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Robert Bruce Tate

June 23, 1923 - April 9, 2013


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Kara Nelson
Relation: family friend

I just wanted to say what a kind man your Dad was. When I went to Stephen’s house in Vancouver to pick something up, he was visiting and he came over and gave me a big hug. He hadn’t seen me since I was young, but you would never have known it. Later, when I would go to visit my Gramma, I would go say hi to him and he always asked about my family.
Thank you Stephen (and family) for letting us be a part of the service by watching it.

Our thoughts are with you,

From: Steve and Marion Brandner
Relation: Cousin

Bruce was an amazing man and family member. He had a big impact on our family – encouraging my parents (Arnold and Helen Essler) to purchase a stereo, and later a TV. He would bring a few to choose from and we loved that. He taught me to waterski in ‘cold’ Kootenay Lake where we spent many summers on vacation. He was a dear and loyal friend to my Dad, a loving husband and father. We loved watching the service, and wish we could have been there in person. We look forward to joining the family at the graveside service in Vancouver next week., Our thoughts and prayers are with you David, Rob, Steve, Jeanie, and your families. You have been a wonderful tribute to Bruce, and his legacy lives on through you. Lovingly, Steve and Marion Brandner (& family)

From: Patricia MacDonald/Carolyn Gowdy
Relation: Friends

Thanks for letting us participate in Bruce’s funeral service. We were really sorry to not be able to attend in person but will add some funny stories next we see you.Your dad was truly a special guy. We treasure our memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

From: Sharon A. Rota Tompson
Relation: Family friend

To David, Rob, Jeanne, Stephen and Family,
Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father, Bruce. He was such a kind man.
Sharon Rota Tompson

From: Deborah Margaret Rota
Relation: Family Friend

Bruce was a wonderful friend and neighbour.

Thinking of the Tate Family at this time.

Debbie Rota

From: Mark Patrick Rota
Relation: Friend

Bruce loved life and loved kids. We were neighbours and I remember one day watching him making a roller coaster behind a bank of his cabins. When he was done I was amazed watching David and Robbie flying down it, hanging on for dear life He offered me a ride but I was a little timid. Bruce was a big kid too and I think that’s why we liked him so much- he was one of us!

From: Donna Berry (Howlett)
Relation: Family friend

Dear David, Rob, Steve, Jeannie, and families,
Your Dad was a good man, very selfless, kind, and generous. I don’t recall a time seeing him without a smile on his face. Like Kara, I recall visiting Kaslo after many years abscence, only to have your Dad join me at a picnic table at Mountain King, and asking me how I had been.
Sending warm thoughts your way.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 13, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Andrew''s United Church

Kaslo, BC Canada V0G 1M0

Kaslo, BC Canada V0G 1M0

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