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  Bryce "Mac" W. MacDonald

Given to us on March 18, 1934
Returned to the Lord on March 14, 2011


"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of
     happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
     of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done."

-- Mac

Meaning of a Flag Draped Coffin

U.S. Air Force Military Honor Guard

3-Gun Salute!

Air Force Honor Guard


"Grieve not...

Nor speak of me with tears...

But laugh and talk of me, as though I were beside you.

I loved you so...

'Twas heaven here with you."

-- Mac

Ron Fandrick - (FL), Mary Ann MacDonald, 'Huk' Tracy - (SC)

Special Remembrances!

             FORTIER, Bert "Frenchie" , 71 - (d. 1/3/08)
" icon and the adopted "son" of Mox Nix. Frenchie was a true Mox Nixer.
He was a joy to be around and will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing
him."  -- 'Huk' Tracy
"...We have lost a giant among men."  -- Arlen Trapp
"...We have lost a true friend and comrade, and it happened so suddenly. Frenchie
is now with the Lord, may he rest in peace, and may the Lord comfort Hilli and
family." -- Jim Odom
"...since we have lost so many of our comrades of late, the Lord needed a little
help in controlling them. And Bert was the chosen one since he was a great leader
of men and a funny guy also." -- Jim Reusch

FORTIER, Gerald "Frenchie" ''Bert'' Bertrand, 71

Born January 21, 1936 in Lewiston, Maine, Bert was called home while his family was at his side, on January 3, 2008, in Sacramento. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and dance partner of 49 years, Hildegard Fortier; his sons, Marcel (Traci), Norbert (Mindy) and Louis Fortier. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren: Beau, Simonne, Blaise and Madeleine, as well as his sisters Patricia and Jeannine.

He now rejoins his beloved son the late Pierre Fortier and his parents the late Herve and Marie Fortier and brothers the late Emile and Marcel Fortier.

He was a USAF Veteran (SSGT) having served for six years. He was often found working in his wood shop where he spent many hours creating keepsakes for his family and friends. He was a member of numerous organizations including the Quality Travelers Club, Sacramento Area Woodworkers (SAW) and the Norcal Woodturners Club, and participated at the Elder Craftsman in Old Sacramento.

His sense of humor and wit will be fondly remembered.


Remembrances in his honor may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scout Business Office
251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

Honorary Funeral


Charles Ray Burchett

The Military Honors Burial included the

Presentation of the United States Flag, 21-Gun Salute, and Bugler

 Location: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 22211

(Special Thanks to daughter Debra Burchett-Lere for sharing this information)

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 MacDonald, Bryce W. 'Mac'

(Bremerhaven: "A" 1957-60)

 (d. 14 MAR 2011) 


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