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Green Funeral Home

600 Reid Ave, Fort Frances, ON

OBITUARY

Eugene Joseph (Buzz) Grennier

April 3, 1936March 20, 2020

Eugene Joseph (Buzz) Grennier passed away peacefully on Friday March 20, 2020. Buzz loved his family, especially his wife Marie- she was his Mama Bear and he was her Boo. Together they have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was proud of each and every one of them. Buzz was born in Carpenter Township on the family farm on April 3, 1936, Buzz grew up in the Rainy River District. His sense of adventure started as a young boy, growing up on his family farm in Devlin. His sense of adventure stayed with him his entire life. He was always planning for the next big trip, fishing and camping adventure, or family get together. In his motor home with kids and Marie in tow, he traveled from one coast to the other, fishing, camping and visiting family along the way. When their kids grew up, he and Marie wintered 29 years in Florida, where they had many adventures and made great friends. He had a tremendous sense of humor, with joke for every occasion- especially when sitting around the campfire. He was known as a bit of a prankster- those of you who worked with him were probably pranked a time or two! Buzz was a master tradesman, he was a licensed plumber, millwright and Machinist. He worked in Atikokan at Caland Mine as a Millwright then apprenticed as a Machinist. In 1975 Buzz moved his family to Fort Frances, and took a job as a Machinist at Boise Cascade. He worked as a Machinist until he retired in 2001. He loved going to work early every day and took tremendous pride in all that he did. Buzz had the kindest heart and was always an optimist. He maintained that optimism throughout his illness. He was certainly an example for us all. Buzz had a special place in his heart for his family and friends particularly for his baby sister Joyce, and his Cousin Raymond. For all that knew him, you knew you were a friend if he called you “little Jigger”. Buzz is survived by his wife Marie, children Victor (Twila) Stamler, Peggy (Dean) Bruyere, Carrie Lynn (Pat) Murphy, Carey (Bev) Grennier, Peter (Kim) Gardiman, Dina Gardiman; grandchildren, Kyle (Shelly) Stamler, Aaron (Brittany) Stamler, Cody Stamler, Jasmine Jordain, Kobe Gardiman, Judd (Sabine) Gardiman, Kayla Gardiman, Mike Murphy, Ava Gardiman, Spencer Murphy, Izzy White, Jordan (Chad) Leimenstoll, Calliegh Grennier, Chrisitan Grennier, Justin Grennier; great-grandchildren Drew, Kasey, Avery, and Emmy, Ethan, Ellie; his sister Joyce Lalond and his many cherished nieces and nephews. Buzz is predeceased by his Parents, Ezra and Ida Grennier, his brothers Ted Grennier, Allan Grennier, Jerry Grennier and his son Percy Stamler. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Buzz’s life will be held this summer. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, c/o Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.

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Norbert Neumann

April 1, 2020

I wish to extend my condolences to all the family.
Buzz was a very special person. I was always proud to call him my adopted uncle. I always enjoyed my visits with him. He always made one feel very welcome and it gave one a feeling that one belonged!
Buzz will be sorely missed!

Marilyn Venerus

March 26, 2020



Sincere condolences to Marie & Family on your recent loss
Hopefully Your Fond Memories can bring you some peace at this difficult time.

Marilyn Venerus

Ron Schindel

March 26, 2020

My condolences go out to Marie and all the family, he will be such a great loss to the family and the whole district. I met Buzzy in the mid seventies . Over our work relationship got to be very good friends and new him as the great person he was. He was a very soft spoken, caring man . He was more concerned over your own problems than his own . We had many discussions about anything and everything and when we went back to our daily business, I always felt much better. Buzzy would be the first person I would try and get when I had a work related problems. His excellent expertise and craftsmanship were beyond words, when he was finished with a job,it was done correctly. When you met Buzzy he would always great you pleasantly and say how’s it going. I miss him dearly like the rest of us. Have a safe journey home, God is waiting for you, my prayers our with you and family.

Jerry, Dorothy, and Missy Hinrichs

March 25, 2020

We would like to express our sincerest condolences to Marie and the entire Grennier family in the recent loss of Buzzy.

My Dad had the pleasure of working with Buzzy for many years and often reminisces about the many mischievous antics Buzzy would play on his colleagues and friends. A few laughs were and still are shared to this day about his dear friend who liked to tease with the best of them.

Buzzy not only like to tease and brighten the day of his many friends; he was a very kind and gentle soul who had respect for everyone he met. No matter if you bumped into Buzzy and Marie, by coincidence on a road trip, on a jaunt downtown, or were visiting over coffee, he always had gracious words to say about his faithful friends; each of whom held a special place in his heart.

We fondly remember and appreciate Buzzy for many things, however, one thing we always admired was his endless tenacity, perseverance, and optimism in trying times. No matter the circumstances, Buzzy always greeted you with a bright smile and asked how you were doing instead of focusing on his difficulties.

He was a very kind, generous person to all who knew him and his memory will live in our hearts forever.

Sincerely,

Jerry, Dorothy and Missy Hinrichs.

Dana Cain

March 25, 2020

Buzzie: Kind, Gentle and Compassionate...a great man who did everything right, especially friendship. So very sorry for your huge loss Marie and families. God Bless All ❤️ Spread those wings Buzzie!
Dana Cain

Shawn, Kim, Dylan & Cohen Ossachuk

March 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Buzz. We have been neighbours for over 20yrs . We always enjoyed our talks with him and Marie outside in the front yard where we would catch up on how everyone was doing. My boys would love going over to chat with when he was seen sitting outside. Buzz was a caring and thoughtful man. He will be dearly missed by us all. We are sending our love and prayers to Marie and family during this difficult time. ❤️

Lisa Hyatt

March 24, 2020

My condolences to Marie and the family. I first met Buzz and Marie when I was a teenager hanging out in the basement with Dina and I was fortunate to stay connected with him into my adulthood. I will forever cherish the fond memories that I have of one of the most genuine, kindest and caring men that I ever knew. I think that everyone that knew him would agree. I have never in my life witnessed someone with such a positive attitude and complete integrity. I will remember him with his big happy smile and his kind and reassuring voice. May you rest in peace Buzz. Love always Lisa

Vic and Joanne Davis

March 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Buzz was a lovely neighbour- we will miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY