Bruce passed on peacefully and quickly at his home on Francois Lake in the manner he had always wanted. He was granted his wish. He was a good man who loved his Wife, Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. He was always to be admired for his honesty and friendliness. He adored wildlife and nature. BC born and raised he spent most of his working career with the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission as a Spawning Channel Project Manager. He was the first manager at the Nadina River Project and retired from there to live on the North shore of Francios Lake.
He will be greatly missed his son, Tim C. Van Horlick (Toni), Granddaughters Tara (Shaun) and Kymm (Nathan),Grandson Ryan (Nadia) Great Granddaughters, Hannah and Madeline, Daughter, Jheira, Son, Randy, my Stepmother Jo and her family, the Touronds, his many friends along “The Lake” and all the Van Horlick relatives, Brother Buster and Sister Grace and families.
A memorial (a celebration of life ) will be held at my residence in Quesnel on what would have been his 84th Birthday on Jan 15, 2008 from 1pm to 4pm. (250-991-6578) His ashes and a permanent marker commemorating his life and love of the area will be placed on the shores of Nadina Lake.