Bruce MacLeod

Obituary of Bruce MacLeod

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On Monday, March 11, 2024, Gordon “Bruce” MacLeod died at his home in Kingston, leaving shock and grief at his passing among family and his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Bruce grew up in Sherwood, Prince Edward Island, and Clayton Park, Halifax, the son of the late Sinclair and Elsie MacLeod.

Bruce moved to the Valley when he began work as a pharmaceutical representative. He loved the Valley and, after completing his training as a pharmacy technician, he began working at the Atlantic Superstore Pharmacy in Kingston in 2002; and there he stayed. Bruce liked to do a good job and he liked people.

But work was not everything to Bruce; far from it. He and Paulette, his constant companion and dear friend for many years, were both members of the Branch 98, Royal Canadian Legion family in Kingston. A considerable part of their social life revolved around the Legion and Legion friends.  Dances, Karaoke (when Bruce was pushed), pool, usually with Peter Gubbins, bowling on winter Sunday mornings, working at the annual steer barbecue, escorting the princesses from the Apple Blossom floats (all spiffed up in his tux), and more. Apart from Legion activities, there was an annual golfing tournament with buddies from Halifax West days, an annual trip with Paulette up to Cape Breton to volunteer at Stanfest, an annual get-together with his siblings on Prince Edward Island, and two weeks in the sun with Paulette every spring, enjoying a beach resort, snorkeling, wearing wild Hawaiian shirts from Frenchies, and just having fun. And then there were also lots and lots of quiet winter evenings, sitting on the couch, holding hands and reading with Paulette

Bruce is survived by his partner, Paulette Ross, (Kingston); by his son, Aaron MacLeod, Halifax; by his three stepdaughters, Sonya Brown, Dartmouth; Tanya Aquino, Dartmouth; and LaLena Brown-Lavigne, Kentville; and by his siblings, Mary MacLeod, Canning; John Lee MacLeod, Moncton, New Brunswick; and Karen Mazurski, Dryden, Ontario.

Cremation has already taken place.  As Bruce wished no funeral service, we hope you will share your stories and photos on the group Facebook page Remembering Bruce MacLeod.”  Bruce will soon return to Prince Edward Island to be near his parents in a beautiful pioneer graveyard. Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 98, Kingston.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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