Also known as Bruce to friends and co-workers at Thurso Pulp and Paper, “Mister Gene” passed away peacefully at home on September 24th, 2021, at the age of 85. He was surrounded by his family and a very dear friend. He was the son of the late Edgar and Mary Lavell née Kelly. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 61 years Jean Lavell née Parent; his daughters: Vicki (Mark), Tammy (Steve) and Shelley (Hugh); his grandchildren who lovingly called him “Dumpy”: Shawna, Laura, Kendra, Aislinn, Trent, Brendan and Alyssa; great grandchildren Jacob, Sophie, and Jonathan; his sisters: Lois and Margery of Edmonton, Alberta as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his sister Doris.
The family would like to thank Dr. Guilbeault and Anik Cousineau for their professional loving care.
Due to current capacity limits, a private service will be held at 11:00 Saturday, October 16th 2021 at St-Malachy Church in Mayo, Quebec. The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life reception at 1:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Buckingham, Quebec. Attendance at the Celebration of life is extended to both family and friends. Please register and join us for a final toast to “Mister Gene” by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada or to the St-Malachy Cemetery Committee would be appreciated. To donate to the Cemetery Committee, envelops will be available at the reception hall or you can mail a check c/o Dan Somers, 45 Chemin Somers, Mayo, QC J8L 4L9
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