OBITUARY

Bruce Arthur Beard

April 10, 1948October 8, 2021
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BEARD, BRUCE ARTHUR – passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021 after his courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his wife Ann, Bruce is a beloved father to Caroline (Bill), Angela and Michelle (Kristal) and cherished granddad to Christine (Ivan), Cameila and Taylor. Dear brother to Chris (Patti), Winston (Bonnita), Peter (Donna), Berenice (George), Marianne, Louise and Priscilla and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many friends and family alike. Visitation will be held at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East, 2 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm on Wednesday October 13th and Thursday October 14th. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday October 15, 2021 at St. Dunstan’s Church, 3150 Danforth Avenue. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. For further details and Covid guidelines or to place online condolences please visit www.pauloconnorfunerals.ca If desired, donations can be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Due to the COVID guidelines guests are still required to follow the mandate of two metres (six feet) physical distancing. For the visitation 50 people will be permitted in the room at a time. Guests may be required to wait in line prior to entering the funeral home. Upon entry to the funeral home guests will be required to provide their contact information for the purpose of contact tracing. Proof of vaccination is not required at this time. Masks or face coverings are required indoors. The funeral service will be available through Live Stream on the funeral home website or by clicking the following link https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/38614

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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  • Interment Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Caroline Beard

October 16, 2021


As a kid I admired dad for helping the less fortunate families at Christmas time. He would go out every Christmas eve to deliver gifts and food to these families and I have always wanted to do the same as I got older. I now sponsor children of the boys and girls clubs of Toronto.

Dad was always there for us, through good times, bad times and very bad times. Like attending hospital visits that required any of us needing surgery, some on multiple occasions 🤦‍♀️

Dad made friends everywhere he went and left a lasting impression of positivity on many, and shared many laughs with everyone.

Dad was always happy to have his granddaughters spend the days with him. Spoiling each of them in their own unique ways.

Recently dad asked me to make him scrambled eggs and asked me not to put milk in them. I asked him why, because I learned to make scrambled eggs with milk from him. He told me that’s a poor people trick to make the food stretch to feed the whole family. I was like “what” so your telling me we were poor growing up? He said “yup”! We wouldn’t have known it growing up. We always had what we needed.

Dads last smile was the day before he passed. He was being transferred from the bed via a lift into a wheelchair and while suspended in the air, the nurse was calling him her “yup” man because his answer to all questions was YUP. well when she asked him if that was right he smiled and answered YES, then she repeated saying YUP, and he smiled with a chuckle and repeated YES, being very cheeky with her.

A smile I will never forget. Rest peacefully daddy, love always & forever ❤️

Caroline Beard

October 16, 2021

Caroline Beard

October 16, 2021

Caroline Beard

October 16, 2021

Caroline Beard

October 16, 2021

Berenice Robertson

October 15, 2021

Bruce, until we meet again I will think of you often and smile. You were a special human being, who was perhaps a little stubborn sometimes, but always, always had time for everyone, willing to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed one.
You had an exceptional love for your family, your beautiful girls. They will be well cared for and you will be forever in their hearts and mine. You are now their Guardian Angel watching over them from above.
Sleep easy now my little brother, your legacy will live on and you will be well remembered for the caring, courageous, protective man that you became.
Forever in my heart. Love you always. Benny

Francesco Basile

October 14, 2021

We send our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you cope with the loss of a great man. May he rest in peace with the Angels.

Francesco, Rosemary, and family

Bartolo and Giovanna Basile

October 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Caroline, Angela, and Michelle and their families during this difficult time. May our beloved neighbor Bruce, rest in peace.

Bartolo and Giovanna

Anna Maria Scountrianos

October 14, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. I remember Bruce always having a smile on his face and always stopping to make time for a quick chat with his neighbors. May he rest in peace.

Anna Maria, Athanasia, Giovanna, and Georgina

Barbie Palmer

October 14, 2021

Bruce was a sensitive soul who always was a gentleman.
He was full of Love and Laughter and brought a smile to everyone he touched with his heart.
He will be missed greatly,
but know that he will always be the angel wings behind his loved ones in spirit.

My deepest condolences to all of his wonderful families.

Love Barbie Palmer

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