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Bruce A. Smith

GWINN, MI – Bruce A. Smith, 72, of Gwinn, died Sunday morning March 20, 2022 at Marquette County Medical Center in Ishpeming.

He was born on May 7, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William H. and Bonita Smith.

Bruce worked as an auto repair technician. At first, he worked in various auto repair shops before opening his own and operating it for many years until his retirement.

He loved hunting and cars.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Megill) Smith, whom he married March 23, 1985 from Gwinn; children, Colleen D. (Smith) Bender, Jeanette (Smith) Fors, William Smith, Jeremy (Crystal) Smith; adopted daughter, Angelique Smith; stepchildren, Richard (Margaret) Sayles and Kirk Sayles; 12 grandchildren; siblings, Virginia (Tim) Ramsey, Brian (Linda) Smith, Bryce (Judy) Smith and Brett (Lauren) Reith; and 7 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Brent and Tammy Smith.

No service will be held.

“You were always there, you could call you anytime, always call you again, always.”

Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services assists family where memories can be shared at


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