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Born: Jan 24, 1939

Date of Passing: Aug 11, 2019

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce McTavish Bannatyne on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Bruce leaves behind his loving wife Mary Lynn; daughters, Deb (John), Joanne (Brian) and Tammy (Byron); grandchildren, Krystal (Tom), Jacqueline, Michael, Shaun, Kristianne, Melissa, Titus, Isaac and Hope, and great-granddaughter Isla. Also left to cherish his memory are siblings, Jim, Herb (Diane), Sheila (Cliff), Grant (Joyce), Ross (Carol) and Nancy; siblings-in-law, Harry (Lori), Evelyn (Ken) and Gary, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Morice and Lena; brother Robert (Gerrie); sister Donna (Brian); brother-in-law Rick and sister-in-law Mary; in-laws, Bob, Rose, Grace and Bob.
Bruce was born on Tuesday, January 24, 1939 and was raised in Charleswood. He was a member of the Charleswood Historical Society and received an award honouring his 50 years of residency. Bruce was a hard worker, whether he was an employee or an employer he always gave his best. He loved machinery and would tinker for hours on his tractors. Bruce took great pride in his large family and always knew the latest news on everyone. He loved family get-togethers, playing games, having a roaring fire and lots of laughs.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15 at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, or a charity of your choice.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Bruce's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Deb and Joanne, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My heart and thoughts are with you both, and also with Mary Lynn, Tammy, and the rest of your family. - Posted by: Judith Gaminek (Schoolmate of his daugthers Deb & Joanne) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • So sorry for you loss Mary-Lynn, Tammy and family. I have so many great memories of days spent at your cabin and working for Clayton with Brucee. Sending lots of love your way. - Posted by: Ashley Thompson (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to you Marylyn, Tammy and family. We were neighbors and friends for over 30 years. Bruce & Mary always were willing to help me fix anything that didn't work around the house and outside. We had so many good laughs and lots of fun and my biggest regret, when I had to move, was leaving my good neighbors/friends. I still miss meeting for all-you-can eat Joey's Only Fish & Chips. I will miss him. Love, Janice - Posted by: Janice Syrota (Great friend and former neighbor) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • I have great memories of chats over the fence when we were neighbours. Thinking of you Mary Lynn, Tammy and family. - Posted by: Tammy Kasak (Former Neighbour ) on: Aug 14, 2019

  • Sympathy to you Mary Lynn, Tammy and family. Bruce was a great neighbor, always willing to help and have a chat. May your great memories be of comfort to you at this sad time Margaret Kasak - Posted by: margaret Kasak (former neighbor) on: Aug 14, 2019

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