Frank Bruce – Suddenly at home on October 16, 2022 at the age of 70. Predeceased by his wife Eleanor, his father George, his mother Hilma, and his in-laws Ruth and Doug Guild. He will be greatly missed by his children Paul Frank (Cheryl) and Catherine Walker (Mike), his siblings Peter Frank (Jadzia) and Cindy Caldwell (Paul), as well as Paul Guild (Inta) and Nancy Bendall (Ian) and numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce had a long career as University Secretariat at McMaster University prior to his retirement in 2012. Born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Bruce came to Hamilton in the early 1970s to pursue his PhD in history at McMaster. He met Eleanor and they raised their family in Dundas, always sure to return to Wolfville every year to spend 2 weeks at the beach. Friends will be received by the family on Friday evening from 7-9 at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where the Funeral Service will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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I’m so sorry about Bruce. He’s my 1st cousin on my dad’s side. My sincere condolences to the family and his friends.
To the Bruce Family ( Catherine Walker) I am very sorry for your loss and I hope the days ahead become brighter. Times like this are never easy and I pray for all of you.
My condolences to Catherine and Paul, and the Frank family. Bruce was a kind man and a wonderful boss. I also remember his fine baking skills!
Dear Frank family, sorry for your loss of Bruce. Bruce and Eleanor would pass our home on Turnbull Road while walking Digby most mornings and we would chat – they were a lovely couple. On October 12, 2022 Bruce had a car accident near our home and was quite shook-up and I asked Bruce “do you need me to do anything” he replied “you can get me a good strong drink.” Later that afternoon, I stopped at his home and said, “come on Bruce, let’s go and have a nice beer on my deck and look at the beautiful Fall Colours”. Bruce said, “Colin I will have a beer later with you as I feel a bit off at the moment”. We will remember and toast the nice memories of Bruce, Eleanor and Digby each Fall while looking at the Fall Colours…Colin and Eva.
Our sincere condolences to the Frank family on the loss of Bruce so soon upon the heels of losing Eleanor. Such a lovely sweet couple. We only knew them as neighbours and they will be very missed on our little court. We hope that time will lessen the sadness and bring fond memories to the fore.
We were very saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was such a wonderful friend and companion to our cousin Ellie, and we will remember most especially his wicked and hilarious sense of humour. Catherine and Paul, you will be in our prayers in the days ahead as you mourn your dear Dad.
Ted and Cathie Cossitt
I offer my heartfelt condolences to Bruce’s family and friends. I was very, very saddened to receive this news this evening. Bruce was such a good and generous mentor to me when I worked for him in the University Secretariat at McMaster. I continue to be grateful for that and I think of him often in my current role. I, too, remember the outstanding baking and his humour, which I appreciated.
Paul, Catherine and family, we are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s sudden passing. There are many fond memories of summers past at Evangeline Beach at your Granny & Bumpie’s cottage. I always looked forward to seeing family from Ontario each summer. Sending our condolences to you all.
Kathy (Power), Robert, Cassidy and Benjamin Klein
My deepest sympathies to the Frank family. I knew Bruce from his work at McMaster and I have a mental image of him at his desk, pencil in hand, as he reviewed and edited materials for the Senate. I will always remember his dry sense of humour!
We are so sorry for the loss of your loss. Bruce was a wonderful neighbour and friend and will be sorely missed. We have made a memorial to a Dundas charity in his honour.
We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a wonderful person and neighbour…so thoughtful. He had such a unique sense of humour….we loved it. He will be sorely missed.