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Born: Dec 27, 1944

Date of Passing: Dec 25, 2022

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Bruce Hood passed away peacefully in his home, on December 25, 2022 at the age of 77.
Bruce was born December 27, 1944, to Wallace and Grace Hood. He was raised with his older brothers, Barry and Gordon, on the family farm in the Fairview district, near Carberry. He attended Fairview school, moved to Carberry Collegiate for his high school years and graduated in 1963. He enjoyed many sports including basketball, football, and track and field, in which he set a new Provincial record for discus.
After high school, Bruce obtained his Agriculture Diploma from University of Manitoba, and then went on to teach Agricultural Economics at the University after graduation, returning to Carberry in the summers to farm. During this time, he met his wife Lynne (nee Humphreys). They were married on Oct of 1970, and had two children, Lisa and Kevin. The family moved permanently to Carberry in 1976 when Lisa started school and Bruce left the University to farm full-time.
Bruce was involved with the potato industry at an early age. His dad Wallace, and brother Barry, along with Abie Brown were called the Fairview Potato Growers and had one of the original seven potato contracts in 1962 with Carnation Foods Company Ltd. Bruce served as a Director of Keystone Potato Producers Association 1979 to 2005 and President from 1990-2005. He was the Manitoba Horticultural Productivity Enhancement Centre chair which was the industry’s representative for the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre. He played an instrumental role in the discussions with the Provincial and Federal Government in establishing the Centre in Carberry in 1994.
He served for many years on the United Church Board of Stewards. He was a charter member of the Kinsmen Club for 18 years.
After Lynne passed away in 2005 after a battle with Lupus, Bruce found happiness again and married Cheryl Orr in June of 2007. They enjoyed cooking, gardening and their cabin at Pelican Lake until Cheryl was diagnosed with ALS and passed away in 2019.
Bruce was a kind, gentle, and patient man who dearly loved his family. He was the biggest supporter of his children and treasured following his grandson’s activities. In his senior years, he loved to email or text and checked in on his family daily. Bruce enjoyed fostering his many friendships and spending time in his last few years with high school sweetheart Linda. He loved watching sports on TV and teasing his brother Gord when Winnipeg played Calgary.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Grace Hood, his wife Lynne Hood, second wife Cheryl Orr-Hood, niece Margaret Hood, and brother Barry Hood. Bruce is survived by his children Lisa (Scott) Pedlow, Kevin (Erin) Hood, and Grandsons Caden and Dustin Pedlow, Tyler and Dylan Hood. Brother Gordon (Sandra) Hood, sister-in-law Peggy Hood and their families, and special friend Linda Langlois.
A Celebration of Bruce's Life was held on January 3, 2023, at Carberry United Church with Rev. Emma Seamone officiating and eulogy by Jim McLaren, Bruce’s lifelong friend. A private interment was held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Pallbearers were Caden and Dustin Pedlow, Tyler and Dylan Hood, Scott Brown, and Bryden Shamanski. Donations may be made to Carberry and Area Community Foundation.


As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Although Bruce and I lived over a thousand miles apart, he brought us together with his cryptic and at times humorous quotes and insights to local and and worldly issues on email exchanges. On our last visit to Carberry to visit my aunt Grace Hood about 10 years ago during the potato harvest, I spent more time with Bruce than I ever had. He was truly a fine person. I have always wished that we lived closer to our Canadian cousins, but the Internet will have to suffice for the time being. I can still see him riding his four wheeler around the potato fields with his wrap-around sun glasses and a big smile on his face. I will always affectionately remember my cousin Bruce Hood. Dennie Baker, 863 Euclid ave, Warrington, pa 18976 USA - Posted by: Dennie Baker (Cousin) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • One of the saddest days in my life one I learned Bruce had passed away. Sincere condolences to all. Sure going to miss Bruce. - Posted by: Earl Brown (Friend, neighbour ) on: Jan 28, 2023

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