Lively, Bruce

Lively, Bruce

November 16th, 2018

On Friday, November 16th, 2018, God called Bruce Lively home to Heaven. Bruce was born in Timmins, Ontario on November 23, 1964. He is survived by his wife, of 29 years, Betsy; sons, Trevor (Martha) and Brent (Jessica); and granddaughters, Evelyn and Paisley. Bruce is also survived by his parents, Don and Linda Lively and sister, Kerri (Jim) Wirachowsky. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A funeral service will be conducted at FIRST LOBO BAPTIST CHURCH, 22907 Nairn Road, Komoka, on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment at First Lobo Baptist Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bruce can be made to First Lobo Baptist Church, 22907 Nairn Road, Komoka, where Bruce served so faithfully for 20 years. 

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Rodger and Lisa CannThankful for our hope in Christ. Praying Gods comfort, and peace that passes all understanding.
Carolyn (Lively) MotaWords cannot express what broken hearts feel ... My cousin you were way too young ... yet I know your journey has brought you to a place eternal, full of happiness we cannot even comprehend. You left a legacy here on earth Bruce, and now your smile lights up Heaven. Until we meet again xo. Love and hugs to Uncle Don, Aunt Linda, Kerri, Betsy and all of the family. You're in my heart and in my prayers. ~ Carolyn (Lively) Mota, John, Sean & Ailsa - Paris, Ontario
Ross & Lindsey WerdenWe remember Bruce for his dedication and music. Our heartfelt condolence.
Marla Poirier (Calcutt)My heartfelt condolences with all of you. I'm not sure I have the words to express how sad I was to hear of your loss. I'm so thankful we know that he is now Home with the Lord, may you draw strength in that. One day when we are all reunited, what a celebration it will be! You're all in my prayers ❤
Ken and Deanna McKichanThoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
Sharron BrooksBruce you will always be part of my memories for the beautiful music you blessed us with and your faithful walk with God. My sincere condolences to Don & Linda, Betsy, Trevor, Brent, Kerri and families. Your smile and friendly personality will be missed but you have made our lives richer for having had you as our friend. We shall look for your smile when we meet again.
TJ, Janis and Evan Bryk It was an honour to have met you and learned from you. You will truly be missed. Our hearts are with your family at this time.
Stan and Marion McKichanOur thoughts and prayers to Betsy and families, to Don and Linda, Kerrie, A difficult time for all but knowing Bruce is at peace is comforting.
Glenn VandenbergI must confess, I don't understand the ways of God in this regard. But this I know.. "His ways are high above our ways, and His thoughts are high above our thoughts" So we need to trust Him. As pastor Doug says" He knows the beginning to the end". I pray that "the peace of God that passes all understanding" will comfort this family.
Stephanie (Baker) RahamanHeartfelt condolences to Don & Linda, Betsy, Trevor, Brent, Kerri and families. I will always remember Bruce as a wonderful and talented pianist who brought years of music for all of us to enjoy.
George and Sue Wilson and MacyBetsy,Trevor,Martha and girls, Brent and Jessica, Don and Linda, Kerri and Jim, We are very saddened on Bruce’s passing, but we know he is with the Lord. He was always kind and friendly, and made new people at Church feel welcome. He was our “go to” man. He was liked by everyone. He had a wonderful smile, and sense of humour. He was a beautiful pianist. We are very thankful and blessed to have known Bruce. He made our lives richer. Cherish your precious memories and hold them close to your heart. May your faith, family and friends give you peace and comfort. Love, hugs and prayers, George and Sue Wilson and Macy
Murray ShawI enjoyed working with Bruce. He was calm, thoughtful and enjoyed a good joke. I will miss him. My thoughts are with his family.
Don MilliganAlthough we didn't know Bruce, we certainly are sad to hear of this and send our sympathy to his family. To his Dad and Mom, Don and Linda, our hearts are breaking for you. We know how his sickness was so hard for you and there was always hope that things might get better. However, that was not God's will and sometimes His will is not easy to understand. It is so difficult to lose a child, and we trust that God will bring you comfort through these difficult days. God Bless you.
Dave and Sheila JacksonWe pray God will give you His strength, peace and comfort for each day. Bruce impacted so many people and he will never be forgotten.
Roger and Ruth GastWe were so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. He was such a wonderful person and piano player. It was a joy to have known him and we wish God's special blessings and comfort to all the family.
Ron Koudys Landscape ArchitectsWe are all so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. Our love and support go out to his family and loved ones. We will miss him dearly.
Helen,Perry and Kyle ClarkeDear Betsy and Family. God bless you all with your loss of a wonderful man. We don't understand why God took him so early . Mom and Dad will be there to greet him as others from FLBC. You are in our thoughts and prayers, May God cloak in his loving arms to help you get through this earthly loss.
Margaret and Dean Watchorn To The Lively Family, I cannot begin to imagine the feeling of loss you are experiencing . I met Bruce when we worked together at Zehrs in Strathroy, many many years ago. I rode with him to Lambton College for a year in all kinds of weather in his Honda. His favourite saying, I remember it clearly "Great night"... Bruce had a laugh that was contagious. He was kind, considerate, dedicated and successful at a very young age. I am blessed to have known him. Sending you our heartfelt thoughts and condolences. Margaret(McGibbon) and Dean
Diana MynyDear Don and Linda, Betsy, Kerri, Trevor and Brent and their families, While there are no words to lessen the pain of Bruce's passing, may you find some comfort in not only many wonderful memories of your son, husband, brother and father, but in knowing that he is now pain free and with his Saviour who he faithfully served. When I think of Bruce, I remember his laugh and sense of humour, as well as his wonderful piano playing of course! He was a kind and helpful person, and will be missed by many. With love, Diana
Julie MichaudI have worked with Bruce on many irrigation projects for the City of London. Very sad to hear of his passing. Sincere sympathies to Trevor and Don, and to all the family, friends and employees.
Peter & Sandra KleinstiverWe met Bruce during our first irrigation installation in 1987. Since then we have built 3 more houses and Blue Jay has done the irrigation installation each time. Bruce’s laugh and great sense of humour, along with his honesty and integrity, were instrumental in his success. Our condolences to the Lively family and Blue Jay employees - Bruce will be missed.
Vince & Patty BogdanskiDear Don, I still remember when you and Bruce came out to map out my first installation and how hard your crew worked to dig the trenches for the water pipes and the few cold ones we enjoyed on my rear deck that afternoon after the works was done. RIP Bruce. Regards Vince & Patty
Jeff & Julie SwanTrevor & Martha, we extend our heart felt condolences in the passing of your dear father. May the God of all Comfort embrace you and your family during this trying time. Blessings, Jeff & Julie
Drew BryantTo the Lively Family - Please accept my condolences on Bruce's untimely passing. Bruce will always be remembered as a loyal and honest man, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Drew Bryant (VBI).
Donna and Barry NunnDear Betsy, Linda, Don and Family, We are profoundly saddened with the loss of Bruce. We are the benefactors of his professionalism, care and friendship. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Donna and Barry Nunn
Paul Di LoretoTo the Lively Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences with the untimely passing of Bruce. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Paul Di Loreto
Karen (Hamstra) KaldewayDear Betsy, my condolences to you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort for you during this time.
Jay ThompsonMy thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Museum London administration and staffDear Lively family, We are saddened to learn of Bruce's passing and extend our deepest condolences to you all. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Liz and Jim KendallWe are saddened to hear of Bruce's passing and send our heartfelt sympathy to Betsy, and the family. Bruce was a humble kindhearted man whose love for the Lord was evident with every interaction. His witness was in all he did and he will be greatly missed. We are thankful to know that he is in the arms of the Lord he loved so dearly and that he no longer is in pain. To Betsy, Brent, Trevor and families as well as parents may God comfort you all in a way that only He can, and give you strength for each new day. Praying for you all Liz and Jim
Hayden Water WellsOur deepest sympathy to all of the Lively family. Bruce will dearly be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to the crew at Blue Jay Irrigation as well. Sincerely, Jay, Christine, Aaron, Cody and Gus.
Anna JacobDear Family and friends of Bruce, may the God of all comfort be with you as you mourn your dear one. May all the good memories you shared be a source of comfort for you. I hope you find additional comfort in the promises of hope made by the God of the Bible - “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:3-5. Imagine a time in the future when those in the grave will be brought back to life here on earth - John 5:28, and no one will shed a single tear for pain ever again! As we all look forward to that beautiful paradise, where we can see Bruce again, i wish you God's peace.
Diane HooverTo the Lively family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Bruce's passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the difficult days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. With deepest sympathy. Chris, Diane, Samantha and Dylan Hoover
Eric and Karen AuzinsWe are very sorry to find out that Bruce has passed away so soon in his life. We were one of his early customers when he started and have been very impressed with how he has grown the business and how he kept his customers like us happy over the years. We were also impressed how his dad and son helped in the business as well over the years. He had a true family business and it was nice to see. Eric and Karen Auzins
Central Irrigation Supply and staffTo the Lively family, our deepest sympathy. Our hearts goes out to your family in your time of sorrow and no words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
Frederick James WaringIt was Sad to hear today of Bruce Passing Away He Was Kind and Caring Man .Take comfort in knowing Bruce Had Hope and Personal Relationship with Christ . May each family member have Peace and comfort in God's Amazing Grace.
Warren KnegtI am so sad to hear this news, but as a man of faith Bruce is now with our Heavenly Father. What a comfort we have knowing this. I met Bruce over 25 years ago at a resort down south with fellow irrigation contractors, and over the years had many conversations with him. I will miss him , he was truly a good person. We are praying for all of Bruce’s family and loved ones, we will see him one day again in glory!
Larry and Debbie CallejaOur hearts and prayers go out to the Lively family at this difficult time. We will certainly remember Bruce for how he exuded the love and joy of Jesus through his smile, sparkling eyes, and dedication to all he put his hand to. Within our hearts the one's we love live on in beautiful memories! May these memories bring you joy and may the comfort of the Lord sustain you in the ebb and flow of the coming days. Our Warmest condolences.
Deb SchalkDear Trevor and Brent, So sorry to hear you have lost your wonderful dad. It is hard to understand God's plans sometimes . I pray that in the days ahead you will remember all the happy times you had with him and cherish the talks and visits in your heart. One thing I know for sure.....he raised two very special young men. Send my love to your mom as well.
Nelda Mossip-OliverSo saddened to read of Bruce's passing-so young.. Deepest sympathy to his wife & family. Don & Linda you were our Pastor and married Maurice and I 38 years ago. Perhaps Maurice whom God called Home in May of this year will meet Bruce in Heaven. Our God is an awesome God.
Marg HarrisIt has been wonderful, and a blessing, to be acquainted with the Lively family over the years. We will all miss Bruce so much and remember him forever for the truly fine Christian man he was.
Joan Lawson and FamilyOur deepest condolences on the passing of Bruce.
Barry SmithSo sorry to just now hear about Bruce's passing. I respected the man greatly and i am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies from my family and the greenland team. A truly respected man and founding father of our industry.
Don BartlettI have just learned of Bruce's passing and am in shock. Belated and deepest sympathies to the extended Lively family. Bruce was an honourable and gentle man whose manners were impeccable. His word was his bond. Bruce was respected by all in the irrigation community. I will miss Bruce's easy personality. Rest In Peace, my good man.
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