Bruce is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and received his B.A. in 1969 at the University of Winnipeg, and his LL.B. at the University of Manitoba in 1972.
Since moving to Kenora in 1972, he has lent his expertise to various Kenora boards, including the Lake of the Woods Child Development Centre, the Kenora Rotary Club, Northwestern Ontario Crime Stoppers, Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation, Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club and the Lake of the Woods Museum.
Bruce was the founding President of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation and served on Kenora Town Council for a three-year term. One of Bruce's favourite past-times is boating, with a particular love for wooden boats.
Bruce is a member of the Law Society of Ontario