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La Rochelle, Bruce Arthur
Formerly of 14th Street E., Saskatoon. Died in Ottawa on February 15, 2018, at the age of 65, of smoking-related pancreatic cancer. Predeceased by parents Arthur and Margaret. Survived by cherished daughters Ashley and Sonja, and caring ex-wife Celestine (Sally) Usselman, formerly of Cactus Lake, Sask. Also survived by dear sister Judith Sutherland (Alan) and brother Mark. Cremation.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Feb. 17, 2018.
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October 17, 2018
Rest in peace brother Bruce.a mighty band and a soulful choir will play you to sleep every night ,I know a lot of musician in this country will miss you insightful thoughts on the music that means so much to them and you..
larry smith
July 5, 2018
My deep condolences to his famiy, I was quite upset to hear of his passing. I got to know him when he was writing of a good friend of mine, gone too early.
Phil David Morris
May 2, 2018
Sincere condolences. I enjoyed every single minute of your class and your words of encouragement when I needed it the most moved me and helped me off the ground. I will forever be grateful for your generosity. Will miss you professor.
Eric Lah
March 20, 2018
Our condolences to Bruce's Girls ~ He was so proud of you both. We are so sorry.
Phil and Janet Bova
March 16, 2018
Very sad to hear of Bruce's passing. I was a student of his in 2005-2006 and he was a one of a kind professor. I spoke to him a couple months ago since we worked in the same building on Elgin street and even though he probably didn't remember me, he was still really happy to see me. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.
March 4, 2018
I was sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. My thoughts and condolences go out to the Larochelle family.
Joe Collier
March 2, 2018
Please accept my sincere condolence from me. I know how difficult it is to have the felling of loss. My heart is with you.

Miwako Nitani
Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management.
Miwako Nitani
March 2, 2018
My deepest condolences go out to the La Rochelle family. I had the opportunity to teach with Bruce in years past at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. I shall miss him.

Robert Collier
February 23, 2018
I am very sad to hear this news. My sympathies to his family and co workers. He was a kind and gentle soul. Rest in peace.
Nina Merlo
February 22, 2018
I had the pleasure of being one of Bruce's students in 2005. He was a wonderful and engaging professor, and a great person. He genuinely took an interest - he gave thoughtful feedback, and always made an effort to say hello and converse when I would see him outside of class. My deepest sympathies for his family. He will be missed.
Vibha Bahl
February 21, 2018
Bruce was a one-of-a-kind, gifted, principled, gentlemen. I met him many years ago as one of my colleagues on Parliament Hill. He and I accomplished many great things together. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I shall miss him.
Paul Fitzgerald
February 21, 2018
February 20, 2018
Dear Aunt Sally,

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Bruce. I never met Bruce but my Mom told me about him and how you settled in your life. How everyone has spoke of him he was a wonderful person. I wish I could have met him. With Loving and Sincere Sympathy your niece Susan.
Susan Motta
February 20, 2018
Extremely sad to get the news that Bruce passed away. But reading all the condolences, knowing that many people love him, appreciate him as a genius, makes me feel a little better.
Rachel Song
February 20, 2018
We were so very saddened to hear the news. Bruce was so kind and steady when my mother Jane was ill and sorted her affairs rather brilliantly I'll also remember him as being unexpectedly and extremely funny we laughed so much one night we almost cried. I was glad to reconnect with him and I will miss him.

My greatest sympathies to Sally and his beloved girls.

The Edwards cousins will definitely be raising our glasses to Bruce.

x Caitlin
Caitlin Fisher
February 20, 2018
I was a student of Professor Bruce La Rochelle back in 1999-2000. He was the advisor in my graduation thesis. He did not only instruct me with his incredible knowledge but also shared his faithful thoughts, deepest love of his two daughters and passions of his career and knowledge. He encouraged me to pursue further in academic career, even had university fund ready to support my travel cost to present my paper at academic conventions. I learned from him in many ways, academic, faith and wisdom.

I am so sorry with my deepest sympathies to your family.

