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MARCEL BRUNEAU

With a heavy heart the family of Marcel Bruneau share the news of his passing on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the age of 84 from complications that arose from multiple myeloma cancer.

Marc was born on November 1, 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Lionel and Helene Bruneau.

Gone but not forgotten before him was his wife Nancy (2009) and sons Ricky (1961) and Gerry (2001) along with his parents and siblings Jacques and Gaston, Nancy’s parents Harry and Irene Hawkins, brother-in-law Bill and sister-in-law Carole.

Dad was lucky enough to find love a few times in his life. After Nancy passed he and Kay Goodman became very happy life and travel companions. They explored extensively to South America, Africa, Europe and Asia for five wonderful years. Kay passed away quite suddenly in October 2016 which Dad took very hard. She and her daughters were a treasure in our lives.

More recently Dad has been spending a lot of time with a special lady Rosemarie Kvern. They played Bridge together along with many other good friends several times a week, and they also enjoyed dining out and day trips.

Left to mourn him is his daughter Wendy (Jim) and daughters Julie and Jenna; his granddaughter Amanda (Gerry’s daughter) and her mom Joanne; his son Tony (Carol) and children Matt (Joanna) and their daughter Annelise,  son Chris (Amanda) and daughter Nikki (Ben) and their daughters Madelyn and Kinsley. He also leaves behind his sister Jeannette, sisters-in-law Joyce and Kathy, brothers-in-law Hal (Nancy) and Mike along with many nieces and nephews.

Dad enjoyed 20 years at the cabin at Falcon Lake with his family, spending many years fishing to catch the big one (that he never did!). We spent many Christmases there snowmobiling for hours as a family.

Mom and Dad worked hard at their Electrical Contracting business for 35 years while raising their family.

After retiring Mom and Dad travelled in the winter, settling in Texas as Snowbirds in Pine to Palm Trailer Park for 28 years, where they made many wonderful friends.

Dad’s hobbies included wine-making, cooking for family and countless friends, fishing, hunting, canoeing and cycling. He loved playing any card game, especially Bridge and Cribbage.

Dad did everything with gusto – he worked hard and played hard, was always smiling and making the most of life. He was happiest outdoors and he was a dedicated family man extraordinaire!

His family would like to extend sincere gratitude to his medical support teams, including Dr. MInuk and his wonderful nurse Alexis, as well as the kidney and pain management specialists and hospital support at HSC and St. Boniface Hospital. You truly did make a difference for him over the last 18 months

In keeping with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald Street.

If anyone would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or online at cancercare.mb.ca

E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS

680 Archibald Street

204-253-5086

ejcoutu.ca

4 Guest Book

  • Lorne and Geraldine Perche Posted November 24, 2018 8:42 am

    We met Marc and Kay in Texas and had many good times playing bridge with them. They were a special couple and we enjoyed their zest for living. May they rest in peace.

  • Evelyn Skinner Posted November 24, 2018 10:18 am

    My sincere condolences to Marc’s Family. Marc became a special friend to everyone who knew him. A kind, caring man who was always there for you, whether you needed a hand with a job you needed done or just someone to talk to. He will be missed by all who knew him.RIP Marc. Evelyn Skinner

  • Barb and Sheldon Brown Posted November 25, 2018 8:40 am

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss and passing of your dear father and grandfather Marc. He was a great friend to many and was always so happy. Enjoyed getting to know Marc in Pine to Palm. He and Kay were such wonderful people and never missed an opportunity to entertain or take part in any activity where they always had extreme fun. Never had the opportunity to know Nancy but feel blessed that they are enjoying each other’s company again now.

  • Dick Neufeld Posted December 8, 2018 12:36 pm

    Over many years, I spent alot of time with Marc at the duck camp in St. Ambroise in the Delta and the deer camp in Miniota. Marc was the heart and soul of these get togethers. He was the leader in the kitchen and we counted on him to keep the place running when things didn’t work. Marc left us with alot of great memories and will be greatly missed.

    Dick Neufeld

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