G. Bruce Woodland

December 10, 1924 to February 13, 2020


Passed peacefully away on February 13th, 2020, in the presence of his loving family, G. Bruce Woodland (Veteran WW2, RCAF, and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Reserves (Capt., ret’d)), husband of 68 years to Edith (Skinner). He was the son of Majors Charles and Sarah Woodland, father to Bruce (deceased, 1996) and Renee (deceased, 2012; Geoff), Robert (Heather), Gordon (Bonnie), and Karen; brother to Wilmore (Maria) (both deceased), Gordon (deceased) and his wife Lucy, Rhoda (his adoring sister) and her husband Stan Reid (deceased), Alma (deceased), Cora (deceased) and Renee (deceased); loving grandfather to Matthew (Karen), Meghan (Ian), Andrew (Janine), Greg (Katie), Julie, Mark (Melanie), Emily (Justin), Tim and Matthew; great-grandfather of Eric, Lauren, Luke, Clara, Lucy and Henry along with multitudinous, valued, nephews, nieces and friends (and they know who they are!). He was one of the proud remaining few of the ‘great’ generation who loved Newfoundland and the Town of Greenspond. He was a great story teller and there was lots of laughter and fun wherever he went. He was compassionate, kind and able to pass on seamlessly the great lessons and wisdom of life. He loved and valued, with no reservation, all within his sphere of life and always said that life is an onion and layer by layer we are peeled until the centre remains. We want to acknowledge that his life has many layers still remaining and although in a different form, he remains with us, forever in our hearts. What he “was” will be passed down to generations to come.

We are so grateful to the people important to Dad’s care in his final months, especially Mom, Karen and Kristy, who tended to his every need at home (we don’t know how you did it!); to Dr. Pat O’Shea, for his ‘above and beyond’ care and friendship over the years and to Petrina and Vivian, his Community Health nurses. You are all our heroes, and will be remembered always. He wanted to pass on a special ‘thank you’ to the ‘History Group’. They all know how important they were to him.

Cremation has taken place.  In keeping with Dad’s wishes, a celebration of his life will occur in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation in his memory.



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Deepest sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

I was Information Officer/Editor and later Alumni Officer with Bruce Woodland (19168 through 1977. I enjoyed much of our time together – the tough times were when some MUN students revolted or other people made life difficult for MUN. He was humerous, gentle and provided well thought out responses to questions from staff. faculty and the public. Blessings on the family.
Rev. Paul F. Vavasour

I had the pleasure of working with Bruce many years ago at the university (University Relations it was called then). He was a such a pleasure to work with and an incredibly kind man. I remember his sense of humour; he was able to laugh even when days were stressfully busy. I also got to know his boys (including young Bruce) who were attending university at the time; he was so proud of them as well he should have been as they were much like him. I remember when I was expecting my first child the boys showed up at the office one day with a gift for the soon to be born baby. Such kindness is fondly remembered. My sincere condolences to the Woodland family. While Bruce will be missed he leaves us all with such lovely memories. If there were a Boss-of-the-Year Award he surely would be worthy of it.

Dear Edith and Family,

Oh what beautiful memories we have of growing up. The Woodland family was always a big part of our life then. We have many wonderful memories of visiting Uncle Charlie and Aunt Sadie and family on Springdale Street and they would come to our house on Mayor Ave., Prowse Ave and Freshwater Road for tea and a visit. I remember Mom making a big fuss, wanting everything to be perfect.

We are saddened to hear that Bruce has passed on, another link to our mother’s (Winnie) and father’s (Bert) generation.. We always felt a connection to Bruce as we heard so munch about him from Uncle Hubert who loved Bruce dearly. David has fond memories of a couple of visits with you both when he was visiting Newfoundland.

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to all the family. Losing your husband and Dad is a great loss. We also want to extend our love and best wishes to Rhoda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

David & Bernadette Penney
Kathryn & Bill Babstock
Glenys & Gordon Drodge

I am better for having known Bruce Woodland and his family. I offer my sincere sympathy.

