Bruce McRitchie

Bruce Robert McRitchie passed away at Regina General Hospital in Saskatchewan January 11, 2008 at age 82. Bruce was born August 11, 1925 in Brant Township, Ontario. In August 1945 Bruce married Ruth Rodtka. In 1965 Bruce moved his family to Robbtown to operate a small business. In 1969 the family moved to Fort St. James, Bruce worked for Bill Isaacson, Farm’s Sawmill and Takla Forest Products before moving to Lumby in 1976. There he worked at Tolko until retirement. In 1992 they returned to Fort St. James. Ruth succumbed to cancer in 1993. Bruce married Mary Purves in 1994 and divided his time between the Fort and Regina. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, a sister, brother and first wife. He is survived by his wife Mary, children: Leonard (Debbie) Yakima, Washington. Diane (Jim) Mortenson, Fort St. James. Elaine (Ken) Kerr, Fort St. James. Neil (Sandra) Grand Forks. 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also a sister, Muriel, nephew Raymond (Wanda) Strickland of Hanover, Ontario. A memorial service to be held at a later date.

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