Madeline Elizabeth Marie Bruce

July 6, 1937October 8, 2012

Passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on Monday October 8, 2012 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Harold Bruce. Loving step-mother of Janet Herbert (Stephen), Jo-Anne Daw (Rodney), Jacqueline Routh (Ronald), Delmar Bruce (Erica) and Judith Richardson(Randall). Proud grandmother of Matthew (Lynn), Kent (Tammy), Mark, Wayne (Monalisa), Stacey (Mitchell), Cameron (Jessica), Richard (Laurie), Austin (Katie), Amber (Ben), Nahanni and Ian. Great grandmother of Avery, Mackenzie, Randy, Connor, Liam, Chris, Bailey, Madison, Abigail, Hudson, and Bowen. Dearest sister of Frank Mrazik (Gladys), Marian Peterson, Edith Gabor and Dolores Mrazik. Cherished aunt of Richard, Gloria, Grant (Gillian), Bruce (Angie), Lynn Marie (Bruce) and Elaine. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. Mass of the Christian Burial to be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at ST. ANNE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 859 Barnardo Ave., Peterborough. If so desired, donations in memory of Madeline may be made to Children’s Aid International, Relief and Development Fund. Online condolences may be made at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Madeline Elizabeth Marie Bruce

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Peter Mrazik

October 15, 2012

Madeline was such an inspiration. Her kind words, her faith and encouragement will leave a mark on our family for a life time. Delores, Edie and Marion - our hearts go out to you along with Madeline's stepchildren and grandchildren.
We treasure every memory you gave us Madeline.

Peter* and Haley Mrazik & children Kai Paul, Benjamin and Anca
Romania, Eastern Europe
(*Peter is a second cousin of Madeline)

Judith Jansen-van Eupen

October 14, 2012

I am now together with my father talking about our memories of Madeline. For me this means very warm thoughts of my stay at the rabit farm when I was 16. For my father these memories start in 1962! He has written down his memories which we will send to you.
Our thoughts are with the family.
Judith Jansen - van Eupen and Theo van Eupen, the Netherlands

Jane Argent

October 12, 2012

Dear Maddie, you lit up the world around you with your enthusiasm and smile. You were a real lady and angel. We were extremely honoured to have you as our neighbour. I will miss our chats over the garden fence. Forever in our hearts, Ron and Jane Argent and Laurie and Paul Monks

October 12, 2012

I knew Madeline briefly while living in Sebright. She was part of our women's prayer group. She was a lovely spiritual lady. I know she will be missed.

Jamie M.

October 12, 2012

Madeline, i love you and you are a beautiful person, i hope you the best in the afterlife. Rest In Peace

October 11, 2012

There is comfort in celebrating a life well lived. I always admired Madeline's energy and dedication. May God bless your family at this time.

Chris DeCarlo

Andrew Carnegie

October 11, 2012

I only knew Madeline for a short time, but whenever I met her she was very gentle and kind. She will be greatly missed at St. Anne's Parish! My thoughts and prayers go out to Madeline and her family.

Andrew Carnegie (Lector, St. Anne's Parish)

Frank J. Mrazik

October 11, 2012

Madeline, the arduous trips to Montreal, to help those in need, truly exemplified your unselfish character and sincere love towards family and friends. What a privilege to have known you.
Your cousins, Rosita and Frank.

Diane O'Keefe

October 11, 2012

Madeline was a gentle and generous person. I enjoyed working with her at St. Anne's. Our parish community was enriched by her presence and will feel her loss.

Annette Milne

October 10, 2012

Madeline, you were truly an inspiration to speak with when we were in each others company (even for a few minutes at a time) in happy times and not so happy ocassions - whatever the event at the time - you were always so gracious...I thank God for having met you and I am certain when Jesus came to meet you and to take you "HOME" that you were greeted with ."..well done my good and faithful servant..."and there was a celebration that we cannot even imagine upon your arrival "HOME" safe in the arms of LOVE.

Annette Milne (Buckhorn and Whitby, ON)