Louis Bruce Connatty passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on the morning of Thursday, September 20, 2012 blessed with 73 years of life.
Bruce is predeceased by his daughter Deborah Ann Louise Connatty.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Mildred. They were married in Calgary on May 19, 1962. He is survived by his 2 brothers Barry and Lyle and 3 sisters Wendy, Linda and Barbara. Bruce is lovingly remembered by his son Darrin (and Anca) of Cranbrook, his daughter Darlene (and Daren) of Castlegar, granddaughters Trina and Taya and great-granddaughter Mabel.
Bruce was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta on May 24, 1939. He graduated High School from Prince Charles Secondary School in Creston and went on to earn a 3rd Class Steam Engineer Certificate. He worked as a Steam Engineer at the Celgar Pulp Mill from April, 1966 until his retirement in June 2000.
Bruce enjoyed many activities including hunting, fishing, camping, quadding, woodworking, metal working and tinkering on machines in his garage. Bruce was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170 for 37 years and a member of the British Columbia Wildlife Association.
Bruce requested immediate cremation and no viewing will be held. Cremation was in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
The Funeral Service was officiated by Pastor Tom Kline on September 23, 2012 at the Castlegar Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s Memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit, PO Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6 or a
charity of your choice.