WALLACE MURRAY BRUCE
“The Life That I Have”
The life that I have
Is all that I have,
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is Yours and yours, and yours.
A Sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause,
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass.
Will be yours and yours, and yours.
WALLACE MURRAY BRUCE, July 6, 1957 – August, 2, 2023.
With mixed emotions of heartbreak and sadness, Wallace Bruce, age 66, of Lake St. Martin, MB, passed away on the evening of August 2, 2023 under the care of the staff at Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Peacefully and surrounded by family after his courageous battle will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Wallace, sadly missed, survived by daughter Miranda (Chris, and her daughter Madison) Laquette, son Wallace Junior (Kristen, his daughter Kierra, and son Leland) Laquette, estranged children, and grandchildren. Sisters, Shirley Rintoul, Lucy Bruce, Libby Bruce, Pearl Bruce, and brother Percy Bruce, among his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by both his parents Stanley Cameron (1990) and Elizabeth Bruce (2020); Auntie Clara Bruce (1998); Uncle Wilfred Beardy (1997); Sisters, Doreen Bruce (1987); Myrtle Sanderson (2014); Sarah Donovan (2022); Cousin, Rupert Beardy (1994); Niece, Valerie Bruce (2021); Nephews, Franklin Bruce (2015); and Gerry Nadeau (2022); Great-nephew Paris Bruce (2012), Son, Jan-Michael Thomas (2006).
While Wallace never married, he lived a full life, a life of joyful memories we share. On all occasions greeted you with a gentle smile. Consistently left a positive first impression from being approachable and friendly, easily developed lifelong friendships and was a sweetheart to the ladies. A likeable and humble man who believed that the person in front of you is inherently good and doing the best they can. Wallace brought warmth and comfort into our hearts. He was a provider and a diligent worker. He loved to play bingo, he was a movie critic, and enjoyed NHL hockey game night.
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff at Health Sciences Centre in making Wallace’s stay comfortable and so much more pleasant. Thank you to the amazing staff at the Palliative Care unit at Riverview Health Centre for your commitment, hard work, and attentiveness gracefully in his final days. The family would like to thank the Chief and Council of Lake St. Martin First Nation for all their support during the family’s challenging time.
There will be a viewing on Monday, August 14, 2023, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg.
Funeral Service on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg with George Beardy officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg. Followed by a luncheon at Cropo Funeral Chapel, Reception Room, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg.
Pallbearers are Wallace Junior (Son), Calvin (Nephew), Gabriel (Nephew), Chris (Nephew), Nicholas (Nephew), and Chris (Son In-law). Honorary Pallbearers are all who knew him.
“Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.”