Alice Beryl Bruce of Spencerville passed away after a long illness at the Garden Street site of the Brockville General Hospital on Jan. 15, 2007. She was 95.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1911 in Nepean Township to Edward Malcomson and Alice Beryl Dawson. She was raised in Nepean Township and moved to Spencerville as a teenage girl. She married Hugh Bruceon Nov. 11, 1931 in Spencerville.
She was a homemaker most of her married life, a community volunteer, and for a few years, she was employed as a cook at Featherstonhaugh Nursing Home. She belonged to the United Church Women, the Women’s Institute, and other church organizations. She was a member of the church choir for 40 years. She was president of the Spencerville Agricultural Society in 1967.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Hugh (June 9, 1974). She was the loving mother of Edward (Mary) of Spencerville, and Shirley Martin (Ray) of Prescott. She was the dear sister of Jack (Ruth), Denzil (Mary) Malcomson, and Gladys Coughtry. She was the cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-law Mabel Bruce, Theresa Whiffin, and Frances Bruce, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her sons Melville, Douglas, and William; by brothers Orville, Aylwin, and Donald; and by sisters Viola Wallace, Jennie Hunter, Lorna Grue, and Beatrice Brownlee.
Visitation was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Purcell Chapelin Spencerville on Jan. 19. The funeral service was held at Spencerville United Church on Jan. 20 with Rev. Michael Perreault officiating. Joan Gibson was the organist. The pallbearers were grandsons David, Donald and Mark Bruce, Richard Beaudoin, and great-grandsons Danny Bruce, and Bruce Donnelly. A spring interment will be held at Spencerville Union Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to Spencerville United Church or a charity of choice.