It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Wiseman, of Windsor, Nova Scotia, on April 30, 2021. Bruce was predeceased by his mother Olive Quickfall (nee Gibson), father Carl Wiseman and father Walter Quickfall. Bruce is survived by his wife Annette, daughters Tricia and Sara (Sean), his three grandchildren, Harvest, Ella and Eric, his brother John Quickfall, and many dear friends.
Dad was born on May 11,1944. He grew up in Yarmouth and attended Acadia University and TUNS, earning degrees in both Engineering and Education. Dad taught math, physics and computer science at Windsor Regional High School for over 20 years but took a year off in 1982-83 to sell computers across Nova Scotia to school boards, helping to establish the first computer education programs in the province. He was the original “tech support” providing assistance to anyone who asked for help with a computer.
Dad led a very active and full life and never stopped learning. He enjoyed history and had extensive knowledge of WW2 and aircraft. He loved stamp collecting and was a member of the Annapolis Valley Stamp Club and a founding member of the South Shore Stamp Club. His expertise was the Machin stamp.
For years he enjoyed annual trips to Boston with his father and friends to watch the Boston Red Sox play. He enjoyed jogging, downhill skiing and gardening.
He was a loving father to Tricia and Sara and grandfather to Harvest, Ella and Eric. Dad was so proud to see his granddaughter Ella follow in his footsteps and attend Acadia University. Dad and Ella developed a strong bond, going on regular outings for lunch. They talked non-stop on these outings. Tricia enjoyed many engineering discussions with Dad. Sara enjoyed conversations with Dad about science, politics, and philosophy. He was warm and funny and loved his family dearly.
Dad had a big circle of friends and was an active member of the community. Dad spent the first part of his retirement on the South Shore where he met Annette. They married in 2006 and moved to Windsor a few years later where they had a happy, busy life with their social circle. Dad loved playing cards, going for coffee and walks with his friends, gardening, bringing in hay and making sauerkraut in the fall at the camp with his friends.
Dad will be missed by us all but we are comforted knowing he lived a full life. We are grateful for the memories we have with Dad and that he was so open and expressive about his love for us over the years. His words and memories are a great gift to us. We love you Dad.