Jeffrey Wendell Bruce
June 7, 1971 – October 5, 2014
Our precious son, father, and brother passed away in the Red Deer Regional Hospital unexpectedly yet peacefully. Jeff (Jethro) will always be remembered as a faithful friend, extremely hard worker, who loved to be outdoors camping, hiking, snowmobiling and motorbiking. Jeff was very meticulous about the quality of his work, highly respected in the oil patch, the trucking industry, as a journeyman welder and was a true farm boy. Jeff had fond memories of the family farm in Bassano where he would hang out with his sisters and the farm hands, build jumps with bales, or motorbike with his best and lifelong friend Jamie Beringer. Words to describe Jeff are dependable, creative, risk taker, fun loving, tree planting environmentalist, caring, big hearted, competitive, and loyal, with a quiet respect and faith in the Lord. Born in Bassano, Alberta Jeff is survived by his beloved son, Bradley whom Jeff was so proud of; Brad’s mother, Birdena Kopeechuk; parents, Wayne & Donna Arrison; 3 sisters, Sherry Strand and son Devon, Cathy & Bryce Kalynchuk and children Hunter, Marshall, and Simone, and Beth Arrison; as well as grandparents, Fred and Janet Schneider; the families of his uncles Norm, Fred, Pat Schneider and Melvin Currie, and his aunts Gail Arrison, Marelyn Dubois and Debbie Boudreau. Join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Balmoral Chapel located at the intersection of Highway 11 (55 Street) & Rutherford Drive in Red Deer at 1:30 p.m.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.