Gordon, so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Our condolences to the Woodland family. Bruce and his family were wonderful neighbours to us and he was a greatly valued friend to our late father Fred.

Karen and Family

Bruce’s life was a good one lived with kindness and compassion that were so evident in his everyday affairs. I remember Bruce as a keen A-student in my seniors birds course.

Condolences Bill + Janet Montevecchi

Karen and Family

Bruce’s life was a good one lived with kindness and compassion that were so evident in his everyday affairs. I remember Bruce as a keen A-student in my seniors birds.

Condolences Bill + Janet Montevecchi

Bob and Heather, Gord and Bonnie, Andrew and Janine, I express my deepest sympathies to your families on your Dad’s and Grand-Dad’s passing. I trust that you will call upon your loving memories of him to give you strength and peace.

Bob, Heather and family deepest condolences on the passing of your dad.

So saddened to hear of Mr. Woodland’s passing. I’ll treasure the memories and stories that Mom and Dad (Vera and Marc) told over the years. The many laughs you were able to share. So glad I was able to get in touch when I was in town. My sincere condolences to you all. Love and hugs

It was with great sadness that I read of Bruce’s passing, he was a most remarkable ,kind, fun , thoughtful, gentleman in countless areas . Many years ago we worked together in the Canadian Cancer Society. My sincerest Condolences to Edith, and to all of the family..

Dr. Bob and family, sincere condolences on your dads passing , regards Gladys Crummey

My sincere condolances to Edith, Dr Bob , Heather and family .
I have fond memories of Bruce and the help he gave me when I first arrived in St John’s in the middle of winter of 1984 .
My thoughts and prayers with you all .

Condolences to all the family. Mom and Dad (Vera and Marc) always spoke very highly of Mr. Woodland over the years. They treasured lots of laughs and memories as they recounted times of friendship with both Bruce and Edith. Sending love.

Andrew ,Janine and families
Our deepest sympathy on Mr.Woodlands passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may your memories of him always bring you

Barb and Ralph

Dear Karen,
Your dad sounds like such an honourable good man. He must have been such a good father to you and your brothers. Am thinking of you and your mother during this very difficult time. Will light a candle this Sunday for you and your family. Love Chris.

Dr. Woodland and family
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy.
Valera & Wade Piercey

Dr. Bob & Family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’m sure you have many happy memories to get you through this difficult time.
Bernice, Charlie, Ann Marie, Elizabeth & Jennifer Heale

Dr. Robert and family
Saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. However, he had a good run at life and few of us reach that 90 plus milestone.
With such a wonderful legacy, you have so many great memories to carry you forward
Our deepest sympathy


Mrs. Woodland and Family

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I’ll be hard pressed to ever meet again a gentleman with the same kindness warmth and pleasant demeanour as Bruce.

Dear Aunt Edith, Bob, Gordon, Karen and all your families: Uncle Bruce was such a special man and our family was so lucky to call him ‘Uncle’. So many fond memories- may they help sustain you. My condolences and love, Jan Woolsey

Dear Karen, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a beautifully written obituary – he was an extraordinary man.

Dear Karen,
I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time.

Dr: Bob and your family, so sorry for the loss of your father. Rob, Pam and Rowan Meaney

Dear Edith and family,, your Bruce was a very special guy. Liked him the moment I met him and Rhoda with Alma. So sorry he is gone but never forgotten.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My deepest sympathy.

Edith, Bob, Gordon, and Karen
We are so saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing.. He and Edith played such a prominent role in both our lives. So many great memories!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time.
Brian and Mary Johnston

Dear Karen,

We are truly sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel in heaven watching over you now.

We would like to express our deepest condolences.

Heartfelt condolences to Gordon and all the Woodland Family..


To Gordon and all the Woodland family, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. A great gentleman; who I admired as a friend and co- worker. RIP Bruce. Harold Squires

Our deepest condolences to you and your family Gordon. While we never met your father, he sounds like a terrific person. I’m sure he will be missed.

