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It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Sterling Bruyere.

He passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Sterling was born on Feb. 22, 1947 to George and Bella Bruyere.

He was part of a set of twins, and he and Sydney were inseparable from the day they were born. They did everything together, hunting, fishing, and guiding on Stokes Bay. Not a day went by without them visiting, talking, and spending time together.

His love of teasing and sarcastic jokes will be greatly missed.

Sterling leaves behind his son, Bryan Carlson (Theresa) of Winnipeg, Man.; grandchildren, RJ, Katherine, and Landon; brothers, Larry (Eileen) and Doug Bruyere; sisters, Shirley (Charles) Sollen, Karen Chaboyer, and Lyla Bruyere; sisters-in-law, Shirley, Myrtle, and Peggy Bruyere; special niece, Joanne Bruyere and her children, Cathy, Laura, and Aaron; as well as a large extended family of nieces and nephews.

He also will be greatly missed by his two cats, Twigs and Little Syd. He adored them greatly.

Sterling was predeceased by his parents, George and Bella; wife, Lynn Carlson; son, Jason Carlson; brothers, Marvin, Arnold, Rudy, Frank, Lyle, and Sydney; and sisters-in-law, Catherine, Maggie and Joan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7E 1C9.

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