It is with sad hearts that the family of the late Bruce Peach of Caledonia, Queens County, announces his passing. Bruce passed peacefully on Feb 3rd in Queens General Hospital, at the age of 79, with his daughter by his side.
Bruce leaves to mourn his daughter Denise (John) of Hebbville, granddaughter Lily, son Melvin (Nikki) of St. John’s, Newfoundland, grandson Kyle, his partner Carolyn Conrad of Caledonia, his sister Dianne (Theodore), South Brookfield, brother Harlen, Bridgewater as well as a large circle of extended family and friends.
Bruce was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn, parents in law, Bernard and Lois Chute, mother, Reta Peach, brother, Atley Peach and nephew, David Peach.
Bruce believed in hard work, and took great pride in everything he did. He spent his entire career operating heavy machinery which he did for many years for Willis Forrest at the mill in Caledonia prior to joining the Region of Queens, where he worked until retirement. His strong work ethic was more than admirable and made him a very valued employee.
Those who knew Bruce, appreciated his zest for life. His positive energy, contagious laugh and ability to strike up a conversation with anyone are only a few of his memorable traits. Upon retirement, Bruce kept himself busy everyday and didn’t believe in idle time. He enjoyed bluegrass and other music events, playing cards with friends, going to yard sales and spending time with family and friends at various social and family events.
Bruce was very involved with the local community, particularly with the North Queens Fire Association in his younger years and most recently with the Queens County exhibition. He spent many hours at the exhibition grounds helping with whatever needed to be done. His generous nature and desire to help the community gave him pleasure.
Bruce was devoted to his family and was never more than a phone call away. He was particularly fond of his granddaughter Lily and made sure she knew she could always count on Grampy.
Over the past two years, health issues started to limit Bruce’s physical ability but he was never one to complain. He was on the go as much as possible and when asked how he was feeling, he was always “A1.”
Due to his physical and cognitive decline, Bruce spent the last four months of his life at Queens General Hospital. The care he received from the healthcare team on the medical unit was exceptional. Even though he could no longer be at home, his care was personalized and he was made to feel like family. There were many middle of the night bologna sandwiches enjoyed!
Despite the sadness we currently feel, the memories we have of Bruce and his boisterous, larger than life personality will live on forever.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at Bruce’s request. No flowers or donations in Bruce’s memory. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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I will certainly miss our chats when I walked by his house or his big smile and wave when I drove by. He was a great neighbour. Thinking of you all.
Carolyn,Dianne,Harlen and families:So very sorry to read of Bruce’s passing.I always enjoyed our many chats and had many good laughs.My sincere condolences to all Bruce’s family.
Tom and Sheila Sheppard
So sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. We knew him and liked him. He was such a character and such a fixture here in Caledonia. Our condolences.
I am so sorry for your loss, he and my late husband were good friends and shared many good stories. Rest easy Bruce.
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My heart goes out to his family, friends and loved ones during this sad time. RIP Bruce.
Sandra and Ronnie Ellis
Ronnie and I are so sorry to be reading of Bruce’s passing. Always loved having chats with him. Bruce always knew you and always had a story to tell. Ronnie worked with Bruce for a few years and said there was never a dull moment. Sympathy to Denise and Melvin and the rest of the family. R.I.P. Bruce.
Denise and family ..so sorry to hear of Bruce passing . always will remember his smile and good nature ..we were friend back when I grew up in Greenfield . he will be missed .our prayers and thoughts are with you .R.I.P.
Dear Denise and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad..thinking of you in the days ahead…take care ❤️
Raymond &Elaine Kempton
Condolences to Denise, Lily &family at this sad time. Cherish your memories.
To Bruce`s family and friends,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Had many good laughs with Bruce. May he rest in peace. God Bless
Watson and Bonnie Forrest
So sorry to hear about Bruce.Aways took the time to speak to us whenever we saw him .Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Denise and Lily, my heart is with you both!
So sorry to hear, condolences to Bruce’s family and friends.
To Bruce”s family
Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.
I knew Bruce many years ago.
So sorry for your loss, I know especially Denise and Lily will miss him so much. ,
he will leave a big hole in your lives.
Gwendolyn "GG" Geddes
Sending thoughts of love and kindness Denise, Lily and family.
Your Dad | GrandDad was an amazing spirit.
He knew how to love and to love life.
Sad for your physical loss ~ Joyful for. your treasured memories.
Take good care ~ GG
Sorry for your loss. Bruce was a friend of my late husband Philip. He always enjoyed talking to him.
Terry &Sheila DeLong
Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He always kept an eye on my grandparents across the road (Jim & Ada Rawding).He was always laughing & didn’t meet anyone he didn’t know. Bless all of you.
Vaughn & Kathy Rawding
So sorry to hear this, we always had a great chat & a few laughs when walking by his home. Thinking of you all at this sad difficult time.
Sorry to read of Bruce’s passing. He always had a great laugh and a little joke when you saw him, also a big wave. My condolences to all.
David whynott of mersey point
Denise,Melvin and all of Bruce’s family this is very sad news to hear. I haven’t seen him for a while but years gone buy we were always agrivating each other to get a few laughs.Bruce was one of my first customers in the car business and he always like to push me to the limit and then we would laugh about it.
