Bruce Dwayne Martin

October 23, 2023

In Loving Memory

Bruce Dwayne Martin

Bruce Dwayne Martin of Kamloops, BC passed away suddenly and peacefully on October 23rd, 2023, at the age of 73, after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Marcelle La Hue. Children: Melissa Martin, Jeremy Borho, Jackie Borho, Rachel Borho, Jill Borho. Grandchildren: Mackenzie Martin, Deegan Morrison, Mattison Borho. Adoptive Grandchild: Lyssa Bowden. Sisters: Daryl Marie Pittman, Donnalee Lampson, Sherry Martin (Dave Broadaway) Sister-in-law: Shannon Martin. And many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  He is predeceased by his father, Jack Martin; his mother, June Martin; his younger brother, Kenneth Martin.

Bruce was born in Porcupine Plain, SK March 1st, 1950. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Bruce articled with Price Waterhouse in Calgary, AB where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1975. He was Chartered Accountant as both an employee and partner in Pincher Creek, AB, Camrose, AB and Port Alberni, BC. In 1990 he bought an accounting practice in Kamloops, BC, expanded north to Clearwater and in later years to Fort St John. In 2016 Bruce merged his practice with the national accounting firm MNP. He officially retired in December 2018.

Bruce had many passions in life. He enjoyed his time spent as a member of various community organisations sitting as a board member for some, most recently the Valleyview Community Association. He also enjoyed time spent tending to his garden or decorating for the next holiday. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bruce will be remembered for his professionalism, work ethic, sense of humour, loving nature, laugh, kindness, warm smile, and baby blue eyes.

Bruce’s celebration of life will be held at Thompson Rivers University Campus Activity Centre in the Terrace room at 2 pm Sunday, November 12th, 2023.

We miss you Papa, love from all of us!

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 11

  1. Dee says:

    I will forever remember Bruce because he took me in as my best friends, father! He always had a warm smile and greeted you no matter how busy he always was. I love you papa Bruce!!

  2. Jeremy Borho says:

    Love you Bruce.

  3. Dennis and Kelly Labrie says:

    Bruce Martin has been a lifelong trusted friend and confidante. In the early years when he lived on Parkview, I remember going on fishing trips with both of our families when the kids were young, to many camping adventures.

    Bruce always included us in his annual customer appreciation parties by the pool on Parkview, many days lounging by the pool sipping on cool ones, while Missy and my two kids swam and played in his backyard pool.

    “I can still hear the music playing in my mind” with the Kamloops old time fiddlers providing the live music, and trays and trays of food and drinks, would keep coming… to spoil all attending the party.

    I remember helping him to move up to Aberdeen where he set up a new trailer to live in, after he suddenly became single. Friends help friends… I will always miss his dedication to me and the timeless support he always provided me when I needed him in my own troubled times.

    We spent many a lunch time together while he was checking in on his practice in Clearwater. My work happend to take me there at the same time, so we would meet up and share a meal.

    I cherish all of the time spent with this wonderful man, who was a great husband and supporter of his dear wife Marcella. Bruce was a steadfast supportive father, and in later years a proud Papa! A true friend I am going to dearly miss.

    RIP my friend. A life lived well! 💕

  4. Angela Pater says:

    My condolences to everyone, on the loss of this special selfless, kind, generous, respectful, loving man. ❤️ Bruce will leave a huge hole in your lives, know that he held you in his heart, and always will.

  5. Terrie LaHue says:

    I miss you.

  6. Sandra Daw says:

    We send our condolences and love to Bruce’s family. He was a kind man with a big heart. You will be greatly missed.

  7. Rachel Borho says:

    I miss you Bruce ❤️ You brought so much joy and love and laughter into our lives. You were the most amzing Dad and Papa. You helped me grow into the person I am today and I hope I made you proud. I love you so much, thank you for choosing to be my dad ❤️

  8. Kim Aaron Young says:

    Bruce was my accountant when I had a small business and because of him I was able to be successful. His moto “Its not what you earn but what you keep” was so true and what kept me as a dedicated client. His fees were more than fair, if in fact under valued. He was a good man.

  9. Bruce Chappell says:

    Bruce started as my accountant for our newspaper in Clearwater…and become a very close friend, confidant, and special person in my life. I will never forget his kindness, huge heart, positive outlook on life, and his willingness to look past another persons failings and see the good in everyone. He was there for me when many others had turned away and for that I will be forever grateful. Rest in peace my friend.

  10. Larry Jordan says:

    Bruce helped us so much He was a great help to the whole ranching cattle industry His laugh and quiet manner was the best Bruce always had time for you even during the so busy tax time

  11. RALPH & PAT KOPEC says:


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