Services Set for Bruce McCain

May 22, 2015

A public ceremony for a man of public service.


I was able to be a small service for Bruce yesterday and was honored to be a part of it, but I may come back for his Memorial Service. This announcement is from his family via Facebook:


A public memorial service for Reynolds School Board Chair Bruce McCain is scheduled for 5:30pm on Saturday, May 30 at the Reynolds High School Arts and Communications Building. Reception will follow in the Multipurpose Room. The RHS Arts and Communications Building is located at: 1698 SW Cherry Park Road in Troutdale. The entrance in on the west side of the building, near Columbia Park/Imagination Station. 

Bruce McCain was a community leader serving in many roles that placed in the position to serve his community. Bruce’s passing is an extreme loss for the Reynolds School District. As a member of the school board for the past four years and as chairman of the board this year, Bruce immersed himself in his duties and responsibilities and fully participated in all district activities whether board functions or student activities. 

His leadership, his sense of humor and his devotion to the district will be greatly missed. Bruce was active in high schools sports, serving as an official and photographer. Even when he learned that he had cancer, he thought about our students. His three most immediate goals, as he stated on several different occasions, were to be re-elected to the School Board, see the 2015 Bond pass, and stand on stage at graduation in June and hand out diplomas. Bruce accomplished the first two things; and in spirit he will be at Graduation in June. 

Captain Bruce McCain retired from the Multnomah County Sherrifs Department to pursue a private law practice. Bruce is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathy and their three daughters Kelly McCain MartinRachel Heller and Stephanie Tyler and their families.