Walter de Bruin

    • Walter de Bruin
    • RCE ERII

    We regret to advise of the death of Walter de Bruin peacefully, at home in Savona  BC on 24 August 2020 at age 88. Walter served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for 25 years.

    Walter was born in Friesland, The Netherlands and emigrated to Canada in 1950 with his family. He joined the Canadian Army at a very young age and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for 25 years. During his career, Walter was stationed at variety of military bases including London ON, Petawawa ON, Edmonton AB, and Chilliwack BC. In 1969, Walter became an instructor with the Canadian Airborne Regiment and he considered this posting to be one of his most enjoyable times while serving in the army. Walter was also involved in the construction of the Jackell Bridge in May 1971 in the Yukon while with 3 Field Squadron.

    When Walter retired from the Canadian Forces in 1974 he initially resided in Chilliwack. The family subsequently moved to Manning Park, BC where he was employed by the BC Highways Department as a heavy duty mechanic. He eventually moved to Savona  BC for his full retirement and enjoyment of nature and enjoyment of fishing, hunting, gardening, and road trips to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    There will be no memorial or funeral service. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khSep2020}