He was truly a great guy and I will think of him often we are only a year different in age he would say ” your your just a kid yet and give a laugh. My deepest regrets for your loss.” Rest easy Bruce”
Max &Myra Holdright
Denise, Lily ,Kyle ,and Melvin and family,Max and I offer you all our deepest sympathy.
We had many great games of cards and loads of laughs.
May he rest easy now
Max and Myra
Gary and Toddy Mansfield
We are sorry to hear of Bruce ‘s passing . Our thoughts and Prayers to all his loved ones .
Ronnie and Velda Forrest
So sorry to hear of Bruces passing. Remember the good times. And knowing Bruce there were many.
My sincere condolences to Denise and Family. Your dad was such a great guy he will be missed and never forgotten. Also sincere condolences to Carolyn Conrad and Family he loved all of you. So many good times and laughter when Bruce was with you all.
My deepest condolences to family and friends of Bruce’s.
My sincere condolences to Bruce’s family, I am sorry to hear of his passing. May you find comfort in the memories you have shared over the years.
Leigh and Catherine Merry
Sending our condolences to you all. Bruce always had time to talk wherever you saw him .He will certainly be missed ,
Denise and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss and thinking of you at this difficult time.
So sorry Denise and Melvin to hear of your dad’s passing. During my time living with the Seldon’s I lived across from Bruce, Carolyn, Denise and Melvin-they were great neighbours to us. RIP Bruce.
Tony and Valerie Mailman
To all of Bruce’s family
Our sincere condolences to you all. I personally did not know Bruce but Tony did and said what a good and friendly guy he was. I’m sure he will be missed by all his family and friends and he’ll be missed in the community.
Hubert & Patricia Stokes
Denise so sorry to hear of your father’s passing, all our best to you, lily and your family.
Sorry to read that your Dad passed away Denise
Sincere sympathy to you Denise , Lily and family .
Just remember the memories of your Dad . It will help with the pain .
Our Sincere condolences on the passing of Bruce
Patsy and Arthur Conrad
To the Peach Family,so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing.i worked with him at exhibition and have known for ever.Cherish all the happy memories and i know there are many.R.I.P. Bruce,Patsy & Arthur Conrad
Dennis & Sharon Wills
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and we know that he will have many stories to tell in heaven. He was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him. We will miss his stories and his big smile.
So sorry for your loss Denise and family
Sorry to here Bruce passing sending my condolance to all his family
so sorry to here of Bruces passing thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends
Always larger than life, Bruce will be well remembered by his many friends.
Sorry to hear R.I.P. Bruce.
Sorry for the loss of your dad, may your memories of the good times give you and your family peace and comfort, Take care.
Doug and Edith Crouse
Denise and Melvin and families so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing , our sincere condolences .
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much Bruce enjoyed his years with you as his partner. My trips through Caledonia will never be the same without his presence outside working around his house.
Denise, Melvin and the rest of the family – my deepest condolences.
Wanda and John Baron Of Charleston NS
Denise I’m sending you and Bruce’s family and friends my heartfelt condolences on your devastating loss. Keep your precious memories close to your heart. Your Dad may be gone from your presence but he will live on in your heart.
I will be thinking of you in your time of initial grief and praying you eill find peace and comfort surrounded are your family and friends. I know how you feel. When my parents passed and I became an orphan it was life-changing.. take the lessons that your dad taught you and live your life to the fullest to make him proud.
Very Sorry for your loss Denise. I always enjoyed talking with Bruce at the Landfill when I worked for Cat and his knife exchanges. Not sure who won the trades but I still have a couple of the crooked knives he traded and will fondly remember Bruce when I use them.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
To all Bruce’s Family, we are very sorry for your loss. He was a great Friend to Everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the memories
Denise and Lilly
I am so sorry to read of your father’s passing.. I know U will both miss
Him a lot.
Diane, and all of Bruce,s family
Very sorry to learn of Bruce,s passing. Always smiling, whitty and full of interest in the community.
Murray often tell stories about happenings and good times when He and Bruce worked at the mill for Willis Forrest.
With our sincerest condolence to all.
Glen and Murray DeMond
Doreen and John Holdright
He will certainly be missed at the Exhibition events by our members and Directors. He was a wealth of knowledge for us. On a personal note I wish my best for the Family and friends who will miss him as much as I will.
Ruth Anne Zwicker & Kevin Cole
Denise, we were sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you and Lily. Take care.
Sorry to hear of Bruce passing he will be missed by all who knew him.My condolence to his family
Wilma and Tom Shupe
We were so sorry to hear of Bruce passing. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.Sending condolences to you all.
Bruce and Sylvia Fancy
To Bruce’s family and many friends.
Bruce and I send our deepest sympathy.
To Bruce– Thank You for being our friend. Rest in peace.
Judi and Bill
Bruce and Carolyn were our neighbors on Boehner St. and later in Caledonia and we had lots of good times together. Sincere condolences to Denise, Melvin and families, the Peach family and Carolyn and her family. It’s hard to say goodbye to people who have contributed so much to their community. They are never forgotten.
Denise so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing my sincere condolences.
I am sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends.