Angus Andrew Bruneau

December 12, 1935 to February 19, 2017


Bruneau, Angus Andrew, Born December 12, 1935 Passed peacefully away at home with family and support friends at his side February 19, 2017. Pre-deceased by his parents Earl A. Bruneau and Lois M. Gordon, Daughter in law Meridith Marks and Grandaughter Hayley. Leaving to mourn his wife Jean L. (McInnis) Bruneau; Sons Peter Bruneau (Kathy Keogh), Ian Bruneau (Jill), Stephen Bruneau (Mary), Grandchildren David, Laura, Alex, Timothy and Samantha, Brothers John and Daniel, sisters Grace and Janet, brother and sister-in-law Donald McInnis and Shirley (McInnis) Secor and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Angus lived an extraordinary life. His community, business and academic leadership were inspirational, his accomplishments, many. Angus was highly principled, loyal and charitable, always energetic, intelligent and committed, but above all he loved his family dearly. Funeral to be held at St. David’s Church, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, NL. Thursday February 23rd, 11AM followed by a reception in the church hall. Waking at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, Tuesday 6-9PM, Wednesday 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Donations may be made to the Association for New Canadians to support the resettlement of immigrants and refugees arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador through PayPal at or mailing address: Association For New Canadians P.O. Box 2031 Stn. C St. John’s NL A1C 5R6. To leave a message of condolence, please visit



6-9 p.m. on February 21, 2017

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To all the family,
I was impressed with Angus since I first met him about 1953 at Central Tech, where he was the top cadet officer and I was a lowly sergeant in the army cadets, 3 years behind him. I have tried to find him for years on the Internet. I’m sorry to be too late in connecting with him. I just found you today and heard the final church service in his memory on YouTube. A truly moving tribute! My condolences to all. Ronald Lovis, Mexico City.

Jean and Family, I only just learned of Angus passing and I am so sorry for your loss. I appreciated the time that I worked with him and his sense of wisdom and diplomacy made everything possible. I will always remember him for his personal integrity and sense of fairness. Personally he was warm and interested in others.

Jean and family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Angus’ passing – now almost a month ago. Perhaps without realizing it, he had influenced me greatly ever since my summer in St. John’s in 1972. His commitment, his energy, his integrity, his respect and caring for others, his grace, and in particular, the special place he held his family, together will always serve as a special model for me. My heart is with you. Warmest regards, Tony


I was saddened to hear that you father had passed away. A great life lived and a great gentleman.

I may find myself in Ottawa a bit more in the coming months so I hope that we can connect.

Please pass on my sympathies to your mother and brothers.

Warmest thoughts,


Jean and family
Pleas accept our condolences and deep sympathy on the passing of Angus. He was a great man and neighbor when we all lived on Slattery Road many many years ago and a valued at the University.
Catherine and Niall Gogan

Dear Jean and Family
We have all lost a great Canadian who inspired so many of us in different walks of life. I will be forever grateful that I had the good fortune to benefit from his huge breadth of experience and gentle guidance during his time as a director of Sustainable Development Technology Canada which is a better entity because of Angus.

Jean and Family
Dr. Bruneau recruited me back to Newfoundland a long time ago – and to C-CORE, an odd place for a biologist. For more than a few years I felt his strong but subtle influence on my career. Over time I came to realize that I was but one of many young people he influenced for the better. My condolences on your loss.

Dear Jean,
Please accept my deepest condolences . He was truly a wonderful man .

Maxine Stanley

Please accept my condolences and deepest sympathy. I knew Gus only as a fellow student in Engineering Physics 5T8 at U of T. I lost touch with him when I moved to California but his record of accomplishments since his days at U of T are remarkable and an inspiration for all of us. He clearly lived life to the fullest and affected all those who came into contact with him in the most positive way.

Dear Jean and family,
We think of Angus as a great Canadian who contributed so strongly in many areas of Canadian life. We have strong memories of a barbeque dinner at your place in St. John’s some years ago. We send our deepest sympathies and our prayers to you and your family.
Doug & June Barber, Dundas ON

Dear Peter

Sorry to here of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Jean and fa,mily,
We were so sorry to read in the Ottawa Citizen of Angus’s death. Our friendship goes way back to U. of T. and Waterloo days but we remember especially your visit with Peter in our home in Lillestrom, Norway as part of your trek to Russia. We send our sincere sympathy in the loss of a very gifted man.

