We Remember

OXLEY, Bruce

August 14, 1925 — March 24, 2014

Born August 14, 1925 in Montreal, died peacefully at home in Kelowna March 24, 2014. Survived by his loving children, Robert, Louise, Matt and Emily, and grandchildren Laura and Kevin.

A WWII veteran, Bruce was very humble about his military service, but was always ready to share his experience of such a difficult time.

After selling a successful business in Montreal, he retired in 1992 and moved to Kelowna. An avid golfer, Bruce loved spending time at the golf course and is surely playing many rounds with his buddies now. Bruce was a family man, who was very proud of all of his children, showing everyone their photos he carried around in his wallet.

An outstanding gentleman, Bruce was a class act who lived his life with dignity and courage. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The Kelowna Legion will host the Last Post Service on April 21st at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

April 21st at 12pm

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The service for OXLEY, Bruce is scheduled for April 21st at 12pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Legion

Kelowna, BC


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  • Gerry & Eileen Baker says:

    Dear Emily & Matt
    We won’t be in town to attend the Last Post Service for your dear Dad.
    We do send our sincere condolences .
    Gerry & Eileen Baker

  • Mary Haworth says:

    This may seem a bit odd but, living in Quebec, we don’t see or hear of many Oxleys anymore, so, when I saw one in today’s Gazette it took me right back to my childhood growing up in Montreal in the 40s and 50s.I met a Mrs. Oxley through my maternal Grandmother, Mrs. Wm. Rettie (Maggie) who lived on Willow Ave in Westmount. She was a member of Westmount Park Emmanuel Church and belonged to reading circles and bridge groups,so,taking a shot in the dark, I wondered if the Mrs. Oxley I met so many years ago as a child could have been Bruce’s Mother? Sorry i never knew her first name and so sorry for your family’s loss. Mary Haworth

  • Michael and Lynn says:

    It is indeed a sad day to learn of the passing of a good friend. Bruce was a gentleman in every way and generous to a fault. As one of his golfing buddies, I recall numerous enjoyable days with him at Kanawaki GCC in Montreal. Like so many others, Lynn and I are fortunate to have known him.

  • Barry MacDonald says:

    When Robert called to advise us of the very sad news, the wondrous memories of many great golf experiences with a man who was the epitome of a ” Gentleman Golfer ” came rushing back.
    There was no one any more enjoyable to play a game of golf with.
    There was no one any more enjoyable to share a drink with afterwards and debate the game and solve all the problems of the world.
    Bruce was very special and I have missed him for a number of years now, but the finality of a dreaded obituary leaves nothing to speculation.
    With Deepest Sympathy To All The Family,
    Barry & Wendy MacDonald – Montreal

  • Bill McLean says:

    Matt and Emily, it is with great sadness that I learned of your fathers passing today. If I had known sooner Julie and I would have attended his Legion memorial. He was a great and very interesting guy.

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