Dave Buster Bliss

December 8, 1950May 31, 2011

Dave F. Bliss It is with great sorrow that the family of Dave Bliss announces his passing on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Riverside Health Care in Fort Frances, ON with his family by his side He was born on December 8, 1950 in Fort Frances, ON to David and Katie Bliss. He was raised in Mine Centre attending public school there, graduating from the Fort Frances High School and furthered his education in carpentry at George Brown College. He started his construction career with Silver and Kircher in 1969. He held numerous superintendent positions through the local 1669 Carpenters and Joiners Union with firms Stead and Lindstrom, Sam Veltric and Tom Jones. He operated his own business Dave Bliss Building Contracting until his retirement. Even when Dave wasn’t working he was tinkering in the garage, taking things apart just to put them back together, and he also enjoyed wood working. He had a meticulous work ethic and was well respected for his work in the Fort Frances area. On September 26, 1970 he was united in marriage to Denise Bonot and together they settled in Fort Frances to raise their family. He loved being outdoors and returned to Mine Centre often to fish and snowmobile. He was well known for being an avid radar runner with his Ski-Doo’s bringing home more than one trophy at a time. Dave leaves behind his wife Denise; daughters Shannon and husband Derek Jackson, Laureen (Beanie) and husband Brent Lowes; grandsons Davis, Jace and Landon; father David W. Bliss; siblings Tony (Louise), Kathy (Bob), Richard (Joanne) and Jim (Linda); brothers-in-law Bryan (June) and Nevin (Diane) Bonot; nieces and nephews Kim Jo and Shane Bliss, Jamie McDonald, Todd Bliss, Tanis Klingsiek, Brande Bliss, Brittney Aason, Abraham Germain, Jackie McCormick, Rick, Trevor and Giselle and Michelle Bonot and their families. He was predeceased by his mother Katie on August 16, 1997 and his mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Art Bonot. A come and go tea in celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Fort Frances, Ontario. Cremation has taken place at the Rainy River Crematory in International Falls, MN. A Honourary mention to Jeffery Bliss, Brande Bliss, Joe Rodriguez, Dalton Taylor, Leon Wells, Ed Morrison and Maria Rego for your special support in ways that meant so much to him. Thank you. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Fort Frances Community Chest, c/o Green Funeral Home, 600 Reid Avenue, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneral “These hands built many things” Rest in Peace Dad.


  • Come and Go Tea Celebrating Dave's Life Friday, June 3, 2011

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Brande Bliss

June 9, 2011

Uncle will be missed. Had good times, laughs, and chats. From Shingling roofs, tinkering in the shed to daily chats with him on my route, and Abbigayle always wanting to go home with him when he came over, with her big smile and huge hugs for him. Made me smile to see his big smile. Abbie just loved him, and will miss him. Myself will miss him. He will be missed by all of us.

June 8, 2011


I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and strength go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. In this difficult time find peace in the memories that you made with your Dad and remember that you will see him again someday.
Jennifer Bodnarchuk-Burns and Family

Nicke Baird

June 6, 2011

I'm a longtime friend of Beanie's. Although I mostly remember getting in troble from Dave in highschool for being bratz I do remember him teaching me how to drag race and signed me up for my first race. After the judge mad a miscall he made sure I placed and I won my first trophy. Thanks Dave for the memory.
I had an opportunity to spend some time with Denise on a trip to Thunder Bay and she only spoke fondly of you as a husband.
Kisses to Beanie, Shanny and Denise.

Makabi Inn Motel

June 3, 2011

To the Bliss Families;
Our Condolences to you all,on the Loss of your Husband,Father,Son,Brother,Uncle
Cherish the Memories You All Have,Take Care
Makabi Inn Motel Staff

Shannon Jackson

June 2, 2011

This flame will always be lit in your memory dad, we love you.
Denise, Shanny and Beanie

June 1, 2011

I'm very saddened to see that Dave is gone. I'm out of the area just now so I'll extend my condolences to you and all the family through this website. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sheila McMillen

Carol & Bob Angus

June 1, 2011

Aunty Denise, Shannie, Beanie and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Remember the good times and cherish the memories. Thinking of you all.

June 1, 2011

Aunty Denise and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Remember the good times and cherish the memories. Thinking of you all.
Carol and Bob Angus