SHELLARD, Sydney Bruce
May 3, 1931 – July 17, 2015
Known to all as Bruce, passed away on July 17th, 2015 at the age of 84. Born in West Vancouver on May 3rd, 1931, he lived a full life. He fathered three beautiful daughters, Jennifer, Cathie and Wendy, with his first wife Mary. His second marriage to Ann resulted in two spirited children, Candice and Geoffrey along with being stepfather to Melanie, Beverley, Jenny, Rod and Natalie. After Ann’s passing, he married his dance partner, Glady, who had three children, Karen, Trevor and Vicki. He is survived by his sister, Violet. Bruce leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He spent in excess of 35 years working for Chevron, retiring from his position as a property tax analyst, one that saw him honoured by a law firm as an honorary lawyer for the work he did alongside them on behalf of his employer. Bruce was many things to many people. He worked hard and did his best to instill that in his children. At the best of times, he was the king of the castle, the doting father, the caring husband, and golfing partner. He was a lover, a fighter, a perfect-game-bowling young man, and a master of spaghetti and ribs, or the salad with everything in it. Legion 240 knew him as one of their members and as a celebrated lover of dancing. He was a provider and a man who tried his best, and that’s all you can ask of anyone.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Children’s Hospital.
By request, there will be no funeral service. Bruce wished there to be no special arrangements made upon his passing. However, a private Celebration of Life will be held in his honour at a later date. The family thanks you for your well wishes and hopes you remember him fondly in reverence as a loving brother, husband, father and friend.