A beautiful soul is never forgotten... R.I.P., Professor Bruce.
Lisa Liang
February 20, 2018
I was sorry to receive news of Bruce's passing. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family. He will be missed.
Hunter Graves
February 20, 2018
I was sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family.
Hunter Graves
February 20, 2018
Working on the 10th floor with you Bruce was a great way to get to know you. Your musical knowledge and other interests, both personal and professional, always brought interesting conversations..... I hope your family will find comfort knowing that you had many friends who cared. Condolences to your loved ones,from my Don, myself and family.
Donna McKnight
February 19, 2018
God bless Dear Uncle Bruce
Mark La Rochelle
February 19, 2018
Saskia and I send our deepest sympathies to Bruce's family and close friends. We will miss our conversations with Bruce held frequently on the sidewalk outside our office. A man with a keen mind and a great sense of humour.
Jim Cummings
February 19, 2018
Saskia and I send our deepest sympathies to Bruce's family and close friends. We will miss our friendly conversations with Bruce held frequently on the sidewalk outside our office. A man with a keen mind and a great sense of humour.
Jim Cummings
February 19, 2018
I had the honour of being one of the many students to be taught by Professor La Rochelle this past fall. His dedication to ensuring that students were constantly learning and being able to achieve their best will be truly missed. Rest in peace
February 19, 2018
I first met Bruce on Parliament Hill and from there he became my trusted lawyer. A very kind and soft spoken man. You will be missed by many. RIP Bruce!
Linda Smith
February 19, 2018
I was a student of Professor La Rochelle this past fall. He was an exceptional professor who taught with passion and incredible knowledge. I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to your family.
February 19, 2018
We are so very sad to hear this news. Our sympathies to his family and work mates. He was a kind and gentle soul. Rest in peace!
Karen and Martin Foubert
February 18, 2018
Bruce was a kind, thoughtful gentleman a credit to his profession and a loving father. I will miss him very much.
James Harbic
February 18, 2018
We'll miss you Bruce. May you rest in peace.
Jeff Langevin
February 18, 2018
Dear Sally: Thinking of you and the girls with love.
Darlene Dudar
February 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss Sally, Ashley & Sonja. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Janet Williams
February 17, 2018
Dearest Sally Ashley & Sonja, our deepest sympathies on your greatest loss. Our positive thoughts & prayers are with you all. Enjoy the good memories you collected with Bruce/Dad. He will be with you always. ❤❤❤❤
Bonnie & Peter Lucas
February 17, 2018
Such a shock to hear of Bruce's death. I talked on the phone with him just last fall, and he sounded fine. He always encouraged his friends, but was not shy to voice his opinion of choices made. His life was torn across by the mighty revving of his brain. Indefatigable?? First met in Grade 9 at Ridgemont High, and we kept tabs throughout life. He tried to be most protective and parental to his girls from the updates and reports of their growing lives as he "checked in" with me every few years. Most respectful of Sally. Oh, he has left a hole in my heart.
Anne Jamieson
February 17, 2018
my thoughts are with you sally and girls bonnie hendsbee
February 17, 2018
Will miss you every day dad..
Ashley Larochelle
February 17, 2018
I'm sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was always a champion of local musical history and the musician's who made it.
Drew Nelson
February 17, 2018
Bruce was one of my dearest friends. I first met him when we were both six, over 59 years ago. His death is a deep loss and I will miss him probably as long as I live.

Go In Peace Bruce. I shall hope to see you again at the end of time, God willing.
Neil Abramson
February 17, 2018
Dear Sally , Ashley and Sonia and Bruce's extended family
We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you . We hope that you find comfort and solace in the warm embrace of family and friends . We will be thinking of all of you in the days ahead . May God hold you in the palm of his hands .
Diane and Gene Sernoskie and Family Sernoskie
February 17, 2018
Oh Sally.... So sorry to hear the passing of Bruce...... know that Kathy and I share in your grief and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers..... Love and may god bless you through this trying in time in your life...... Kathy and Ralph Daltion
February 17, 2018
Sympathy Sally
Valerie Weinkauf
February 17, 2018
Salyy, Ashley and Sonja, please accept out heart flet condolescences on Bruce's passing.
Bruce and Nancy Longchamps
February 17, 2018
My Sincerest Condolences go out to Sonja , Ashley and Sally . Bruce was a constant presence in all their lives and will be truly missed.

Connie Jean
Connie Jean
February 17, 2018
My sincere condolences.
Gerry Wand
February 17, 2018
I am sorry to hear of Bruce's passing, he was a very kind and caring person who was devoted to his daughters and always was fond and proud of his Saskatoon and Saskatchewan roots.
Lynne Yelich
February 17, 2018 did finally broke my heart! I don't know what made you have so much faith in me. I'm gonna miss the Hollywood updates, the encouragement to run for office...who's gonna run my campaign now?! Oh Brucey I am going to miss you. I wish RIP meant Return If Possible but RIP my friend :(
Stacy-Ann Bailey
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