Nov 3, 1936 to May 18, 2014
Bruce Jerald Hastie was born November 3, 1936 the 4th child of Norman and Mary Hastie and was raised on the family farm at Trochu. He started farming at a very young age after his father’s heart attack. On June 15, 1956 he married Norma Pierce from Pine Lake and from this union came five children: Nancy McIntyre of Edmonton, Sally (Brad) Inkster of Sylvan Lake, Earl (Brenda) Hastie of Trochu, Dean (Susan) Hastie of Trochu and Connie (John) Moldrup of Carbon. Bruce enjoyed time spent with the grandchildren, doing as most grandparents – playing, getting them wound up and then giving them back. He also built a barn for the grandkids as a teen age playhouse. The grandkids are Curtis (Leah) Inkster, Craig (Robin) Inkster, Conrad (Kandis) Inkster, Justin Hastie, Tyler Hastie, Ryan (Danny) Hastie, Sarah (Norris) Hogg, Dawn (Kurtis) Pieper, Joel Hastie, Brent Moldrup, Cody Moldrup and Shane Moldrup. He was not able to enjoy all the great-grandkids as much as he would have liked due to his health. They are Chloe, Austin and Logan Inkster, Evan and Lucas Inkster, Owen Inkster, Dayla Hastie, Kallie, Lizah and Emsley Hogg and Lillie Pieper. Bruce loved farming, whether it was raising broiler chickens, pigs, range cows and milk cows. He purchased the farm from his parents and then continued to expand the farm. Bruce loved umping baseball and softball games. He served as MD Councillor for 3 terms. He retired from the farm in 1999, prior to that Bruce and Norma travelled a lot enjoying what nature had to offer whether it be camping, hunting, fishing or seeing the world. Dad lost his life partner of 55 years, Norma on February 19, 2012. He was predeceased by brother’s Ken and Allan Hastie, sister Norma Bondar and brother in-law Harry Bondar. He is survived by his brother Tom, mom’s sisters Flo Guthrie, Beth (Orville) VanSlyke and brother Percy (Sandra) Pierce as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by Norma’s sister Alice and brother-in-law Don Guthrie. The family would like to extend a huge thank you to his dedicated friend Earl Hargraves and all the staff of Three Hills Long Term Care for everything they have done for Bruce over the last number of years. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trochu Community Centre with Pastor Nick Wasylowich officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society.
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