Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA


Bruce Russell Timbers

March 6, 1953July 15, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, papa, father, son, brother, friend and canine companion Bruce Russell Timbers.

Bruce was born March 6, 1953 in Los Angeles California. He spent much of his early life throughout Los Angeles attending UCLA before moving to Orange County with his beautiful wife Cindy. In his professional life, he was employed as a controller in accounting with a variety of great businesses before finishing the last 20 years with KPRS Construction and their phenomenal team.

Bruce devoted his life to his daughter, Kristin and “bride” Cindy, spending much of his valuable time attending Kristin’s sporting events and traveling with his “barn buddy” all over the world. Kristin’s softball career would take him all over the country usually in the middle of summer and you could find him on the sidelines keeping stats because he was a numbers guy. He was her biggest fan and forever cheerleader.

His big heart was filled with joy when he could donate his time to the Golden Retriever Rescue (GRCGLA) as well as surrounding himself with his own Golden Pack that has changed over the years, yet never forgotten. Many would see him walking with his pack daily around his favorite spots in Mission Viejo. He could never have too many goldens.

Bruce was a man that knew a little bit about everything and his daughter would often joke that he learned it at “Dad University.” He was a Papa to his only grandson Cody who had an immediate love for his silly Papa. Bruce and his equally talented brother, Greg would spend hours discussing and tinkering the many variations of speaker electronics to make sure that when all would view a movie, you would get the “theater experience.” His key to life was to not sweat the small stuff and surround his friends and family with his endless humorous personality.

Those who knew Bruce have only fond memories of his witty conversation and constant desire to help. No matter how many times you refused his help, he would show up with materials needed and a smile to go with it. No matter who it was, he would always put them first before him and his warm demeanor will live on in all the hearts of his friends and family. He will be missed beyond words and honored indefinitely.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and Robert Timbers.

Bruce is survived by his strong loving wife Cindy and brother Greg. Additionally, he left behind his daughter Kristin and son-in-law Steve, grandson Cody, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved goldens Monty, Jenny and Cooper.

Bruce would not want those to spend time mourning his death but celebrating his life that he created and enjoyed. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please chose to donate to his favorite furry rescue Golden Retriever Rescue of Greater Los Angeles.

Donate at the link below.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 25, 2019


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Rick Greyson

July 25, 2019

Mary and I have so many great memories of Bruce, starting on Mission Viejo softball fields when our daughters were young and in more recent years, traveling with Bruce and Cindy on several cruise vacations and enjoying other outings together. As the memories poured back to me, what stood out were those qualities that epitomized Bruce to me:
--Devotion to Cindy and Kristin--this above all. Bruce radiated love for his family and they for him.
--Selflessness. The story was never about him. Whatever plans were on, Bruce never allowed personal issues he may have been experiencing to interfere with completing the task. The show would go on and you would never know that Bruce wasn't feeling his best.
--Generosity with his time and talent. Bruce was always ready to help when needed or to share his knowledge in the most unassuming manner. Bruce was a valued adviser to me regarding negotiating the world of softball travel teams.
--Love for dogs and other living creatures. Bruce's work on behalf of Golden Retriever rescue is well known but I particularly enjoyed watching Bruce and Cindy engage dog walkers in foreign lands in conversation and canine petting; sometimes even non-Golden owners won their attention.
--A marvelous sense of humor. Laughter and Bruce were constant companions. Oh, how a line or ten from "Young Frankenstein," inserted at an appropriate moment, could get us going. "Blucher!"

Bruce...So many good times--so many great memories--so happy you were in our lives.

Cindy and Kristin...We love you and our hearts ache for you in this time of loss and sorrow.

Mary and Rick

Vicki Shequin

July 20, 2019

I have so many memories of Bruce from working along side with him at the Golden Rescue. Cindy and Bruce were the ones who got me to sign up as a volunteer!! He was the one to show me the ropes on how to walk and get to know the rescues that came in to our rescue organization. He was the most kind and thoughtful man....and when it came to rescue....he was truly devoted and spent so much of his spare time helping the poor Golden's that came in to rescue sick, hurting, scared. He made sure there was a volunteer scheduled to walk each rescue at least 2 times a day - no easy task. He was my photography buddy - making sure the rescues had glamour shots done so anyone interested in adopting one of our pups could see them at their best. He did SO much and I am going to miss him!!! I'm sharing one of my favorite photo's I took of Bruce. Just look at that smile!!

Jennifer Powell

July 20, 2019

Bruce radiated kindness and generosity. His desire to help others was exceeded only by his love for his family.

We would ask for a ladder and he would come over smiling and ask how he could help. His dedication to the betterment of homeless goldens was awe-inspiring.

Of all the memories I cherish, it is his genuinely kind and contagious smile I hold dear.

Bruce lived his purpose, leaving us and this world better for having been here. Our hearts are with Cindy, Kristin, Steve, Cody, Greg, Monty, Jenny & Cooper along with his extended family, many work and rescue colleagues.

JoAnn O'Hair

July 20, 2019

Cindy and Kristin, Bruce will always hold a special place in my heart. His love for you both was so evident to all whenever you were together or when he spoke of you. And his love for the precious golden babies who were lucky enough to have him for their daddy was overflowing. Those who knew him are better people because of him. Prayers for your family.

Traci Drelen

July 19, 2019

Cindy, Kristin, Steve and Cody,
Bruce loved you all so very much and was so proud of his family. He was a good , hardworking, honest and loyal gentleman. Bob and I will miss his sense of humor, his charm and our dinners at Northwoods and Lawry’s.
Prayers and love to your family.