Bruce David Reynolds

August 4, 1957 to November 11, 2022


The funeral service for Bruce will be livestreamed via Zoom. 

Please click HERE for the link. 


Beloved eldest son of Elizabeth Scammell-Reynolds and the late Cal Reynolds of St. John’s.  Cherished grandson of the late Mary (Payne) and Stewart Claude Scammell.  Besides his mother, he leaves to mourn his brothers: Brian of Paradise and Peter and his wife Cindy Reynolds of Mississauga, ON; his “honorary” brother Wade Giles and his wife Jeanne Pengelly of Mistissini, QC ; his nephews Joseph Stewart Reynolds and his wife Haley Reynolds and their son Theo of St. John’s; his niece Alix Reynolds and her partner Matthew Gusul of Edmonton; his cousins: Dr. Bill, John, Aaron, & Karen Cobb and their families; the family of Lynn (Scammell) Goodfellow in England; the Reynolds family formerly of Salmon Cove, Carbonear; Migs the cat; and special friends: Paul and Patsy Horwood, Bonnie Lundrigan, Michelle Rebidoux, and all the “basement alumni.”

There are many who will remember fondly all the excellent meals cooked by Bruce and the tomatoes, herbs, and chard he grew and gave away – especially to his neighbours.

Memorial donations to SPCA, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Queen’s College Scholarship Fund.

Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday November 18th from 2-4PM and 7-9PM.  Funeral service on Saturday November 19th at 1PM in the Chapel at Queen’s College, Room 3006Q.  Parking in front of building – use the east entrance.



2-4 p.m. on November 18, 2022

7-9 p.m. on November 18, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Saturday November 19th

Queen's College Chapel, Room 3006Q (parking in front of building - use main entrance)


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Elizabeth, my sister told me about your son’s passing. My condolences on your loss.

Elizabeth, I just heard about Bruce’s death. It must be very difficult for you. The natural order leads us to expect our children not to die before us., so this brings an extra painful time for you. Reading some of the messages, I heard some very kind and thoughtful comments. A little grace for you and your family. Take care. Irving

Sorry to hear of your loss Elizabeth thoughts and prayers to you and Brian at this time.sincere sympathy

Our family is so grateful for all your letters of sympathy and condolences. You have helped us get through this terribly difficult time. I am especially grateful for your kind words about Bruce and knowing about your memories of him. He remains in our hearts. We will always remember your kindness.
Elizabeth Scammell-Reynolds

Brian, Mrs. Reynolds, and all the families:
Sincere condolences on Bruce’s passing.
Please accept deepest sympathies from all the Greenes.
A great guy indeed!
May he rest in peace,

Mrs. Reynolds,
My condolences on Bruce’s passing. He always had a friendly smile and kind word to say whenever we crossed paths on Kent Place over the years.
Robyn Carroll

We were saddened to learn of Bruce’s passing. You have our deepest sympathies.

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I remember him from our childhood days in Lewisporte. My deepest sympathies

Dianne Lannon

I’m so sorry about Bruce. Love to MM, Brian and Pete and know there are many of us of who have happy memories of The Basement. I’m glad he didn’t suffer long although this has all been such a shock to you I’m sure. Sending hugs and prayers .

Mrs Reynolds , Brian and Pete ,

Our deepest sympathies to all of you on Bruces passing ,
we have many fond memories from over the years ,
Thinking of you all ,

Linda (Curtis)and Greg Jackman

Deepest condolences to the Reynold’s family on Bruce’s passing. Bruce was a great guy who was generous, kind and gentle. I hold fond memories of Bruce from our teenage and young adult years. Rest now old friend.

I was so sorry to hear of Bruce’s sudden passing. He was such a kind sweet person. I was one of the lucky ones to have enjoyed his cooking while dating his brother Brian. I will always remember how welcoming he was to me and how delicious his dinners were. I am sorry I haven’t been well enough to express my condolences in person however I’m thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.
With love,
Barb Horwood

Brian, Pete, Mrs. Reynolds. and a very large “family”, we’re so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. We pray you all find God’s peace during this time.
– Tim and Mary Hynes

Dear Scam,
I was so sorry to read of Bruce’s death. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

Brian and Family; Sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God Bless And Keep You. Paul and Mary Bishop

Scam, I just found out the sad news, and I wish I could hug you. I am so very sorry! Just recently I ran across a picture of your 3 darling boys, probably taken during the ’60s, all dressed alike, and I was thinking of you all. Bruce was always so nice to us when we were visiting Newfoundland and had one of the wonderful meals at your home, and I always enjoyed talking with him. My condolences to the family, and much love to you.

