Little League® International remembers Henry Boutilier, Manager of the Glace Bay Little League teams that represented the Canada Region in the 1987, ‘88, ‘91, ‘94, and 2003 Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS). He was 67.
Mr. Boutilier, a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, was a Little League volunteer for more than four decades. His 1988 and 1991 LLBWS teams finished in fourth place; and he also managed two teams to the Big League Baseball World Series (2009 and 2010).
The holder of several Little League Canada managerial records, including the most Canadian titles, appearances, and championship final appearances, Mr. Boutilier had a career winning percentage of more than 70%. Fifteen years after his 1987 Glace Bay Little League team was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame (2004), he was individually honored with his 2019 induction. In more than 30 years of coaching (1982-2015) his teams collectively won 24 provincial championships.
Mr. Boutilier was an executive board member at Glace Bay Little League for more than 25 years.
Professionally, he worked as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice principal, and principal. Upon his 2012 retirement from the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, he was awarded the Golden Apple Award for outstanding lifetime dedication to youth in the community.
Mr. Boutilier is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cynthia; daughters, Michelle and Mary Elizabeth; sisters, Gail, Barbara Jean, Anita, Winnie, and April; brother, Darryl; mother, Joyce; and grandson, Noel Henry. He was predeceased by his father, Henry Boutilier, Sr.; daughter, Lynda; and brother, Edison.