Robert Donald  Bruce
Celebration of Life

Friday, January 3rd from 2-5 pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre Cobourg

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Robert Donald Bruce

January 27, 1932 - December 28, 2019

Peacefully at the Port Hope Extendicare surrounded by the love of his family on December 28th, 2019 in his 88th year, Robert was called home to join his wife Marlene (nee Mark). Bob served his country in the Army for 32 years. He was a Korean War Veteran, and spent time in Germany, Egypt, and various other parts of the world for Peace Keeping Tours. Bob was a man of few words but spoke proudly of the time he spent serving our country. Bob’s caring, patience and humour will live on in the hearts of his children; Sharon Stanton (Brian), Carol Scott (Steve), Barry Bruce (Michelle), Garry Bruce (Sharon) and Brian Bruce (Nancy). Grandpa Bob was a wonderful and loving grandfather to Adam Scott (Jamie), Ashley Brown, Courtney Jeske (Ander), Kristen Bennoit (Isaac), Rebecca Aspinall (Brad), Kayla Unger (Carl), Justin Bruce (Tara), Chantal Bruce, Darcy Bruce (Adam), Nick Bruce, Kathleen Ens (Zac), Jason Bruce, and Joshua Bruce. Great Grandpa Bob will be missed by his 13 great grandchildren. Bob will also be missed by his caregiver and friend Amanda Teixeira (and family). She cared for Bob and provided support to him and our family in a way that words cannot describe. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 2 to 5 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at Port Hope Extendicare for their kindness and compassion. A special thank you to Dr. Mark Essak for his dedication and support. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation to Community Care Northumberland-Ed’s House or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.

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Tammy Brown - January 16, 2020

Sorry for the loss of this Amazing man, I got to know Robert while working at Cobourg Retirement. I was the breakfast lady ???? I love Robert's sweet smile . He was so loved specially by Amanda and her family, I seen then almost Daily. Very well loved man. R.I.P Robert xoxo

Craig Adams - January 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Barry & Garry and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Craig Adams.

Catherine and Tim Irwin - January 13, 2020

We just heard the news. Our deepest condolences to the family. Marlene and Bob were two of a kind. I was lucky enough to have them babysit my oldest daughter.Rest in Peace Mr. Bruce, you are now with Marlene.Kindest regards and sympathy

Sean and Jean Thomas - January 3, 2020

Sorry for your loss Brian and Nancy.

Ken & Dorothy Way - January 3, 2020

We were sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Both Bob and Marlene were our friends and good neighbours and always took time to wave to us across the road. We often think of them sitting on the front porch listening to the ballgames. They will be missed.

Kim and Ken Collicott - January 2, 2020

We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We will always remember our trip to Vancouver with him with fond memories?? Gofd Bless you all. Kim and Ken

Joan & Don Diminie & Family - January 2, 2020

We were saddened to learn of Bob passing on. Recalling the great old hockey days, we all had lots of good hockey games to enjoy. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Ken & Dorothy Way - December 31, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Care Northumberland (Ed's House)

Blaine and Lynda Daring - December 30, 2019

Sorry to hear about Bob , he was a nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

Jessica and Brandon Drover - December 30, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Care Northumberland (Ed's House)

George & Marylou Taylor - December 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Liz McCaughey - December 30, 2019

Thinking of you at this sad time.May your memories sustain you.Best.Liz

Jayne Dennis - December 29, 2019

he was a great guy ...always a quiet smile and brief chat ..(and a chocolate or two)hung out with him - both at Cobourg Retirement and at Extendicare...Jaynepsw