To the Bruneau family
So very sorry to hear about the loss of our esteemed colleague Angus. I knew from the outset at U of T that Angus was destined to a high achiever. At this time my thoughts are with you , Jean ,and your family.
Angelo Georgas 5T8 EngPhys

Jean,Peter,Ian and Steven our warmest thoughts and memories are with you all today as you grieve the passing of an incredible man but more impo rtantly a devoted husband and father. May all of the shared experiences and love sustain you all in the days ahead. Mary and Merv

DEar Mrs. Bruneau and Family:
I had the pleasure of serving on the NL Science and Technology Advisory Council when Dr. Bruneau was Chairman. His great insight and vision into the issues we were addressing always helped to point us in the right direction. His leadership at building FORTIS from the earliest days is a tremendous accomplishment and legacy. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Ian my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know how close you were with your dad and how you treasured time spent with him. May the special memories of him that you hold dear in your heart give you comfort in the days ahead.

Peter, Ian and Stephen,
Norah and I offer you our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Angus was a very unique individual whose scholarship, business acumen, kindness and cheerful countenance were without parallel. We will remember him fondly tomorrow and our thoughts will be with you and the entire Bruneau family.
Bill and Norah Hewson
Calabogie , Ontario

We were so sorry to here of Angus’ passing and wish that we could have been there with you to honor him in person. Our recent memory of visiting your family is a delight to us. In our hearts we grieve the loss of him and celebrate his great life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jean and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on Angus’ passing. He was an outstanding man and I am privileged to have known him. I hope it helps in some small way to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers now.

Mike Bugden

Dear Jean,

To grow and make a difference in the world is grace indeed….but to live a life as Angus has, that touches others so deeply, is amazing beyond compare. At the end, it is not the years in one’s life that count but the life in those years. When I learned of Angus’s passing it seemed like the ceasing of beautiful music.
Since yours and Angus’s move to Newfoundland, from Waterloo, so many years ago, our reunions and conversations have been few, yet I feel the bond from our youth is lasting. I’ll get in touch in good time . Until then, I’m sending you and the family love and strength for the days ahead.

Angus was a great human being and an outstanding engineer and manager.

We first met at what was still the Waterloo College Associate Faculties in 1958/59, when he was a lecturer in Mathematics, and was about to go to Imperial College, for his PhD in Metallurgy. We got him back to Waterloo where he became a strong leader in Engineering, and was promoted quickly. We were sorry to see him move to Memorial.

Angus developed an excellent engineering program at Memorial.  It is the best monument we who knew him as an engineer could have for Angus.

My condolences to Jean and the rest of the family.


Douglas Wright

Jean & Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Angus. We will always remember his kindness ,caring and respect for others.
Pat & Paul Facey

Dear Jean, Peter and Family,
I am greatly saddened to know that Angus is gone. Jean will recall that she and Angus welcomed and introduced my late wife Doreen and me to London where he and I were graduate students and we were close neighbours in the coach house at 6 Prince Albert Road. We have had many wonderful memories from the 2 years we were there (starting from Peter’s birth and trip to Moscow) and from the unfortunately rare reunions since. From the very beginning, it was obvious that Angus was an exceptionally gifted and motivated person, destined to make a major impact on the world around him.
My sincerest condolences to you all for your great loss.

Dear Steve, Many and Family
Please accept our sympathy We thank God for his well-lived life of service. He was an example to the community. Take comfort knowing that he is at peace and beyond the pain and struggles of this world. May God watch over and comfort your family.
With Christian love to all

Jean and family… Please accept my deep sympathy at this time. You are in my prayers and I know that the grieving will soon be replaced with wonderful memories of an amazing man. Whether it was Festival 500 or St. David’s church, there was always such enthusiasm shown in all Angus did. He will be sorely missed.

Love and blessings,
Jennifer Whitfield

Jean, I will always treasure the memory of my encounters with you and Angus in developing the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music. Angus had the great gift of visionary thinking and of being able to put himself in the shoes of other people. He spoke of making the BCECM accessible to people from all over Newfoundland and Labrador, of helping to make people’s dreams for music come alive. He was both direct and articulate, and gentle, even humble. I am honoured to have known him even a little, to have seen his beautiful garden and intricate carpentry. Angus was a truly inspiring example of a life worth living.

