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NESBITT, Richard “Bruce”

Posted By Obits On June 6, 2017 @ 2:06 PM In Obituary | 45 Comments

January 6, 1951 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
June 2, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Bruce Nesbitt passed away on June 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. A friend, brother father and husband, he was the anchor of his family as they pursued their education and careers across the world. His greatest pride was their accomplishments, and we live in gratitude for his love, presence and uncompromising dedication.

A master chef, expert skier, hockey player and fisherman, Bruce will be remembered most for his charisma, sense of adventure and vivacious character. His distinguished career as a Landman and business owner of two M&M stores in Calgary underlined his passion for community and success.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Bruce was the son of the late Homer and Madeline Nesbitt. He will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and partner of 38 years Dr. Lynn Bosetti; his children Harrison and Philippa; his brothers Bob (Frances), Ben (Susan) and John (Lynette), their children (Ryan, Elijah, Malann and Sarah), Dr. Shelley Bosetti-Piche, Anne Bosetti and his many cherished friends and relatives.

Bruce’s family extends their gratitude for the kindness and care provided by the ICU staff at the Foothills Medical Centre.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday June 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at Family Residence, details will be given at the service. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.

In living memory of Bruce Nesbitt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Sue Ellis on June 6th, 2017 2:23 PM

Lynn and family – so sorry for your loss of such a great family man. I will miss his positive sunny attitude and smile. He was always so kind to me and my boys when I was the bookkeeper for M&M – he would always give them some balloons or something to play with and through the years would always ask how they were doing – thinking of you, Sue Ellis

Condolence from Joan (Saretsky) Martin on June 6th, 2017 5:53 PM

So sad to hear about Bruce. I have early memories of my cousin when he visited “The homestead farm.” My condolences to Bruce’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

Condolence from Cheryl Thorsteinson on June 6th, 2017 7:49 PM

Dear cousin Bruce
I will always remember your smile, grey sense of humour and charismatic personality.
RIP until we meet again,
Your cousin Cheryl

Condolence from Kathryn Duffley on June 6th, 2017 9:56 PM

My sympathy to my cousin’s family and loved ones.

Condolence from Natalie Tersigni on June 7th, 2017 12:05 PM

You had me at M&M.

My love and sadness goes out to Lynn, Philippa, Harrison and your family.

Bruce you will be missed.


Condolence from Craig Pittman on June 7th, 2017 3:21 PM

To Lynn and Family and Bob, Ben, John and Families,
We share your sorrow and send our deepest sympathies to all of you at this time.
Craig and Cathy Pittman

Condolence from Linda benson on June 7th, 2017 4:40 PM

To Lynn, Harrison and Philippa I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. Your neighbor Traci’s Mom, Linda Benson

Condolence from Linda & Marcel Nadeau on June 7th, 2017 6:29 PM

Lynn, Harrison, Philippa, Bob, Ben, John, families and friends. We express our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Ron and Jean Fowler on June 7th, 2017 9:26 PM

John and Lynette,

Thoughts and prayers go out to you as you remember Bruce and the memories shared. .


Uncle Ron and Auntie Jean

Condolence from Maurice (Maury) Vinet on June 8th, 2017 7:06 AM

My cousin Bruce, you were taken much too soon. Much left undone, many things left unsaid, many joys not yet experienced. Rest in Peace Bruce.
Lynn and family; Bob, Ben, John and families; my dad and I send our heartfelt condolences on Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as well as with Bruce at this difficult time .


Condolence from Marie (Saretsky) Rath on June 8th, 2017 8:01 AM

Condolences to my cousin Bruce’s family and friends, also to Bob, Ben, and John and their families, hugs to you all

Condolence from Mike Dawson on June 8th, 2017 8:36 AM

Lyn and Family: Our most sincere condolences for your loss. We will always remember Bruce as a person with a passion for life whether it was on the ski hill or on the rink. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike and Marilyn

Condolence from Lorraine Baron and John Grodzki on June 8th, 2017 12:06 PM

Dear Lynn, Phillipa and Harrison: We offer our deepest condolences, and share in your sadness for this wonderful person who left us far too soon.

Condolence from Roger Sugden on June 8th, 2017 3:55 PM

Lynn, I’m terribly sorry to hear of Bruce’s sudden passing – my thoughts are with you and the family, I can’t imagine what you are going through. Warmest wishes, Roger

Condolence from Martin probert on June 8th, 2017 5:26 PM

My Friend Bruce, an honour to be on this little world at the same time as Bruce, see you again in the next one mate , my heartfelt condolences to Lynn and Brucey’s family, god speed brother.

Condolence from Colleen {Blanch} Gray on June 8th, 2017 6:23 PM

Our deepest sympathy to my cousin Bruce’s family and friends. Take care, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Phil Haugen on June 8th, 2017 6:36 PM

John and family of Bruce
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He always treated me so well at Crowfoot M&M
Lots of good memories of Nutana and Saskatoon as well
Take care
Phil Haugen

Condolence from Jack & Jane Chevalier on June 8th, 2017 7:37 PM

It’s with heavy hearts that we grieve with you for the loss of someone so close. To John, Bob and Ben and family thank you for making us feel like we are a part of your family, just as Bruce did.

Condolence from Gail and Garth Donhauser on June 8th, 2017 7:55 PM

Dear Lynn and family,
Our most sincere condolences to you and all the family on Bruce’s passing. We are so sad to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Rob Drew on June 8th, 2017 10:53 PM

Our condolences go out to Lynn and family, Bob, Ben and John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laurie and Rob Drew

Condolence from Karen Ragoonaden & David Ringer on June 8th, 2017 11:47 PM

Dear Lynn, Philippa & Harrison, our heartfelt condolences on this immense loss. Bruce’s great smile, warmth and generosity still resonates with us. You are all in our hearts and minds.
Sincerely & sadly,
Karen & David

Condolence from Martha Loeman on June 9th, 2017 8:52 AM

Dear Lynn and family:

Funny and kind thoughts of Bruce will always keep him close in our memories. Sending lots of hugs and love.

Condolence from Simon and Justa Kendall on June 9th, 2017 9:42 AM

A really bright light has gone out. But I will always remember the glow Bruce had whenever he entered a room. The great stories, and pride in his family made Bruce one of those you wanted near.
You left a big mark and so much to remember you by. So sorry Lynn, Harrison and Phillipa for losing such a great guy. Bruce will never be far from our memories.

Simon and Justa

Condolence from Simon and Justa Kendall on June 9th, 2017 9:46 AM

A really bright light has gone out. But we will always remember the glow Bruce had whenever he entered a room. The great stories, and pride in his family made Bruce one of those you wanted near.
You left a big mark and so much to remember you by. So sorry Lynn, Harrison and Phillipa for losing such a great guy. Bruce will never be far from our memories.

Simon and Justa

Condolence from Verna Harnett on June 9th, 2017 9:54 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about Bruce. It was a shock to me and more so for you. My sympathy to all the family at this very sad time.

Condolence from Norm and Sharon Dakllin on June 9th, 2017 2:29 PM

You will be missed by all of us Bruce.

Condolence from Yvonne on June 9th, 2017 3:06 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family, Lynn, Harrison, and Philippa. Also condolences to brothers Bob, Ben, and John and their wives and families. Bruce was an integral part of the family and will be greatly missed. The world will not be the same without him. The Nesbitt brothers are my second set of four brothers and now one has passed on. Our prayers and love to all who knew and loved Bruce.

Condolence from Keith Funk on June 9th, 2017 7:21 PM

Bruce, lives in the soul of adventure that thrills us all. Just the other day I remembered Bruce leading ‘the boys’ to a pucker chute at Lake Louise – the point of no return. Deep comradarie with self pride served by Bruce. Cheers to you Bruce Nesbitt.

Condolence from Leonard Kotschorek on June 10th, 2017 7:21 AM

My condolences to the Nesbitt families. Nothing I can say will make the loss you all feel any better.
My memories of the Nesbitt brothers are from Bishop Murray days and Nutana experiences. All good! and from the 60s. Real good times!
My daily prayer list will be amended to reflect this new reality.

