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McCorquodale, Bruce L.

McCORQUODALE, Bruce L. BSA, MSc, UE - Passed away surrounded by his family at Hospice Wellington on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, in his 88th year.
Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Innes) for over 63 years. Dear father of Karen Harvey (Peter), David (Christine), Murray (Cassie) and Paul (the late Sarah – 2012). Loving Papa of Jennifer, Cassandra, Caitlin, Megan, Eric, Cate, James, Sarah, Abbey, Hannah and Kate. Also survived by a sister Lois MacLeod (the late John). He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous relatives and friends.
Bruce grew up on a farm near Lakeside, ON, and graduated with BSA from OAC in 1953. After graduation he worked with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Picton/Napanee, and Stratford. He completed his Masters at Cornell University in 1962 before continuing with OMAF in Peterborough and Guelph, retiring in 1988. Always involved in supporting people and organizations, from church, OAC ‘53, 4-H, Junior Farmers, Square Dancing and whatever his kids were involved in. He was a long time member of Trinity United Church, Guelph Horticulture Society, and Guelph-Wellington Men’s Club. He was proud of his Scottish and United Empire Loyalist heritage. In retirement he was a Winter Texan, lived for 17 years in Village by the Arboretum and traveled with friends, traveled to meet new ones and to visit his far-flung family.

Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N., Guelph on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11 am. Reception to follow. A Private family interment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington or Trinity United Church would be appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of Bruce L. McCorquodale in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

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