I knew Angus as an NSERC Council member. He always provided excellent advice, and saw the big picture of innovation and research. Above all, however, he was a great human being, treating everyone he met with respect and friendship. I once ran into him at Toronto airport where we chatted for an hour waiting for delayed flights.

He was a classy gentleman, and I will always remember him fondly.

Jean it is a sad day. Roger picked up the obit in the Globe and alerted us all (of the remaining). Gus will be missed by all I am sure. Takes care yourself
David Oakes

To the Bruneau Family:
I knew Dr. Bruneau through the Energy Council of Canada, where he made great contributions. He was such an outstanding gentleman. Thoughts and prayers to the Family.
Wanda Jarvis

Dear Peter and Family;

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please accept our deepest condolences and during these difficult times, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love Wade, Dotty and Family

Dear Jean and family,

So sorry to hear your news, my thoughts are with you.

Jean & Family…
Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. I have many fond memories of Dr. Bruneau during my time with Fortis Trust.
RIP Dr. Bruneau

Sharon Wall

Dear Jean and family.
The Engineering Physics class of 5T8, University of Toronto, share your loss with sympathy. Those of us who have had the privilege of crossing Angus’ path over the years had come to expect that his developing and illustrious career would soar to the benefit of Canada. He was a natural leader with first love for his family and by extension Labrador and Newfoundland which he endowed with international recognition.
He will be missed.
Ian Rowe

Dear Jean and Family

I was saddened to hear the bad news and my thoughts are with all of you as you mourn Angus. I remember him fondly and will always be grateful for his generosity, enthusiasm and support. I wish you a maximum supply of strength and courage as you grieve.

Jean I was sorry to read that Angus has passed away. I have fond memories of him at Waterloo both at the University and the advice he provided regarding the ins and outs of making Cider.
I have followed his career through the years enjoyed his success in all his various careers.
Love George
1540 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4R9

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Energy Council of Canada I would like to express our deepest condolences to Jean and to Angus’ other Family members. Angus made a great contribution the Energy Council over many years, as a Director, Chair (1996-1997), and as an Honourary Member. Angus has been a true leader in developing the energy and power business in Canada and globally over many decades. He was a friend, and he will be missed. Murray J. Stewart, Past President, Energy Council of Canada.

I felt a deep sadness and sense of loss on reading this morning, about the death of Angus. My thoughts and prayers are very much with Jean, the boys and their families and his siblings. I am unable to be there on Thurs, however, I will be there in spirit. Sue Taylor

Peter,Ian and Steve and families.So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Although I did not know him I have heard so many wonderful comments over the years about how nice a person he always was .My sincere condolences.

To the entire Bruneau Family,

I was, with Angus, on the Petro-Canada board. I will always remind him as thoughful , devoted and caring about people. It was a real pleasure to work with him To all of you , my sincere sympathies

Peter, Kathy and family. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Your Dad truly lived a remarkable life! An honor to get to meet him. Take good care

Anne Ernie Meghan and Nick Yip

Dear Jean
With heavy hearts but happy memories we send our sympathy and love to you and your family.
Nancy & Duncan.

Dear Jean and the entire Bruneau Family,
I was so very saddened to learn from Peter of Mr. Bruneau’s passing yesterday. I send all my love and friendship to your beautiful family. Our thoughts are with you. Angus was a head above most in all the best ways a person can be. He leaves such a legacy of accomplishment and giving to all those who crossed his path. His wonderful family that he leaves behind reflects the wonderful man that he was. Forever in your hearts…

Fiona Orr Toronto, Ontario

Dear Jean Bruneau and family”
I am saddened by the passing away of Dr. Angus Bruneau.
I first met him in Waterloo as a graduate student where he got me started in teaching. Thereafter he invited me to Memorial. He was truly a great man. I always received inspiration from the new heights he achieved. I am so sorry for your loss.
Wishing you peace.

