Nelson, Bruce Stuart - It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Bruce on December 17, 2012 in his 76th year. Son of the late John (Jack) Nelson and Marjorie (Buchan). Beloved husband to Margaret for 45 years, loving father to Heather (Ken) and John, and proud grandfather of Gavin. Bruce will be also be lovingly remembered by his friends and family from Ottawa where he was born and spent much of his life. A proud graduate of Queen's University and University of Ottawa, Bruce spent his career as a teacher/counsellor with the Ottawa public school board. Bruce found many new passions in London including attending Orchestra London, joining Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London and participating in many activities with his friends from St. John's. The family would like to express their gratitude for the care Bruce received at University Hospital and Kensington Village Nursing Home. Friends may call on Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St. at Wellington, on Thursday, December 20 at 1 pm, with visitation preceding at the church from 12-1 pm. Reception to follow the service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory of Bruce, donations may be made to Food Banks Canada, Kiwanis Music Festival of London or hospitality meal at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church.
December 19, 2012, 10:11 am
Margaret, so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may you find some comfort with your family and friends over the next weeks and months. Take care.
Nancy Hill Peters
December 30, 2012, 3:38 pm
Dear Margaret and Family,
I just learned of Bruce's passing from Gail Cleaver Christy. It has been SO LONG since we have seen either you or Bruce but I do have vivid memories of both of you. If you ever come to Ottawa let's try to get together. Occasionally I go to Kitchener Waterloo to visit my cousin and could look you up there too. My Mom appreciated your pastoral care at the time of Joe Hunter's death many years ago. You always were a sensitive and caring person, Marg. Now, please be as good to yourself as you are to others.
heather cameron pettipas
December 19, 2012, 8:40 pm
Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about Bruce. Remembering the great times we had in Ottawa in the past, and the wonderful life you had as a couple. many hugs to you and your family. Heather (KGH 67)
Betty (Davis) Lusk
December 20, 2012, 6:48 am
Margaret and family - i was sorry to read of Bruce's passing and in particular at this time of year. May you find comfort and joy in the memories of your many Christmases as a family.
Nancy Hill Peters
December 30, 2012, 3:41 pm
I just learned of Bruce's death from Gail Cleaver Christy and just had to be in touch with you. You are always so sensitive and caring toward others and now it is time to be as good to your precious self. May you know God's presence as you rest and heal through this painful journey. We knew Bruce during our YPU days at Parkdale and have vivid memories of both of you before you got together. My Mom appreciate your pastoral care after her friend Joe Hunter passed on many years ago.
Love and hugs,
December 18, 2012, 9:35 pm
Aunt Margaret, Heather and John
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bruce's passing. It is amazing how many great memories come to mind - they are truly cherished.
I know you have each other, but please know that Laura, Danielle, Quinn and I have you in our thoughts.
Take care of each other.
December 20, 2012, 9:41 am
Dear Margaret, Heather, and John know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss and I wish for you peace and strength during this difficult time. Even though Bruce had been ill for some time it was still a shock to learn of his passing. He will always be Mr. Nelson to me from knowing him as a little girl, always a part of my memories. Know that his suffering has come to an end and he is at peace now. Much love to you all. Karen
December 20, 2012, 9:44 am
My condolences go out to you and your family. I have such fond memories of stimulating conversations with Bruce while at KV. He was a man of great determination who had an equally big heart. I always admired the love and devotion you had towards each other. May fond memories temper your sorrow. You are in my prayers.
Joan S Thornburg Loos
December 26, 2012, 8:49 pm
My condolences to the members of the family . We will remember him at our Episcopal service in Savannah GA. Distance prevents us from being there. Memory of visits at Howard Harris farm with photos I have.
Love, Joan Sternberg Loos (daughter of Doris Buchan Sternberg)
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