Winchester Press – obit – Beryl Bruce
Alice Beryl Bruce of Spencerville passed awayafter a long illness at the Garden Street site of the BrockvilleGeneral Hospital on Jan. 15, 2007. She was 95.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1911 in Nepean Township to Edward Malcomsonand Alice Beryl Dawson. She was raised in Nepean Township andmoved 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 FeatherstonhaughNursing Home. She belonged to the United Church Women, the Women’sInstitute, and other church organizations. She was a member ofthe church choir for 40 years. She was president of the SpencervilleAgricultural Society in 1967.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Hugh (June 9, 1974).She was the loving mother of Edward (Mary) of Spencerville, andShirley Martin (Ray) of Prescott. She was the dear sister of Jack(Ruth), Denzil (Mary) Malcomson, and Gladys Coughtry. She wasthe cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren,and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-lawMabel Bruce, Theresa Whiffin, and Frances Bruce, and numerousnieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her sonsMelville, Douglas, and William; by brothers Orville, Aylwin, andDonald; 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 SpencervilleUnited 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 DannyBruce, and Bruce Donnelly. A spring interment will be held atSpencerville Union Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to Spencerville UnitedChurch or a charity of choice.