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BRUCE SHEPHERD MACLEAN
Born: Oct 18, 1946
Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
BRUCE SHEPHERD MACLEAN
Bruce was born on October 18, 1946, in Kingston, Ontario. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his children, Stephen (Susie,) Susan Pilat (Greg,) and David (Barb,) his grandchildren, Alexis, Tyler, Matthew, Owen, Dylan, Danika and Asher, his sister, Joyce (Ed,) his brother, Barton (Barbara,) sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Jim, Bonnie and Bob, Cliff and Kerry, many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Violet, and parents-in-law Clifford and Isabell.
Bruce was a member of Oakbank United Church. Raised on the family farm near Napanee, Ontario, Bruce attended the University of Guelph, earning his BSc and MSc in agriculture. After meeting Nancy there, they were married in 1973, and later became proud parents to their three children.
Bruce's career was varied. He worked for departments of agriculture in PEI, Newfoundland and Manitoba, taught at a community college in Lindsay, Ontario, did mapping and development plan work for many Manitoban rural municipalities, and developed the civic address system used throughout much of rural Manitoba. This he saw as his greatest professional legacy, as it helped to save lives. Later in life, Bruce also worked in the automobile industry.
Bruce loved life's simple things reading, curling, picking blueberries, making maple syrup, eating baked beans, watching Jets games. He loved travelling with Nancy. His greatest passion, however, was for Studebaker classic cars. His enthusiasm was "over the top," and led to two businesses "Nostalgic Auto Products," and "Nostalgic Vehicle Appraisals." Bruce was well respected as a classic car appraiser.
Bruce cherished his family. He loved and admired his sister and brother, he held his wife dear and was so proud of his children, and he adored his grandchildren, taking them for rides in his Studebaker truck. He was a much loved brother, husband, Dad and "Pa" with a wonderful sense of humour. He taught us the importance of hard work, conviction, courage and never giving up. He will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to Doctors Dueck, Wong, Butler and Clark, Winnipeg and Selkirk Cancer Care, the IE Palliative and Home Care teams, and Oakbank Pharmasave.
Donations to CancerCare MB or Oakbank United Church would be appreciated in Bruce's memory.
A celebration of Bruce's life will be held when Covid subsides.
Family and friends may share memories and leave condolences by visiting Bruce's memorial page at seasonsfunerals.ca
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Our sincere regret to Nancy and the family at Bruce's death. I was privileged to have a small part in Bruce's bringing civic addressing and a development plan to the R.M. of Springfield. Bruce was consistent in his love of farm land and the environment. Both are important to Springfield and difficult to protect this close to the City. Bruce will be sadly missed. - Posted by: john holland (Friend) on: Dec 13, 2020
Dear Nancy Susie Steve and all the family. My deepest condolences. Bruce was such a loving caring husband father and grandfather. He always put his family first. I know he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Arlene Parkin - Posted by: Arlene Parkin (family and friend) on: Dec 10, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolences. As long time residences of Oakbank with our common love of Automobiles we got to know Bruce many years ago. With his expertise in vehicles appraisals we summoned his services on a few classic cars. His attention to details was over the top ! You will be missed. Rest peacefully Bruce Ken and Lorraine Turchen. - Posted by: Ken and Lorraine Turchen (Friends ) on: Dec 05, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolences. As long time residences of Oakbank with our common love of Automobiles we got to know Bruce many years ago. With his expertise in vehicles appraisals we summoned his services on a few classic cars. His attention to details was over the top ! You will be missed. Rest peacefully Bruce ...... Ken and Lorraine Turchen. - Posted by: Ken and Lorraine Turchen (Friends ) on: Dec 05, 2020
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