March 22, 2019
Friends and colleagues of Bruce Edward Robert were saddened to learn of his death on March 22, 2019. He was seventy-two years old. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Therese Roberts, a well as by his sister, Liz Roberts of Phuket, Thailand. Bruce grew up in Toronto, graduated from the University of Toronto and earned an MBA from the University of Alberta.
Bruce’s zest for life and adventure inspired both friends and family. He and Therese travelled extensively, visiting over 100 countries. He had an innate ability to connect with the people he met and was always open to new experiences. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, he relished ski touring, hiking, cycling, golfing and kayaking.
Nothing gave him more pleasure than introducing friends to one of his passions. An avid reader, Bruce enjoyed sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian mountain history. A keen video photographer, he devoted much energy to charitable work; helping the women of Nepal attain a greater measure of independence.
Deepest gratitude is extended to Dr. Alexis Thomson of Kelowna, BC for her compassionate support as well as to the medical team at Kelowna General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Nepal – One Day At A Time, go to www.canadahelps.org Find Afretech Aid Society, click on Donate, now, choose Nepal – One Day At A Time . It supports education in the Gorkha area of Nepal, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.
There will be no funeral service. Honour and enjoy your personal memories of Bruce. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.