December 28, 1955 – December 23, 2020
December 28, 1955 – White Rock, BC. December 23, 2020 – Surrey, BC. ~
It is with much love and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 64. Bruce is survived by his father Howard and stepmother Ellen Sinclair Kennett, brother Brian, sisters Nora (William), Ellen Armstrong (Henry), Karen Hill, Tracy (Bill), nephews John, David, Warren, Graham, Colin and Jeffrey, a great nephew and great niece. Bruce was predeceased by his mother Joyce Kennett nee Miller.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bruce’s memory, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation.
Bruce was born in White Rock and spent his entire life in the White Rock area with his many lifelong friends. Bruce was a kind, generous, loving man who cherished both his family and his friends. He enjoyed spending time fishing in and around Prince George, biking in the White Rock area, walking at Crescent Beach and in Crescent Park and visiting Vancouver Island.
Bruce relished in sharing good restaurant and farm to table finds, he loved Vancouver Island Oysters and enjoyed summer Shuswap cabin life with family and friends.
Bruce’s generosity of spirit with his time and attention was one of his greatest gifts. He loved stories. He loved both being told one by his conversation partner as well as sharing one of his own. He took time to get to know people, to make them feel welcome and discover who they were, where they came from and what they enjoyed doing. That is, he allowed them to tell him their story and he really listened.
Bruce loved music and took the time to give those of us lucky enough to be on his early morning email distribution list, many links to eclectic selections. He chose tunes that he hoped would brighten our day, make us smile or to remind us of happy times gone by.
One of Bruce’s greatest joys was reliving, and embellishing, past exploits with family and friends in the form of both written and oral story. He was an intelligent and witty poet and could amuse those of us, young and old, with his ability to create verse that rivaled the work of many published authors.
Bruce was retired from his career at Evergreen Baptist home, maintenance department, where he had met his wife Carolyn Nickerson. Although Bruce and Carolyn later separated, they remained good friends until his passing.
Bruce will be missed by many, but we are so grateful to have known and loved him for the time that he was here with us. Bruce requested to be cremated. There will be a family memorial service at a later date.
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