MacQUARRIE, Bruce Albert
MacQuarrie, Bruce Albert, of Truro; It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Bruce MacQuarrie on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Bruce was a very proud and loving father to Steven and Kathryn. His passing comes shortly after he celebrated his retirement from 31 years with the Department of Natural Resources. He enjoyed a long career as a surveyor and ultimately retired as Director of Land Surveys for DNR. Throughout his career, he developed some wonderful friendships, people who became like family to him. Bruce’s two children were his pride and joy. He was immensely proud of their achievements. He enjoyed sharing tales of their successes in his quiet humble way. Bruce had a great love for sport. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing softball with the North River Aces. He made many lifelong friends through this team. His love for basketball was lifelong. In high school he won the NS Provincial Championship, and for many years enjoyed his Friday gentleman’s league. In later years he picked up golf and curling. He shared his love of sport with his children, and became a proud coach for his children’s sports teams. Bruce was predeceased by his brother Brian; father Carl and mother Lola. He is survived by his son, Steven; daughter Kathryn; sister, Beth (Bob) MacLean; brother, Bill (Marilee); as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families. Please join us for a Celebration of his life at 2-4pm on Sunday, January 14, in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. Family flowers only please. Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to Kid Sport Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice.