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May 31, 2020
May 25, 2020
How do I begin?
B Brilliant
R Respected
U Unconditional Love
C Compassionate
E Entertaining
Just a few words, to describe an amazing man.
I was lucky enough to marry into the family, and gain Bruce as an uncle. He always treated me with respect, was always supportive, and loved our family unconditionally. Bruce always encouraged us to do our best, and taut us that we can get over any hurdle, if we put our minds to it. I will miss his pep talks, I will miss the stories he would tell, and I will miss the laughter, but most of all I will miss his hugs. ♥
Our family, shared time with Bruce, and Raylene at the cottage in Jasper, and the memories gained from that experience will always remain close to my heart.
Rest peacefully Bruce.
My deepest condolences to Raylene, Nick, and extended family during this difficult time.
Lots of love xo
Kim
May 24, 2020
I've known Bruce and admired him greatly for almost 60 years. I was also a National President of NFCUS two years after Bruce held this position. His leadership skills which he demonstrated in the national and international student community in those days led to an outstanding career as a public servant both provincially and nationally. He had a great sense of humour and I can still hear his roar of a laugh at a good story. He was a mentor to so many younger civil servants, and an ardent Canadian. I shall miss him, and I send sincere sympathy to his family.
May 23, 2020
It is a testament to Bruce's role as a mentor that the first time I met him was when he was interviewing prospective co-op students at UVic's School of Public Administration in the early-1980s. Along with a few other MPA students from UVic and also UofA, I worked several co-op assignments at the Office of the Federal Economic Development Coordinator for Alberta under Bruce's leadership. I also worked with him during the startup phase of the Department of Western Economic Diversification in the mid-1980s, where he was serving as Deputy Minister, and again while on assignment to the department's HQ in the early-1990s. Bruce went out of his way to develop a young cadre of federal public servants, and working with him always seemed to evoke an expanded sense of possibilities, both for the federal public service and the country. On a couple of occasions I ran afoul of my professional responsibilities working for Bruce, and as a result was on the receiving end of tongue-lashings from him, but I never doubted that these were intended more as teachable moments and opportunities for professional amelioration rather than wrath or punishment. For young, aspiring public servants, Bruce was an excellent leader and mentor, and I will always remember him fondly.
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