Durance, Bruce

March 18, 1949 ~ March 16, 2022

DURANCE, Bruce Lee – Age 72 of Brooke-Alvinston passed away on March 16, 2022 at his home. Beloved husband of Shirley (Henderson) Durance for 33 years. Loving father of Lee-ah (Brad) McGann and Lorilee (Kevin) Fex. Special grandfather of Zachary Fex, Zoe Fex and Luna McGann. Dear brother of Bob (the late Joyce) Durance, Ross (Karen) Durance and Carl (Kaili) Durance. Uncle of David (Cindy) Durance, Andrew Durance, Mark Durance, Christopher (Courtney) Durance, Phillip Henderson, Sarah (Jeremy) Babcock, Brock Redford, Olivia Redford and Will Redford. Bruce will be missed by many friends, cousins, brother-in-law David (Kathy) Henderson and sister-in-law Marian (Jim) Redford. Predeceased by parents Allan and Jean (Bartley) Durance and his in laws Lorne and Reta (Sackrider) Henderson. Bruce was a member of Canadians Owners and Pilot Association (COPA).

A private family funeral service will take place at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, March 18, 2022, invitation only.

Friends and family can join us on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84216635807 at 10am. Interment to follow at Wyoming Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to plant a tree in Bruce’s name at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area (scrca.on.ca).

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  1. Our Deepest sympathy to Shirley,
    Lorilee, Leah and Family.
    You’ve been in our thoughts,
    Mike & Leza Fiddick

  2. I am so sorry Bruce is gone He left us too soon I have wonderful memories of a younger Bruce Lots of fun. He will be missed.

  3. Shirley, Lee-ah, Lorilee and family,
    Sending our deepest sympathy and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce will be greatly missed,

  4. My deepest condolences Shirley on the passing of Bruce, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, sending a special hug…..

  5. Dear Shirley and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Hold onto your memories, sincerely Jan Matthews

  6. Dear Shirley and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Hold on to your memories.

  7. Shirley and family, sending sincere condolences for the passing of Bruce! He will be missed!!

  8. Shirley & family.
    Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. The Durance family were good friends of the Mitchell family, Norma remembers the boys well in years gone by. Trusting your faith and cherished memories will help you through your time of bereavement.
    Norma & Bill Griffin

  9. Shirley and all your family
    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather.
    He will be sorely missed.
    Vi and Cal Henderson

  10. Rest In Peace Bruce. Your quiet and gentle spirit was always appreciated. Your smile was full of love. You will be missed. Prayers of comfort to the family at this sad time.

  11. So sorry for your loss Shirley and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Treasure all your precious memories.
    Doug and Rosemary George

  12. Shirley and Famiily: So very sorry to read of Bruce’s passing. Our most sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  13. To Shirley, Leah, Bob, Ross, and Carl, my deep sympathy on Bruce’s passing. Since I’ve lived in BC for over 30 years, my memories of Bruce are mainly from our childhood; lively times on their farm and at our home in Sarnia as well as at Grampa Durance’s annual birthday/family reunions. Bruce was indeed someone of wide interests and enthusiasms who I know will be greatly missed.

  14. To Shirley and Family,
    I remember very well the kindness expressed and help given to Sharon and I during the first few months of our arrival in Canada back in 2010.
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Shane and Sharon Plunkett

  15. Shirley and family I am so very sorry for your loss.Cherish your memories and may they help you through this difficult time.Nancy Hibbert

  16. My sincere condolences to Shirley and family for your loss.
    I first met Bruce when I worked for Apple Dealership with John and Fran Weima.
    Thoughts and prayers extended to you all during this most difficult time.
    Mary Vosburg

  17. I send my condolences to the Durance family. I am a friend of Ross and he spoke of his brother Bruce often and more so since his brother’s health issues. Based on Ross’s testament ,Bruce must have been a good man who will be missed by his family and friends. May he rest in piece.

  18. Shirley and family, Bob, Ross, Carl & families
    We were sorry to hear the sad news about Bruce. Lots of memories from being in the same grade in public school and being London Line neighbours. Our sincere condolences to the Durance family.

