For the Record
RONAN — Greg Roy Bisson, 51, passed away on March 10, 2011 in Great
Falls from complications caused from cancer.
He was born to Reno Wallace "Swede" Bisson and
Chamberlain in St. Ignatius. He and his mother moved to Portland a few
years later where he went to school. After graduation from high school
his mother died and he moved to Hawaii.
Greg lived in Hawaii for about 2 1/2 years, living
on the beach
for several months and working for a NAPA until he decided to go back
to Portland. That summer he decided to come back to Ronan and visit his
dad and his brothers and sisters that he never really knew because he
grew up in Portland.
In 1982, he moved to Polson where he went to work
as a flagman
on the highway. He then went to work for the Jore Corporation where he
met Stacy Rowland and they lived together. It became the longest
relationship of his life. After he and Stacy were laid off at Jore, he
went to work at S&K Electronics and they made their home in
He loved his rock & roll music. He and
Stacy would sing
karaoke on his stereo at his house. He enjoyed friends coming over
after work and weekends. He liked to party with his family and friends.
Greg liked to pull practical jokes on people, go
camping on the
river, drive around in the country, meet friends in the bars and play
pool. On the Fourth of July, he always had lots of fireworks to shoot
off and always saved some for New years.
He loved life, and after he and Stacy parted ways,
around for awhile before he went back to Portland for a few months
before deciding to return to live with his brother Danny and Bev Stokes
for about a year or so. It was then that he found out that he had
He went through chemo and radiation treatment for
a few months
and was always in a lot of pain. After that he got his own apartment.
In February he went to Great falls to get his teeth pulled as the
radiation and chemo had ruined them.
He was preceded in death by his parents Reno
"Swede" and Mildred chamberlain; uncles Doug, Donald and Alvin "Sonny"
Bisson; aunts Dorthy Kroshus and Lila Bisson; and half brothers Michel
Wallace Bisson and David Lutton.
He is survived by his son Jordan Nelson; aunt
Vivian and Earl
Cahoon of Pinehurst, ID; brothers Danny Bisson of Ronan, Randy Bisson
of Arlee, Henry Bisson of Texas, Fred Bisson of Pablo and Rick Bisson;
sisters Diana Meeks of Arlee, Cary Cline of Arlee, Gerry Sias of
Missoula and Rhonda Jean Boyer as well as numerous nieces, nephews and
grandnieces and nephews.
A wake began Saturday in the Longhouse in St.
Ignatius with the
Rosary being recited. Services were held Monday in the Longhouse with
burial following in the Ronan Cemetery.