God bless you all!

Condolence from Pamela Richardson on June 10th, 2017 8:21 AM

My thoughts and heart are with you during this time of grief and loss. I will always remember Bruce as a remarkable man who readily engaged others, enjoyed life and loved and supported his family. Much love.

Condolence from Ron Dercole on June 10th, 2017 10:48 AM

To Lynn, Harrison and Pipa. Our deepest condolences. How was an interesting person so full of fun and life. He will be greatly missed.

Ron and Wendy D’Ercole

Condolence from Norm and Sharon Dallin on June 10th, 2017 10:56 AM

Our sincere condolences to Bruce’s family and friends.

Condolence from Margot Chantler on June 10th, 2017 12:22 PM

Dear Lynn,
So very sorry for your loss. We have wonderful memories of Bruce as we were raising our young families. He was always so cheerful and fun. We are sending our love and prayers to you, Harrison and Pippa.
Much love,
Margot and Craig Chantler

Condolence from Mike Coe on June 10th, 2017 2:06 PM

Sorry to hear this

Condolence from Tom Gougeon & Susan Hutton on June 10th, 2017 3:44 PM

Dear Lynn and Family
Susan and I were shocked to hear of Bruce’s passing and offer our heart-felt condolences to you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Brad Schaefer on June 10th, 2017 4:06 PM

My friend, Lynn,

I am sorry to hear about Bruce, I am sending you love and light during this time.


Condolence from Susan and Ian Crichton on June 10th, 2017 9:02 PM

So many lovely memories of good times … Ian and I send our best thoughts …

Condolence from constance bachmann on June 10th, 2017 9:39 PM

Lynn, I am so very sorry to hear about Bruce. I’ve thought of you often since I heard xx Constance

Condolence from Jim Sloan on June 11th, 2017 10:25 AM

John, Bob and all of Bruce’s family and friends, Val and I send our deepest sympathy. It’s been awhile, but we’ll always picture Bruce greeting you with his big smile, pulling you in close with mock seriousness to share a dry joke or observation, followed by a big laugh.

Condolence from Wes & Joanne Pue on June 11th, 2017 5:30 PM

Joanne and Wes are distressed to learn of your loss of Bruce, husband and father. We came to know Bruce during our brief stay in Kelowna and, Lynn, feel deeply his loss. Our deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time of loss. You are much in our thoughts. So are your children and family.

Condolence from Aritha van Herk on June 12th, 2017 8:44 AM

Dear Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your losing Bruce. Sending you warmest thoughts and strength.

Condolence from Kelly on June 12th, 2017 9:56 AM

Our family is thinking about you all right now, Lynn – so incredibly sorry for the loss of Bruce and the hole that will leave on your family as time passes, goals are achieved and memories are created. Deepest sympathy for you, dear gal.

Condolence from Scott Boswell & Family on June 13th, 2017 3:55 PM

Dear Lynn,
We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts.

Condolence from Susan Mcginley on August 6th, 2017 11:23 PM

Hi Lynn and family, I just heard the shocking and sad news that Bruce had passed away in June. I am so sorry. I met Bruce through the M&M world, both being Franchisees for many years. (Airdrie & Creekside)

I will remember Bruce for his sense of humour, compassion towards life and others. He was one of the first people I met when I hung up my nursing cap for a freezer jacket! He welcomed me and was always a phone call away. Such a lovely spirit.

Fondly remembered…

My deepest sympathies.

Sue McGinley-Brayford

Condolence from Morgy on August 23rd, 2017 8:38 PM

Lynn, Harrison, Philippa… I only heard of Bruce’s passing yesterday. KNOW that any talk around around the arenas, or at home in West Kelowna always began with his cherished family. He, in my mind will always epitomize energy, passion for his family and friends, and an undying love for his life. I am profoundly saddened, and to say the very least, shocked that your husband, father, brother, and true friend to many of us on the hill or at the rinks will no longer make our world a better place by his physical presence, or his endearing smile followed by “exactly”! I will never again hear that word again without a smile creasing my face, and a fond memory of Bruce creasing my my memory.

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