It is with profound sadness that we announce our beloved Bruce passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Bruce was predeceased by his older brother Ken and parents Ronald and Lillian.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Anne of 48 years, son Geoff (Jackie), daughter Joelle (Blair), grandchildren Jane, Aaron and Jeremy, twin brother and best buddy Brian (Karen), sister Norma and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifetime of incredible friends.
Bruce earned his Certified Management Accountant designation in 1973 while working for multi-national companies within the forestry and fishing sectors before moving to public practice, receiving his Certified General Accountant designation in 1986. Bruce then founded Maycock and Company and during the next 30 years grew his core business to serve self-employed professionals, owner-managed businesses and estates. Bruce transitioned his accounting practice during the last few years, to be managed by his partners and looked forward to a reduced workload focusing on estates and complex tax issues.
Sadly, Bruce did not have long to enjoy semi-retirement with family and friends, as his health declined rapidly in recent months. His last month was spent at home and he died as he lived – his kind and gracious nature never left him. Until the end, he was more concerned about his family’s needs than for himself.
Bruce’s happy place was working in his incredible garden. There wasn’t a specialty nursery that did not know him, whether it was in Brentwood Bay, up-Island, Vancouver or Salt Spring Island. Other favourite pastimes included watching all the birdfeeders from his tea house and driving either his 1934 Singer or 1958 Morgan with family. He was an active member and Treasurer of the Old English Car Club and Victoria Rhododendron Society.
We will never forget his little smile and gentle guiding hand in all aspects of our lives. His zest for life and determination was an inspiration for all of us and we will dearly miss him.
A Celebration of “Bruce’s Life” will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C. on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Victoria Cancer Society 101-1537 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2C1.
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