(to include those on Home Quarters, or elsewhere in Canada)

1901 – 2024

With a few exceptions, the people in this category were born in the Willow Bunch Rural Municipality #42, are descendant of such, have married someone from the area, or lived within or on the perimeter of the Willow Bunch Rural Municipality for a number of years.

Not all people have been accounted for, as can well be expected, for no one kept a strict record of such things in the past. Some of the information was gleaned from area history books, including the Willow Bunch history book “Poplar Poles and Wagon Trails (1998)”, but most of it came from newspaper clippings and other similar sources.

Many thanks to Jeanne (Bourgeois) Champigny, Gabrielle (Bruneau) Marcil, Jeanne d`Arc (Bruneau) Lalonde and Helen (George) Domes, who so graciously loaned all their clippings of obituaries collected from newspapers throughout the years; their collections were the mainstay of this list. More recently, updates from relatives, via the Internet, have been added.

All material was compiled and edited by Gilles A. Bonneau, and Janvier C. Bonneau assisted in making the name entries. This list is also accessible in albums at the Willow Bunch Museum and on the Internet at www.willowbunch.ca .


A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing

to leave the examination room and said,

“Doctor, I am afraid to die.

Tell me what lies on the other side.”

Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.”

“You don’t know? You, a Christian man,

do not know what is on the other side?”

At the time, the doctor was holding the handle of the door;

On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,

and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room

and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said,

“Did you notice my dog?

He’s never been in this room before.

He didn’t know what was inside.

He knew nothing except that his master was here,

and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death,

But I do know one thing ….

I know MY MASTER IS THERE, and that is enough.”