  19. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Bruce. Our condolences to his families. Memories are forever. Hugs

  20. My condolences on your loss Shirley, and the rest of those affected. I so enjoyed our chats over lunch and our shared sense of humour.

  21. Bob, Ross, Carl, Shirley and families:
    I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing when Don called me.

  22. Sending my sympathy and love to all of Bruce’s family .
    He was a really nice man. He always had a smile and would take time for a visit .
    I was thankful that I was able to visit with him at Retas funeral.
    May the storehouse of memories keep him ever close .hugs. Lots of love

  23. Shirley and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your dear husband/father/grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  24. Our sincere condolences to you Shirley and LeeAh. Bruce was a very kind and sincere person. We have fond memories of Bruce. May you always hold dear memories of Bruce close to your heart.

  25. Sincere sympathy is extended to you and your family at this sad time. Remember all the good times!,! God bless, Edith Stokes

  26. Shirley, Lorilee and Lee-ah and family,
    Sincere condolences on the loss of your loving husband, father and grandfather. He was such a quiet, gentle man. May your memories hold him close to you until you meet again.

  27. To Shirley and family . Bruce was a very kind and gentle man . He will be missed deeply . My sincere sympathy to your whole family . Greg and mary Colley

  28. Very saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce always such a pleasant man Condolences to Shirley & family

  29. Sending my condolences to Shirley and family may the memories of Bruce carry you through this sad time

  30. Shirley, Leah, Bob, Ross and Carl, Alan and I were so saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was part of my childhood and shared my mother’s birthday. We will remember him as an optimist, interested in many subjects and always a good conversationalist. Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Sylvia Durance

  31. Sincere sympathy Shirley; so sorry to read this; so close after losing your Mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Marilyn (Cox) Burr

  32. Our deepest condolences to Shirley and family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    We were fortunate to meet Bruce a few times and every time we received the same warmth and affection from him! We will miss his humour and wisdom that he shared with us. May he rest in peace.

  33. Dear Ross & Karen & Family
    Please accept our deepest condolences…
    May Bruce’s memory always be a blessing…
    Michael & Cynthia Stark

  34. Our deepest condolences Shirley,Leah,Lorilee and family. Our thoughts are with you. Bruce will be missed in the Community.

  35. To the Durance Family
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved brother . The only Durance’s we know are Ross & Karen & they spoken of Bruce many times during our daily morning visits. It was such that it seemed like Bruce was sitting in with us. Siblings are truly special .
    Heartfelt Condolences to all of you
    The Angove Family

  36. Our sincere sympathy to Shirley and family, Bruce was a great neighbour and always there to help. He will be missed.

  37. So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He will be greatly missed. His personality shines through this photo. Thank you for choosing it.

  38. Shirley and Family,
    Sorry to hear about Bruce, may your good memories bring you comfort.
    Sending our sympathy.

  39. My most sincere condolences to wonderful neighbour s in the loss of their loved one .Bruce was a kind ,generous man and will be sorely missed . Karen Driesman.

  40. Dave and I are so saddened to hear about Bruce’s passing and offer our deepest condolences to you all. He leaves a big hole in our hearts that can only be filled by remembering his good nature, humour, warmth and interest in everyone he met.

  41. Shirley, Bob, Ross, Karen and Carl. My thoughts are with each and every one of you. It is a hard pill to swallow. Love, Margaret Langis.

  42. So sorry to hear of Bruces passing. He was a solid member of the community and an intelligent person. Sending our sincere condolences to Shirley and the entire family members.

  43. On behalf of my Mother Shirley Humphrey and our family may I offer our deepest sympathies in the loss of Bruce. May it help in some small way to know that others share in your loss. In our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead.

  44. Our sincere sympathy to you Shirley, and family. Thoughts and prayers at thus sad time. Bill and Sharon

  45. Shirley and family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bruce. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of grief. Jack and Catharine McKEnna

  46. Shirley and Families so saddened to hear about the passing of Bruce . Bruce was such a nice man and loved to chat . Bruce will be missed by everyone . Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hugs to everyone Love Always Ron and Maureen , Holly and Tim , Tyson, Mason Strangway , Greg and Kelly , Harper and Cooper Bailey xoxo