Dr. Bryce Lyle Carnine, DVM passed away June 13, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bryce is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Colleen Carnine of Bozeman; his father, Grant Carnine (Beryl) and sisters, Lynn Houle (Bob) and Ardy Jones (Herb), all of Kelowna, British Columbia. He is also survived by his in-laws, Richard and Shirley Rulison of Riverside, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Cass Hamrick (Scott) of Montrose, Colo., Deborah Rulison of Moreno Valley, Calif., Deanna (Mike) DeChenne of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was predeceased by his mother, June A. McFall of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Bryce was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on April 28, 1949, and spent his childhood on the family farm in New Dayton, Alberta. He graduated from Henry Wisewood High School in Calgary, Alberta. Bryce received his degree of doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1974. There he furthered his education as an intern in large animal medicine until 1975. Bryce then moved to Manhattan, Kan., where he did a residency in equine medicine and surgery and received his degree of master of science in 1977 from Kansas State University. In 1977 Bryce moved to Riverside, Calif., where he was a respected and accomplished equine veterinarian for 25 years.

It was in Riverside where he met and married Colleen. Bryce and Colleen retired to Bozeman in 2002 where they could spend their days doing all of the outside activities they enjoyed so much together. They built their dream home in Bridger Canyon. Bryce loved fly fishing the rivers of southwest Montana, riding his good horse "Trooper" in the mountains and skiing the slopes of Bridger Bowl with his many friends. Bryce was very involved in the Bridger Canyon fire department where he served as the training officer and was an emergency medical technician.

The family wants to thank the entire staff of Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Treatment Center for their compassionate care. A special thanks to nephews Nicholas and Nathan Hamrick of Bozeman for all the help over this last year.

Cremation has taken place.

A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Bridger Canyon Fire Hall, 8081 Bridger Canyon Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bridger Canyon Fire Department Training Fund, 8081 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman 59715.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.