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Bruce Gordon Biggin

May 28th, 1957 - September 2nd, 2023
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bruce Gordon Biggin.

Bruce passed away peacefully at the age of 66 on September 2nd, 2023, in Surrey, B.C., at the Laurel Place Hospice, after a brief and courageous battle with metastatic kidney cancer, his wife Pauline was by his side.

Bruce had been airlifted and medevac'd to Burnaby, B.C. during a mandatory fire evacuation due to forest fires surrounding the City of Yellowknife, N.W.T.  He was later moved to the Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey, B.C., to be closer to his brother Michael (Mike), so they could spend more time together in his final days. Bruce was very happy to meet nieces Haley and Brooke while in Burnaby General Hospital.

Bruce was born to Robert and Jeannine Biggin in Val D’or, Quebec.  He was the eldest child, and had four siblings, sister Debra, brothers Larry, Michael and Scott.

Bruce is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Jeannine, sister Debra, and brother Scott.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pauline, of 37 years, son Brian Biggin, daughter Stephanie Biggin, brother Larry (Karen Boothroyd), their children Jesse (Emily), Shane (Jennifer), Daniel (Courtney), Julia (Ben), brother Mike, his daughters Haley and Brooke, brother-in-law Andre Potvin, his daughters, Lindsey, Jill (Simon), and Erin.  Bruce was excited to be a Great Uncle to Nora, Lily, Rose, Elliotte, Piper and Khloe.

Bruce and Pauline met in Calgary and moved several times to various towns and cities in Canada. Yellowknife, N.W.T. was their final move, they had lived in Yellowknife previously for eight years, in total Bruce spent 29 years living in the Northwest Territories.  Bruce loved his final years in Yellowknife in his final and favorite home.  He loved golfing and fishing, due to medical issues, he had to give up golfing, he was able to get some fishing and cribbage games in with neighbor and buddy, Arthur Osborne.  Arthur, and his wife Colleen Eckert often hosted Bruce, when Pauline was off working at a remote mine site. Bruce had many friends of all ages, his previous employees and friends still maintained contact with him after he closed his business in Hay River, N.W.T. back in 2009.  Bruce was forced into early retirement for various health issues, yet he remained positive and optimistic to the end of his days.  He was always happiest when at home, he had a great sense of humor, and always had a joke to share.  He was loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, family and friends.

“I have fought a good fight.  I have finished my course; I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7


Mavis Jacobson
March 11th, 2024

Bruce, although you are not with us you will remain in our families hearts.
Your memory will live on your kindness always remembered.
Rest in Paradise Bruce.

Mike Biggin
January 31st, 2024

What an amazing and thoughtful tribute Pauline!!

Although it was terrible circumstances that brought you both to BC, I am very grateful that I was able to reconnect and share those precious days with you and Bruce!! And I cannot to forget to mention your good friend and driver Aurora...never did figure out who was Thelma or Louise 😊

To see my brother through your eyes was  truly enlightening and so apparent to see the true love you had for each other. Thank you so much sharing your stories of your life together and for giving him the best life he could have hoped for!!

RIP Brother

Andre Potvin
January 31st, 2024

Dear Pauline,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your soulmate, Bruce.

I have fond memories of Bruce. I remember his distinct laugh and his happy disposition! His live was a real blessing to us all.

I can also tell you that his sister loved Bruce very much and was so appreciative that he had you beside him.

We cherish our memories of him.

Sending you love and hugs during this difficult time,


Larry Biggin
January 30th, 2024
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Dear Pauline, thank you for your wonderful tribute to our brother Bruce!
Dear Bruce,
We have missed you. We know that you were in a good place. A favorite place. And in a warm and loving relationship with Pauline. You inspired us with the love and support that you had for each other. We are so proud of how you blossomed in the N.W.T.
You always did have a glint in your eye and a smile on your face. My memories of my big brother Bruce are the ones of good family fun and the so many backyard football games.
You 'Kept on Trucking' brother. RIP

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