WRIGHT -With great sadness, the family of BRYCE ROGER WRIGHT announces his passing on June 26, 2003 at the age of 58. Bryce is survived by daughter and son-in-law Laurena and Darcy Newman of Valleyview, Alberta, daughter Cheri Lynn of Peterborough, Ontario, mother and father Margaret and Leroy Wright of Cardston, Alberta, brother and sister-in-law Lynn and Glenda Wright, of Milk River, Alberta, sister and brother-in-law Carol and Poul Blindback of Enchant, Alberta, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Arlene and brother-in-law Llyn Hippard. Bryce was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 9, 1944 and spent his early years in and around Brooks, Alberta.
Later he moved to Calgary where he studied structural engineering at SAIT. He married Helen Krpan in 1969 and started a family. In 1978, Bryce moved to Red Deer and began his own small business Datapressions Ltd. Bryce’s true passion and hobby was delicious pork and beef barbequing. Over many years he fed thousands of people all over BC and Alberta. He was known to many for his outgoing and friendly personality. Bryce was committed to improving his trade and was always on the lookout for new recipes, BBQ set-ups and challenges. Bryce practiced many hobbies, including hot-air ballooning, astronomy, auction-hunting, strategy games and mind-puzzles. He loved to teach and learn from others about the world and traveled afar to Africa, Europe and Central America. In the early 1990s he moved to Blackfalds, Alberta where he lived until shortly before his death. The family would like to thank Bryce’s friends and those who were close during his time of illness. Also deserving of gratitude are the staff at Red Deer Regional Hospital and Milk River Hospital. Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, July 7, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. According to Bryce’s wishes, a barbeque pig roast memorial in celebration of his life will take place at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, BRANCH #35, Red Deer on Friday July 11, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Red Deer Hospital Foundation. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.