Spr Bruce McPhail (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Bruce McPhail (Ret’d)
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    • Spr Bruce McPhail (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Bruce McPhail (Ret’d) of Bracebridge, ON as a result of a motor accident on 5 June 2014.  Bruce was 74 years of age.  His wife Ruth Ann was also killed in the accident.

    Bruce grew up in Kitchener, ON and attended Kitchener - Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School.  He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers 1958 - 1961.  Bruce completed a  tour with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt with 1 Middle East Detachment, RCE In 1960 - 61.  After he retired from the Canadian Forces in 1961 he operated his clothing store “McPhails of Muskoka” in Bracebridge.

    Bruce served his community for many years as a Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow); Masonic Lodge Member, Kinsmen, and member of the Town Council Member.   He was a Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping and was a Founding Member of the Central Ontario Chapter, Barrie, ON.  Bruce was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #161 in Bracebridge.

    A celebration of life for Bruce and Ruth Ann will take place at Annie Williams Park in Bracebridge on 21 June from 1:00 to 5:00 PM..  Donations may be made to either the Rotary Club of Bracebridge, where Bruce was a Paul Harris Fellow, or the Bracebridge Legion Branch #161.  {gdMay2019dc} [zdb]