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