Bruce Wayne Pratt, perpetual joker, lover of pets, jack of all trades and pillar of his family, passed away peacefully at home April 27, 2023, surrounded by family following a brief illness. Born to Thomas and Margaret (Ferguson) Pratt on January 12, 1955 in Sydney, NS.
There were 8 boys outnumbering their 3 sisters in the Pratt household, there was rarely a quiet moment. Bruce was always a fixer and growing up, the boys were often working on bikes and cars at the house and early on Bruce worked the trades before working with Addictions Services in both Guysborough and Cape Breton Counties for 27 years. Bruce was always active, riding horses, stock car racing, camping and enjoyed trips down south.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife Melinda (Hooper), daughters; Courtney (Steven), Ashlie (Jeffen), Step-children; Nicole (Joey), Nicholas (Elizabeth and grandchildren; Cassandra, Jace, Alexis, Quinn, Blake and Brooks and special fur baby Nova. He is also survived by brother Doug (Donna) and sister Judy (Trevor), parents-in-law William and Korena Hooper, brother-in-law Malcolm (Michelle), sisters-in-law Joyce, Veronica, Debbie, Tishie and many cousins, nieces and nephews and special friends Vernice and Kenny Kennedy.
Bruce was predeceased by sisters Emily and Peggy, brothers; Allan, Alexander, Tommy, Robert, Phil and Donnie, brother-in-law John Baker, sister-in-law Dorothy Pratt, nephew Philip Pratt and niece Laura Daley.
We the family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of 4B @ the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, who’s care, compassion and shared humour helped ease his stay. The palliative care team and VON who went above and beyond to support Bruce in staying comfortable at home in his final days.
As per Bruce’s wishes, cremation has taken place with no service to occur. Donations can be made in Bruce’s memory to the Sydney SPCA, Palliative Care or VON.
In Bruce’s words, “Never Goodbye – It’s Later..”