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THOLENAER – Bruce Arnold

March 28, 1958 – October 31, 2009

Bruce Tholenaer, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the age of 51 years.

Bruce was born and raised in Calgary. Bruce loved Celtic music and had just returned home from a ten day trip to Cape Breton’s Celtic Colors with his buddy Ron. Bruce was happiest when he was tinkering around in his garage with his friends and a bottle of Alexander Keith’s.

He will be missed greatly by his loving wife of 30 years Delee and by his precious daughters, Amy (Donny) McDuff and April (Jon Moyen) and granddaughter Kiely, who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his mom Johanna, brother Mike (Veronica), sisters Brenda (Jamie) Scott, Janine, Carolyn, brother Gerald and many nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his father and grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bruce Tholenaer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of Bruce, (little Bruce but with a big heart). He will be missed by all who knew him. Another one of us, native Calgarians is gone. I will drink a beer in his name.

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  2. Delee, Amy & April,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Bruce will be deeply missed, but his memory will live on in all of us!

    All our love always,
    Patty, Rick & Joshua

    R.I.P Brucie!!!!

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  3. Ava Tholenaer :

    I feel that it was a good thing for him to die so he could not feel any pain any more.

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  4. Kathy Davies (Lomenda) :

    Delee, Amy & April:

    My thoughts are with you all.

    May your memories and the strength of your family give you comfort during this sad time.

    Kathy

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  5. Mary and Murry Blackmore :

    Delee
    My love and prayers are here for you and the family. I know he will be missed so much.
    Love You
    Murry and Mary Blackmore
    and Family

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  6. Marnie and Wayne Ralph and family :

    Our sincere sympathy on Bruce’s untimely passing. Remember his quiet, kind ways and his love for working on cars. Know, your family support through his illness has been a very difficult time. Kept in touch with Dorothy and Dean on his progress. Everyone cared.
    May you cherish the many good memories.

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  7. Mike Griffith :

    Dear Delee, Amy, April,

    My heart felt condolences to You, Donnie, and Jon .. Bruce was a Husband, a proud Father, and a really proud Grandfather. He was and is a true friend to a lot of people. You had him as a Husband and Father a guiding light, and One tough Guy. I can not imagine what you must be feeling right now. The memories are many, warm and comforting. I really do feel we were all lucky to have him here for his short 51 years, but he made a huge impact on the people whose lives he touched. He is missed and will be missed by everyone that ever had the joy of knowing him. He was a true friend. I am sure he will be visiting the garage on a regular basis , just to see what is going on. And to hide the tools!!! LOL

    Mike, Liz, Erin, and Samantha Griffith

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  8. Jim Nicewander :

    …any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind… [John Donne] It is not necessary that I knew him; although reading his story I wish I had.

    Please accept my condolences.

    Jim Nicewander
    Tucson

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  9. Arlene Johnston :

    I was the head nurse on medicine at Rockyview Hospital when Bruce was a young boy with acute leukemia. He made a miraculous recovery after a long fight. All of the staff were very fond of Bruce. The years passed of course and I often thought about Bruce and wondered, how did his life evolve? Reading his obituary was like finding a lost life for me. I can see he enjoyed a good like with his family and friends. My sincere sympathy to all of your family in the loss of Bruce.
    Arlene Johnston.

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  10. Brenda And Chapman Family :

    Our sincere Condolences to Delee and Beloved Family. We all knew him as such a great kind man. As his passing has saddened us all with deep sympathy, our blessings are with all of you. He touched all of our lives with his kind presence in this world. As he has passed on, his thoughts and memories may stay with you all. He has gone to a better place and he is no longer in pain. He will be greatly missed by all. Love from our family to yours. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. My prayers are with you.

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  11. Joan MacIsaac :

    Delee, my thoughts are with you and the girls today. Bruce will be in my thoughts and will be missed.

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  12. Anne Desrosiers :

    Delee and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Anne

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  13. Diana North, Douglas Kalin :

    A Tribute to Bruce Tholenaer

    So young to go, and yet Bruce knows
    the peace that none of us know.
    I’ve never known anyone with such a
    peaceful spirit.
    Some Celtic music has a depth of peacefulness unlike none other.
    The music of the Celts expresses both Joy and Peace and always with a good ol’ Celtic story,
    No wonder this music was his favorite. He lived it!
    Here is a chorus from “Hope Has a Place”, a song by Enya.I hope the words bring you peace.
    ” Look to love and you may dream,
    And if it should leave, well then give it wings,
    But if such a love is meant to be,
    Hope is home and the heart is free.”

    It just seems to me, Bruce is now home and his spirit is free.

    Love,

    Diana and Douglas

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  14. To my loving father,
    You will always be remembered as easy going and witty. You were always there when I needed you. I could not have asked for a better person to be my daddy. I keep you in my heart and in my memories. And I will be here to keep the family strong, and be there when ever they need me. And I will rebuild the camaro in your honor, and I hope you check up on me to keep me safe like you always did. I’ll see you when I get to heaven daddy, cause I’m your little girl always and forever. Love you daddy, and to all my family I love you all.

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  15. Leslie Applegate :

    To Delee and Family,

    I send my heart felt condolences to your family. He is an angel looking over all of you now. Your in my thoughts and my prayers.

    Leslie Applegate

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  16. Roberto van Gerrevink "Rupert"" :

    Dear Carolyn

    My condolences to you and your family about the passing away of Bruce.
    I met him once when I was with you back in 1981.
    My love to you all

    RUPERT

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