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Bruce Martin

Bruce Richard Martin

Thursday, August 21st, 1952 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Martin, Bruce:

Passed away on August 22, 2020 at Hamilton General Hospital at the age of 68.

Beloved husband of Kathy (Gimbel).

Loving father of Darren (Kristen) and Kari.

Cherished grandpa of Juliana, Cameron and Carter.

Dear brother of Harold and Willard (Karen). Brother-in-law to Phares Bauman, Ruby (David) Rorke and Ross (Jayne) Gimbel.

Predeceased by his siblings Laura, Earl and Paul.

Bruce was a kind, compassionate, caring man. He had a father heart and spent many years caring for others through Christian counselling. He impacted the world with patience and guidance.

Bruce's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday August 24, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Private burial to follow on a later date. Guests are required to RSVP for the visitation and/or service. Masks are mandatory. Guests are also welcome to view the service at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cambridge Vineyard Christian Fellowship or to Children's Evangelism Fellowship of Canada - Peter Tigchelaar would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    Address
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Scott Roe

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Esther Cressman

Posted at 11:40am
Dear Kathy and family
We were saddened to hear of your deep loss of Bruce. May God be with you as you grieve his loss, and may God keep you in this new season of life as you journey on without him at your side. Strength and peace to you.
Prayers
Esther and Bruce Cressman
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Tricia Cathrea

Posted at 04:40pm
Bruce and I grew up together at Elmira Mennonite Church. He was a wonderful person and I just want to extend to Kathy and family my sympathy. I pray that the days ahead will be filled with many memories of all the good times together as family. May God sustain you through the coming days and weeks.
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Tim Snyder

Posted at 02:52pm
May God richly bless and comfort you, Kathy, Carrie, Darren and family. I was blessed to know Bruce over the years, and was touched listening to the memorial service today. Bruce was such a special individual to so many people! Tim Snyder (& Kristen and family)
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David and Ruth Martin

Posted at 04:59pm
Cathy and family, It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Bruce. I have known him most of his life as a neighbour and friend. While we saw each other less in the later years I feel blessed to have known him. I have a fuzzy memory of perhaps his 4th or 5th birthday and I see his last birthday was just before his death. The memory involves our mothers, a wagon load of beets and my little brother and friend of
Bruce, Donny. We extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss and pray for strength ss you celebrate his life..
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Bruce Snyder

Posted at 11:22am
Helen and I have known Bruce for many decades, and always appreciated his heart of compassion , wonderful and kind manner of relating to everyone. His initiative in helping settle refugees through Preston Mennonite Church, and constant care for newcomers to Canada was so much appreciated. He was blessed with so much wisdom and became an amazing Counsellor.We will miss him dearly. May God bless you Kathy and your family. .... Bruce and Helen Snyder
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