It is with great sadness that we lost Bruce in his 80th year, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in West Vancouver and was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Les, Wallace and Ivan.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley; son David(Judy); daughter Sylvia, daughter, Lenore (Bob), daughter Wendy (Glen); son Ivan (Tanya); step-daughter, Leigh Knox, and son, Terry (Darcy). Grandchildren: Colleen, Audrey, Chelsey, Angela, Nicole, Travis, Mason, Melissa, Christopher, Sarah, Shane, Alex, Dallan, Lucien, Tammy, Cody, and Kristy. Also 20 great grandchildren, many great nieces and nephews in Eastern Canada; a nephew, Ken Murray of New Brunswick, and cousins in Mission, BC.
He also leaves behind his special little dog, Essy, who he loved dearly. Bruce’s favourite times were travelling with Shirley in their RV, having potluck dinners with family and friends, fishing on Johnstone Straits, watching hockey and football, and listening to his extensive collection of music. Bruce enjoyed many years on Hardwicke Island, working for Bendickson Contractors as their accountant. In his retirement years he enjoyed being at the cottage on Hardwicke where he loved to spend time beach combing, filling his woodshed and puttering in his shop. There are many happy memories from those days on Hardwicke, especially the wonderful times spent at the labour day weekend fishing derby.
There will be no service at his request. The family will be having a “Celebration of Life” in his memory.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed by all.
Campbell River Funeral Home
In Care of Arrangements