To Edith and the Woodland family Our sincere condolences go out to you at this sad time.. We were so fortunate to have met Bruce in later years and to talk about our family connections–he was a first cousin to my father, Cecil Carter. We are also so happy to have had the privilege of driving him to Greenspond on one occasion and what a chat we had. A most interesting man for sure. RIP Bruce

Gordon, Bonnie and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I did not personally know Mr. Woodland but I know that he was a lovely sole from the stories that I have heard.

Deepest Sympathies,



Marilyn Pumphrey would like to send condolences
To Bruce Woodland’s family . He was a wonderful man who left the world a better place.

Tell him to a say hello to Ron for me

Hello Bob, Heather and family,
Thinking of everyone and sending our sincerest condolences. Hoping fond memories of your Dad will bring you some peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Take care of each other,
Boyd and Marie Decker

Karen and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your of father. Although I did not know him, it sounds like he was quite a lovely gentleman and will be missed greatly. Rest easy Sir, and thank you for your service.


Dear Karen and Family,

My thoughts are with you during this trying time. It is my hope that your memories can bring you some comfort. I thank you Karen – for the stories of your father you shared when you were out here – and for the tiny pieces of him you leave scattered throughout your life. I know for sure, he was loved beyond measure.

My deepest sympathies,

Julie and family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather… I know how much he meant to all of you…. treasure your memories now and forever.
Deep sympathies go out to all of you.
Tara and John Barrington

Our sincere condolences to Gordon and the Woodland family.

Dear Edith and family
Sincere condolences in your great loss. Bruce was a great friend since his days in public relations with the Tourist Bureau and especially with the Fisheries Department in St. John’s and Ottawa. His hearty laugh and wonderful story telling are among our fondest memories.
Nix and Madeline Wadden

Mrs Woodland Karen and Family:

Dad and I wanted to express our deep sorry in the passing of your husband, father, father in law and grandfather. He has been a wonderful member of our extended family for many many years.

Dad and I will miss him and our many engaging conversations. We want you to know we are thinking of you and we send our love to all the family.

Roy and Heather MacLellan

Edith and family,
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce and send our sincere condolences to all of you. Bruce was a very unique individual who left an indelible mark on all those he met on his journey of life. We are thinking especially of his sister Rhoda who has lost a dearly loved brother, the last of her siblings. May God’s love surround you all at this time of grief and grant you peace in the days ahead.

Dear Karen, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear father. You spoke so often of him to me. One thing I know for sure is that he raised the most loving and devoted daughter a father could ever hope to have. May your pleasant memories help carry you in your time of grief. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Ken & Michelle

I am sorry to learn of Bruce Woodland’s death, though he lived a long and useful life. I met him at Memorial in the late 1960s, and from the start of our acquaintance was impressed by his kindness, thoughtfulness and the wide range of his interest in people. With sincere condolences to all his family,
Michael Rochester, Professor Emeritus, MUN

We were very sorry to learn of your father’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you and we send our condolences to all the family

Bob, my condolences to you & your family, on the passing of your father. Richard Hewitt

Bruce was such a nice man. I worked at MUN in communications for most of my career, but I started after Bruce had retired, so I never worked directly with him. But I did get to know him and from time to time, when challenging issues arose and wise, experienced advice was sought, Bruce was always open to a phone call, visit or convivial chat. He did great work at MUN and left some very special traditions (Jiggs dinner for the Convocation volunteers being one of many). He was a true gentle man – so pleasant and refined. Condolences to the entire family. We will all miss him.

Condolences to Andrew and all the Woodland family on your loss.

Edith and family

Please know our thoughts are with you at this time. We still have fond memories of MacKenzie Street when your boys had a positive influence on our boys during their baby sitting sessions.

George remembers the last quality time he spent with Bruce at the Newfoundland Regiment July 1 mess dinner in 2018. Through the organizing of a long time mutual friend they were seated together and exchanged stories for more than three hours about experiences they shared during the reign of Lord Taylor as President of MUN. George will cherish these memories forever.

