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Born: Aug 30, 1947

Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2020

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August 30, 1947 - January 1, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bruce Marshall on January 1, 2020, with the love of his life, Darlene, at his side. He fought a valiant and courageous, although short, battle with ALS.
Bruce was born in St. Boniface Hospital on August 30, 1947; a mere 15 minutes before his twin brother Brian. He was the first of many grandchildren born on his mother's side of the family. His early childhood began in Anola where family times were tough. Brother Garry arrived and the growing family moved to Transcona in 1956. With the additions of Wendy and Darryl, the family of five children provided an environment of sharing, mentoring and having "some" fun. This upbringing helped mold Bruce into the family oriented, sociable person that he was.
Bruce coached his sons' Derek and Jamie in minor hockey and was an unwavering supporter of the boys. He was very athletic himself and played minor hockey and baseball, pick-up ball hockey and later in life, golf where he succeeded in becoming quite an accomplished, dedicated player as a member of Pine Ridge Golf Club.
Bruce always made an impact on people with his kibitzing nature and quick wit. He met Darlene through hockey and was persistent in winning her over. Once together they were inseparable. Together they developed a home where they enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. They spent many years travelling together to Hawaii, Florida, California, Mexico, and Nashville and to numerous Countryfests in North America. They both enjoyed dancing and socializing into the wee hours. Bruce was an avid Winnipeg Jets fan and together they enjoyed supporting the team both in Canada and on U.S. trips.
During high school, at Transcona Collegiate, Bruce started working in the lumber business and continued in the industry for 56 years. He spent the past eight years with Springhill Lumber and considered his co-workers as family.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Art and Fran Marshall, and many relatives and friends. He is survived by his sons, Derek and Jamie (Veroniek) Marshall; the love of his life, Darlene Kaye, and her children, Dan (Sarah) Kaye, David (Jenine Topping) Kaye; daughter Lori (Tom) Irvine; Bruce's siblings, twin brother Brian (Jo-Anne) Marshall, Garry (Naomi) Marshall, Wendy (Glen) Curtis, Darryl (Jackie Rietvelt) Marshall; Darlene's siblings, Judy McVicar, Sharon (Victor) Lamirande, Gail (Stanley) Breland; seven grandchildren, one on-the-way great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, beloved aunt Helen Ptak, and numerous friends.
We would like to thank the staff of 4B at St. Boniface Hospital for their care of Bruce and their support to our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Bruce's name, to ALS Society of Manitoba, 2A-1717 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2 or visit
A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family on Monday, April 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Pine Ridge Golf Club (corner of Pine Ridge Road and Garven Road).
In Bruce's honour, if you have any Winnipeg Jets attire please wear it to the Celebration.
Publish Date: Jan 18, 2020


It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Bruce on January 1, 2020, at the age of 72.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
Longer obituary notice will follow.
Publish Date: Jan 4, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2020, Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Bruce was my brother-in-law for 50 years. I first met him when I was 12 years old and I have loved him almost all of my life. I love your twin, he is my person, and I loved you too. As I look up into the heavens I see the stars and one of them is you. - Posted by: Jo-Anne Marshall (Sister-in-law) on: Feb 02, 2020

  • I was lucky enough to be invited to Bruce and Darlene's home for family parties. It was evident every time I went, the love and respect Bruce and Darlene had for one another. You could see it in their eyes. Stay strong Darlene. - Posted by: Jack Johnston (Cousin to Darlene) on: Feb 01, 2020

  • My deepest sympathies to Darlene & family... It was always an interesting day working with Bruce. He always had some uncanny way of making you laugh. His business sense, charm and personality made it a pleasure to work with him.He would often speak of Darlene and his family with such admiration. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. May you be at peace Bruce! - Posted by: Diana Mucha (Previous Co-Worker (Springhill)) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to The Marshalls on the passing of our beloved Bruce. May he Rest In Peace. Darlene, your loss is great but Bruce is no longer in pain, and you know, it is more difficult to watch your loved ones in pain when you can’t help them. God will give you strength and Bruce will want you to keep going. - Posted by: Kamilia Pshednovek (Aunt) on: Jan 17, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Bruce always would come and say hi and talk to me at the Pine Ridge. He would always make me smile and laugh when ever we talked. I will always remember him and miss him. - Posted by: Brad Smith (Golf friend) on: Jan 13, 2020

  • I love Bruce Marshall. I played many rounds of golf with Bruce. He was funny and he was other things too. He insulted me often, but I gave it back to him. It is too soon for you to leave us. I will miss you. - Posted by: Johnny Braun (Friend, and golf friend) on: Jan 09, 2020

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