Bruce Higginbottom

Bruce Lee Higginbottom

1978 – 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, and cousin Bruce Lee Higginbottom.

Bruce was born in Ashcroft on October 20, 1978 and passed on August 22, 2015.

Bruce leaves behind his mother Carol, father Roland, sister Carrie (Lance), brother Mike (Melanie) and nieces Micquela, Heather, Madison and Maddy; Nan Marion Reeder; Aunties: Betty (John) Spence, Alfreda Westcott, June (Pete) Puhallo, Rita Dunn, Rosemarie (Howard) Suehla, Gail (Bill) Nelson; Uncles: Bruce (Connie) Gainor, Dean (Chrissie) Gainor; and numerous cousins, extended family.

Bruce was predeceased by his sister Nadine, grandmother Minnie Higginbottom, grandfathers Denzil Gainor, Herb Reeder and Alfred Higginbottom; cousins Roy, Jeniece, Donald and Marcel; Uncles: Happy, Norman, Mickey, Pete, Doug, Cecil, Dick, Edgar; and his best friend and hunting partner Brian Duncan.

Bruce was tough, and was given the nickname ‘Nails’ (as in “tough as nails”) by his poppa after slamming his finger in a car door and not crying. Bruce was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. In his early years he took many horse pack trips in the Marble Mountains and the Fraser River Country and had extensive knowledge of the history and landscape. He won several Big Buck contests in Clinton and in 100 Mile House. Bruce spent many summers with his family at Big Bar and Green lake. Bruce worked for the West Fraser sawmill, and in the oil patch and for CN Rail.

Bruce was an adventurous spirit; in 2012 he rode his bicycle from Cranbrook to Mexico and travelled around meeting new people. He was a pool shark, and on his trip, he told about the time he played against Carlos Santana. He then spent another 6 months living in Mexico.

The service will be held on September 12, 2015, starting at 12 pm, at the Clinton Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.


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