Dear Peter.i am so sorry to hear of the passing of GUS. Remember when we met him in Calabogie and Al remembered him from U of T Engineering . He always called him Gus. My condolences to all your family. Love, Margaret Solar

Dear Jean and family
Deeply saddened but not surprised, because news of his illness had circulated among our classmates for some time. He was a great guy and had monumental achievements throughout his life. My memories go back more than 60 years. My thought are with you.
Bill McReynolds, Victoria, BC

We were greatly saddened by the news that Angus Bruneau had passed away. Angus and Tom met as classmates at U of T in 1954. Angus was Best Man at our wedding in 1964, and a friend to our family since. He was upright, generous, caring, very smart, and successful in many domains. He will be widely remembered as an important Canadian who did much good across the land. Our condolences and love to Jean and the family in this sad time.
Louise and Tom Brzustowski, Waterloo,, Ontario

Jean and family, Sincere condolences on the passing of Angus. It was truly an honour to have known him. He was always so generous with his time, talent and treasure. Please know I would be at the funeral to pay my respects if I could. He will be missed. With care, Donna Wellard

Ian and family,
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you and all your family. Your Dad certainly leaves a wonderful legacy.

Dear Dr. (Mrs.) Bruneau and family. I was saddened to hear of Angus’ passing. I first met Angus when I served on the province’s science and technology council which he chaired, and he was so gracious as I grew into that role. He would always ask how the the women in science community was doing whenever I met him thereafter. He was the epitome of a great leader, a kind and generous person. Condolences on your great loss. Carolyn Emerson

Jean, Peter, Stephen, Ian and family. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Angus was a great leader, a great and inspiring person.
John and Veronica Christian

Jean, Peter, Stephen and Ian
My deepest condolences to you all. I would very much like to pay them in person but am out of the country. Let me just say that Angus was one of the finest people I have ever known. He was also by far and away the most inspiring leader I ever served under.

Steve and family , Robert and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It has been a difficult time for you and your family this past while. May he rest in peace and in time may you rejoice in the wonderful memories you had together

Jean, Peter and family
Sorry to hear of the passing of Angus. Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts . Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.
Angus inspired many of us to enter engineering and for that I am so grateful.
Jim and Joanne Landrigan
Class of 1977

Mrs Bruneau and family , our condolences to your loss..
our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Roger and Brenda Haynes

My condolences to Dr. Bruneau’s family. I began my Engineering education at MUN in 1966, the year I believe that Dr. Bruneau was appointed Dean. I graduated in Electrical Engineering from NSTC in 1971 so I missed the opportunity to stay at MUN to experience the very fine Co-op Engineering program that Dr. Bruneau founded and led for a number of years. I still remember however his very welcoming and thoughtful approach in his role while I was there. I followed with interest his subsequent leadership of Fortis and in recent years had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the Fortis staff in BC where I now live. The respect that everyone had for Dr. Bruneau over his many years was a constant. He will be greatly missed and I thank him for the brief amount of time that I was able to get to know him. We need more leaders like him!!

To Jean and the Bruneau family, we reach out to let you know that we hold you in our hearts as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. Angus was a very talented man and with his many accomplishments and successes very unassuming and humble. We are grateful to have known him. I had the privilege to be guided by his wisdom and insights as a young lawyer at Newfoundland Power. Our family also attended St. David’s and he was a welcoming member of that church. We were happy to have seen him and chatted at the 2015 Messiah, one of the things he was proud of having a hand in supporting. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Joan & Wayne Myles

We are saddened with yours loss and our loss. But we are very grateful for knowing Angus, a truly wonderful man and our friend.
Jeff and Vera Pallister

Dear Jean and Bruneau family. Your loss is felt by all of us. Angus was such an inspirational and talented person….not only at Memorial University and in business endeavours but also as part of St. David’s church family. His devotion to the church choir (and yours) and other leadership roles always brought out the best and left a wonderful impression on us. We are left with fond memories and we are so happy to see so many of his fine traits live on in your and his children and grandchildren.

The McLean family.

Ian & Family,

So sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He was certainly a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Ed Antle & Family

To Peter and Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you in this time of loss and may your treasured memories bring you solace.
Cynthia Daley (Ottawa)

We’re so sorry for your loss. Angus was a great friend to Newfoundland, an inspiration to everyone who knew him and someone who was always approachable. He will certainly be missed.

