Bruce O'Neil Hyland

June 15, 1926July 25, 2018

Businessman, golf enthusiast, devoted husband of the late Noreen Hyland, the great love of his life; loving father to Ted (Mary Corkery), Bob, Paul (Mary Noreen Farrell-Hyland), Tony (Charlene Aleck) and James; proud grandfather to Rory, Cara, Kathleen, Justine, Hillary, Ocean and Sara. Bruce delighted in the Woodford/McManus clan in Nova Scotia and the United States, and his neighbors and friends in Montreal.

Born in Halifax, NS, Bruce grew up during the great depression, studied business and played variety of sports at St Mary’s University, Halifax where he was inducted into the St. Mary’s Sport Hall of Fame as a 1940’s Honour Roll Member in 2005. He continued his studies at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario receiving an MBA.

After Bruce and Noreen married, they were off to Toronto for a short sojourn, but then moved to Montreal where he was part of the launch of Bluewater Seafoods Ltd, where he later became President and he was also Board member of General Mills Canada until his retirement in 1992. Bruce and Noreen had five sons when she had a debilitating stroke, at 35. Noreen’s remarkable recovery and life-long resilience were backed by Bruce’s relentless love and support. A gentle, compassionate, and quite social man, Bruce always valued friends and colleagues and was a member of Beaconsfield Golf Club for over four decades. He followed hockey, golf, football, and political issues, even from his hospital bed. The family welcomes donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in lieu of flowers. Visitation at Collins Clarke Funeral Home, 222 Hwy 20, Pointe Claire on Monday July 30, 2018 6:30-9 pm. Mass of Resurrection, will be held on Tuesday July 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM, St Edward the Confessor Church, 98 Aurora Ave, Pointe Claire. Reception follows mass at Beaconsfield Golf Club, 49 Golf Ave, Pointe Claire from noon to 3 PM.


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bruce O'Neil Hyland

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