OBITUARY

Bruce Wayne Gagnon

June 5, 1949November 19, 2021
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Cumberland- Bruce Wayne Gagnon, 72, passed away on November 19, 2021, with his loving family by his side, and under the compassionate care of his daughter/nurse Nicole. Bruce was born in Portland, Maine on June 5, 1949; he was immediately adopted into the loving arms of Oscar and Freda Gagnon. Bruce often talked about the wonderful childhood he had growing up in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and at their camp on Crystal Lake in Gray. He enjoyed sharing a multitude of fond memories, from a once-in-a-lifetime adventures, to deep seated morals that he carried throughout his life.

In 1967, Bruce joined the Marine Corps, to become one of "The Few, The Proud, The Marines". He fought alongside his brothers of Fox 2/7 in Vietnam and formed lifelong bonds that only a Marine would understand. The Marine Corps shaped his life in many ways, helping to make him the honorable man that he was.

After serving his country, Bruce built a career in the environmental services, first at JetLine, then at Clean Harbors. He also built an incredible life with his soul mate, Judy. Bruce and Judy were married on October 3, 1981 and they spent 40+ years of endless love and laughter together.

After many years battling PTSD, Bruce was finally able to find peace, with Judy by his side and with help from the Portland Vet Center and after reconnecting with his Marine Corps brothers of Fox 2/7, in the year 2000.

Bruce's family was the center of his life. He enjoyed traveling, boating, hunting, volunteering and his regular "Monday meeting" at the Portland Vet Center, with other Vietnam veterans. One of Bruce's lifelong dreams came to fruition in 2019, with an epic moose hunt, with his son Adam and friends.

Bruce and Judy were members of the Lions Club in Cumberland. They also volunteered at Maine Paws for Veterans, an organization that was near and dear to his heart, working with veterans, providing service dog training and support.

Bruce is survived by his wife Judy, their daughter Nicole Gagnon and her significant other Chad Googins, of Cumberland, his son Adam Gagnon and his wife Michelle, of Newcastle, his son Jeremiah Gagnon and wife Cindy of Gray. He is also survived by his wonderful grandchildren, Haylee Gagnon and her significant other Drake Toman, Courtney and Ruby Gagnon, Jayden and Maddox Gagnon-Baker, Ava Googins, and Shyanne Gagnon, his sister Sharon DeRoche and her husband George Reese, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bruce also leaves behind his beloved service dog, Foxy.

Rest Easy Marine, OORAH!

Bruce's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tchekmedyian and his team at MaineHealth Cancer Care for their compassionate and unyielding care that they provided for Bruce and his family. A special thanks also goes to Northern Lights Hospice for their support.

Family and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 1-2 PM at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A memorial service with military honors will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bruce’s memory to Maine Paws for Veterans, PO Box 516 Topsham, ME 04086.

  • FAMILY

  • Oscar Gagnon, Father (deceased)
  • Freda Gagnon, Mother (deceased)
  • Judy Gagnon, Wife
  • Nicole Gagnon (Chad Googins), Daughter
  • Adam Gagnon (Michelle Gagnon), Son
  • Jeremiah Gagnon (Cindy Gagnon), Son
  • Sharon DeRoche (George Reese), Sister
  • Bruce is also survived by his wonderful grandchildren, Haylee Gagnon and her significant other Drake Toman, Courtney and Ruby Gagnon, Jayden and Maddox Gagnon-Baker, Ava Googins, and Shyanne Gagnon and many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Maine Paws for Veterans

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service with Military Honors

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

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John MontMarquette

November 27, 2021

I REMEMBER MEETING BRUCE AT THE REUNIONS FOX 2/7 USED TO HAVE
BRUCE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTING TO TALK TO
I REMEMBER ASKING HIM IF HIS UNCLE WAS ONE OF THE IWO JIMA FLAG RAISERS AND HE TOLD ME THAT HIS UNCLE WAS A IWO JIMA FLAG RAISER
BRUCE WENT TO VIETNAM AFTER I LEFT VIETNAM
HE WILL NOW JOIN THE OTHER MARINES GUARDING HEAVENS GATES
SEMPER FI BRUCE

Rodney an Linda Cleaves

November 27, 2021

We express are condolences to the Gagnon families. We have good memories of Bruce ! May your spirit live on forever Bruce ! 🙏🏻❤️
Thinking of you … Rodney an Linda Cleaves
Greenville ,Maine

Mrs. Ann Meier

November 25, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Gagnon family. Loss is never easy, so I hope behind each tear you shed you'll find a memory that will put a smile back on your face. In God's loving care, your beloved husband, and father, peacefully rests. Isaiah 25:8; Psalms 37:29

Richard Lajoie

November 24, 2021

Bruce has been an important part of our Monday morning Vietnam/ PTS group for more than 20 years. He will never be forgotten by those of us fortunate to know him. Bruce's recollections of his war experiences struck a common cord among those of us listening and a clear picture of true valor, astounding bravery, and poignant moments in the midst of war would emerge.
Bruce was a man who towered amongst most, buoyed by good humor and the willingness to do a favor for a friend, Bruce was someone you could count on. I miss Bruce. May kind memories of him live on!

Marjorie Demopoulos

November 23, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy to Bruce's wonderful family. So glad I got to see you at the last reunion in your beautiful home State and to talk to you about our common experiences . My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you. With much love.

Gary Rood

November 23, 2021

We first met Bruce at a F/2/7 reunion years ago and so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great Marine and it was a honor to know him.Rest in peace Marine. Gary and Eileen Rood

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