Dear Jean, Peter, Ian, Steve and family –

Please accept my sincerest condolences at this difficult time. After learning your news this morning, I’ve been reflecting today on so many fond memories of your family. I’m so grateful for Dr. Bruneau’s influence and support in my academic and professional choices many years ago – for sharing his wisdom, for always listening with interest, for being an inspirational leader in the many communities where he served. Knowing him fuelled my ambitions to make a meaningful difference – to me, he exuded such purpose and presence.

Wishing you peace and strength – with love from Bernita Kiefte

Dear Steve and family;

We last spoke about three years ago and I learned of your dad’s health concerns. It can not have been an easy three years since. I am sorry to learn that Angus has passed over the bar.

I knew Angus in 1988 as we both joined Ottawa’s National Marine Council; Angus was our chairperson. I learned of his interest in icebergs and their role in the development of the offshore petroleum resources of Newfoundland and Labrador and I came to respect his singular role in the development of Memorial University’s capabilities in marine engineering. C-CORE was just one of his involvements. Memorial University has profited ten times over with his and your mother’s generosity in so many ways to the life of the University.

Ultimately the National Marine Council members came to realise that Ottawa did not want our advice and that we should not be wasting our time. We put ourselves out of our voluntary job and sent the NMC packing.. Angus had much else to work on and Fortis benefited from his full time efforts.

I for one appreciated knowing Angus and I appreciate your involvement following on with your dad’s iceberg interests in educating Newfoundlanders and Labrador residents about these floating fragments of glaciers. Icebergs not only are towering shards of beauty but also speak to us of the hazards of working at sea off the coast on the Grand Banks and the Labrador Shelf.. May you and your family Go Well and Stay Well in Angus’ absence.


Alan Ruffman
Geomarine Associates Ltd.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

To: The Bruneau Family
My condolences to you on your loss. My experience while attending MUN with the class 75 was a great appreciation of the respect all engineering students held for Dr. Bruneau. He certainly had a great influence on my professional life.
Don Dalley

Jean and family,

So sorry to hear of Angus’s passing. He was an amazing man. A respected professional and a kind, generous soul. We are proud to say that we knew him.

Sincerely condolences,

Pam and Tony Murray

Dear Mrs. Bruneau,, Peter, Ian, Stephen and family,

So very sorry to hear of the passing of such an influential member of the Newfoundland and Memorial University commiunity. A great loss for you all but a life well lived.

Best wishes, Paul Snelgrove

Dear Jean and family,

I am saddened to hear of Dr. Bruneau’s passing. I’m also sorry that I won’t be able to attend the funeral or come to Carnells because I’m out of town this week. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Dear Jean, Peter, Ian, Steve and family,
So sad to learn of Angus’ passing. What a remarkable and inspiring life, and such a legacy he has left in his wonderful family and accomplishments.
Love and best wishes to you all,
Jane and Robert Steneker

To The Bruneau Family,
I am saddened by the news of his passing. The Province has lost a great man. To all the adjectives describing him, I would add, “visionary and great supporter of his profession”. I feel very honoured to have known him. May you find comfort in the legacy he has left.
Eric Jerrett

Dear Jean and family,
Angus touched so many in his community with his leadership, philanthropy & mentorship. He will be remembered as a true gentleman and an example for all. We have been blessed by his presence and his works both public and unseen. Truly, a life well lived. May he rest in peace,

My condolence to the extended Bruneau family.
A sad loss but his memory will live for ever.


Ian and family, my sincere condolences. He was clearly an inspiration to many.

Dear Jean,

I was sorry to hear of Angus’s passing. His contribution to Newfoundland and Memorial University will be long remembered. Among his many responsibilities he found time to chair the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for several years after the passing of Dr. George Story in 1994. He brought to that role the wide knowledge, kindness, and understanding for which he is so well known. He will be missed. My sincere condolences.