George and Elizabeth Lee

Please know that we have been thinking of you these past months,. The time you have dedicated to giving care to your father, and support to your mother and other family memebers will bring to you enduring previous and loving memeories.
I applaud your selflessness.
Take care and we will be eager to welocme you back when you are ready.

Donna Davis

Bob, Heather and family, heartfelt condolences regarding the passing of your father. Time to reflect on all those wonderful memories.

So sorry to hear about your dads passing Bob. Sounds like he was a pretty great guy and lived a good long life.
Sandi and I send our condolences and give our best to heather as well.

Bob, Heather and family: Bob, our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May wonderful memories of your time together be a comfort at this difficult time.

Les and Pauline Tarrant.

Bob, Heather and the Woodland Family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Susan and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Mr. Woodland was a prince among men , and if all of human kind were more like him , the world would truly be a better place !!!

God Bless !

Sincere Condolence To The Woodland Family. Mr. Woodland was a great friend of my Uncle Ewart Burke and the Burke family. They shared their passion of Bridge and love of music. Mr. Woodland gave a tribute to Uncle Ewart at his funeral and oh what a beautiful tribute it was. Mr. Woodland was such a wonderful person and I know you will treasure all the beautiful memories. God Bless

Bob, Heather and family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Edith, Karen and Family, my sincere condolences on the passing of my long time friend, Bruce. We had many entertaining chats during Convocations and at the Regimental Mess Dinners. He will be sorely missed. Very best wishes, Ben.

Sincerest Condolences to Andrew and all the Woodland family. Read in Telegram that your Grandfather had gone to his Eternal Home.Did not know him personally.Wish I had.No doubt, A marvellous individual, one who surely knew his purpose in this transient life Those whose lives he touched were the lucky recipients of precious pearls of wisdom. May God grant him Eternal rest.

Karen and Family

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.


Bob, Heather & Family:
Our thoughts, prayers and Deepest Sympathy are with you on the passing of your Dad. May all the pleasant memories you have be a great comfort to you.

I would like to pass on my deepest condolences on the loss of Bruce. He and I hit it off from the moment we met and shared many a good time at the Regimental functions n advisory council meeting. He was so funny whenever we met H e would come to attention and say Sgt/Major. Capt Woodland at your service. I will miss our get togethers. RIP my Brother in Arms.
Chief Warrant Officer (Ret’d )Terry Hurley fmr
RSM 1st Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Dr Robert and family.
So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our deepest sympathy is with you at this sad time.

Many fond remembrances including phone calls. He will be very missed! Prayers for you, Edith, and the family.

Bob and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Gordon and all the family,
Sorry for your loss, and though it’s hard to feel positive in this time of sorrow, you all have much to celebrate……his long rewarding life and all your memories together.
We hope your many fond memories can sustain you at this time.

Barbara and Morgan

Sorry to hear of Mr Woodlands passing. He was a real gentleman who instilled life’s greatest values in his entire family.. Sincere condolences.

Dianna Peddle and Rick Bowering

Gord and family of Bruce
An all time great exits the stage of life.
Truly it can be said of him that In his day and generation – he made a difference to many .
His multitude of friends fondly remember him .
May his eternal rest be in peace .
Sincere condolences to all to whom he is endeared .

Dr.Robert Woodland and family,
,Ron and I would like to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of your loving Father.
Ron has fond memories of your Dad, as both were Rotarian members of the Naturals Group.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
May your Dads beautiful memories remain with you forever.
Ron and Zita Curran.

Dear Edith. I have wonderful memories of you and Bruce visiting my parents, George and Elna,; the memories are all filled with laughter. Bruce was a gorgeous man in every way. Please accept my sympathy. Alison Earle

Bob, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

To the Woodland family.
We were saddened to hear of Dads passing. Jo-Anne and I have many fond memories of time spent with your mom and dad. His love of gardening,, wit and humour ,his making oat meal in the morning for Jo showed what a kind and genuine Spirit he had.
We always were welcomed when we visited ,and watched many of the grandchildren grow as they visited him at home growing up in fine adults. Please let us know when you celebrate his life the spring. His kindness will always be remembered.
Warmest regards Tim& Jo-Anne

To Edith and the Woodland family. We were saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. It was always a joy to meet him and have a chat, normally about family connections and about Greenspond. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers in these days.

