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Donald Edwin (Don) Bruce


Able Seaman, Radioman, 10425-H, RCN


Born: 22 Jun 1931, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Died: 08 Nov 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia


BRUCE, Donald Edwin (Don) - Former resident of Glen Haven, Eastern Passage, and Lake Echo, and for the past 7 years, Veterans Memorial Hospital. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our wonderful Father, Husband, Brother, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather on November 8th, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Veterans Hospital. Born June 22, 1931 in Charlottetown, PEI., Don was the son of the late Harold and Loretta (Brydges) Bruce. Donís career was in serving others and started in the Navy where he fought in the Korean War, and was a member of the Cape Scott that travelled to Easter Island on a Medical Expedition in 1963-64. Don finished his career working as an advisor and councillor with Employment and Immigration Canada. Don was a very avid athlete, played all sports, and later was a coach and organizer. Don was instrumental in organizing the Three Villages Recreation Association in St. Margaretís Bay in the 1960ís and organized the building of the Glen Haven Ball Field on Old Halifax Road in Glen Haven. Don ran for community councillor in St. Margaretís Bay in the early 70ís because of his great affinity for participating and being involved. Don was a member of the Free Masonís and a member of the Masonic Hall. Don was very active in his Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he served as Stake Patriarch, as well as Regional Financial Auditor. Devoted to others his whole life and was always available to lend an ear and help whenever he could. Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife Rose (Douglas), Sons, Harold (Hal), (Lynne), Gary (Roma), Donnie (Valerie), Curtis (Maureen), Brian (Danielle), Charles, Eddie, Dennis (Heather), and Daughters, Hilary (Steve) McCarron, Paula Bainbridge and Sister, Lorna Tawil. 30 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. Don was predeceased by Son Paul (Julie) and Daughter Anita, Brothers Byron (June) and Blair (Bertha). Memorial service will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Cole Harbour Chapel, 44 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth, with reception after in Cultural Hall, on Saturday, November 11th, at 1:00PM. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer Society Of Nova Scotia.


Ships served in:

HMCS CAPE SCOTT - Served in Cape Scott for the Easter Island Expedition in 1963-64



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