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Bruce Johnston

August 7, 1955 - June 20, 2018

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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Mr. Bruce Alexander Johnston of Oliver passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 62 years.

Bruce was born in Fillmore, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by parents William (Bill) and Mary Johnston.

Bruce will be fondly remembered by his loving family including life partner Georgina (George) Hitchie and her children Tracey (Bob) and Trevor (Roxanne); siblings: Audrey (Eldon) Piper and their children Scott (Laura) and family, Lyle (Andrea) and family, Ryan (Tricia) and family;  Raymond (Shirley Bowles) and his children Shelley Ziola and family, Kim (Richard) Beaune and Mark Johnston;  Beverley Johnston (Doug Campbell) and her son Bryan (Mary);  family friend Graham Ferguson as well as many extended family and friends.

Bruce worked in the hotel industry in Saskatchewan and Alberta. In the early 2000’s, he was diagnosed with the debilitating and incurable disease called Cerebellar Ataxia. Poor health eventually led to early retirement to Oliver in the Okanagan.  In 2014 Bruce fought and beat cancer and he remained cancer free until recently. This time, unfortunately the cancer won.  However, Bruce maintained his indomitable spirit, wit and wonderful sense of humor until the end.  He will be missed by all those who knew him.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Canadian Cancer Society in Bruce’s memory.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Entwistle, the nurses and staff at the Oliver Health Centre for their caring and consideration as well as the staff of Day Surgery in Penticton and the Cancer Clinic in Kelowna.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lynn Rogers, Ontario
Relation: Friend

My heartfelt sadness on the loss of your brother Bev and Doug. I remember him fondly from our years in Calgary. Thinking of you, George and your families at this time.

From: Zelda Luchenski
Relation: School chum

Oh I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news. Love and hugs to you all. Zelda

From: Lois Struble
Relation: 1st cousin

So sad to lose another cousin. Glad Bruce had family around as he left this world. I will always remember his mischievous grin, always saying something to make others smile and laugh. Our condolences to George, Audrey &Eldon, Ray &Shirley, Bev &Doug and all your families. Lois and Larry

From: Dwila Nixon
Relation: Cousin

On behalf of my family, I wish to extend sincerest sympathies to all of Bruce’s family and loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Bruce’s life bring peace to your hearts.
My memories of Bruce are from fun times at family gatherings. I believe I stopped in to check out his hotel once with my parents, and I have a memory of Curtis & I hanging out with Bruce & George on Auntie Kay’s deck. I didn’t know Bruce well, but I remember him as kind, friendly, and happy.

From: Tim and Judy Pruden
Relation: Cousin

We share in your sadness, George, Bev, Audrey, and Raymond. Tim and Judy

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Canadian Cancer Society in Bruce’s memory.

Thank You Notice

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Entwistle, the nurses and staff at the Oliver Health Centre for their caring and consideration as well as the staff of Day Surgery in Penticton and the Cancer Clinic in Kelowna.

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