, Todd, of Chatham along with his wife, Nicole. Diane was the loving grandmother of Connor and Sarah Michaud of Barrie and Clair, Martin and Lydia Boughner of Chatham. Also surviving are sisters Linda Lusk and her husband, Glenn of Chatham Township, Sandra Johnston and her husband, Eric of Wallaceburg and a brother, Dr. Edward Davies of Mississauga and his wife, Olwen. Diane will also be sadly missed by Mildred, her beloved Basset hound. Visitation for Diane is scheduled for Thursday (tomorrow) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McKinlay Funeral Home on St. Clair Street in Chatham. Funeral service will take place Friday at 10 a.m. at St. James Anglican Church on James Street in Wallaceburg with Rev. Len Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Morpeth Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www. mckinlayfuneralhome.com. The Boughner family want to sincerely thank all of the super nurses and staff that cared for Diane over the past four months. The care was superb.