PK Floats owner dies

Alton Bouchard, the owner of PK Floats at Lincoln Regional Airport (LRG) in Maine, died unexpectedly Feb. 17. He was 59.

bouchardBouchard’s passion for aviation, especially seaplanes, began when he was just a young boy. His family reports that he owned more than a hundred in his lifetime.

In 2000, he bought PK Floats from Devore Aviation and moved the company from Albuquerque, N.M., to a new manufacturing facility in Maine.

The company manufactures and engineers floats, as well as holds more than 30 STCs for a variety of modifications.

Bouchard was a member of the Seaplane Pilots Association, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Baglay-Bouchard; three sisters, Amanda Raymond and husband, Arthur, Carrie Daigle and husband, Lew, and Belinda Stoughton and husband, John; two brothers, Irving Bouchard and wife, Debbie, and Dale Bouchard; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Linda Bouchard.

The family asks that those who wish to remember him make gifts in his memory to CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, Maine, 04402-0931.

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