Brenda Louise Bruce

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Brenda Louise Bruce

March 26, 1939 - March 13, 2021

Peacefully, with her family by her side, Brenda passed away at the Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, on Saturday March 13, 2021 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Donald for 55 years. Loving mother of Donna Matsushita and Mary Ann Cobb (Michael). Proud grandmother of Kathryn, Daniel and Nathan. Dear sister of Nora Lea Benson (Richard), John Flegg (Lynda) and the late William Flegg. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Myeloma Research Bloom Chair (https://myelomatoronto.ca/donations.html) or Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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Alma Draper - April 8, 2021

To Brenda's family. Brenda participated and looked forward to, lunch at the Best Western to celebrate the birthdays of all ladies in Northumberland County who were born in 1939. Although I did not know her well, her smile and appreciation of being invited to the party is what came to mind when I read that she had passed away. Condolences to the family. Alma Draper

Bill & Janel - April 3, 2021

Don, Donna, Mary Ann and family. I was so sad and heart broken to hear about Brenda. One of my moms dearest friends. Your family were such dear friends. Brenda was the warmest, sweet, kind, lovely lady and her smile was incredible! Please know are thoughts & prayers are with you. We think of you often. Take care. Hugs to all of you. .

Gamey & Mary Lycett - March 30, 2021

Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. She was a lovely, kind person. Always had a smile. Enjoyed our years of square dancing with you both.

Jennifer and Kelvin - March 30, 2021

Dear Don, Mary Ann and Donna, sending our sincerest condolences. We are so heartbroken that Brenda passed away. We couldn't see her very often because COVID-19. We know very well your family couldn't spend much time with her either. She always gave us a warm smile like a mom and a warm heart. We are so grateful to her. Our thoughts are with your family. Don, please take good care of yourself and stay healthy. We are always here for you. Sending big hugs and love.

SakuraSushiCobourg - March 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Bill and Andrea Spencer - March 28, 2021

Don, Mary Ann, Donna and extended family, we are very sorry to hear we have lost Brenda. I enjoy your visits when you share memories of the decades long prosperous marriage that followed your short courtship with Brenda, after meeting at GM's North Main Office in Oshawa, Don! Looking forward to seeing you and sharing more, soonest possible. You have been a tireless advocate and caregiver during difficult times.

John and Lynda Flegg - March 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Princess Margaret Myeloma Research Fund

Kathleen Bohaychuk - March 27, 2021

Dear Uncle Don, Donna, and Mary Ann, Sending love and light to you all today and in the days to come. What a blessing to be able to join together virtually today to celebrate and honor Auntie Bren. Hugs and love to you all, Kathleen, Brent, Sam, Sonora, and Zoe

Zoë and Joel - March 27, 2021

Sending all our love across the mountains.

John Benson - March 27, 2021

To Uncle Don, Donna, and Mary Ann, Wishing that we could all be together during this sad time. We will be with you in spirit at today’s service to celebrate the life of dear Auntie Brenda, and to remember her kindness, her courage, and her beautiful smile. With love from John, Kelly, and Grant

Richard & Carol Walli - March 25, 2021

Don, I am sorry that this is so late. I have had computer problems. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. After you left Oshawa, we certainly lost contact. We hope that this Covid thing is not affecting you too much more. Lets get together when things open up. Our thought are with you always. Carol & Dick

Ray and Janet Webb - March 23, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Don Cross - March 23, 2021

Hi Don: I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy. Keep safe. Don and ThelmaKay

Donna Norman - March 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Debra White (Norman) - March 22, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Rick and Karen Stinson - March 22, 2021

Don and family: We are deeply saddened by the news of Brenda's passing. Our sincere condolences and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick & Karen

Kim Barton - March 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Debbie and Rick Moynes - March 21, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association

Ken & Pauline Mills - March 21, 2021

Brenda was a true friend who will be dearly missed. Don & Brenda both took us under their wings at square dancing and also got us into square dance camping. May she rest in peace.

Lori and Chris Gertzos - March 20, 2021

Mary Ann and family, My mom let us know about the passing of your mom when she saw the notice in the local newspaper. Your mom and dad were always were so welcoming to me at your home when we were growing up. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and want you and Donna to know we are thinking of you. Lori and Chris Gertzos (formerly Lori Lymer)

Bob and Alice Matthews - March 19, 2021

Don Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Brenda. I always enjoyed playing bridge against her several years ago and I know Bob always spoke well of working with you. Brenda was a very caring person .

The Colaiezzi’s - March 19, 2021

Don and family, we are sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. May you hold on to the treasured memories. Please let us know if you need anything.

Elinor and Ivan Moore and Family - March 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

The Elliott's - March 19, 2021

We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Brenda. We spent many year as next door neighbours and shared lots of good times and memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Don, Mary Ann, Donna and their families. Joan Elliott, Bob and family.

Gord Mark - March 19, 2021

Don, saw the notice in yesterday's paper and want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. Take care my friend Gord.

Patricia & Todd Colbourne - March 19, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Princess Margaret Myeloma Research Fund

Pat Dingman - March 18, 2021

Don, was sad to learn of Brenda's passing. Never saw anyone remain so cheerful despite her long ordeal. She was a true delight to know. P.S. the amount of snow in Bancroft is outrageous.

Michelle Gavin - March 18, 2021

I’ll forever have fond memories of her Christmas oyster soup and those baked apples that she got from that tiny orchard by the lake. She was always welcoming to me, and for that I remain grateful. I’m sorry for her loss, but trust that she left many fond and comforting memories for all those she loved.