Gus Lilly

I send my deepest condolences to you Jean and to Peter, Ian and Stephen. My sister Debbie texted me about Angus’s passing and while reading her text I said “oh no” aloud to my adult children. They have little memory of Angus from their time at Geneva Park and were curious about my reaction to the news. So I explained to them: Mr. Bruneau was a man I liked a great deal. As a teenager who enjoyed sharing time at Geneva Park with the Bruneau family, I instinctively knew Mr. Bruneau was a very intelligent man. But what I remember most was that when he asked me a question, or included me in a conversation, despite the fact that I was young and perhaps less informed, he would always listen with sincere interest and respect for my opinion or contribution. I knew as a young person that those characteristics were not easily found and that he was the kind of adult I would want to emulate. I am grateful for the time I shared with Angus. I hold you all in my thoughts as you celebrate his life. .

To Mrs. Bruneau and family,

May we pass along to you our sincerest condolences on your sad loss. Such an admired, inspiring and remarkable man, Angus created an everlasting legacy in so many fields. As part of MUN Engineering’s first graduating class in 1974, our family of first and second generation MUN engineers are deeply grateful for all that he and your family have achieved. Sincerely yours.

Our sincere sympathies on Angus’s passing. He was a fine man, respected by all who knew him. Our sympathies are with all of you at this sad time.

Aubrey & Eleanor Bonnell

Jean, Saddeded to hear of your great loss. my sympathy to you & yours. Sincerely Sara Sexton

Dear Mrs. Bruneau and family,
My husband Robert and I were honoured to work with our colleague Dr. Mel Baker on an illustrated history of the Newfoundland Light and Power Company, commissioned by Dr. Bruneau. He understood the importance of history, and he wanted this compelling story of entrepreneurial vision and social and economic development told in an accessible, meaningful way. He inspired us by his wholesale commitment – and that of his entire family – to our province with its huge challenges and endless possibilities. He never failed to take a keen interest in our work and always encouraged us whenever we met long after this project was finished. What an indelible and positive imprint he has left on this place, its people, its potential and its culture. “He was a man, take him for all in all,/ I shall not look upon his like again.” Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Sc. ii

Peter, Stephen and families, my condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a lovely man.

To Jean and Family
A sad day indeed to lose such a great human being. He was an inspiration and friend to me as we worked to built a great Faculty of Engineering and a great University. I shall always remember our times together at the University and his wonderful sense of humour.
Robert and Jane Dempster

I am sad to hear about the passing of Angus this morning. He was a great family man who raised a wonderful family and built tremendous institutions that have helped shape modern Newfoundland. He had tremendous intellectual skills and took true interest in every conversation as I knew him growing up St. David’s.

He helped me in agreeing to speak at MUN’s business day during the last year of Commerce degree. He remains a strong mentor and example of how business leaders can help shape education, philanthropy and the future of our province. Love & prayers to the Breneau’s

An educated person knows ‘everything about something and something about everything’. Angus Bruneau personified that person. He knew everything about engineering, especially icebergs, and something about music, fine arts, carpentry, gardening, biology, windsurfing, cooking, business, education, etc. etc. etc. The Stevens family send sincere condolences to Jean, Peter, Ian, Stephen and families

My condolences to the Bruneau family on this sad occasion. Angus was a wonderful man, so kind, generous and intelligent. He was a wonderful neighbour. I will always remember watching him work in his garden out my bedroom window. I send my love to Jean, Peter, Ian and Stephen and their families.

To Jean and the Bruneau Family
We are very saddened to hear Angus’s passing. He was indeed an extraordinary man … so talented, generous and community minded. He made a tremendous contribution to Memorial University and the business community of our province. We extend our most sincere condolences.

Dear Bruneau Family,
Words cannot express what an extraordinary human being Angus was, and how many, many lives he impacted so positively. My thoughts are with you at this moment. I deeply regret not being there, but I will be there in spirit.

Jean and family,

We share your sorrow. It was an honour to know Angus and have him as a friend. Always an inspiration he will be sorely missed.
Rick and Pauline Gill

Mrs. Bruneau, Peter, Ian and Stephen, I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Bruneau, a kind, compassionate, considerate man with whom I worked for a number of years, and of whom I have only fond memories. Circumstances dictated that I leave St. John’s for a time, and even many years later when he heard of my return, his loyalty and kindness towards those he knew allowed him to take time from a hectic schedule to visit my place of work and wish me well in my new endeavors. He once told me he received the greatest joy from his volunteer work…and this he did in abundance! My condolences and regrets to you and your families. He will be greatly missed.

