On Saturday July 31, 2021 as the sun rose to shine on a summer day Raymond Bruce Krawicki left his earthly vessel to continue life without pain, free of cancer.
Born in Dryden on June 3, 1947 Bruce was the youngest son of Margret Chepil and Michael Krawicki. Baby brother to Alex (Connie), Vivian, Jerry and Arthur. He spent his childhood years in Ignace Ontario before moving to Kenora with his mother and siblings.
Bruce always had a mind of business. From selling blueberries at around the age of 8 to driving taxi cabs and busses to beginning Bruce’s Cartage Service in a rented single car garage which gradually grew into a large warehouse and then evolved into Best Way Rentals. He would eventually add PurPlus Cleaners and The Change of Lattitude Marina to his portfolio.
Bruce has always been a well respected member of the community. He shared his time amongst the Knights of Columbus, Kenora Lions Club and the Kenora Rotary Club. He started the annual Easter Egg Hunt as his way to give back to the community that had supported him for many years.
He enjoyed community involvement, supporting many groups, teams and individuals, ready to offer sponsorship in one way or another. Bruce went on many vacations seeing a lot of the North American continent. Spending time at the lake socializing was a very important part of his life. He also partook in many adventures with his grandson, more often than not flying by the seat of his pants. To him community and family meant everything. He was looking forward to retirement and his continued small business adventures with his grandson. Most recently, his grandson playing music brought him immense joy.
Bruce will be missed by many friends including the Friday Night Crew, and the lake family at the Change of Lattitude Marina.
Greeting him at the doors of heaven is his beloved granddaughter Katelynn, parents Margret and Michael, brother Art, brother-in-law Ardell and nephew Josh.
Leaving to cherish his memory is his soul-mate Catherine, daughter Sherry and son-in-law Laurence, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Jason. Ready to carry on his legacy is his grandson and best friend Thomas.
We would like to thank the team at Cancer Care Manitoba and Dr. Foidart and staff for their ongoing care during Bruce’s illness. A special thank you to Edith Mulhall for her thoughtfulness, care and compassion during treatments.
Funeral services will be held on Monday August 9, 2021. Due to covid restrictions a private funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bruce’s memory to Kenora Preschool Playgroup 316 First Street North, Kenora, On.
“The song is ended but the melody lingers on…..” Irving Berlin