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William Bruce MacCabe

April 14, 1938 - August 29, 2019


It is was sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our father, William (Bruce) MacCabe on August 29, 2019 in Nelson at the age of 81.

Bruce was born in Vancouver on April 14th,1938 and was adopted by Winifred and Archibald MacCabe of Castlegar. He was raised in South Slocan until he moved to Trail to pursue his accounting career where he worked for Tech Cominco as well as a small accounting firm.

It was in Trail where he met his wife Gay and were married in 1963. In 1969 they moved to Nelson where Bruce continued his accounting career.

Bruce was very active within the communities he resided, including the Jaycees in Trail and later becoming a very active member of Gyros in Nelson. He also served as treasurer with the Nelson Curling Rink and Whitewater ski hill.

Bruce really enjoyed his time outside which included making fresh tracks in midweek powder (Bruce hit the slopes until he was 79 years old!) to spending time at the family cabin at Christina Lake in the summers. He really enjoyed throwing parties and there was no shortage of fun times at Christina Lake with the annual famous Lobster weekend party to after parties from a curling bonspiel.   He was our “keeper of the flame” and anyone that tasted his BBQ dinners with his secret BBQ sauce was always in for a treat.

Bruce also had an incredible knack for local history with the ability to spout off historic details of the area from historic mining to what it was like growing up in South Slocan as a boy during the war.

The last few years of Bruce’s life became bittersweet to witness as he displayed an unwaivered commitment to be by our mothers side during her health decline. He would visit our mother daily and bring flowers on occasions that celebrated a better past. He was the epitome of “Till death do us part”.

Bruce will be missed by his family and many friends who were lucky to have had the pleasure of spending time with him.

The family would like to thank Dr. McKechnie and Dr. Tuvel for their compassionate care of our father while he was hospitalized. Also, many thanks to the 3rd floor team at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

At Bruce’s request, there will be no service. Rest in Peace Pa


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: russ bourree
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss. Your father was always upbeat and positive while i saw him. We had challenging times when we were on The Whitewater Ski area board of directors.We will miss him.

From: Sandra Seminoff
Relation: Friend

Rick & Rod, I’m saddened by the loss of your Dad. I have known Bruce both in business & as a friend for many, many years, we had many visits with us both living here in Amber Bay, I miss our little chats.

From: Nan Richardson
Relation: friend

So very sorry for the loss of your father. He and I were neighbours these past few years. He was always ready with a smile and some chit chat and sometimes soup, which we enjoyed exchanging. He is certainly missed.

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: Long time friend.

Wow was I taken aback . I Never new of Bruces passing I think I must have been at Kelowna or Vanc. at the time and no one told me. I am so sorry Rick and Rod I would have been there. Love to you both and big hugs. Evelyn C.

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: long time friends

Sorry Rod and Rick for not being there for you. I didn’t know he had passed until just today. Love you both hugs. Evelyn C

Service Schedule

  No Service by Request

At Bruce’s request, there will be no service.

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The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

The family would like to thank Dr. McKechnie and Dr. Tuvel for their compassionate care of our father while he was hospitalized. Also, many thanks to the 3rd floor team at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

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