David Bruce Tulloch died in his White Lake home January 27, 2010 following a four-year battle with kidney failure. He was born September 29, 1938 in St. Boniface, Man, to Art and May Tulloch. He always said that being a middle child prepared him for adaptation and this was very evident: Bruce was comfortable with people from all walks of life.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, sister, Linda, brothers Raymond, Barry, Art and Neil as well as two children, Kimberly and Robert.
He is survived by his wife Kathie, daughters Heather Rashke(Tim), Kathy Ascroft (Guy) Joanne Paquette. and son, Dax Mortimer, 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Heather Eibner (Len) and sisters-in-law, Lynda, Rosario and Mavis. There are also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that he has left behind. We will all miss your calm manner and broad smile. We love you husband, father, brother, grandpa and friend.
Bruce did his grade-school education and steam engineering in Winnipeg. He entered University as an adult student, having never graduated from High School. Bruce earned two degrees – a BA in Economics and a BEd.
He worked as a Steam Engineer in Winnipeg, Calgary and Freeport, Bahamas. His teaching career was enjoyed in Calgary, Waterhen Lake, Sask, Cold Lake, Ab, The Kingdom of Tonga, Western Australia and Mainland China.
Bruce was an active community member wherever he lived. He served as a Boy Scout Leader, in the Reserves of Canadian Forces, and in Kiwanis Clubs. Most recently he volunteered with ESS, the White Lake Fire Suppression Committee, the White Lake Rural Association and with the Sorrento Food Bank.
Prior to his kidney failure he travelled extensively, hiked mountains, snorkelled, cycled, curled and was an accomplished tennis player. Bruce loved a variety of music. He played the clarinet in his youth, sang in many choirs and most recently, The Shuswap Singers.
The family would like to thank Drs. Michaud and Wijeyesinghe as well as Pam White and Deb Goodman in the PD unit of the Royal Inland Hospital for their committed care of their loved one, Bruce.
The funeral service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 1400 20 St. NE, Thursday, February 4 @ 1:00 PM. A luncheon will follow the service. The interment will take place in the Tappen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA.
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Funeral arrangementsare in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm