Bruce Edward French

September 16, 1945 to January 4, 2017


Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at the Health Sciences Centre, on January 4th, 2017, Bruce Edward French. Predeceased by his parents Taylor and Eileen French, and sisters Janet and Heather French. Leaving with fond and loving memories his wife Connie French (nee Goff); two loving children Debbie French (Scott) and Jason French (Danielle); grandchildren Joshua, Brooke, and Sophia; brother Gary (Phyllis) French; sisters Diane (Terry) Best, and Peggy (Glen) Didham; brother-in-law David Goff; sisters-in-law Gloria and Sandra Goff; coworker and friend Dodge Evans; as well as nieces, nephews, and a large circle of extended family and friends. Bruce enjoyed his many years of service with PPG. Special thanks to Dr. McCarthy and Diane for their support and care, and always bringing a smile to Bruce’s face, as well as the doctors, nurses and staff of 4NB at the Health Sciences Centre. A very special thank you to Dr. Rick Bhatia for his continuous support and love. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 6th, 2017 from 12 – 9 p.m, and Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 12 – 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m, with interment to follow in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers graciously accepted, or donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.



12 - 9 p.m on January 6, 2017

12 - 9 p.m on January 7, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Monday January 9th

St. Pius X

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At Peace….chasing rabbits with his dogs in heaven.
Uncle Bruce was the epitome of enthusiasm.
So many fond memories of Bruce as a kid at Nanny French’s growing up.
So sad to say goodbye.

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To Connie and family . So sad to hear about the passing of Bruce . Sending my condolences to you and your family at this difficult time .

To the French Family;
So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Eileen’s son, Bruce. Although my four sisters and I never met Bruce we mourn his passing as one more link in the chain that connects us to our mom’s Newfoundland roots. Expect to meet Bruce and share some of the “Screech” Aunt Eileen and French brought when they visited in Florida. God Bless! from the family of Mary Fitzpatrick Malone, Boston, Mass., USA


To the French Family;
Garry, I’m terribly sorry to learn of Bruce’s passing. Many great memories of us all growing up together. Your family is in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless!

Connie and family, Gary. Peggy and Diane and families, Grace and I were shocked and so very sad to learn of Bruce’s passing. Bruce was always a happy person and was respected by all who came in contact with him.. Everyone you would meet who knew Bruce always spoke highly of him. Now he is with Aunt Eileen, Uncle Les, Janet and Heather , reunited once more. Grace and I wish to express our condolences to all of you with his passing.

Coninie my condolences to you your family as well as Bruce’s siblings, Gary, Peggy , Diane and their families. As a long time friend of Gary’s I’ve known Bruce since the 60s and probably years between when we would see each other, he never seemed to change. My thoughts and sympathy with you and all.

Debbie and family, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your father. May you find comfort in the memories of special times with him.

Connie and Family, Lori and I would like to send our sincere condolences. Although we’ve lived away now for many years, we have many great memories of Bruce. We wish your strength in this difficult time and we are sending all of our love and support.

My Dear Friend Connie and your Family, it is with great sadness and sincere condolences I learned this morning from our mutual friend Linda about Bruce’s passing. Thinking of you at this most difficult time and so sorry for your loss . Our love and prayers are with you, and I will be in touch with you soon!

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. All our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. We have many great memories of times we spent together on Cumberland Cres. From the Fleming family.

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He will be greatly missed by many.

To Connie and Family, it is with total disbelief that we learn of Bruce’s passing. We were all great buddies growing up and have many fond memories. Only rekindled relationship this past year and looking forward to doing a few things together in our coming years. Well I guess that wasn’t meant to be. RIP our dear friend. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend the Funeral Service as we winter out of the Country. So long POP !

would like to express our deepest condolences to Connie and the French family.

Condolences to the families..

Connie, Debbie and families: Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your loving memories of Bruce will comfort you forever!

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing … Thoughts and prayers are with you all ..

Connie and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on Bruce’s passing. Bruce cut our glass for the 43 years we’ve been in business. Our guys always had a good word for Bruce, especially Gord Yetman. We are all so very sorry for your loss.
RIP Bruce, I’m sure Gord was there to greet you when you arrived .

Connie & Family….Please accept our most sincere condolences in the passing of Bruce, my growing up friend. May he R.I.P.
Vince & Doreen Farrell…Lindsay, Ontario

Connie and family we are so sorry to hear the passing of Bruce our thoughts and prayers to you all as you go through this difficult time may your memories of all the fun family time be with you all

Connie and children…I am saddened to learn about Bruce’s death. We were neighbors for so many years and have wonderful memories of you and Bruce. Bruce was especially kind to mom and dad as they grew older. Our family was so grateful to him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Connie & family, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. It’s been many years since I saw him but a lot of great memories! I’m sure the wonderful memories you shared will be a comfort to you during this sad time.

God Bless!
Rest in Peace Bruce

Connie and family, Dodge and I are so deeply saddened by Bruce’s passing. They worked together over forty years and remained great friends through it all! He worked hard to the end! Rest now Bruce til we see you again xo

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing please know we are thinking and praying for u all at this sad time it was a pleasure to have worked with him

My condolences to Connie and the family. It was a pleasure to have worked with Bruce.