The ashes of Maurice “Mom” Boucher were scattered on Wednesday in the strictest secrecy, in contrast to all the attention Quebec’s most famous criminal has received during his life.
On a warm September evening, a dozen relatives of a fallen biker gathered at Ile Sainte-Hélne in Montreal to make his last wish.
They waited until nightfall, in a small wooded area, to scatter the ashes of Walkers, who were unaware of the ceremony.
However, a few meters away from them was scattered the body of a man believed to have instigated the war against the Rock Machine, which killed 165 people, including nine innocent victims, between 1994 and 2002.
To the best of our knowledge, only close family members of the perpetrator, including his daughter Alexandra Mongue, were present.
However, some agents of the Sorte du Québec monitored the progress of this limited tribute.
hard till the end
Died behind bars on July 10 at the age of 69, mom Boucher was suffering from throat cancer, which kept her suffering until the end.
Serving a 2002 life sentence for ordering the murder of two correctional officers, he was virtually guaranteed to die in prison.
Thin and frail, the man, considered the most powerful criminal biker in the country, was fed a liquid diet for several days, in addition to requiring morphine to soothe his pain.
Yet Boucher’s final hours did not lessen his deep hatred for the authorities or inspire remorse for ordering the killings.
The outlaws ordered these killings to “destabilize the judicial system” during the Biker War and forbade their killers to cooperate with the justice system, testified by Stephen “Godase” Gagne, who became an informant. .
Rejected by his former colleagues, Boucher faced the ultimate humiliation in 2014: he was expelled from the biker club after a unanimous vote in the assembly by all of Quebec’s Hells Angels.
For them, their former leaders were ultimately part of the “past,” according to a member of Hell, cited in court documents.
This may explain the absence of “patched” members during this final farewell to Mom Boucher, while members in good standing are usually entitled to pompous gatherings before being taken to their final resting place.
– In collaboration with Maxim Deland, Felix Seguin and Eric Thibault