Dear Mrs. Bruneau, Peter, Ian and Steve.

Please accept my very deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts and prayers on the passing of your husband and dad.

He touched so many in so many different ways, and his legacy will be forever etched into the history of Memorial University and our province. He was a very nice man.

Very warm regards,
Paul Thornhill
Kent, UK

Mrs Bruneau and family , our condolences to your loss. Dr Bruneau was such an inspiration to so many of us younger people. From his time at MUN , around the pool or at Fortis. Always the calm measured professional.

Mrs Bruneau and family, our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband and dad. Dr Bruneau was a dignified and professional man and left an indelible mark on the Engineering class of ’75. May God bless you and your family during this time of bereavement.

Jean and Family
I have known and respected Angus for a long time. We served together on the Hydro Board when Vic Young was Chair and CEO. When Angus spoke we all listened.
He made an enormous contribution to the University and to the community. He built Fortis into a global company, based in this province. He was a great teacher with profound insights and the ability to impart an understanding of complex issues in simple language.
The engineering faculty at MUN has to be one of his greatest legacies but there are many others.
He will be long remembered.
Condolences to you and your family.
Warm regards

Jean and family I am so sorry to hear about Angus passing away. I came to know both of your generosity through our connection to the YMCA. I had the wonderful opportunity to get some advice from Angus once during a brief conversation with him. It might have been a brief conversation but it’s positive impact is lasting a lifetime as I think of that encounter often. . He inspired me. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to all the family, Angus was an inspirational leader and a wonderful mentor.

Jean, boys and families…..God bless you all during this time of parting with such a wonderful person. As I read about his many achievements and support for Newfoundland, I want to say that I, a single parent of six children, struggling to survive, was blessed with Dr. Bruneau and Jean making yearly personal visits to us with a Christmas box filled with goodies. The way the children’s eyes lit up will always be in my memory and I will be eternally grateful. It wasn’t only to corporate causes that he GAVE, but to at least one humbly grateful family. We wanted you all to know that. God bless his family during this time and may he rest in peace.

Jean and family of Angus
Another outstanding person makes his exit from the stage of life . There is no doubt that Angus Bruneau – in his day and generation – made many meaningful and outstanding contributions to this Province and he did so in an understated way
. His good nature and easy going manner were exemplary characteristics of his personality.
I realize the latter times have been difficult for you to whom Angus was endeared.
He will live on in the hearts and minds of his family and the multitude of friends who knew him on the road of his life. May his eternal rest be in peace. Godspeed Angus.

To Mrs. Bruneau, Peter, Ian, Stephen and family. I am so greatly saddened to hear of Mr. Bruneau’s passing. I remember him fondly – an important part of my growing up at St. David’s. A man of stellar character, principle, gentleness, and community-mindedness. I have always appreciated seeing his legacy of fine woodworking at St. David’s whenever I’ve been back in St. John’s for a visit. He will be greatly missed. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences to you all.

To Steve and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Steve. I’m sure you have many fond memories of your Father. Thinking of you.

Your track and field friends,

Dave and Libby Dyer

To Jean & Family,
As with of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Engineering Faculty members & their families, we owe our time in St John’s & Nfld to Angus. He convinced us that it was the place to be. He was right. For our family, he was a great inspiration, a great colleague, and a great friend.. It is the latter that we remember most . . just another family member at the Christmas Tree parties, the group get-togethers, the YM/YWCA functions (thanks Jean). and so on. Angus had well deserved achievements, but it was his home-spun, down-to-earth friendship that we remember. God Bless.

Bonnie & Peter

Sincere condolences to your family.

So saddened to learn of Mr. Bruneau’s passing today. Sending our love, friendship and healing wishes to you Ian and your beautiful family. Our thoughts are with you and please know we are here to support you any way we can.

Jean, Steve, Mary, David, Laura, Peter and Family, Ian, Jill and family. Today our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Bruneau. Our memories of him go back a long way. To Sunday morning A&W breakfasts, Darcy Street driveway discussions and sweet million tomatoe harvests from the green house. Please accept our sincere condolences

Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Dr. Bruneau was a great man to be admired in every way. Love, Tom, Heather, Luke and Drew