Zubick, Bruce David

Zubick, Bruce David

April 5th, 2021

On April 5, 2021 our family lost a very precious man. With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Bruce David Zubick, in his 68th year. After a short but hard-fought battle with cancer, Bruce passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many.  He was a man of faith.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Barbara and his children Tammy Hedges (Shawn), Benjamin Zubick (Mary Jane), Sarah Thompson (Jeff), and Krista Zubick. His grandchildren, Cooper, Lauryn, Seth, Faith, Caleb, Zachary, Ayden, Jacob and William will forever miss their “Pappy”.

He was a loving brother to his siblings, Doris England, Ruth Besterd (Norm), Nancy Orosz (Andy), George Zubick (Jill), & Kathy Squires. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Steve Craig (Sharon), and will be greatly missed by his dear sister-in-law Lorna Collins (Wayne).  He was a fun Uncle (Boo-Boo) to many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, John and Elaine Zubick, his sister Karen Semenuk, and his grandson Ethan Zubick.

Bruce was many things, but first and foremost a loving and devoted family man. His family meant everything to him. Whether it was Sunday dinners, vacations, parties, or card games, Bruce’s mischievous qualities always made things more fun.

He was co-owner and operator of John Zubick Scrap Metals Ltd, the London based family business started by his father and mother in 1946. Bruce was well-respected by his employees, colleagues and business associates alike. His care and concern for others was demonstrated through his philanthropic support of various organizations.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Forest City Community Church, 3725 Bostwick Road. Registration is required to attend the visitation. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Friends are invited to attend the service virtually via livestream. Private interment to follow.

Rest in peace kind soul. We will always love you.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for Bruce Zubick's visitation at Forest City Community Church on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

To view the livestream please click here: Livestream link for Bruce Zubick's Funeral Service on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Zoom Details

Meeting ID: 853 8218 8438

Passcode: 224011

If desired, any tributes can be made to Children’s Health Foundation, or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.  Special thanks go to the palliative care unit at Parkwood Hospital.  

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. 

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Book of Condolences

Danny and Sharon MurrayTo Barb and Family; We were so very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He fought a hard battle and will be missed by all who knew him. You are so lucky to have such a devoted family who, I am sure, will give you much love and support in the days ahead
Larry & Lee KummerA GREAT MAN with a big heart and always a friendly smile. MAY HE REST IN PEACE!!
Peter GrevenOur condolences to Barb and the kids. Uncle BooBoo will always hold a special spot for me. He was an incredible teddy bear of a man.
Jason, Deanne Olivia and Owen Sharpe To Tammy, Shawn and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad Tammy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this difficult time. Always cherish the loving memories you have with your dad/Poppy.
Samantha & Brad TurnerDear DadZ, I will never be able to thank you and Momz for the influence you both had on my life growing up. You were both my second parents. I’m heart broken that dadz has passed. Thank you for the endless love you both gave to me. I will cherish my memories of Mr. Zubick, from a bear story that peed on my arm, to convincing me the sun rose and set on the same side in Mexico, make belief shark nets, eels, aliens, endless jokes, trumpets playing at dawn before church, and so much love. How fortunate am I to have been part of this loving family? I will carry these memories with me for life. MomZ, Tam, Ben, Sarah and Kris and your own families I am thinking of you and mourning your loss. Please know that I carry you all in my heart. Love Sam
Teresa Nichol (Jennings)Words can not express the sadness I feel for all of you. Bruce was an amazing man. He had an infectious smile and laugh. He loved his family dearly. I loved spending time with Tammy and her family when I was younger. Barb and Bruce were great parents. Know I am thinking of you all and sending you all hugs and my love. May he Rest In Peace and be your forever angel.
Mark Enns and Linda Armstrong Dear Barb and family, We are heart broken to hear of the passing of Bruce. So many wonderful memories of Bruce with his NHB ‘send offs’ at the Saunders parking lot. And of course, the big hugs and smiles upon your return. Please know you are in our hearts during this very difficult time. May peace be with you.
Pam & Dave DenOudenWe were so saddened by the passing of such an amazing man, friend and awesome dad and husband. Barb our heart goes out to you and all the kids and grandkids. Our condolences.♥️ He will greatly be missed by many. May God give comfort and peace during this time of Sadness. Heaven gained a really great angel today. ♥️ Yes he will be dancing up there too. We love you guys xoxo
Tom LobelBruce and I shared a lot of laughs over many years. My deepest sympathies to the Zubick family, a family that I deeply respect.
Donna TurnerBarb, my prayers go out to you and your family. Bruce was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed . I will always remember his smile and kindness May he rest in Peace
Howard ShermanBruce did have a great sense of humor and a good way about him. His smile was infectious. But there was much more to him. The whole Zubick clan carries a very special legacy. One started by his parents. They stood for loyalty, responsibility, and respect of one’s fellow man. Bruce lived up to all of those virtues. To his wife, you should be very proud of all that you and Bruce accomplished. May he now rest in the peace he so justly deserves.
Don OrrSo very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Deep condolences to the whole family.
Kyle Giesbrecht My deepest condolences guys, Bruce was such an incredible role model and inspiration. So much to celebrate about his life here on Earth. I can’t not image the pain or lose you are experiencing but I’m sending you my angles and asked them to wrap you in their wings and comfort you during this time. Love Kyle Giesbrecht
Taz and JimWe will miss seeing Bruce and the Zubick's "pickle jar" every year at the FM96 Radiothon for Children's Hospital. He was a kind and generous man when it came to supporting the community. We are glad that we had the opportunity to share some early morning laughs with him. Sending love to all Bruce's friends and family. -Taz and Jim
Jonathan RossOur sincere condolences to the Zubick family. I was shocked to hear about Bruce. He was a great man whom I enjoyed many conversations with over the years. We will miss him
Gladys and Bob Barb and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Always remember the fun times with him either playing cards, vacationing, working or just hanging around. Sending you hugs and sympathy
Mark D'SouzaI will miss Bruce dearly. He was a great man and I thank him for all the wonderful memories we shared. My deepest condolences to the whole Zubick family. Rest in Peace my friend.
Hank and Clara WoudenbergDear Barb and family We were saddened to hear that Bruce passed away.We have many fond memories of sharing time with all of you..Bruce was always upbeat and had lots of memorable stories that would make us laugh.He was a wonderful friend to spend time with on visits.May God comfort all of you at this sad time.Hank and Clara
Jose P JosephOur deepest condolences to the Zubick family. Have met Bruce on many occasions and his son Ben is a close friend, May God grant the family peace and hope to meet him again on that blissful shore!