One of my favourite people on the planet, I always felt a special bond with Uncle Bruce. Visiting him and Edith each time I returned to Newfoundland has been an essential highlight of my annual trips. We always had great chats, and raised a glass of fine whiskey, or a pint of fine ale, right up till last summer…. His accomplishments in life were legion, but he seldom wanted to talk about any of that, preferring to chat about family, genealogy, and his many descendants, all of whom he adored and respected with pride.. I am so blessed to have known him as I did. Heartfelt condolences to Aunt Edith and all the immediate family.

Dr. Bob & family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.. our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Robert, Heather & Woodland Family

Sorry to hear of you Dad’s passing. May your family all share in his memory with the love and blessings that he shared with all of you. God Bless.

Gordon & Bonnie & Family
So very sorry to hear of Mr Woodland’s passing. We did not know him personally but from what we heard of him he was a wonderful gentleman

So very sorry to hear of Mr. Woodlands passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at Elections Canada many years ago. A kinder, sweeter gentleman I have never met. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have met him.

Sending our heartfelt condolences to everyone we have so many fond memories of Bruce! I remember vividly the day he interviewed me for university he made me feel so welcome!
Karen, Fred Doherty and Mary Moore.

My sincere condolences to thy family of my 2/ cousin BRUCE!! WHAT a beautiful man he was, enjoyed meeting him at my family Church GOWER ST.. for many DINNERS !! GODS BLESSING TO ALL !!HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND SERVICE OF CELEBRATION in the spring …

Bob anaHeather
Our condolences go out to you and your family for the loss of your dad. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing, but left with enduring memories of his warm friendship and guidance over 40 years. Sincere condolences.

Karen and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on Mr. Woodland”s passing. He has left you many memories and much wisdom as you reflect at this time about his life.
Marian Stauch- Kennedy

My sincere condolences to the family of G Bruce woodland.

Bob and Heather My thoughts and prayers are with and your family on the passing of your father

Bob and Heather. Condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father.

Carolyn Emerson and Gloria Montano

Sincere Condolences, from Ontario, to the Woodland Family. Through my sister, Ida Stone, I got to know our Cousin Bruce, via Email. Over a short period of time , we enjoyed sharing with each other what we had both collected of our family history, rooted in Grand Bank. I am grateful to Bruce for enriching my life in this way.

Edith and Family: Caring thoughts and love are with you on the passing of your love one. May the happiness your shared be warmly remembered and may those memories help you ease the pain of your loss. .
It was always a pleasure to meet Bruce , get a hug and kiss and have a good old chat. . RIP Bruce and God Bless you all.

Sincere sympathy to Bruce’s family. A true gentleman, who like his parents majors Charles and Sarah always radiated joy and peace

To Bob and your Family. We did not see this till today. Our deepest condolences to you and your Family. Your Dad was born not far from my dad. (Carl Granter) he was from Safe Harbour. Your Dad lived a long and we are sure a full life. Your memories will comfort you always.
By Janet and Gary’ Butler’s Family.

Sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to meet Bruce from time to time. He always had time to chat, reminisced about his friendship with my father, Bern and ask about all the family, how everybody was doing., etc. We always shared a little humour. A fine man, a gentleman that I am proud to have known. RIP Bruce.

Dear members of the Woodland family: We send our sincerest condolences as we remember a life well lived. Our family connection with Bruce flowed from Bell Island to Memorial University and then to the History Group. We remember him fondly. Requiescat in Pace.

Robert , we offer our condolences to you and your family . We met your father ; he was a nice gentle person . Bill and Gerri Sinnott

Robert and family,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father, a gentle man who certainly made my transition to Newfoundland very positive and loving. Showed happiness and caring to all and it certainly was appreciated.
Kathleen Scott

Bob and family,

On seeing The Telegram this morning I read the wonderful obituary of your father’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Gary and Sharon Baird

Robert and family please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father..

