ST. ALBANS — Bruce J. Gervais, age 69, was called home to the Lord Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on March 13, 1946 the son of the late Alphonse & Madeline (Brault) Gervais.
Bruce attended Holy Angels Parochial School for eight years and graduated from BFA St. Albans in 1966. He worked at General Electric as a machinist and maintenance worker from 1970 to 2000 and then as a federal contractor for SCOT from 2001 to 2012.
Bruce was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish and was very good at it. He dressed and cooked all of his catch and was very generous with it. He enjoyed snowmobiling and making his own arrows. During a Boar hunt he was awarded a “one arrow” pin. Bruce was a member of the Swanton Shooting Range and was considered an expert marksman with the gun and bow. His other interests included gardening, reloading & cooking.
He was a devoted husband and friend to his wife, Laura (Bouchard) Gervais of St. Albans. Bruce and Laura were married on Aug. 13, 1977. Other family members include his brother, David Gervais; his wife, Janet of St. Albans; his daughter, Pamela Smith, her fiancé, Brad Spaulding, and her children, Lyric & Anson; brother, Paul “Butch” Gervais (Deceased), his children, Travis Gervais, wife, Susan, and his son Luke, and Melissa Lanoue (Deceased); his brother-in-law, Marcel Bouchard and his wife, Martina of Walthourville, Ga., and their children, Bianca Pinkerton, her husband, Jason and their children, Natalie, Joshua and Henry Bouchard; his sisters-in-law, Lucille Regan and her husband, Jerry of New Athens, Ill., Teresa Curry and her husband, Jody, of Fairfield and their daughter Savanna, Rita Salls and her husband, Victor, of St. Albans and their children, Kerry Salls, Corey Salls and his wife, Becka, and their children, Marcel and Nathaniel, and Patrick Routhier, his friend Tammy Lumen and their daughter, Neavah; his aunt, Theresa Gervais of Port Richey, Fla.; his cousin, Beth Reverri and her husband, Stephen of Hudson, Fla, and their children, Stephen Reverri Jr. and his wife, Erin, Bruce’s Godson, Brian Reverri and his wife, Erin and their son Kaden, and Kevin Reverri and his wife Laura.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Church, 241 Lake Street, St. Albans with Rev. Maurice Roy celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be held in St. George’s Cemetery, Academy St., Bakersfield on Tuesday the 15th at 1 p.m.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Bruce’s memory may be made to Amcare Ambulance Service, 256 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the Jim Bashaw Catastrophic Illness Fund, c/o Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield St., St. Albans, VT 05478.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Bruce’s family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.