Capt Marvin (Marv) Francis Bruneau, CD, RCAF (Retired)

18 Sep 20

Captain (Ret’d) Marvin (Marv) Francis Bruneau, CELE(Air)
12 April 1941 ~ 18 September 2020

Mr. Marvin Francis Bruneau, a retired Air Force Captain, passed away at home in Merritt, BC September 18th 2020, aged 79 years.  He is survived by wife Maureen Bruneau; daughter Meaghan Bruneau; sons Glenn Bruneau, Coleby Bruneau; stepsons Jeromy Gitlin, Jarrod Gitlin, Scott McGavin; stepdaughter Robyn McGavin; grandchildren Kira Bruneau, Alex Bruneau; step grandchildren Evan Sibley, Adelyn McGavin, Abigail McGavin; brothers Raymond Bruneau, Murray Moulder; sister Holly Richardson; nieces & nephews as well as many relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by son Garry Bruneau; brother Brian Moulder; mother Alvina Moulder and father Clifford Bruneau.

Marvin was born in Viking Alberta, April 12th 1941 and sadly his father Clifford passed away when he was only 3 months old.  His uncle Ken Reitan was the man he admired the most and mentored him while growing up.  Marvin was truly an amazing man that anyone could have liked.  He served in the Canadian Air Force for 29 years as a Captain/ Communications Officer.  The family moved a lot over the years, due to posts in Canada and Germany.  When he retired he still worked part time with Commissionaires and Wine Kitz in Nanaimo, BC where we lived for 20 years.  He would always help out with the Nanaimo, Lantzville and Merritt Legion as possible.  He volunteered with the poppy fund yearly and also volunteered with the Merritt Legion Bar.  He had a lot of great ideas on how to involve people to join in activities, events and was a very likeable man.  He had amazing stories to tell from his childhood to when he was working with the Canadian Air Force to raising a few families to settling down in Merritt the last 5 years.  He had an amazing smile, laugh and huge hands (which he inherited from his Uncle Oscar), they were like baseball gloves as the other Bruneau’s in the family didn’t have huge hands.  He was always a loving, caring, gentle, kind man.  Everyone loved getting bear hugs that he would give, with those long arms as well.  He liked everyone whom he met over the years and was a huge animal lover, especially cats.  He was a very intelligent man and wrote wonderful letters, and people loved getting them.  He was very detailed in everything he did and it shows when going through photos, letters and cards over the years that he has kept.  He will surely be missed by many and we can’t believe that he is no longer here with us, physically.  He will never be forgotten and we will do our best to pass on his history to generations to come.  Everyone needs a Marvin F. Bruneau in their lives and his children feel fortunate to have had him as a Dad.  We are sad that he had to go but we all know he is looking over his family and friends.

Rest in peace sweet father, husband, brother, grandpa, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.  We love you so much.  Love always your daughter Meaghan, son Coleby, wife Maureen & family.