Bruce, Stuart Benson

December 26th, 2018

Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Dr. Stuart Benson Bruce of London, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Johnson; 2009). Cherished father of Katherine Bruce (David Smythe), Audrey Bruce (Bruce Campbell), Alison Bruce (Robert Meyers), David Bruce (Heather Murray), and Elizabeth Bruce (Brian Flynn). Dear grandfather of 8 grandchildren. Missed by 2 nieces, Andrea and Julie. Stuart was practicing Ophthalmology in the city of London, graduating from Queens University, with specialist training from Harvard University. He was also an elder at Oakridge Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Grand Wood Park for their exceptional care and compassion over the last 10 years. Because Stuart had a great love for the outdoors, those wishing to make a donation in his memory are asked to consider the Bruce Trail Conservancy. 

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Carrie WildingDr. Bruce will always be missed by staff and residents at grandwood park retirement home here in london , he was always singing laughing and always willing to talk about a good movie or t.v series I will always miss you're grand story's about your kids and past experiences. May you rest in peace where the sun is always shining . Grandwood park staff .
Jamie & Christi InghamWe will always remember Dr. Bruce for his enthusiastic renditions of John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt at the campfire on Bruce Beach. His joy of singing it was infectious. Never was a campfire more fun then when your dad was there. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. Our thoughts, sympathies and love to Katherine, Audrey, Allison, Beth, David and the rest of the family.
Robert Shirley On behalf of the Session of Oakridge Presbyterian Church, where Stuart was an active elder on session for 26 years, I would like to extend our condolences to Stuart's family, and express our thankfulness for his many years of faithful service. Blessings! to all. Robert Shirley - Clerk of Session OPC
Olivia MandersonAll our thoughts are with his beautiful family today. Although we did not know him well, we can only imagine his generosity, humour and wittiness; as we cherish these attributes from our dear friend Katherine Bruce. All of our love and warmest embraces are with you today, and the days to come. May your father always be remembered with Joy and happiness in your hearts. Olivia & Brendan
Karen Yuhasz PotterKath, I was so sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. Our sincere condolences to you, Audrey, Allison, Beth, David and the rest of the family. I have many teenage memories of life in the Bruce household on Doncaster. The house resonated with sibling disagreements, music and laughter. I learned lessons from your Dad that I still think about today. I remember that Dr Bruce implored all the girls to never use old mascara and wisely pronounced that "tying your shoelaces was the hardest part of going on a run". Our thoughts and sympathies are with you today. I will think of your Dad the next time I trek the Bruce. Karen & Chris
Neil Emery & FamilySorry to hear of Dr Bruce’s passing. Our sympathies to David and his sisters. A great outdoorsman and hiker, he set a great example. And what a killer sense of humour! He will be missed.
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