Bruce McLaren Breustedt
July 6, 1961 – October 27, 2018
Bruce passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer on October 27th with family by his side. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Freddie and Jeannie Breustedt. He leaves to mourn his wife Tracy, sons Aidan and Tanner, sisters Lana Breustedt and Juliet Gagnon (Claude), Parents-in-Law David and Torunn McCalder, sisters-in-law Debbie Trites (Ron), Lee Ann Akkerman, and nieces and nephews.
Bruce was born in Perth, Scotland and moved to Coventry, England when he was 3 yrs old. This is where Bruce developed his love for soccer. In 1975 the family moved to Winnipeg, where Bruce continued playing soccer for Helas F.C. Bruce grew up in Transcona where he met several of his life long friends.
Bruce enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1984 as an Infantryman with the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry. He served 4 tours of duty in Cypress 1988, Bosnia 1997 & 2000, Afghanistan 2008.
Bruce enjoyed playing soccer, golfing, and fishing and his times out at the Hedman’s Cabin. Bruce was well liked and respected by everyone that he met and had many good and loyal friends. Bruce was also very proud of his sons and all of their accomplishments.
Cremation has already taken place. There will be a Celebration of Bruce’s life on Saturday, November 10th in the WO & Sgt’s Mess at Minto Armouries, 969 St. Matthews Ave in Winnipeg at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bruce’s name to either Manitoba Cancer Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.