Obituary for Michael "Bruce" Trenaman
Michael "Bruce", "Brucie" or "Boo" Trenaman - 73, of Carroll’s Corner passed away and surely talked his way into Heaven on March 10th, 2017 at The Mira in Truro, Nova Scotia!
Brucie was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 14th, 1943; he was the son of the late Arthur Michael (Mike) Trenaman and Blanche Sophie MacDonald both of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Brucie was a larger than life character who you smiled when you saw him coming knowing the path he led you down might get you grounded later at home. He Loved old Classic Cars and Trucks and working to restore them, a computer to him should be taken apart and put back together to find out how it worked which earned him a Computer Course on how to do Websites when they first started sponsored by the Halifax Airport where he worked as an Electrician and Computer Guru to all. As a child he was exposed to Hamm Radios by his Uncle Joey and he continued that pastime making friends around the world. A Natural ear for Music he could sit down at the piano or an organ he restored and play anything he had heard when it came to a tune he liked he would “Dance Like No One was Watching” enjoying every minute. As a Young Man Brucie joined the Air Force but after training decided his creative talents would be better served in other fields that were not quite so restrictive. He worked hard at becoming a good father and husband as a long term member and helper at AA meetings. Upon retirement he started Kriket, a home business where he built websites and helped with computers. He was a devoted driver to hockey games and attended them all for youngest son Stephen and his friends. He had a sense of family that took him to visit all his aunts, uncles, and cousins checking to see how all were doing and helping in any way he could. A soft heart and love for animals saw him constantly helping any stray that passed by his home. By now you realize Brucie had a mischievous nature and it both tortured and endeared him to his Wonderful Caretakers at The Mira. His Special Friend Holly helped us so very much taking him to visit her horses or on outings that we could not partake in. So Many Staff helped him acquire painting supplies which became his passion during his stay with them and we are so very grateful. Their sense of humor over his many ingenious ways of taking himself out for unscheduled walks was a gift to us. Indeed even when Dept. of Health assigned a security guard to him all it amounted to was new buddies for Boo, such was his personality.
He is survived missed and loved by his brother Robert (Bob) Trenaman, sons Jeffery (Melissa) and daughter Jemma of Denver Colorado, Bradley (Giselle) and daughter Brianna Audrey of Vancouver, Craig (Jolene) of Carstairs and sons Porter Bruce of Calgary and Stephen Trenaman of Middle Musquodoboit. Bob’s children Asha May, Daniel Joseph, Sean Michael, Benjamin Lorne, Jonathan Mark, and Jesse Robert. His cousin Shannon Stephens, Balcarres, SK, who wanted to cut the rope on him and her brother Kennie as a child but adored him later in life and Cousin Sherry O’Brien-Stevens, Truro, who Boo saw as a little sister and remained especially close throughout life as her constant trusted friend to help with aging parents in the area. Cousin Stephen (Stevie) MacDonald who Brucie spent a lot of time visiting as a Youngster. Bradley and Craig’s mother Judy Weber who remained his friend to the end often visiting him at The Mira.
He was predeceased by Jeffery’s mother Judy Carson far too early in life and last year Stephen’s mother Debbie Higgins who worked with Sherry to support Bruce in any special needs as they presented. His first and Best Friend Cousin Kennie O’Brien of Truro, who was such an enormous part of Brucie’s childhood and has certainly been waiting for him to arrive and bring his Joy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time yet to be determined. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may also be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com