Bruce Edwin Leggett died on August 26 following a long life, well lived. He was predeceased by his brother Ivan in 2014.
Bruce was born in Vancouver, grew up in Ioco, served with the RCAF in WW2, and then returned to his home town where he worked at Imperial Oil. Meanwhile, Bruce and his family frequently vacationed in the Shuswap. He loved this area and eventually acquired a parcel of land in the Notch Hill region where Bruce tried his hand at farming. At the same time, he established a small and successful contracting business which he operated until his retirement.
As an active community member, for a decade Bruce organized the Cancer Society’s regional door-to-door fund-raising campaign. He was a long time social democrat and an active member of the New Democratic Party, once having sought a seat in the BC Legislature. He also served as a Trustee on the local school board representing the Carlin district.
Bruce was well known for his good nature, his lack of pretence and his sharp wit, but above all for his kindness and his desire to put the needs of others before his own.
He will be remembered by his family – his wife Barb; sister Jeanette; sons Bruce and Curtis; daughters Denice and Melanie as well as his grand and great grandchildren, his many friends and his cat Freya. There will be no service.
Memorial donations in Bruce’s name may be made to the Jacqui Gingras campaign, North Okanagan Shuswap NDP, Suite #6, 3107A – 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 2G9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 – 10th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4.