Marilyn NormanDear Barb, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Bruce's passing and so very sorry for your loss. For such a close and loving family, this loss will be deeply felt. May the love of family and friends and the rich memories you have shared together help to support and sustain you through the difficult days ahead. My sincere condolences.
Pauline den OudenBarb and family. Please accept my deepest condolences with the passing of Bruce. What a vibrant well loved man! I will always remember him with a smile on his face and a mischievous glint in his eye! Barb may you and your family be surrounded by love and peace. Gone but never forgotten. Bruce touched many a life and will be remembered fondly. Much love to you and yours. pauline
Thomas JoyesDeepest Sympathy on your loss...Bruce was a really solid guy and he will be missed. Condolences from Aylmer & Verna Joyes, Tom Joyes, Bill Joyes and Virginia Joyes and their staff at Secondary Resources (Perth) Ltd. May he be at peace.
Tom and Hope Our deepest sympathy,to all his family. We will miss his smiling face and friendly hugs forever. He was a great father, husband,and friend and will be miss and loved by all . Love and best wishes from all the Sullivan s
Helga and Leo BenoitWe are so saddened by Bruce’s passing . May all the love shown to you by family , friends and business associates , provide you with warmth and comfort . You have a wonderful family that you and Bruce created ,and may this help to provide all of you with support . I’m a call away , anytime . We love you Zubick family
John BertlingWishing to extend my deepest condolences to The Zubick Family on the passing of Bruce. The world has lost a true gentlemen and friend. His smiling face, his jokes and great conversation will be greatly missed. Rest in piece my friend.
Betty Anne YounkerDear Barb and family, On behalf of the New Horizons Band in the Don Wright Faculty of Music (Western) I send our deepest condolences. Bruce was a huge supporter of your music making and from reading the obituary, of his family at large. Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time. May the memories provide some comfort over the next weeks and months. Betty Anne (Younker), Dean, Don Wright Faculty of Music.
Tim MaddoxWe are all so sad to hear of the loss of Bruce. Bruce has helped us grow our business through the years. Bruce was such a fair, honest and kind hearted man. Whenever we dealt with Bruce it was always a great experience and always had a short but meaningful chat. All of us at Snowline Sports and the Maddox family are thinking of the Zubick Family and all of the staff at Zubicks during this tough time. We will miss you Bruce, - Tim.
George ‘ Renee Watson Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories, as you try to get through this terrible time. Bruce was such a kind, loving family man. He will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to all. 💕
Brandon HaasenVery sorry to hear about Bruce. The world lost an incredible man. Our deepest condolences from everyone here at Blue-Con Construction. We are thinking of Bruce's family during these tough times.
Harold and Rayella GoldblattBruce was a gift. Like a rare diamond that was so beautiful and precious. Whenever you were with Bruce, he made you feel happy loved and appreciated. When you spoke to Bruce, he listened in such a meaningful and special way. In a way that made you feel that your even word had importance and value. Bruce was the dearest of friends, like a brother. He will be missed and will always be in our hearts. Love, Rayella and Harold
Mary MartinSincere sympathy to all the Zubick family
Donna Morgenroth and Ken brownBarb we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Bruce. He was always there to cheer us on our way for the NHB trips and to welcome us home. May your memories and the love he leaves behind sustain you in these difficult times. You were lucky to have shared 47 years together.
Art and Martha VanderMeulenWe are saddened at the loss of Bruce. He was a wonderful friend! Barb, your children and grandchildren, George and Jill, and the rest of your large and loving family, we pray for God to wrap His loving arms around you and give you His peace! Bruce will be missed, no doubt. But, you will have many wonderful memories and great stories to share! Love you all!!
James D WilsonMy deepest condolences, gone way too soon
Scott FortnumSuch a fine gentleman with such a wonderful impact on our community. A great loss for his family and for anyone who had the benefit of knowing him. Barb and family, I am so very sorry and am afraid that words simply aren’t enough.
Rob&Lynne LivingstoneBarb and family we are so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Our deepest condolences.
Bill BradyA profound loss to his community, profession and to so many of us who knew who this gentle, generous and caring man really was. I am blessed because he was my friend. To all the family I extend my condolences and know that we can take comfort from the legacy he has left for all of us.
Michelle Campbell and Steve GarrisonBruce Zubick was one of the finest people we ever knew - what a privilege and blessing it was to have his friendship. We know the loss for Barb, Tammy, Ben, Sarah, Krista, their spouses and children, and the extended Zubick family, is unimaginable. Sending you all our love and support, and hope that the outpouring of love for you and for Bruce will comfort you now and in the days ahead. Bruce was a quiet man, but with a very large presence .. and an even larger heart. He will be incredibly missed. Michelle & Steve
Deb ComuzziDear Zubick Family, I just learned of Bruce's passing and this profound loss for everyone who knew him. Bruce was the most decent human to walk the earth and treated everyone with supreme decency and respect, no matter the path you walk in life. We called him the most huggable Teddy Bear - his generosity was unparalleled and genuine because he cared deeply about people who were in pain. It was a life privilege to have called Bruce a mentor and friend. Barb, Tammy, Ben, Sarah, Krista, spouses, grandchildren and the entire Zubick extended family, my prayers are with each of you. I hope the amazing life memories will be close in each of your hearts in these coming days and weeks ahead in hopes they will bring comfort. Bruce is in heaven and has his arms wrapped tightly around all of you. With deepest sympathy, Deb
Mike BaylissMy condolences to the family of Bruce Zubick. Good man. I knew Bruce for many years from dealing with him and his family at Zubick Scrap Metals. My deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. Mike.
Steven ForthDear Barb and family, Martha and I are just so sorry for your loss. Bruce was always one of my favourite people to talk with at church. Always happy to share a story or just kabitz about the goings on in life. We would have a good laugh and carry on till the next time. We will miss that big warm smile and waving arm every time we came into the parking lot or as we left. We are so glad to have known him and we pray for your comfort and peace in the days ahead. Bruce is already enjoying his eternal reward, and that makes me smile. May God turn your sorrow into joy.
John RobinsonSorry very sorry for your loss he was a very good man
Kelly Farmer (Corkum)Barb and family: So sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce on Easter Monday. I know Mom and Dad have very fond memories of Bruce and your family when your kids were growing up as next door neighbour's in Dorchester when you resided there. They loved having a chat or good laugh with Bruce whether in the driveway or through a fence. Anytime I visited home and saw Bruce, he was always so welcoming and always came over with that big smile of his to say hello. He will be sorely missed. Embrace your family and his memories. From all of our family to yours our since condolences. Hugs!
Michael ShermanMy Deepest Sympathy to Barb and Family Bruce was a Gentle .Giaat. He always had. a smile on his face. He was a kind and Generous man. He loved his family a lot . I called bim Uncle Bruce. He will be sadly missed by many in the industry.
Zhan "BO" Zhang My sincere condolence to the Zubick family.  Bruce was a great man, always had a smile on face, was very knowledgeable, respectful  and very humble.  He  is  a true gentleman. one of the finest in our industry. I enjoyed many conversations with him over the years.   May He Rest In Peace !
Pam HooverI have found memories of Barb, Bruce, Tammy, Ben, Sarah and Krista having taught you four in Kindergarten. Your Dad was such a nice man and great father. He is one of very few Dads who ever came for parent/teacher interviews for Kindergarten students. Such a tribute that he stood with your Mom to support each of you. Your Mom and Dad were always supportive of the school and teachers. My heartfelt condolences to you all.
eleanor schnallDear Barb, Jill and Family I was so sorry to see this sad news about Bruce. My sincerest condolences. Eleanor, your NHB friend.
Coreen and Phil GerantonisBarb our sincere condolences to you and your family. We were so very sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. We will always reflect on the brief time we shared in Antigua with fond memories. Our deepest sympathies, Coreen and Phil.
Sheila WalkerSuch a great loss. My sincere condolences to the whole family.
Ralph PagliusoI am so very sorry to learn of the passing of a wonderful man! Although our association was through business, Bruce left his mark and was a pleasure to be with. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace. Ralph, Redhill Equipment
Debbie Buck Dear Barb & family, Sincere condolences on the passing of Bruce. We were neighbours of the Zubick family (The Gale family) when they lived on Highbury Avenue. I remember many happy times with the Zubick family. Mrs Zubick & my mother shared a hospital room when Bruce & I were born. I always remember Bruce as having a wonderful sense of humour. Debbie Buck (nee Gale)
Larry & Pat ShoebottomDear Barb and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bruce and I were Cub leaders together and he was very devoted to providing an excellent program while keeping it fun for the boys and leaders. I remember one camping trip when I found a bag of skunk cabbage tucked under the back of my tent and although he didn't admit to it I could tell from his giggle that Bruce put it there in fun. He will surely be missed by many. Pat
Dale Hoose 1st Strathroy ScoutsI knew Bruce during his time in Scouting and also from my many visits to the family firm to redeem pop cans on behalf of our Scout Troop. His smile and the twinkle in his eye will be missed! Our condolences to the family.
Susan GaleBrucie....I remember you fondly. Skating on the pond as children, spending time at the Zubick home on Highbury. My condolences to the Zubick family. A tragic loss and far too soon. Rest In Peace.
Philip HartA great pleasure having first met Bruce at our business on Oxford St. with his attentive personable approach , offering his business services and there to help our recycling needs while leaving a thoughful gift and a great impression. Left us young but he lives on in glory
Back to Bolivia Mission TeamOur mission team has been bringing our crushed aluminum pop cans to Zubick's since 2005. We have always been impressed by the courteous, efficient and helpful staff , not to mention the extra support they have given to our mission projects in Bolivia. We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family for your tremendous loss. May God grant you Peace and Comfort.
Carol MacleanTo George and Jill Zubick and family...my condolences on the loss of your brother Bruce...I used 3 doors down from you on Gordon Ave
Greg ZehrVery sad to hear of Bruce's passing. I will always remember our early Wednesday morning conversations. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
Darryl and Lynn WhitworthDear Barb, Tammy, Sarah, Krista, Ben & families, We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was an amazing guy..very proud Dad & Grandpa... Great sense of humor & heck of a dancer.... He will be missed by so many...💙 We both wanted to attend visitation but couldn't...so sorry. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time and we'll be watching the service tomorrow. Hold tight to your many beautiful memories. Love to you all.
Bonnie Spencer-BeerDear Ruth & Norm and the rest of the Zubic family. I am at a loss for words to read the obituary in the newspaper and then to now read the wonderful words expressed by friends in this section. I understand what a wonderful person he was and that he was loved by so many people. I went to Sir Adam Beck when most of the Zubic kids went there, and I can picture all of you. So please accept my condolences and know they come from my heart.
Rob and Jeanette ElliottTo Barb, your children and grandchildren, and the extended Zubick family, we were so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. He was a rare good man with a big heart, and one of the best bosses I've had the chance to work for. He cared deeply about his employees, his community, and especially his family. We will miss his big smile, his hearty laugh, his sense of humor and endless stories. May your treasured memories, and the love and support of friends and family comfort you during this difficult time.
Doug and Ursula TowlerDear George and Jill: Our Prayers and Thoughts are with You and all of the Zubick Family, through this trying time. GOD Comfort and Bless you all at this time.
JR and SheilaOur thoughts are with the family during this time. Bruce and I had many early mornings talking over coffee. He always stopped to say hello while he was on his morning walkabout and always with a smile. May memories comfort you and your family.
John and Lois NagataTo Barb and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on Bruce's Passing. We know you will cherish your memories and be supported by your wonderful cohesive family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John and Lois
Tony &Josie Ambrogio Our most sincere condolences for your loss
Tony Ambrogio & the Hair Fantasy teamso Sorry for your loss.
Jeff and Kristine JongepierBarb and family, our condolences to you at this time. We are blessed to have known Bruce and will always remember his gentle way and humour; you could always count on leaving with a laugh and a smile on your face after a conversation or encounter with Bruce.
Darlene TrotmanSo sorry for your loss
Catherine Elliot ShawI was sorry to learn of Mr. Zubick's passing. Many years ago, he kindly provided metal for a unique project at Western University which brought together blended teams of Visual Arts and Engineering students to design custom bicycle racks. The racks, located all over campus, are still in use today. Our sincere condolences to the Zubick family. Catherine Elliot Shaw Acting Director McIntosh Gallery, Western University
Keith FinniganVery surprised and saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing,my condolences go out to your family.I worked with Bruce on a number of projects and appreciated his intellect ,fairness and sense of humour.It was a pleasure to work with him and his extended family-a quality gentleman.He will be missed.
Ernie Powell & FamilySo very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Our deepest sympathies to the Zubick family.
Lyn IbsonWorking with Bruce was a privilege and an inspiration. He was a blessing to our entire community. Wishing solace and fond remembrances to all of the Zubick family, and to all who loved him. "A blessing is not a blessing until it is shared."
1st Strathroy Scout GroupThe 1st Strathroy Scout Group has been bringing scrap metal and pop cans into Zubick's for eight years now, as a fund raiser for group activities and equipment. We are always looked after by respectful, cheerful and friendly Zubick's staff. Happy staff of any business are a reflection of the people running the place and in reading the comments here, about Bruce, it is plain to see why John Zubick Ltd. has such great staff. I have had the pleasure of several short conversations with Bruce over the years, as we conducted our scrap metal business; he exuded friendliness, and I was interested to hear of his own past experience with scouting. It is obvious, by the many comments, he was a person who didn't hold back from being involved, when he saw a need. The community was a better place because of Bruce. Our sincere condolences to the Zubick family and the Zubick's staff. Scouter Ian Johnston
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