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Born: Dec 17, 1962

Date of Passing: Jan 23, 2021

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December 17, 1962 - January 23, 2021

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Bruce Ian Love, 58, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, on January 23, 2021.
Bruce was raised in Dauphin, Manitoba. He went on to receive his master's degrees in agriculture economics from the University of Manitoba, and later a CFA charter holder. Bruce dedicated his career first in the grain industry as the Vice President of Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, Director of Canadian International Grains Institute, and later established a management consulting firm in Calgary working with the oil and gas industry.
Remembering Bruce with love are his wife Alice, stepson Justin, and mother Barbara. He was predeceased by his father Ashby.
Throughout his professional and personal life, Bruce has made friends who remained dear to him throughout his life. He will be deeply missed.
In accordance with Bruce' wish, cremation and a private family service have taken place.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I'm so sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. I worked for him back at the old Winnipeg Commodity Exchange and we stayed friends for many years afterwards. We would have long conversations about markets and stocks. He was a great guy, super smart and I will miss him a lot! My deepest condolences to Alice and to Bruce's family. If there's any trading happening in Heaven I know Bruce is right in there. - Posted by: Sal Pellettieri (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2021

  • Brucey! I'm trying not to get choked up writing this....can you imagine a broker tearing up over a client? Obviously you were more than that...and the folks in my shop might laugh to hear, but I will truly and deeply miss our hour (and a half sometimes...) long phone calls. 10 years of knowing you were always on the other end of the line will do that to you. You were a bud, a partner, an experienced hand that was happy to lend an ear to rap about anything and a shoulder to lean on when I needed to complain about something going on out there. And you know it went both ways right? You were the grizzled veteran who I could shoot the breeze with at any time of the day or week, be it about renewables, carbon, oil & gas, the crazy politics of our times, the wild imbalances in the economy and financial markets, even the intercultural dynamics of being in a mixed European/Asian household. They don't make 'em like you anymore man. The time I came to visit during Stampede, where you picked me up, and 3 days later dropped me off at the airport, and not before you and Alice insisted on treating me to a Chinese was like coming home. It was an honor to be your friend and to work together for so many years. Give 'em hell up there eh?! Always your pal - JB. - Posted by: Jonathan Burnston ( Business Partner, Long-Distance Phone Bud, Calgary Stampede Initiate) on: Mar 04, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Alice, Aunt Barb, Lisa and Heather. Brucie was one of my dearest friends, our families were best friends, we grew up together, went to university together, we hung out together and we shared many a laugh. I still appreciate how I was let off quite lightly for crashing his Honda Shadow on a rainy Graham Avenue! As the years went by, we got together less often but we regularly spoke on the phone, sharing a hour or two together and catching up on the news of each other’s lives. No matter how many months had passed by, we picked up where we left off, laughing at our various stories and plotting how to earn more money (while paying less taxes) or how to beat government bureaucrats at their own game (as I was his inside connection). I am very saddened that he’s gone, but I know that Uncle Ashby and Brucie will be sharing lots of laughs together, and with luck he’s visiting his Uncle Art and Auntie Audrey (my parents) too. Brucie was a great one, he will be dearly missed by so many people. I look forward to the day when we can catch up together again. With love from Portugal, Konrad Erickson - Posted by: Konrad Erickson (Life long friend) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • I was very sad to hear the news of Bruce's passing. He was a true friend who could always be counted on to help. He had talents both in building things and also academically. I greatly enjoyed traveling with him in Europe and Russia. We had many lunches together in Winnipeg when we both worked in the grain trade. He loved learning and talking about financial markets and later flying his remote controlled airplanes. My thoughts are with Alice and her family. - Posted by: Iebeling Kaastra (Friend) on: Feb 10, 2021

  • I am sad to learn of Bruce's passing. I knew Bruce from his time in the grain industry; he was a dynamic, intelligent and forward looking professional. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Eric Peters (Friend) on: Feb 10, 2021

  • Hi Alice and family, I am very sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. I will remember great conversations over coffee at Starbucks where we solved the world’s problems...or at least believed we had the solutions to the world’s problems. He was a true Renaissance man who was naturally curious about a wide variety of topics and had the drive to act on them. I always admired that. My thoughts are with you, Darlene - Posted by: Darlene Halwas (Friend) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • I am so sad to learn of Bruce's passing. I remember Bruce's smile, positive outlook on life and his kindness. He was good at everything he did. He had a rare combination of being smart academically and being good with his hands. He loved building things out of wood, metal and concrete, working on cars and tending to his orchids. He loved "tinkering". He was interested in the world and loved life. I admired Bruce for his patience, intelligence and sense of humour. My life is better because he was in it. Bruce was a good man and he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Shelley Tordon (Friend) on: Feb 06, 2021

  • So sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. I have many fond memories of working with Bruce at Winnipeg Commodity Exchange and attending school at the University of Manitoba. Work includes time spent travelling to the US and Europe. Alice, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your son and your mother-in-law during this difficult time. - Posted by: Lyndon (Co-worker at WCE) on: Feb 06, 2021

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