In loving memory of Marvin Clarence Bruyere, 66, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., who passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000.
Marvin was predeceased by his wife, Catherine, on July 5, 1999; son, Andrew; and parents, George and Bella Bruyere.
He leaves behind his daughters, Joanne Bruyere, and Lori Rousseau and her husband, Ken; sons, Arden Bruyere and wife, Tina, Gregg Bruyere, and Colin Bruyere; granddaughters, Catherine Marie Bruyere, and Laura Bruyere; and grandson, David Rousseau.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Arnold (Myrtle), Larry (Eileen), Shirley (Charles) Sollen, Doug (Beverly), Sidney, Sterling (Lyn), Lyle (Joan), Lyla Bruyere, Karen Chaboyer, Rudy (Shirley), and Frank (Michelle); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marvin was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Fort Frances, Ont. He worked as a guide, and then at Boise Cascade in International Falls for 15 years, before becoming the caretaker at Sunny Cove Camp on Rainy Lake for the past 14 years.
He enjoyed playing hockey but his favourite pastime was doing whatever his grandchildren asked him to do.
A visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home, with parish prayers being said at 7 p.m.
A funeral mass was held Monday, Oct. 2, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Couchiching First Nation.
Father Eguene Whyte officiated, with cremation to follow.
Pallbearers were Larry Bruyere, Lyle Bruyere, Sid Bruyere, Sterling Bruyere, Frank Bruyere, and Rudy Bruyere.
Honourary pallbearers were Doug Bruyere, Terry Duffy, Ernie Brunetta, Brian Harris, Bob McRae, and Deder Kielczewski.
In memoriam donations may be directed to the Canadian Diabetic Association, Box 655, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M9, or the Sunny Cove Camp Memorial Fund, Box 555, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.