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Bruce Shore

October 25, 1953 ~ January 16, 2024

Bruce Shore

Bruce passed away in peace and comfort surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Brenda, son Ben (Jenna), daughter Molly (Dane), grandchildren Sadie and Kieran, brother Brian (Susan), sister Judy (Mündi), sisters-in-law Merle and Lynn, nieces and nephews and their kids, and many cherished friends. Bruce’s kindness, generosity, strength, and sense of humour are dearly missed by all.

Bruce was born in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spent his school years and got into all kinds of trouble with friends and siblings. After Bruce tagged along on his brother’s road trip to Mexico and Central America at age 17, he was infected with a travel bug that would linger for decades.

In 1973, Bruce moved to Uranium City to work for Eldorado Mining and Refining, although he preferred moonlighting as a taxi driver and sometime bootlegger. He started a friendship with Brenda Grant, little suspecting that the small-yet-mighty woman would soon become his partner through life.

Between stints in Uranium City, Bruce travelled solo across West Africa, and with Brenda to Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia and New Zealand. Together, they relocated to Fort McMurray and spent several happy years there. In 1979, they settled in Dawson City, Yukon, where they started their family and made lifelong friendships. Ever charming, Bruce convinced Parks Canada to hire him and so began his career in building maintenance.

In 1986, Bruce and family moved to Saskatchewan for work at Batoche National Historic Site, and later Saskatoon to work for the feds in property management. In 1989, they moved again to St. Albert, Alberta. They built a wonderful life there for almost 30 years. During their time in St. Albert, Bruce spent many years in real estate sales. He took pleasure and pride in helping his clients transition through major life events.

The Yukon always held a very special place in Bruce’s heart. In 2017, he and Brenda retired to Whitehorse to be closer to their kids and grandkids in Dawson City. They continued to travel internationally whenever they had the opportunity. Bruce was deeply curious about the culture, history, and (most of all) food in the places he visited. His quest for the perfect mango was never-ending.

When Bruce wasn’t busy helping out a friend with a house project, he loved to argue about politics and other unseemly topics, cheer for (and shout at) the Edmonton Oilers, and get his nose stuck in a good book. He lived well and loved deeply.

The family thanks the doctors and nurses who supported Bruce through his cancer treatments. Their care and compassion made difficult times easier. Special thanks to Dr. Alex Kmet, the Whitehorse General Hospital chemo unit, and the Wind River Hospice House team.

We are profoundly grateful that Bruce was able to choose a medically-assisted death. He left the world with autonomy and dignity. We shared love and laughter right up until Bruce’s final moments.

A celebration of life is planned for June 15, 2024, at Moose Mountain Ski Hill in Dawson City, Yukon. Contact for details.

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