Bruce Burley passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 7, 2021, in Victoria BC where he grew up and enjoyed his life. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 13, 1931.
Bruce is survived by his wife Florence, two children; Glenn Burley and Diane Perkin, five grandchildren; Lindsay Wassell and Elizabeth, Rebecca, Mary and Daniel Burley, and three great-grandchildren; Dillan Wassell, Caitlin Wassell, and Wulfgang Berg.
Bruce was a private and modest man. While we’d like to share his life stories and describe the way he helped people in his career, he wouldn’t want that. Those of us who knew him best will carry his stories with us.
Bruce lived a long and healthy life of 89 years, declining only in his final months. Despite the restrictions due to the pandemic, his daughter was permitted daily visitation and in the final days, his wife and son were able to say goodbye, too.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at VGH for his care.
At Bruce’s request, there will not be a funeral. Condolences may be offered to the family below.