Mr. Bruce Trockstad of Lethbridge, beloved husband of 50 years to the late Mrs. Shirley Trockstad, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the age of 79 years.
Bruce was born to parents Alf and Janet Trockstad on April 14, 1943 at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge. He attended school in Lethbridge and graduated from Winston Churchill high school where he played football. He treasured the friendships from his youth was proud of the fact that he maintained those friendships into his later years. After graduating, Bruce started at AGT/Telus in September 1964 and stayed with the company until his retirement in November 1999. Throughout those years, he also ran his farm in New Dayton.
Bruce was very proud of his 3 children and all of his grandchildren. He spent many years coaching and managing his kids’ sports teams. He and Shirley never missed the opportunity to be at their hockey or soccer games as their children grew up. He was a member of the Elks Club and enjoyed camping, golfing, playing pool and having weekly coffee with his buddies. After retiring, he and Shirley spent their winters at Venture Out R.V resort in Mesa, AZ where they made many lifelong friends.
Bruce is survived by his daughters Lisa Trockstad and Margaret (Jim) Nilsson; son Dave (Lana) Trockstad; grandchildren Mitchell (Kristin) Binding, Sydney (Kesha) Binding, Alex Trockstad, Shayna (Kris) Trockstad, Richard Brantner, Michaela Nilsson, Sarah Brantner and Mackenzie Nilsson; brothers Maurice (Lourdes) Trockstad and Leif Trockstad; and great grandchildren Owen Binding, Griffin Binding, Brynlee Binding.
Besides his beloved wife Shirley, Bruce was predeceased by his parents Alf and Janet Trockstad: sister Betty Ann Fredericks, and brother Eivind Trockstad.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Bruce-Trockstad and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 542 7 St SLethbridgeABT1J 2H.