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Born: Jun 06, 1951
Date of Passing: Sep 15, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
June 6, 1951 - September 15, 2019
Left to carry his memory forever in our hearts are his wife of 12 years, Janis, his beloved daughter, Jennifer (Luis) and her mother, Joanne (Chuck), brothers, Larry (Linda) and Paul, special aunt, Stella, cousin, Jim (Carol), and many other relatives and friends.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Corinne, his Grandma Wierbicki, and special uncles, Al Wierbicki and Pete Patenaude.
Bruce was known to all for his energy, sense of humour, love of and caring for all his friends and family members. He was a great entertainer, cook, famous for his BBQs and house parties. He took pride in his home, his flowers and landscaping.
At St. John's High School, he had been a star athlete in track and field and Tigers football. This was followed by U of M where he played for the Bisons football team.
In 1984, Bruce's daughter, Jennifer was born. No one could have been a more dedicated and devoted father than Bruce was to Jennifer. Their bond remained strong throughout the years. She was the love of his life.
An amazing quality that Bruce possessed was evident in relation to his work with special needs adults. During over 20 years of employment as a Support Worker, he had the ability to connect and establish a rapport with his clients, often beyond the expectations or experience of his superiors or of his clients' families. He had a rare skill which was related to his basic kindness and interest in helping people.
Janis and Bruce were together for 21 years. They enjoyed travelling to many locations including Mexico, Cuba, Europe, and England. Favourite spots were Puerto Vallarta, Paris, Montreal, and Bath, England. They also shared interests in music, movies, and were big Blue Bombers and Jets fans.
"Bruce, you have been such a large force
in all of our lives. We will never forget
you and what you have meant to us. You
will be in our thoughts and hearts forever."
In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Bruce. Bruce was truly a kind and generous soul and friend. He will always remain in our hearts and memories as such. Ernie and Judy Plese and goddaughter Elvira (Plese) Berezowsky & Family - Posted by: Ernie and Judy Plese (Friends) on: Sep 22, 2019
Dear Larry & family, So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed golfing with Bruce & the guys. He will be missed. - Posted by: Tim Picken (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2019
Taken far too soon, thanks for the great times golfing in the short time I knew you Bruce. Many great laughs and golf, you will be missed, see you on the back nine buddy❤️ R.I.P. buddy❤️ - Posted by: Patrick Mccabe (Friend ) on: Sep 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to Bruce's family. We have many fond memories of golfing and time spent together. Bruce you will be forever missed and always remembered. - Posted by: Don & Jo-Anne Chalus (Friends) on: Sep 21, 2019
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