Robert Arthur Bourgeault, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side, on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Robert was born on August 1, 1943, in Duluth Minnesota, where he was raised and attended schools. In 1964, he married Janice Ann Cartier, his wife of 57 years, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duluth. Robert owned and operated Blue Max Resort in Fish Lake, Minnesota, and later Bourgeault’ s Proctor Bakery in Proctor, which he had until 1996. Robert then worked for Economy Garages until his retirement in 2005.
After retirement, Robert enjoyed camping, woodworking, and hunting. He also enjoyed riding in the side-by-side with Janice and family. He was a member of the French Connection Band, playing lead guitar and singing, and traveling with the band throughout the Midwest.
Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Swanson, and uncle, Marcell Bourgeault. He is survived by his wife, Janice Bourgeault; sons, Steve (Lori) Bourgeault and Shawn (Kim) Bourgeault; grandsons, Devin, Zach, Ryan, Lucas and Alex Bourgeault; and brothers, Rick (Barb) Swanson and Jeff Swanson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:00am, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet, MN. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Duluth.
Arrangements are being provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service, serving Northern Minnesota.
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