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Old 11-06-23, 03:02
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I have been just informed by Colin, Bruce's son, that Bruce has died of a heart attack on Friday 09 Jun 2023.

Bruce was a very good friend of mine for more than 40 years. He had just visited me ( 2,3,4 Jun 2023) and showed no signs of any discomfort during his stay.

I'm thinking that he and Geoff Winnington-Ball are meeting up in the olive drab afterworld of MV-ism and sharing a tipple or two.

Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Old 11-06-23, 04:24
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So sorry to hear this news, Jon. Bruce will be missed.


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Old 11-06-23, 05:30
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Terrible news. Bruce was always been a straight shooter and a wealth of information. He will be sorely missed.

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Old 11-06-23, 09:07
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Shocked to hear this… Please pass on my condolences to his family. I haven’t had the privilege to meet him in person, but he was a very much valued member of this forum and community. He was last active on the forum on the day he passed away.

Rest in peace Bruce, you will be sadly missed!
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Old 11-06-23, 09:09
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Wow, completely shocked about his sudden passing. Bruce visited me not too long ago. My deepest condolences to his family on the loss of an husband and father and a loss of a friend and fellow restorer.
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Old 11-06-23, 14:55
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Very sad news indeed. Bruce was one of the old timers in the hobby, and I used to enjoy buying , selling, trading and exchanging stories with him. My deepest condolences to his family.
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Old 11-06-23, 15:28
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Thanks Jon for letting us know. Bruce was a great source of information and got me really interested in installing the 19 set with amp in the C15TA. He sold me the amp at least twenty years ago when Les Fisher, Brian Gough and I went to his place in Napanee and lifted the body off his HUP. I had a nice long conversation with him at the OMVA show in Oshawa this year. He will be missed. Rest in peace Bruce.
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Old 11-06-23, 15:35
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Picture of Bruce driving his Fox Armoured Car with son Colin up top in the turret.
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Old 11-06-23, 15:44
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On behalf of the executive and members of the OMVA we wish to express our sadness at Bruce's passing and extend our condolences to his family.
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Old 11-06-23, 20:45
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Sad to know this!! Bruce help me with WS19 installation manual and others...
RIP Bruce! Condolences to his family.
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Old 12-06-23, 01:14
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RIP Bruce , you will be missed, Your great love of Canadian Military History, coms, CMP's, and it was great when you were able to make your dream come true restoring and running the Fox, all those times in the JR's mess and all the crazy stuff we did while we both served with 709 comm Regt, thinking of Val, Tory and Colin at this time
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Old 12-06-23, 05:30
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Bruce and Peter Duggan representing the OMVA at the 2022 Base Borden Canadian Armed Forces Day and Airshow. Bruce on the left, next to Peter's Lynx and Peter, on the right next to Bruce's Fox. I only knew you for a short time but you quickly and generously greeted me with a big smile and offered to help with parts for my HUA project. Bruce....you will be missed by many...RIP.
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Old 12-06-23, 08:52
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I was just admiring Bruce's work on the HUW windscreen pillar the other day. I was following his work with great interest.

Very sad news. RIP Bruce
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Old 12-06-23, 20:52
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Folks,

My heartfelt condolences to Bruce's family and loved ones on your loss. I just became friends with Bruce in the past few years through our common interests in CMPs and militaria.

He was a larger than life individual with a commanding presence who was never shy at sharing his opinions. I value the limited amount of time that I was able to share with Bruce. My only regret is that I had not met him earlier in our lives.


Please accept my sympathy for your loss, Peter
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Old 12-06-23, 23:40
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Sincerest sympathies to Bruce’s family. It’s quite a shocking loss to say the least.
My last interaction with Bruce was but a few weeks ago at the OMVA swap in Oshawa. Always a true gentleman and willing to lend a helping hand to others.
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Old 13-06-23, 00:09
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So sorry to hear the sad news . Bruce helped me with advice and parts when i was restoring my Wire-5 trucks . He was supposed to visit me in July of this year ( literaly next month ) on his way to Nova Scotia . He will be missed . Condoleances to his family .
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Old 13-06-23, 03:56
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I will miss you Bruce RIP
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Old 13-06-23, 08:11
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Sorry to hear this. His knowledge was vast. I never met him, but we have had the odd interchange, from time to time, over green things. My respect to and thankyou Bruce.
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Old 13-06-23, 21:19
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Obituary of Bruce Parker

https://necrocanada.com/obituaries-2...ker-1960-2023/

At home, surrounded by his dogs and photos of his family, Bruce Allan Parker of Rodney at the age of 63 passed away suddenly on Friday, June 9th, 2023.
Lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend Valerie Parker and his loving children Colin Parker (Alyson Petsche) and Victoria Parker.
Survived by his parents, Lil and Merv Parker and Bruce’s siblings.
Friends are invited to join the family in honouring Bruce’s life at a memorial on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at 11 am at Denning’s of Rodney, 212 Furnival Road.
If desired, memorial contributions to the Last Post Fund, Humane Society or the Warplane Heritage Museum would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.
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Old 13-06-23, 23:00
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Bruce gone West.
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Old 14-06-23, 01:33
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Shocked to hear this… Please pass on my condolences to his family. I haven’t had the privilege to meet him in person, but he was a very much valued member of this forum and community. He was last active on the forum on the day he passed away.

Rest in peace Bruce, you will be sadly missed!
Hanno, the family has agreed that all of Bruce's posts should remain on this forum as a source of future reference for others.
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Old 16-06-23, 10:22
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Bruce gone West.

It is ironically coincidental (or coincidentally ironic) that that Patton reference is quoted, since it was a book about Patton's death which I had given to Bruce was what he was reading when he passed away.
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Old 17-06-23, 23:39
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Oh No! He was even younger than I am.

May his memory be a blessing, he was one of the good guys and always worth reading his messages.

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The sudden loss of Bruce completely shocked me... Ιt's has been so many days and I still can't believe it.. We had same projects, both C8A HUWs, and very often I was asking him about technical problems I encountered from time to time. Ηe was allways willing to help, and this is what I will remember from Bruce.

My condolences to Bruce's family..
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I never meet Bruce but I talked to him many times in this forum and through email, one of the most helpful people I have ever come across, RIP Bruce and condolences to his family from the U.K.

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