With his family by his side, Bruce John Daniel Kostantin passed away early Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital at the age of 51 years.
Bruce is survived by his true loves; his spouse, Denise Wesley, their children Nicholas, Andrea and Dalton (Sheeba), and his adoring and loving mother, Anne Kostantin nee Pedwysocki. Bruce also leaves to mourn his close family Sylvia Pedwysocki, his cousins, Mary Ann Vic, Christopher and Ashley, Michael (Sharon) Pedwysocki, Stephen, and Andrew, Dan (Diane) Pedwysocki, Brenda (Sal) Carchidi, Sal Jr and Michael, Greg Music, Bill Huminicki, his closest friends, and many more friends, too great to list, and his cat, Kibbs, who stayed by his side always.
Bruce is predeceased by his hero of all time, his father, Walter Kostantin, and two of his biggest admirers and cheerleaders, his Aunt Joyce O’Callaghan, and longtime family friend, Gladys Klobuch.
Bruce was born in Toronto, Ontario September 25, 1971. His parents moved their family to Kenora at the age of six. He attended Our Lady of the Valley, then Beaver Brae Secondary School, continuing onto trade school in Electronics attending Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Bruce’s biggest loves were his children, and spending time with his family. He had many interests, including his love for cars, guitars, snow machining, camping, boating, down-hill skiing, dirt bike racing, collecting and music. He spent many hours building speakers and tube amps. He was a perfectionist, a master of audio, strong and independent with skill in many trades.
As a child, Bruce was an altar boy. His mother, Anne holds fond memories of walks to the park with him and his dad. Throughout his youth, Bruce was avid in sports and learned many skills attending Cubs. Bruce worked several different jobs, starting out at Boston Pizza, Perth’s Cleaners, Lafiniere’s, Luby’s Ninth Street, the Beer Store, Imperial Electronics, Lee’s Satellite, Donny B’s, Sounds and Systems, Spectrum Group and then for himself as BKS Enterprise.
Bruce was full of life, loved whole-heartedly and thoroughly enjoyed cruising in his Dodge with his pedal to the metal and hitting the open road. He enjoyed his phone chats with friendly name calling with his closest friends. Bruce was loved by many and had lifelong friends. He touched a lot of people’s lives and will be missed tremendously by all who loved him.
Honorary Pallbearers, Paul Hertz, Richard Kerr, Lawrence Reynard, Dalton Wesley, Michael Pedwysocki Jr. and Greg Music.
A mass service will be held at the Notre Dame Church, Saturday, January 28 at 11:00am with light lunch downstairs, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Sunset Room, Days Inn Kenora 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations In Memory of Bruce J D Kostantin can be made to: Diabetes Canada https://crm2.diabetes.ca/site/Donation, Tribute e-card donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Kostantin family.