For The First Time... We Are Saddened To Say Goodbye To Not Only A Battler, A Judge Or A Co-Host... But We Are Saddened To Say Goodbye To A Friend & A Family Member..
Unfortunately Early This Morning We Received The Tragic News About The Passing Of 'Bruce Oake' Better Known As 'Bruce B' From KOTD's Alberta Division. This Is Tragic News And Alot Of People Involved In Our Battle Scene Are Very Closely Connected With Bruce So We Would Like To Ask That Nothing Negative Gets Posted And That Only Positive Memories Are Shared... This Is A Very Very Sad Scenario And A Tragedy To Our Battle Scene As A Whole.
Bruce Was A Very Up Beat, Out Going, Happy Person, Anyone Who Had Met Him Would Say The Exact Same Thing.. Unfortunately, That Will Never Be Shared Again..
Life Is Far Too Short....
His Potential Made Him A Well Like Battler But His Positive Attitude Made Him A Well Loved Person.
Rest In Peace Homie... Were All Gonna Miss You... Thanks For Being Involved In The First Battle At The FIRST Event In Alberta... You Did Everything From Battle, To Judging To Co Hosting... Your An Icon, A Legend And Your Positive Attitude Made You A Role Model.
Thank You For All The Amazing Memories And The Everlasting Impression You Left On Everybody You Met...
Thank You For Making A Difference On So Many Peoples Lives..
On Behaf Of The KOTD Staff We Would Like To Send Our Extended Condolences To The Oake Family And The Close Friends..
August 22, 1985 – March 29, 2011
Tragically on March 29, Bruce Oake lost his battle with addiction at the tender age of 25.
He leaves to mourn his parents Anne and Scott; brother Darcy; grandparents Fran and Walt; and many other cherished family and friends.
Bruce was born on August 22, 1985. He was a precocious child with a lot to say. He was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour and had much potential. Bruce was a successful athlete and represented Manitoba in boxing at the Canada Games. He loved contemporary music, entering and winning his share of “Rap Battles”.
For the last five years Bruce fought valiantly against his addiction and sadly the addiction won.
The family thanks Simon House Foundation, a treatment and sober living facility for it’s assistance in Bruce’s struggle.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bruce’s memory to Simon House, 5819 Bowness Road NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 0C5. There will be a private service. And then a memorial “shake down” to follow!
“Always Remembered, Forever Loved”
In living memory of Bruce Oake, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.
Rest In Peace
August, 22, 1985 - March, 29,2011