Obituary of Bryan Franklin Bouck
Bryan Bouck, our loving father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully on February 10th, 2022 surrounded by family. Bryan was predeceased by his love Gail in 2016. He is survived by his children Lynn (Barry) Ash, Brian (Jill) Pavey, Trevor (Melanie) Bouck and Dan (Danette) Bouck. Loving grandfather of Kristen (Jeremy) Cooper, Tyler (Ashleigh) Ash, James, Jordan, Joel Pavey, Elise and Wesley Bouck, and great grandfather Brooklynn, Branyn and Presley Cooper, Charlotte and Anabelle Ash. He will be greatly missed by his brother Barry (Joanne) Bouck and will fondly remembered by the members of his extended family.
Bryan was a man who liked to keep busy. After working for many years, earning a diamond ring as a pipefitter at Polysar, he retired and filled his time by volunteering, golfing, gardening, baking and spending time with family. He loved to dote on his grandchildren, and always had his pockets filled with candy to hand out at each visit. “Candy” Grandpa, as he was affectionately known, dropped by for visits often and loved watching his grandkids play sports.
He was a lifelong sports enthusiast who loved reminiscing of the glory days spent playing football at SCITS. He coached his kids in baseball when they were young, curled for many years, winning various bonspiels, and loved attending Michigan Football games at the Big House. He spent his summers golfing with the boys, never turning down the chance to get out on the golf course.
Bryan always had fatherly advice to pass on like, “Keep your nose to the grindstone”, and ”A fool and his money are soon parted”. Whether or not his advice was followed, he offered unconditional love and was fiercely proud of each of his kids.
Bryan followed his father Harold’s footsteps into Free Masonry. He was a valued contributor to several Masonic orders including serving as the Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge No. 419. He was appointed by Grand Lodge as a Grand Steward in 2010/11 for his work as District Secretary in the Sarnia District. Bryan was elected twice as the First Principal of Hiawatha Chapter No. 252, and as a District Grand Superintendent of the Royal Arch Masons in Ontario.
He volunteered weekly helping out at the Habitat Restore and was a member of numerous boards during his life, including the Bluewater Health Board, Lambton Financial Board, and the Parks and Recreation Board.
The family appreciates the care and attention he was given by staff at both Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Victoria Hospital in London. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Sign up is required to attend visitation at https://signup.com/go/wJyNFcC or by calling 519-344-3131 between 9-5. Please note masks/face coverings are required for those in attendance. Due to the restrictions of Covid19, a private family service will be held in the chapel on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. and will be livestreamed at https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=a134f920-491b-4c5b-9b6f-d431b8fadc5d
Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A celebration of life for friends and family to be planned for a later date. Condolences can be made online through https://mckenzieblundy.com/. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5 (cheques only at the funeral home) in Bryan’s name.