March 4, 1949 – September 5, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with a heavy heart we announce that Bruce Dwight McQueen, born in Vancouver on March 4th 1949, sadly passed away at home on September 5th from cancer, taking his last breath with his wife, Wendy and step-daughter, Maleah by his side. It was a peaceful and tranquil moment as he left the pain behind and entered God’s arms.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents, George and Flo McQueen and in-laws Emery and Louise Lebeuf. Bruce is survived by his wife, Wendy of 31 years, son Steve McQueen, daughter Jill McQueen, step-daughter Maleah Bajich (Brad Armstrong) and grandchildren Mackenzie and Carter Armstrong and Logan McQueen. As well as his sisters, Linda McQueen-Fell and Valerie Faucher, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bruce was employed at BC Ferries from June 1967 to July 2005, as a Second Officer / Relief First Officer. He was a member of Doric Lodge #18, AF&AM since 1975, Past Master twice in 1980 and 1981 and Grand Lodge Officer (GS) in 1992. He was a member of Crescent Chapter #10, Order of Eastern Star since 1976, and was a Past Patron in 1978-79 and 2000-01.
Bruce and Wendy were avid motorcyclists, riding their bikes throughout North America and are life members of the Gold Wing Touring Association. Switching from motorcycles to Miatas in 2003, they are active members of Club Miata Vancouver Island.
Bruce and Wendy had a passion for travel, exploring the world. Their cruising adventures began in 2005 and have been on many cruises since, as well as many road trips and vacations in Mexico.
Thanks and appreciation goes out to the doctors and staff in the Transitions Unit and ER Department of the NRGH, especially Dr. Alexander Goldfarb for his sincere and thoughtful care, as well as the Nanaimo VIHA Palliative / Hospice Care Team for fulfilling Bruce’s determination to be at home in his final days.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm at the Morpeth Masonic Hall at 620 Morpeth Ave, Nanaimo.
Those we have held in our
arms for a little while, we
will hold in our hearts forever.
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