Vernon Funeral Home

3007 28th Street, Vernon, BC


Bruce Hughie Stinson

November 4, 1932May 15, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bruce Hughie James Stinson, on May 15th, 2020, in his 87th year. Bruce is survived by his wife Dolores, of 63 years, and children Cindy (Johnny), Kelly (Shawna), Heather (Robert), James (Charmaine). His great loves, his Grandchildren, Sheryl, Bruce (Jen), Trevor, Ashely, Kelly and Kyler, Jess (Stacey), Olaf, Dayna (Kris), Kaitlyn (Cody), Faye, Amanda (Sean), Colin (Latalia), and his 12 Great Grand Children. His brother Roy, sister June and numerous nieces and nephews, and countless lifelong friends. Bruce was predeceased by his parents George and Irene, brother Ernest and sister Ruby, and grandson Myles. Bruce started his life in the lower mainland of BC, and worked on the farms, and fishing, then on to construction. When work slowed down, he moved his young family to the Okanagan, in the early 60s and found what would become his career Logging 30+ years. Bruce loved music, and would often be found playing his harmonica with friends and family. On retirement, Bruce became a snowbird, and would spend his winters in Warmer climates, enjoying dances, and gatherings and sharing his stories and jokes! In the summer months, his favourite place to be was Westham Island Herb Farm in Ladner. There he would spend his days, helping where he could, and just enjoying the farm, and his friends. Bruce you will be sadly miss. We will miss your laughter, and the twinkle in your eye. There will be no service at this time. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Vernon Hospice Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155


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Tracey Thibeault (Brensrud)

May 24, 2020

Kind soul with a big heart and huge contagious laugh. Lit up a room with his harmonica, dancing, laughing and clicking of his cowboy boots. He will be missed my many, but leaves behind a legacy of wonderful humans. Love to you all.

John and Shirley Houser

May 23, 2020

The Dances of Bruce and Delores in Yuma with Keeping it Country playing! The harmonica solos, little off color comments, his strolls and commentary to passersby, the great mischievous grin, a friend always, shiney black boots, spinning belt buckle, good times from the ultimate entertainer! RIP Brucie Boy.

Greg Barker

May 21, 2020

Loudest laugh this side of the Rocky Mountains for sure..🤣.. you will be missed Mr Stinson but never forgotten ❤️

D. Lynn Dent-Wilson

May 21, 2020

Bruce was a very kind and loving person. He had a welcoming nature, a generous heart and a larger than life, gregarious personality. I am so fortunate to have Bruce pass through and influence my life. I will never forget that booming voice, contagious smile and twinkling eye.
Bruce is not gone, he lives on in each of the hearts that he touched. My sincere condolences to his family.


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