Bruce Herridge

7/22/1940 - 6/15/2017

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

Robert “Bruce” Herridge passed away peacefully on Thursday,June 15 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bruce was a retired District Chief from the City of Mississauga Fire Department. 

Bruce is predeceased by his father Lloyd, mother Viola, and brothers Don and Jim.  He has gone to be re-united with wife Nora who passed away in 2011. 

Survived by his daughter, June (George) and granddaughter Melissa, daughter Kim (Gary), grandchildren Brad and Samantha and 3 great grandchildren, and daughter Christine (Richard) and their son Nicholas.

Joining to say farewell is his sister Lois (Jim), his brother Ross (Barbara) and sister Jane (Bill). 

Bruce enjoyed the simple things in life and could be found on a tractor planting, at the race track or at the casino.  He considered himself fortunate to have seen all life offered and never felt cheated despite all the health issues that he endured. He was a strong, quiet man who lived his life on his own terms.  He had life long friends and a large, extended family who will miss him immensely.

Our gratitude to Dr. Bolland, Dr. Beecroft, Dr. Pyle, nurses Jadwiga, Michelle and Erwin as well as the personal support workers who allowed him to fulfill his last wish to die peacefully at home.   

Visitation will be Tuesday June 20 1-3 and 6-8.  A public celebration of Bruce's life will be held Wednesday June 21 at 11:00 a.m. With the burial to follow at Spring Creek Cemetery and a reception to follow at Otello's Banquet Hall.  All are welcome. 

Donations can be made to the Mississauga Firefighters Benevolent Fund or the cancer charity of your choice. 

Funeral Details

  • Viewing

    Glen Oaks Funeral Home

    Event Times

    6/20/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    6/20/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service

    Glen Oaks Funeral Home

    Event Times

    6/21/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Burial

    Spring Creek Cemetery

    Event Times

    6/21/2017 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Reception

    Otello's Banquet Hall

    Event Times

    6/21/2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Posted by MICHELLE McKay- Frauley | 6/26/2017

I do not have years of stories to share ,as I was only gifted to know Bruce for approximately 11 weeks. I was given the honour to lead his caregivers to help him live an enriched last few weeks of his life at home. I appreciated his smile, his side way glares, his laughs, his sarcasm, his insight on most all topics, and his desire to tease me about my ripped jeans and his common passion for vodka and tonics lol. I was able to appreciate his desire to gamble and see his last wish happen with my staff ; one last trip to Rama and he won a nice little pot of gold that day; his smile that day will forever be engrained in my mind. I would like to thank Bruce and his family for the wonderful gift of being part of this end of life care. Rest in peace big guy! Michelle McKay- Frauley Hospall Private Home Care

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Posted by Jerry Brouwer | 6/20/2017

Bruce was a great District Chief and a good friend. Over the many years that I worked with him I came to realize that he was excellent teacher. Thank you for that Bruce. Rest in peace my friend. Jerry

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