- 88 years old
- Date of birth: May 29, 1925
- Date of passing: Oct 25, 2013
|Let the memory of Ron be with us forever|
"A year after his passing, I still have memories and even dreams of Pa (Ron). He had a profound influence on my life and I am grateful. I am happy to know that he is far more alive now then when he walked the earth and his walk on the earth left a "Large Footprint." Peace."
"Since Pa's birthday was close to strawberry season a tradition sprung up of fresh strawberries on shortcake with whipped cream. I just dreamed about him last night and hugged him - I forgot that is was his birthday until Karen just reminded me - that explains the dream. Happy Birthday, Pa! Love, Colin"
"I always remember dad's birthday. He's not here any more to send birthday wishes to but it's a good day to remember all the positive lessons he taught all of us."
"Patrick Frederick Bruce (Ron's dad) emigrated from Scotland and had a boyish sense of humor. Ronald Frederick Bruce was almost all "work", focus and confidence. He got things done, made you feel secure, and taught me a strong work ethic . Who else, but my dad, would substitute "implement" for almost every verb -- "What are we implementing for dinner?" Warm love, Stephen Frederick Bruce"
"My mother, Nancy, loved Ron Bruce deeply. She was an amazing woman... I don't think that there can be a greater tribute than the love she had for him."
"Dad was a great father when I was a kid. He always made me feel loved. His favorite word "expedite" explains why I have such a strong work ethic today and thanks to him I have a strong sense of confidence. He said I was a chip off the old block, which must have meant I was special :). He made me a strong woman, and I am forever thankful for this. I love you."
"I am grateful that Ron was my husband's dad. He taught Colin so much and Colin has used those skills to teach our three children. Ron lives on in our lives through his investment in Colin. We are grateful for his life and remember him in death. God's mercy and grace are real."
"Ron Bruce was a lot of things to many people. He was a builder and engineer. He was a butt-kicking project manager. He was a teacher and trainer. He was a husband and father. But to me, he was always Pa. Thank you, Pa, for taking a boy under your wing and releasing him as a man. All my love, your son, Colin."