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Bruce David Noddin

11 November, 195423 April, 2021

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend to many, Bruce David Noddin. Bruce passed suddenly on April 23rd after a short diagnosis of cancer, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his father Stanley, mother, Philla (Bagatin), brother, Ted and sister, Bev. Bruce was born November 11th, 1954, the youngest of 4 children. He spent his childhood in Fairview playing baseball and hockey, and then settled there with his wife of 41 years, Nancy (Cragg) and two daughters, Leslie (Mike) and Alison (Derek). Bruce was retired from Canada Post as a letter carrier after 36 years of service, leaving a lasting impact on his coworkers and anyone he delivered to. He was truly loved by so many in the community and beyond. Some of his most fond memories included southern vacations with his wife, coaching his girls’ soccer teams, golfing, fishing trips, and playing darts and pool. He was well known for his love of rock and roll and cheering on his beloved Habs, Packers and the Yankees. Bruce loved his many vacations on PEI with family and friends, as well as Saturday nights with the Thibeault’s (Rick and Doreen) playing cards and watching hockey. Bruce was happiest spending time with his girls and hearing their stories and adventures. Bruce was one of the friendliest people you could ever meet and he was always quick to give you a laugh or lend a hand in any way he could. He was known fondly as “Uncle Bruce” to many (even outside his family) as he always welcomed everyone in with love. His smile was authentic, contagious, and especially infectious after you shared a beer or two. He will be missed by so many including his wife, two girls, brother, Tony (Ruby) Noddin, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and his fur grand-baby, Gussie. His family would like to thank the team of nurses and doctors at the QE2 Emergency and the team in Palliative Care at the VG, for the incredible kindness and compassion shown during their brief time there. Cremation will take place, with a celebration of life at a later date. This is not goodbye, just “see you later.” We love you, always and forever. If you want to help fight the war against cancer, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Judy & Brian McCarthy

2 May 2021

Nancy, Leslie, Alison & families:

I only met Bruce once; at your home for Erin’s baby shower. He came downstairs from watching his hockey game to fill his plate with sandwiches, sweets & goodies that you only see at a shower.

I was fortunate to have had a chat with him in the kitchen; introduced myself as Jason’s mom... .... I immediately felt a warmness and gentleness from this kind man.

Brian and I were both so shocked & very sorry to hear of this horrific loss in your lives. To lose your soulmate; your Dad so sudden is extremely hard.

I’ve been there...It takes a long time to get over, but I will say this.... You will never forget him; He knew you all loved him, as he loved you all. It was as hard for him to go as it was for you to see him go.

Keep your precious memories close.
Get together and share your memories of him; some which will make you laugh; and others which will no doubt make you cry; but precious they are.

On those hard days and nights to follow; sit very still....close your eyes, and you will once again feel and see him.. He will never be far from your side.

With much love and deep, deep sympathy,
Judy & Brian McCarthy - Maplewood, N.S.

Judy LeBlanc

1 May 2021

Dear Nancy and Family,

I am so sorry for the Loss of Bruce. He was always so nice whenever I bumped into him and always with a smile. Like he's never had a bad day. I am keeping you and the Family in my Prayers during this very tough time. May God take some of your pain away.

Judy LeBlanc
(Eleanor Lowes sister)

Sharon (Fetinko) Munroe

1 May 2021

To Nancy & Family.....please accept my deepest sympathy on Bruce’s sad & sudden passing. Having grown up at 32 Main Ave, Bruce was in my class P-6, and a bit through junior high, before losing touch in high school. I saw him a few years ago at a John Mellencamp concert in Dartmouth & it was great to share a bit of conversation with him. I hope these messages of sympathy will be of some comfort in the coming days & weeks ahead. God Bless you all. 💐🙏🏻


Juli Grady

30 April 2021

Nancy, Leslie and family,

My deepest condolences to you all during this sudden and extremely sad time.

I pray that with time, you can draw on your many loving memories and find light and laughter.

Thinking of you,

Juli


Jacqueline McManus

30 April 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of Bruce.
He was a man of integrity and gentleness and his eyes were the portholes to the essence of his loving soul. Bruce was a true ‘honest and gentle man’. He will be profoundly missed but never forgotten by all who had the enjoyment and delight of knowing him and seeing his wonderful smile. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
(Maybe now, with your help from above, your beloved Habs may win a Stanley Cup - GO HABS)
My deepest condolences to the family,
Jacqueline McManus

Greg MacDonald

30 April 2021

Greg MacDonald
My deepest condolences to the Noddin family. I grew up with Bruce in Fairview and played many a game of Road hockey. Bruce was such a die hard Habs fan & did he delight in rubbing that in when we played street hockey. I lost contact with Bruce for many years & then caught up with him again when we played Hockey on Saturday morning at the Devenshire Arena. He will surley be missed by all who new him. RIP

Stacie Bowdridge

30 April 2021

Nancy, Leslie & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bruce, but Leslie has always talked of him and your family stories with complete adoration. You continue to all be on my mind and in my prayers.
Stacie Bowdridge

Synthia Schofield

30 April 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Bruce, husband, father & friend, was at the top of the "gentleman" list. His presence will be a forever memory for all that knew him.
Deepest sympathy.
Synthia Schofield

Mary Anne Flemming

30 April 2021

Nancy, Leslie and family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Bruce Briand

29 April 2021

We were buddies since the age of 5. We played many sports together and loved our Habs. Bruce was a fun loving, great guy. Nancy and family; I am very sorry for your loss. He was onw of the good ones!

FROM THE FAMILY