Edith , Gordon and family: so sad to here of Bruce’s passing, he certainly was a real gentleman, kind , compassionate, full of fun and a true friend .
I am sure you have fond memories of him as you celebrate his long life with Family and friends in the coming days

Edith and family, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I feel privileged to have known him since I first arrived in St John’s in 1967. In those first years I appreciated all he had to tell me about Newfoundland history, the finer points of playing bridge, and his cameraderie. May he rest in peace.

Bruce Woodland was a distant cousin and a dear friend. My sincere sympathy to all his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gordon & Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you both.

Edith, and Family; We are thinking of you all and sending our sincere condolences. Bruce was a very kind and caring man. From the very first time we met him in 2004 he made us feel like family and I will miss our many chats and laughs, R.I.P. my friend.

My deepest condolences to Andrew and the entire Woodland family.

Bruce was my special cousin. We met by chance in the hospital setting at Health Science several years ago.,and we became close cousins to the end. We exchanged a lot of Family History about our Grand Bank roots,Bruce was a wealth of knowledge and I learned a lot from him. I am very sad to hear of his passing, and extend sincere condolences to Edith and all the family.

Bob, Heather, Meghan and all the Woodland family! So very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all and sending our sincere Condolences! May you remember all the Happy Memories you have made over the years! Hugs to you all! Cynthia & Keith Mercer

My Uncle Bruce was an amazing man who will be greatly missed.

Edith, Karen, and family, please accept our deepest condolences on Bruce’s passing. We’ve lost a wonderful man, one who never failed to bring a smile to my face. I can’t help but hope he’s reunited with my father, and engaged in the continuing conversations that shaped my life.

Bob, Heather and family so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you all ..

My sincere condolences to Bob & all the family . I have some fond memories of chatting with your Dad on his visits to Fairwood many times.

So sorry to hear of of you dads and husband passing. Sincere condolences Karen, Edith and family.
Susan, Stephen and Rebecca

Uncle Bruce was one of my favourite people. I have such fond memories of spending time with him. The world and everyone who knew and loved him will miss him. My deepest sympathies to all.

Love Linda Fowlow

My sincere and deepest condolences for your loss.
I. always felt so welcome when I visited the Woodlands. Mr Woodland was a great conversationalist on pretty much any subject. He was always generous with his praise of others and had a laugh that filled a room. I will miss him dearly. All my love to the family at this very sad time.

Edith and family, our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Bruce! Betty and Mike Spearns. ????????

Our sincere condolences to you all. Mr Woodland was Grandpa to my three little boys when we lived on O’Regan Road.. All young men now, they have fond memories of his kindness to them. It takes a special person to leave such a lasting impression.
Rob, Aileen, Sean, Kevin and Conor Foley

I enjoyed a short friendship with Bruce when we shared a room together at St Clares Mercy Hospital in 2018. He was the main reason for me having fond memories of our interactions and humor that permeated our stay after major surgery. In reading the obituary I was struck by the very accurate and descriptive explanation of his character and personality. I throughly enjoyed our short time togethers and send my sincere condolences to the entire family. He was a true gentleman and what one would often categorize as “salt of the earth”. May he Rest In Eternal Peace!

Bob, Heather, Meghan and family.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. As a student in St. John’s with my own family still in Corner Brook, I was taken in by your family and felt so welcome by everyone, including Mr. Woodland. . Megan, your grandfather was a wonderful person and I remember so fondly our visits to his home. He was such a great conversationalist and I loved hearing his stories.

My thoughts are with you all and I am sending all my love from Corner Brook.

Julie Seaborn (Payne)

Ohhh. I have so many memories of Bruce (and Edith) from my Aunt Ella Noel. Sam and I had several lovely dinners at her house with them. He was a lovely man. Our sympathies.

Deepest sympathy to the Woodland’s & extended families,. We are very sorry for your loss.