Town mourning as beloved 'treasure' lost
MOST towns have their iconic faces and treasured members, but few would have any the calibre of John Boucher.
After a battle with illness, Stanthorpe sadly lost that face this week.
Facebook tributes flowed.
"John fought the good fight, ran the race and has entered eternal life at 5.40am this morning. Love to all. Thank you for your love, prayers and support,” a Facebook message from Gillian Boucher and family read yesterday.
Typified by his footprint and legacy, his passing is being felt right across the community. Born to Jack Boucher and Stanthorpe centenarian Agnes McKechnie, John was named Australia Day Citizen of the Year just a few weeks ago.
From running the family farm, to working in sales, as a travelling photographer and then in real estate, John always kept busy.
He was part of the Agricultural Society for roughly 50 years, was on Stanthorpe Shire Council, Rural Fire Service member of over 40 years and a devoted member of the St Paul's Anglican Church.