Dear Liz and family: please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your son. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Susan and Norm Tobin.


Dear Elizabeth. So sorry to read of your son’s passing..and know that it will be a difficult journey for you and your family. Sending sincere condolences and leaving you with a quote and although I don’t recall the author I remember the words so well “To live in the hearts of those we love is to never die “ Hopefully these words will bring you some source of comfort .now and in the days to come. Maude Peach

Elizabeth, there is nothing that compares to losing a child, you are in my thoughts and prayers

I am so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. He was always so nice to me whenever I came to visit you. My thoughts are with you.
Much love,
Anna Wyse

Elizabeth, Brian and Reynolds family and friends,
Deepest condolences to you on the sudden loss of your beloved Bruce.
Paris and Janette Georghiou

Liz and Brian,
We are so terribly saddened by your loss. There are few words of comfort we can offer, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Every blessing,
Pat Morrissey and Jim Wyse

Dear Elizabeth & Family.
Sorry, to hear of the passing of your son. My deepest sympathy to u and family. may he rest in Peace.
Agnes Cantwell

Dear Elizabeth. and family….So very sorry to hear of your los.s, my Deepest Symppathy..
Rosalind Ritcey Watt,
Upper Tantallon.Nova Scotiia

Dear Scam we were so saddened to hear of Bruce’s so sudden death. We face so many trials in our journey on this earth and you have had your share., but your strength, your faith and your many friends I hope will help you get through this I know its not easy, we are all thinking of you this week and in the weeks to come. Love to you always Georgina (George) and Bill

Elizabeth and family,

We were so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. We know this must be a very difficult time for you. Our thoughts are with you.

Diane (Sparkes) Seary and Paul Sparkes

Mrs, Reynolds, Brian and family,
My sincere condolences to your family, hopefully your memories of happier times help you through this difficult time.

Mrs. Reynolds, Brian, Pete & Family
Losing someone is never easy, especially when the story isn’t finished…. Bruce will be missed by many.
May he Rest in Peace.

With deepest sympathy,
Donna & Randy Gregory
Burnaby, BC

Liz, Brian, Peter and family

Please accept our condolences upon Bruce’s passing. His death was unexpected and very sad. Bruce was such a kind, thoughtful guy, and we so enjoyed our conversations with him through the years. He was a wonderful cook and gardener who will be much missed on Kent Place, by his friends, and especially by his family. May happy memories be a comfort to you at this difficult time.

Elizabeth & family, I’m shocked to hear of Bruce’s passing. Gone way too soon. Heartfelt condolences to you all.

Aunt Elizabeth Brian and Peter.

Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Please accept my condolences at this most difficult time.

Sharon (Delaney) Tavernor

“Aunt” Elizabeth, Brian, & Families

We are crushed; this is not the way life should play out.
Out thoughts will be with you during this difficult time.
We are confident that your strength of character will allow you to continue your missions in life with fond memories of Bruce’s close attachments and involvements.

Mrs. Reynolds Brian and Pete

So very sorry for your loss. Bruce was a good friend and he will truly be missed. God bless and watch over all of you at this sad time. When I listen to the music of Frank Zappa I will forever remember Bruce and a lot of really good times we had.

Randy Collins

Mrs. Reynolds Brian and Pete

So very sorry for your loss. Bruce was a good friend and he will truly be missed. God bless and watch over all of you at this sad time. When I listen to the music of Frank Zappa I will forever remember Bruce and al lot of really good times we had .

Randy Collins

I was one of the many people who spent time in the Reynolds basement back in the day listing to great music with Bruce, Brian, Pete and so many friends. Fond memories also of Back River Falls camping with the big speakers being dragged in. Sending deepest condolences to Mrs. Reynolds, Brian, Pete and the entire family.

My sincerest condolences, Elizabeth and Family Members, at this very challenging time. You are very much in my thoughts at present. God bless. Jim

Elizabeth and family; So sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce, please accept our sincere condolences.