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LARSEN MORRIS BRUNEL Following a long and hard battle where he never gave up and never quit fighting, and showed all who knew him the meaning of courage, the bravest little boy that we know, Larsen Morris Brunel passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on June 21, 2012, at the age of two years. Larsen Morris Brunel was born to his eagerly awaiting parents Robert and Erin (Immerkar) Brunel and big sister Myley on October 16, 2009. Larsen was a big strong boy right from the day he was born. With his white blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes and quiet nature he captured the hearts of everyone who met him. Larsen was an overachiever from birth, rolling at three months, eating solids at five months, walking at nine months. Keeping up with his big sister was always a priority; she was someone he adored greatly. For such a young boy, he did many things in his short time here. In the early days and weeks, he made many trips to Swan River to visit his Nana and Papa, and Auntie Kristin and Uncle Ryan. He travelled to Winnipeg numerous times. Larsen also loved attending fairs and rodeos. As a family we travelled to Toronto to visit Auntie Jennifer and Uncle Geoff and from there flew east to Nova Scotia for a family vacation. Larsen was an amazing traveler. He and his sister enjoyed a van ride to Calgary to visit Uncle Warren. They were so excited to go that there were very few are we there yets? Larsen also enjoyed spending time at Mere and Pere's playing hide and seek in their back yard. Most of all Larsen loved to ride in the tractor, combine and semi with Daddy. He spent hours on end just enjoying being Daddy's little helper. When he wasn't outdoors, playing with Myley or farming with Daddy, he was cuddling with Mommy and playing with her hair. Larsen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on August 7, 2011. It was a difficult time but we kept our chins up and carried on. Larsen was the strongest boy during his entire illness. He never complained about the numerous pokes, blood work, x-rays and trips to day surgery that he endured daily and weekly. He became a favorite patient very early on to the Childlife specialists, nurses at CancerCare and on CK5 and to the doctors. He loved to tease and squirt them with water whenever possible. His other favorite activity at CancerCare was to sit and watch Hubert the Clown do magic, blow bubbles and draw on his arm. Larsen will always be remembered as a happy, loving little boy that had many passions and loved his family dearly. He always looked out for his big sister no matter what. Larsen leaves to mourn his memory and cherish many fond memories; his parents Robert and Erin (Immerkar) Brunel, his sister Myley Brunel, his grandparents Ejnar and Evelyn Immerkar and Paul and Elvier Brunel, his aunts and uncles and cousins Ryan, Kristin and Isabella Immerkar, Warren Immerkar and Jennifer (Brunel), Geoff and Joshua Baker and his great-grandmother Germaine Brunel along with numerous extended family members and many friends. A Remembering Party for Larsen began with prayers on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Rose du Lac. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. from the church. The service began with the singing of one of Larsen's favorite songs O Canada, followed by a eulogy given by his dad Robert and a video tribute to Larsen. Fr. Vincent de Paul Tchaoule and fellow priests celebrated the mass with the interment following in the Ste. Rose Cemetery. Should friends wish to honour Larsen's memory, donations may be made in his memory to Childlife Specialist at CK5 Children's Hospital c/o the Children's Hospital Foundation, CE501 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, R3A 1S1 or to the Dream Factory Manitoba, 303 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, R3A 4C6. "For nothing loved is ever lost And he was loved so much" Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Ste. Rose Chapel, in care of arrangements, (204) 447-2444, www.sneathstrilchuk.com.
Publish Date: Jun 30, 2012
LARSEN MORRIS BRUNEL Following a long and hard battle where he never gave up and never quit and showed all who knew him the meaning of courage, the bravest little boy that we know, Larsen Morris Brunel passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at the age of two years. Robert, Erin and Myley invite everyone to join them for Larsen's Remembering Party where we will pay tribute and remember with love this beautiful little boy. All are invited to join the family for prayers which will be offered on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. where we again invite everyone to join the family. The eulogy and a video tribute will be given prior to the service at 1:50 p.m.. There will be a sound system set up outside the church for those who are unable to join us inside once the church is full. Please bring a lawn chair or whatever you need to be comfortable. Interment will follow in the Ste. Rose Cemetery and a reception and time of fellowship will follow at the Ste. Rose Community Centre. Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead please consider making a donation in honour of Larsen to CK5 Childlife c/o the Children's Hospital Foundation, CE501 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1S1 or to the Dream Factory, 303 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4C6. Donations Envelopes will be available at the services. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Ste. Rose Chapel in care of arrangements, (204) 447-2444, www.sneathstrilchuk.com
Publish Date: Jun 25, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 30, 2012
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