McLeod, Bruce Wallington
Bruce Wallington McLeod, age 84 years, was ushered into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on August 25, 2010 in Devon, Alberta, following a brief period of illness.
Fondly remembered by his four sons, Ian (Pauline), Kevin (Jean), Roderick, and Robert; 5 grandchildren: Sarah Rehill (Shawn), Kathleen Etherington (Marc), Heather Ardron (Brad), Duncan McLeod (Aprielle), Jenna McLeod; 8 great grandchildren: Tristan, Gavyn, Evelyn, Ava, Lars, Mersaia, Gwendolyn, and baby Rehill, due in September; his only brother, Robert (1914); numerous nieces and nephews; his lifelong friends, Harold and Dusty, and a nephew of special mention, Ted. Bruce was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis Elizabeth (Lucas) in 2008.
Bruce was born in London, Ontario on December 14, 1925, the son of John Roderick (d. 1958) and Mabel Ellen (Potter) (d. 1953) McLeod. In 1943 Bruce enlisted in the RCAF and trained as an air gunner. After the war, he continued serving in the reserves and moving up the ranks to Major, at which time he served as the Commanding Officer of the 27 Squadron (London) Royal Canadian Air Cadets from 1973 to 1977. Bruce had a passion for aircraft and, along with a few of his friends, was instrumental in establishing the London International Air Show in 1975.
Bruce was employed with Bell Canada for 38 years, primarily in outside plant engineering, until his retirement in 1984. A hi-light of his career was his two years in Saudi Arabia working in various aspects of the Kingdom’s telephone expansion program. His strong work ethic and engaging personality was a perfect match for this special assignment.
Bruce was a principled man, who conducted himself with integrity throughout his life. He was a generous and faithful friend. Good-bye, for now, Sir.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. Psalm 116:15
Memorial services are being planned for Devon, Vernon (where he lived for the past 20+ years), and Imperial, Sask. where he will be placed with his wife, Phyllis. In lieu of flowers and other tributes, people are encouraged to make a donation to a charity of their choice.