It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our much loved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Bruce Desveaux surrounded by his wife, children and granddaughter Emily, on February 28th, 2020 after a lengthy illness.
Bruce leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Sharon (Oliver) and their children, Angela (Bruce), Beth (Matt), Kerri, Josh (Casey), Shanna (Wally) and Jamie (Christine).
Bruce held many titles thru his 69 years on this earth but none as special and rewarding to him as Grandpa. He took such great pride in all of his grandchildren, Bowen, Bauer, Charlotte, Leah, Nicholas, Joseph, Emily, Oliver, Carley and Brody.
Dear brother of Dale (Cheryl) and brother in law to Jim Oliver (Carol).
Bruce was predeceased by his loving parents, Naish and Cecile Desveaux.
He is also lovingly remembered by all of his relatives in Napanee, Toronto, Niagara Falls and as far away as Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton.
Bruce had made numerous friendships over the years but none as special to him as the ones with Leonard Palmer, John Blakely, Mark Pierce and Bejamin Lloyd.
He will also be fondly remembered by Fay Beale and Patti Randall.
Bruce was born on December 16, 1950 in Deep River ON. Bruce lived in a few different places thru his childhood and as a teenager before finally settling in Napanee as an adult with his parents and brother.
Over the course of his life Bruce had become a "jack of all trades" so to speak. He had been employed in the field of business as a bank manager,he also spent many years as a carpenter renovating houses and in his latter years in the trucking industry as a long haul truck driver and then a dispatcher. There wasn't much Bruce couldn't do and what he wasn't sure of, it didn't take him long to learn.
Bruce loved life and all it had to offer. He adored and looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren, but most of all he loved spending time with his soulmate, Sharon. Before he got sick they would enjoy early mornings watching the news, reading the paper and drinking coffee or watching the hockey game on a Saturday night. They looked forward to getting dressed up and going out on Sunday mornings to Denny's for breakfast or when Bruce would bring Sharon home "little bastards" from Mcdonald's after work, but some of their fondest memories were spent dancing cheek to cheek around the living room to whatever song happened to be playing.
The last 13 months Bruce endured more than most people could fathom. Despite whatever was thrown at him he never gave up. He fought with such strength and determination and was adament losing was not an option, but unfortunately it was not meant to be.
As much as our hearts are breaking having to go on without him we know now he is free of everything that tied him down here on this Earth.
"A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart"
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held at a later date in the summer.
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