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February 21, 1949 - March 9, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

It is with much sadness we announce that Bruce passed away at Victoria General Hospital at the age of 75. Bruce was known for his wonderful sense of humor, gift of gab and always ready with a joke to put everyone at ease.

Bruce bravely battled Type 1 diabetes for 52 years and dementia for 7 1/2 years before his body finally gave out.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years Denise; his son Mike; his grandson Mackenzie Hannam (& partner Hayley McKee); his grandson Riley Hannam (& partner Amanda Brownschlaigle-Miller); nephews Ken and John Hitchin as well as many extended family and friends.

Bruce was predeceased by his father Horace; mother Katherine and sister Margaret Hitchin.

Bruce was born in Spiritwood, Sask. and was brought to B.C. by his parents as a baby. Bruce graduated from Esquimalt High School and he spent most of his working years with the Federal Government as a storesman at the base gym. He retired in 2013.

The family moved to Sooke in the early 1970's. Sooke sports were very important to Bruce and he coached many soccer and baseball teams over the years. Bruce was also part of the crew of volunteers that were responsible for getting the outdoor night lights installed on the Sooke soccer field.

Bruce was also a long time member and supporter of the Sooke Legion and never minded standing out in the rain to help with the poppy donations.

These four wonderful people; Mackenzie Hannam, Hayley McKee, Riley Hannam and Amanda Brownschlaigle-Miller showed their love and respect by always being there to aid and assist with Bruce during his difficult times dealing with his dementia. B

ruce spent the last six months in hospital and they made sure that their Gugu (Denise) got to the hospital to visit Bruce regularly. Bruce was so very proud of his grandsons and beamed with pride whenever telling anyone what good men they turned out to be.

No service as per Bruce's request. Please think of him kindly, think of him often and keep the jokes coming. He lived with a heart full of love and believed in family, fun and laughter.

Rest in Peace Bruce.