Philip Bruce Parsons

November 23, 1960 to July 21, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, Philip Bruce Parsons.

Bruce passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021, at his home in St John’s at 60 years of age. He will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Leaving to mourn are his brothers Albert (Beth), Freeman (Sandra), and Fraser (Heather); Aunt Gladys; nephews Curtis, Reynard, Brandon, Justin, Sheldon, Geoffrey, Mark and Adam; nieces Julie, Joanne and Monica; numerous great nephews, great nieces, cousins, and a large circle of extended family and friends.

Predeceased by his brother Edmund; parents George and Mae; and partner of many years Rick.

Bruce started his career at Syncrude Canada in Fort McMurray when he decided to move back to Newfoundland. He worked at various jobs until he was hired at the Come By Chance Refinery where he remained until he suffered a stroke. He had a miraculous recovery but his short-term memory was severely impacted. With the help of family and friends he was able to remain in his home living independently.

Along with travel, spending time with family and friends telling stories he enjoyed a good laugh, a coffee and any kind of dessert. One of the things he missed most when he no longer worked was his coworkers at the refinery. He was a proud Newfoundlander and would never turn down an opportunity to show visitors what his city and province had to offer.

Special thanks from all of the family to Jean and Brian for years of caring and compassion. Thanks to the United Steelworkers Local 9316, North Atlantic Refinery, members and Union President Glenn Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory gratefully accepted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation at



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I just heard of Bruce’s passing while home visiting with my mom in Swift Current. Bruce was always a good friend when we were growing up in school. He was always making me laugh. Whenever he visited home and saw mom he asked my mom how I was. Thinking of you all as you go through this loss.

Deepest condolences to all of Bruce’s family and friends. I was shocked and sadden to hear of his passing.
I have many wonderful memories from our time in school, in Alberta and parties on Sound Island.
RIP my friend.

Miss you too.

Condolences to Bruce’s family and loved ones. I went to High School with Bruce and we were always friends. It has been many years since I’ve seen him and it is a shock to hear of his passing.. RIP.

To the Parsons family. My deepest condolences. His life and laughter will be missed by all.

Sorry to hear of Bruce’‘s passing , we had great memories out on sound island,, will be deeply missed.. Condolences to the parson family.

Please accept our deepest condolences of the passing of our dear family friend Bruce. We all had the best of times up to the Witless Bay line. He always was considered our Special Guest for all our family gatherings for every specials occasion throughout the years. (He use to call himself the Guest of Honor :)) A lot of great memories to Cherish and laugh about in the years to come .
Rest Easy Bruce
Shelley & Shirl Heffernan

Sorry to hear the sad news about Bruce. I have many great memories of Bruce and all of those included a great laugh. I will always cherish Bose memories…rest easy my friend.

Sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. So many great stories I could tell about the few years I knew him while he was living in Clarenville. He was a great friend.
I will remember (and continue using) his “Ah So,” in his poor attempt at an Asian accent.
Rest in Peace Brudder.

Our heartfelt sympathy are with all of you on these difficult days as children .we visited uncle George and.Aunt Mae’s house so many times on a Sunday evening with mom. and .dad (Lizzie and Samuel. Loder.) We were the. only believe she. spoiled. who visit with so many great memories..
God Bless all of you as we will lay to rest the one we hold so dear

To Bruce’s family
We.are.keeping you close in out thoughts and .prayers throughout these difficult days…
God Bless all of you on.the difficult days/ times.ahead!!

From the
Terry Mueller household. at 16.Maccarthy. Cres
Mount Pearl NL A1N 3R9
When we look.up at the sky tonight, we.will.think of you and your family
A star that will.shine down on your so they.will.feel your love.&. Caring!
From Joyce Loder( Mueller)

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the Parsons family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family, sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing a wonderful co worker.

Such sad news. My condolences to all family and friends, Bruce always made me laugh and I will treasure his memories with a smile. RIP my friend.

Our sincerest condolences to Bruce’s family. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

Albert, Freeman, Fraser & families,
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing, I remember him always being so proud to visit my mom, he called me the young one, as I was the baby in the family. At mom’s 80th birthday celebration, he was very excited to tell me about all of you, he wanted me to know about our family. He was always very kind, he loved Aunt Mae and Uncle George beyond words. I’m sure there are many beautiful memories to cherish. Thinking of you all.

To Bruce’s family and close friends, I am so very saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. Bruce and I were the best of friends for many years. I could never have known a nicer person. He was a true friend, just like the brother I never had. He will be forever missed, and forever in my heart.

To the Family of the late Bruce Parsons.
Sending sympathy and condolences to all of you on the loss of Bruce. Hoping your precious memories help you go through your loss.
My thoughts are with you.

Thinking of you all & extending heart-felt condolences. ???? RIP Bruce ????

Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our condolences to all his family.
Ruby and Gord Giles