The family of Richard Bruce Southern (known as Bruce) sadly announces his peaceful passing at G.R. Baker Hospital on March 7, surrounded by those he loved.
Celebration of Life Ceremony:
Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1 pm.
Saint John the Divine Anglican Church,
465 Kinchant St., Quesnel, BC.
A reception will follow in the church hall for those wishing to honour Bruce’s memory by way of donation, may do so to the Variety Club Telethon or the SPCA, Quesnel Chapter.
Richard Bruce southern who was born in Leask, Saskatchewan on April 17th, 1932 to Margaret and Thomas southern. He was 79 years, 10 months and 19 days. He was the middle sibling of an older brother named Oakley and younger brother named Mark.
He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret Southern, younger brother Mark Southern and Grandson Cory Service.
Bruce is survived by his brother Oakley (Dawn) Souther, children; Arlene (Jack) Service, Bryan (Marion) Germaine grandchildren; Geoffrey, Desiree (Brittany), Jessica, Fiona, Natasha great grandchildren; Harissa, Dustin, and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was an RCMP member from 1952 to 1963. He then went to the CPR and worked there from 1963 to the time he retired in 1993. After he retired he became a commissionaire/guard in 1995 to 2004. He received a commendation for saving a prisoner’s life. When he retired from that he moved to Quesnel and was her for about 8 years.
He was a avid AA member in Revelstoke and was clean and sober for 36.5 years.
His favorite things, other than his grandchildren, were his 4 legged companion Kallie the cat and playing crib with the grandchildren.
He was passionate about his family and his friends and about having other share and experience life with him.
Family members would like to thank you for sharing their sorrow
and offering your support.
Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered.
Thanks also goes to Clayton’s Funeral Home, Quesnel, BC