Smith, Bruce

Smith, Bruce

September 22nd, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband of Laura for 40 years. Loving father of Deanna (Adam Kesek) and Jarrod (Katie). Proud Grandpa of Gwendolyn. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, extended family and many friends from Sand Lake and beyond. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The family wish to thank all their friends, family and the medical community that were involved with Bruce’s courageous journey. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Institute, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. 

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Scherri & Keith TealWe are deeply saddened by this heartbreaking news. May the beautiful memories of Bruce and the love of family & friends help to ease your pain. We are keeping you all close to our hearts and in our prayers. xoxo
Ted and Ann HerbertLaura and Family, Paul Girvan shared the news of Bruce's passing yesterday and we were saddened by the news. We loved the constant laugh and brilliant smile that Bruce always brought with him We have fond memories of the two of you and remember with clarity the times that we spent together even though a lot of time has past since then. Our deepest condolences and our best wishes go out to you and to your family. Ted and Ann Herbert
Jeannie CatchpoleSincere condolences ... love and hugs to the entire Smith family!!!! Love, Jeannie Catchpole
Melissa CasselmanMy deepest condolences to the Smith Family. That smile will be missed by all. Love and Hugs, Casselman
Linda RanaudoI was saddened to hear the news. My deepest sympathy to the entire Smith family. Peace and comfort to you all. Love, Linda (Wilson) Ranaudo
Deb and CamNo words can express our sincerest sympathy. Bruce was truly special with a gift for life and will be sorely missed. Please know that our hearts and minds are with you and your loved ones as you continue to navigate throughout the days ahead.
Jai Fong-McNeilDeanna. My condolences for the loss of your father. May your wonderful memories with him give you comfort and peace. Jai
Kenneth ArmstrongI am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I have many memories of Bruce since we grew up together in Niagara Falls. His photo shows his typical genuine smile that has not changed over the years. My heartfelt condolences to his family- many of them who tolerated our shenanigans so long ago.
John Barry Laura, Deanna and Jarrod, Mac and I am so saddened by Bruce's untimely death. I have wonderful memories of dinner parties and especially trips to St. Martin where Bruce's sense of humour and joy for life was on full display. I will always remember Bruce's kindness and calm demeaned, but more than that, his pride and love for his children and his bride ! We will miss Bruce but be thankful we knew him. John, Mac and Patrick Barry
John LondonI was shocked and saddened to hear about Bruce's passing. I went to school with Bruce through Diamond Jubilee, Princess Margaret and Stamford. A great guy who was always fun and smiling. For some reason, I always remember Bruce playing Tom Sawyer in a class play that we had to put on in Grade 7 or 8. He was able to mimic a southern drawl to perfection and I can hear him saying "My poor toe is mortified" as if Tom Sawyer himself was saying ti yesterday. Laura, Adrienne and I are so sorry for your loss. Hang in there.
Karin WargelI am so sorry for your loss Deanna. I am sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Karin
Dan CatchpoleIt was very sad to learn of cousin Bruce's passing and to hear of his great struggles during the last few years. My deepest sympathies to Laura and to the family.
Rick & June PozzebonRick and I are deeply saddened to hear the news of Bruce’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We shall remember him by his contagious smile, his laughter and his enjoyment of family and friends. We saw this on every occasion at Sand Lake. Wishing you and your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sincere condolences, Rick, June, Matthew, Jordan and Aaron
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