Joyce Graham (nee Miller) - March 18, 2021

My sister Shirley McPhee and myself send our deepest sympathy to you Don and your family on your loss of dear Brenda. We will always have many fond memories of times together when our parents were together with Brenda's. I speak for both of us as Shirley is not able to communicate with email, and hope all of you will know how she will be missed by all her friends. In sympathy, Joyce and Shirley

Barbara Wakely, Gerald Sine - March 18, 2021

Dear Don, We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Brenda. We were truly blessed in having to get to know you both through our Multible Myeloma Support Group. You both opened your home to all of us on a bright summer's day and we had a lovely BBQ. All our members got to know each other, share stories and have lots of laughs which brought comfort to us all and for that we are forever grateful. We will always remember the kindness you and Brenda showed to all of us on that lovely day. We are so glad to hear that you are recovering from the stroke you suffered from last Sunday. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Love, Barb and Gerry

Lynda Aiken - March 18, 2021

Dear Don and family...we were so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. We will surely miss her participation in our multiple myeloma support group as her cheerful and positive attitude was an encouragement to us all.

We-Fix-U Chiropody Team - March 17, 2021

Dear Don, Donna and Mary Ann, We were all very saddened to hear off your wifes'/mothers' passing. We hope that your many shared memories will help you get through this very difficult time. Sincerest Condolences, Peter, Mark, Cristol and Debbie The We-Fix-U Chiropody Team

Marguerite Langford (Heckie) - March 17, 2021

Sincere condolences to Don, Donna, Maryann and family. I will miss my friend Brenda very much. We had some wonderful times together.

Robert Moreton - March 17, 2021

Don and Donna, I am sure there is square dancing in heaven! Brenda was an inspiration to us in the multiple myeloma support group. Don, we pray for your speedy recovery from your stroke, and our hearts go out to you. Personally I will miss the bright light of those contacts with Brenda in our brief friendship.

Dale Randall - March 17, 2021

Don and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your children. Dale Randall

Eric Carleton - March 17, 2021

Our sincere condolences Don to you and your family. We enjoyed the many activities that she was a part of. She was a lovely lady and will certainly be missed. Eric and Jo Carleton

Faye and Cam McFarlane - March 17, 2021

Dear Don, Donna, Mary Ann and families, We are sorry for your loss. You were lovely neighbours on Prestwick. Our fond memories of Brenda include her grace, her beautiful smile and her legacy of kindness. Our thoughts are with you, Faye and Cam

Donna I Longman - March 16, 2021

My condolences Don to you and your family. Brenda's smile will always be remembered by those who new her in all the activities you both participated in. Square Dancing, Lawn Bowls, Short Mat, just to name a few.

Doris Goheen - March 16, 2021

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I will miss a great member of the Fitzhugh Shores community. Without Brenda and Don our neighbourhood Hallowe’en escapes would not have started.

Jean Britton Linders - March 16, 2021

I have many fond memories of Brenda as my back door neighbour in Oshawa and of various connections through the years. She certainly handled her illness with courage and grace. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time.

George and Barb Lawrence - March 16, 2021

Don and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Bev Kostoff - March 16, 2021

Dear Don and Family. Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing, many fond memories, You are in my prayers.

Howard and Jean Lander - March 16, 2021

Sincere condolences to Don and your family.

John and Clara Manning - March 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Russ & Donna Donaldson - March 16, 2021

Sincere condolences Don ! Russ & Donna

Marg and Brian Salley - March 16, 2021

Condolences to Don and family. Brenda was a good friend and will be missed.

Don and Eleanor Ferguson - March 16, 2021

Dear Don and family, We remember the happy years of square dancing with Brenda. Through out her illness she remained brave and cheerful ,setting an example for all of us. Love and sympathy. Don and Eleanor..

Alison Keenan - March 16, 2021

Dear Don, Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Brenda. She was a determined, classy lady who I was fortunate to know. Blessings to you and your family

Debbie O'Rourke & Jim Deviney - March 16, 2021

Hi Don So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was a lovely kind lady.

Janice Bowen - March 16, 2021

Bruce, sorry to hear of Brenda. I certainly loved our visits at the bank. All the best to you and your family.

Cindy Stuart-Clarke - March 16, 2021

I am so very sorry for your family's loss Donna. Hopefully the fact that her family was with her helps in some small way ease your grief. My sincere sympathy to you, your dad, Kathryn and Danny. Take care.

David Fullerton - March 16, 2021

Anne and I are saddened by Brendas passing. She had a long and gallant effort to fight her illness. Our thoughts are with you Don and your family at this difficult time

Janet and Ray Webb - March 15, 2021

Don and family, we are saddened to hear that Brenda has passed. Rest assured that God wanted her to begin her next journey in the great peace and comfort that she so deserved. What an awesome person, we were so honoured and privileged to have been a part of her life. We had great pleasure in .sharing our time while at the RV Park and other times that we met for dinners or cards, she was very unsparing in the sports world. She will be remembered always for the good times. You Don and family will be in our prayers. We will be planning to meet with you sometime in the near future. RIP Brenda.

Virginia Desormeaux - March 15, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear this... thinking of you all! I was so privileged to get to know Brenda and spend time with her and some of the family during her stay at GPL.Sending prayers and strength for the days to come.

Teresa Wood - March 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing Don. She was a lovely lady who suffered for many years but managed to keep smiling. I have fond memories from her square dancing years.

Jim and Sherry - March 15, 2021

Don: We were deeply saddened to hear of Brenda's passing I'll call you later when things settle down a bit