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Bernard Bruce


Bernard Bruce

June 13, 1941 - March 31, 2019

On March 31, 2019, Bern passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 77 years. 

He was predeceased by his wife Gertie; parents Daniel and Mary; parents-in-law Fred and Dorothy Barrett; brothers, Gerard, Cecil, Ned and Frank; sisters, Margaret Kelly, Beth Smith and Rose O’Neill. 

Bern will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lori (Gary Pitcher); grandsons, Lucas and Colby; sisters Josephine Griffiths, Jean (Paul) Hebert, Marion Bruce; brothers, Harold (Kitty), Reg (Pegi); sister-in-law Eliza Matchett (Reg); brothers-in-law Ray O’Neill, Nath Barrett (Marguerite), Fred Barrett (Glenda), Max Barrett (Linda), Eric Barrett; a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. 

A special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff at the Placentia Health Centre, Carbonear Hospital and Health Sciences Centre for their kindness, compassion and support to the family.     

Resting at Maher’s Funeral home, Placentia.  Visitation on Tuesday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass from St. Anne’s Church, Dunvillle, on Wednesday,  April 3 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment to follow at Dermot McGettigan Memorial Cemetery, Southeast, Placentia.       

Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. 


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Service Date
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
St. Anne's Church, Dunville

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Visitation Time
2pm to 9pm

Burial Location
Dermot McGettigan Memorial Cemetery, Southeast Placentia

Requested Charity
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