It is with great sadness that the family of Chad Wallace Bruyere Sr., age 50, announce his sudden passing March 29, 2022, in Dryden, Ontario. Chad was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, on August 10, 1971, to the late Valarie Lizotte (Bruyere).
He is survived by his loving children Branden Bruyere and Tyler Bruyere, along with their mother Jackie Fitzpatrick; Chad Jr. Bruyere, Oscar Bruyere, and Adia Bruyere, and their mother Barb Bruyere; sister Amanda Levesque (Richard); niece Kaylyn Levesque; nephew Brayton Levesque; along with his grandchildren Silas Bruyere and Reverie Lauren Johnson.
He was predeceased by his mother Valarie Lizotte; grandfather Wallace “Swede” Bruyere; grandmother Shirley Bruyere; as well as his aunt, uncles, and cousins.
Chad graduated from Cambrian College in 1993 with a diploma in Land Management and later completed his Secondary diploma in 2002. Chad was a hard worker and was employed in a variety of positions.
He was a devoted father and his children were his biggest accomplishments. He loved being in the outdoors fishing and hunting. Family was important to him and always made an effort to keep in touch. He spent a lot of time with his cousins growing up and hanging out with his uncles. When he wasn’t listening to music or watching Nascar you could always catch him in the kitchen cooking. Chad had a passion for travelling and meeting new people. He was well known by many for his huge heart and infectious smile.
Chad was a wonderful father, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Couchiching First Nation Multi-use Facility.
Donations may be made to the United Native Friendship Centre – Fort Frances PO Box 752, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N1 or through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave. Dryden, Ont., P8N 2X3 Condolences may be posted at www.dcfh.ca.