Donald Bruce Whyte
1929 - 2020
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On a beautiful spring day Bruce left us unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife and love of his life for 65 years Royce, his children Hugh (Cindy), Chrissie (Hugh MacInnes), Ian (Jacquie) and Catherine (Mike), and his grandchildren Klay (Chelsey), Bailey (Kolton), Tyler (Jill Harnett), Sarah, Alexandra, Jayden (Joel), Cassandra, Laurel, Christine MacInnes (Brandon Douglas) and Emily MacInnes. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren Mekenna and Camryn Boice, Kayden and Camryn Whyte, Tor and Cadele Locken, Abigail and Emelia Douglas and was excited to learn of a new great-grandson due in June. Also surviving Bruce are his sister Audrey, sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Clara, sisters Opal and Barbara and his brother Carson.

Bruce was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the U of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture. Royce and Bruce lived in Moose Jaw, Regina, Winnipeg and settled in Kamloops, BC in 1972 where he managed the BC Livestock Co-op, was deeply involved in the beef cattle industry and finished up his career as a cattle buyer.

Always active, Bruce was an avid walker and gardener and curled until this past year. Summers were spent at their beloved property on Shuswap Lake. He was community-minded and a great neighbour. He spearheaded the development and operation of the Cattle Drive of the 90s, and was deeply involved in developing and growing the Juniper Ridge Community Association. He was affectionately known as the Plum Man due to the popularity of his plum trees on Qu'Appelle Boulevard with passing school kids, walkers and neighbours.

We are so thankful to have had many years of love, fun and laughter with Bruce, he will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bantock, BC Ambulance, the doctors and nurses at RIH and the staff at Chartwell Ridgepoint.

Until we meet again.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the future when we are able to gather together.

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Published in Kamloops This Week from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2020.
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April 7, 2020
Tessa and I and our daughters send our sympathy to Royce and toBruce and Royce's children over Bruce's death. We have all been remembering the good visits in Kamloops and Bruce's great warmth and generosity - and the pool and his warning my daughters not to buy an animal through waving their arms about. Love, John Whyte
John Whyte
March 28, 2020
I'm very sorry, He was great and nice man.
Ian Prokopow
March 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was a wonderful cattleman and a really nice person. Loved working with him on the cattle drives and as a cattle buyer. Our condolences to Royce and his family.
Brian and Jacquie Ciancone
March 27, 2020
Royce & Family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Bruce.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Love from Barbara's clan: Mike, Gloria, Lori, John, Max Liam, Carrie, Dwayne, Davis and Ian
Lori Burnell
March 27, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Ian and family.
Denyse/Rus Bodor
March 26, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Please accept our condolences Royce and family. I remember meeting Bruce at RIH functions when I worked in the Dietary Department many years ago. Big hugs to you all.
Shirley Philpot
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