NEWMAN, Gerald Bruce (‘Wire’)

1948 – 2016

With sadness we announce the passing of Bruce Newman on August 22, 2016.

Predeceased by parents, Hal and Gerry Newman, and wife, Sandra, he is survived by brothers, Mike (Sandy), John, and sister, Mary, as well as many relatives in the USA.

During his high school years in Nanaimo, Bruce excelled in sports – track, pole-vaulting – and was a player on the Nanaimo Redman football team. He was handsome and kind with a great sense of humour and had many friends. After graduation, he was employed at Hooker Chemical plant in Nanaimo.

The Newman family wishes to thank his friends and the staff at the Hazelton Residence in Vancouver, as well as Dr. S. Burgess, his doctor for many years.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.

In lieu of flowers, Bruce’s wishes were that donations be made to SPCA and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

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