Bruce McNeil, a devoted father, loving grandfather, and cherished brother, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, April 22, 2023 in his 69th year, after a long journey with Alzheimer's disease.
Bruce is survived by his three sons, Rob (Adrienne Bieber), Ben (Melanie Oleskiw), and Grant (Sophie Collins) and their mother Suzanne Boivin. He is also survived by his five adoring grandchildren, Luella, Hank, Nova, Silas, and Hugo. He was also a beloved brother to Ian and Jeffrey. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Faye McNeil, and his brother, Robert (Bobby). He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Bruce spent his entire life in Manotick and had a deep love for the community. Through his role in the family car dealership and his involvement in the Manotick United Church, Bruce had the opportunity to get to know everyone in the area. Even as his memory began to fade, he would light up when he recognized someone while out on a walk – which was just about every time he left the house.
A visitation for Bruce and his family will be held at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars, on Thursday April 27th from 6pm – 8pm. The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Friday morning at 11 am. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens.
Bruce will be remembered for his kind nature and his devotion to his family. Those who wish to make a donation in his honor may do so to the Bruyere Brain and Memory Program at 75 Bruyère St, Suite 329Y, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C6 or online at https://www.bruyere.org/en/memory-program