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An estimated 2,000 people attended a memorial service Wednesday for high school principal Bruce Pearce. ((CBC))

An estimated 2,000 people attended a memorial service Wednesday for Regina high school principal Bruce Pearce, who died in a motorcycle crash a week ago.

Pearce, who was born in 1955, was a longtime teacher in the Regina public school system and was most recently the principal at Campbell Collegiate.

Dwain Wright, a friend of the family, said Pearce was an outgoing man who was a true "people person."

Wright said that quality was one of the reasons why Pearce was such a good principal.

On the social media site Facebook, a former student created a memorial page and wrote fondly of her memories of Pearce when he taught at another Regina high school.

"Mr. Pearce was an amazing man," Cheryl Whitrow wrote on the page. "He was more than a computer teacher. He was a family man, principal, vice-principal, confidant, hilariously funny man, neighbor, friend to many."

Pearce is survived by his wife and four daughters.