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ELIZABETH BRUCE (SMIT)

Born: Apr 03, 1943

Date of Passing: Feb 02, 2017

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ELIZABETH BRUCE (nee SMIT) April 3, 1943 - February 2, 2017 It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Elizabeth, age 73, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by: her beloved husband of 56 years, Claude; and their children, Laurie (Jeannette), Karen (Dan) Ilchyna, Dennis (Anita) and Ken (Nicole); as well as her mother Guurtje (Trudy); sister Nel Wichers; brothers, Gerry (Jan) and Adrian (Mavine) and brother-in-law Adrian Bruce; sisters-in-law, Judy Smit and Edmee (Al) Comstock; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Keesje in 1951, son Jack in 1963 and father Gerard in 1979. She loved spending time with her family, painting, knitting and travelling. Elizabeth was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She could always be seen with a big smile on her face. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Ste. Anne Catholic Church. Video will precede the funeral service at 1:45 p.m. and an Ash interment to follow at a later date. Arrangements by BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
Publish Date: Feb 6, 2017

ELIZABETH BRUCE (nee SMIT) April 3, 1943 - February 2, 2017 It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Elizabeth, age 73, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by: her beloved husband of 56 years, Claude; and their children, Laurie (Jeannette), Karen (Dan) Ilchyna, Dennis (Anita) and Ken (Nicole); as well as her mother Guurtje (Trudy); sister Nel Wichers; brothers, Gerry (Jan) and Adrian (Mavine) and brother-in-law Adrian Bruce; sisters-in-law, Judy Smit and Edmee (Al) Comstock; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Keesje in 1951, son Jack in 1963 and father Gerard in 1979. She loved spending time with her family, painting, knitting and travelling. Elizabeth was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She could always be seen with a big smile on her face. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Ste. Anne Catholic Church. Video will precede the funeral service at 1:45 p.m. and an Ash interment to follow at a later date. Arrangements by BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
Publish Date: Feb 6, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to the Bruce Family. Take Care. - Posted by: Paulette (Friend) on: Feb 20, 2017

  • My sincere condolences, to the Bruce families, fond memories made in many happy visits with your Mom and Dad .. commuting back and forth from Monominto to Ross ... know Heaven has the best! - Posted by: Georgette (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2017

  • My Sincere condolences to the entire Bruce family, Liz gave me my first job at the restaurant in Ste. Annes. She was a very special lady! I will always remember her smile and the great person she was.. Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow... Linda Buss - Posted by: Linda Buss (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2017

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