Peacefully and surrounded by family, Albert Bruce Wigg of Gravenhurst passed away on April 7th, 2021 at the age of 77. Loving partner of Antje Ballantyne-Watson, caring father to Keith Wigg and father-in-law to Phillipa Griffiths, adoring grandfather to Gabi Griffiths-Wigg. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Albert and Eva Wigg, his sister Diane Amiot and his beloved wife of ten years Lesley Barber-Wigg.
Bruce was born and lived much of his life in Toronto. He spent as much time as possible at his favourite place, his cottage in Gravenhurst, which he first visited in 1965 and where he spent his last day “putzing” with his boat in anticipation of the ice going out. He also loved to go on camping and fishing trips with his son to many Ontario Provincial Parks, especially his favourite Lake Superior Provincial Park in the Crescent Lake campground. Upon retirement, Bruce relocated permanently to Muskoka where he enjoyed working on little projects and fishing with “his girl” Gabi. Most recently they worked together to make ice-fishing tip-ups out of mouse traps. In 2016 at the age of 72, he amazingly received a double lung transplant at Toronto General Hospital and was home in about a month, an amazing accomplishment. Bruce’s new lungs gave him a new lease on life for which he was grateful every day.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will take place on his beloved Gull Lake at a later date. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers in Albert Bruce’s name may be made to the Ajmera Transplant Centre through the UHN.
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