Bruce passed away peacefully on January 4, 2023 in Toronto from respiratory complications. Even though he suffered from type 1 diabetes, Bruce never let that or any other ailment deter him from leading an interesting and fulfilling life, first as a young man growing up in depression-era Alberta, followed by a long and distinguished international banking career with the Royal Bank of Canada throughout Latin America and the Caribbean before retiring in 1991. He will be remembered for his humour, compassion and selfless devotion to family, work and community.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 60 plus years, Nina; daughter Jill (h. David Miller) of Toronto; son Jack (w. Julia) of Vancouver; grandchildren Julia and Simon Miller of Toronto, Aiden and Anne Arthur of Vancouver; sisters Ruth Gibson of Hawaii, Mary Ohrn of Edmonton; and predeceased by brothers M.J (Bud) Boddy and Walter (w. Joan) Boddy and sister Joan Fonteyne (h. Darol). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Visitation (2-3pm) and memorial service (3 pm) will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel (2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto). Reception at home to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada.