Bill John Bryce &nbsp(“BB”)

December 23, 1938

October 25, 2023

Bill Bryce, aged 85, passed away peacefully on October 25th, 2023, after bravely battling cancer. Born in Greenock Scotland in 1938, Bill, whose full name was William John Bryce, made the journey to Canada in 1947 with his parents, four sisters, and brother. The family settled in Canada, and Bill joined the Navy before later pursuing a career in teaching. In 1969, Bill married Joyce Stith, and their union brought forth their son, Peter, and later two precious grandchildren, William (Liam) and Sabrina. Over the years, Bill and his brother created lasting memories with their children by building a cabin on Ruxton Island where they spent countless summers together.

In 1985, Bill’s heart found a new home as he married Maureen Cameron (O’Brian), the love of his life. This joyous union expanded his family even further to include Maureen’s four children: Ian, Michael, Craig, and Wendy. Together, they embraced the joys and challenges of blended families, creating a bond that was cherished. With the arrivals of 13 grandchildren – Christopher, Charlie, Tasha, Jack, Max, Henry, Chelsea, Brianna, Lucas, Zoe, James, Andrew, and Caity – Bill and Maureen’s love multiplied countless times. Following his retirement after serving as an art teacher for 12 more years, Bill and Maureen settled in Roberts Creek, where they purchased and renovated a home overlooking the ocean. Bill dedicated his time to volunteering at the Roberts Creek library and Habitat for Humanity’s Restore, leaving a positive impact in his community.

“BB,” as Bill was affectionately known, was adored for his kind-hearted nature, warm presence, and sense of humor. As an educator, Bill had a profound influence on his students, who maintained connections with him long after their graduation and his retirement. A man of many talents, Bill’s artistic abilities ranged from painting to woodworking and carpentry, as well as his musical skills demonstrated through playing the guitar and leading lively campfire songs with his 15 beloved grandchildren. Nurturing a deep love for the ocean and a thirst for adventure, Bill and Maureen traveled the world together, gathering memories and sharing experiences throughout their journeys. Above all else, Bill was a devoted and affectionate husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather, setting an example of pure love and dedication.

Bill’s absence will be deeply felt by all those fortunate enough to have known him. His family and friends intend to hold a private Celebration of Life in his honor at a later date, where they will gather to remember him and pay tribute to a life well-lived.

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