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Bruce Long

December 22, 1924 to November 4, 2019

Bruce Long – of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday November 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Bruce was a life member and Past President (1970-71) of the Lions Club of Atwood and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award and the Helen Keller Award for his 55 years of outstanding service. In his retirement, Bruce enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and helping his children and grandchildren renovate their homes. Beloved husband of Gertie (Scholl) Long with whom he would have celebrated 70 years of marriage with on November 5. Loving father of Douglas, Barry (Lynda), Karen (Bruce) Smith, Wayne (Jan) and Kenneth (Brenda). Special grandpa of Laurie (Gerry) Henderson, Bryan Long (Shannen McFadden), Derek (Laura) Smith, Shelley (Matt) Sessions, Courtney (Eric) Hopkins, Nichole (Kris) MacDonald, Jenna Long (Landon Moseson), Trevor Long (Christine Ladd), Jordan Long, Riley Long and great-grandpa of 15. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Fred and Marj Scholl, Maxine Scholl and many nieces and nephews. Bruce was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents William and Mabel (Peters) Long, sisters Mary (Alex) Robb, Mildred (Mervin) Mayberry, Hazel (Jack) Harris, and brothers Fred (Margaret) and Charlie (Norma). Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday November 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood on Thursday November 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Hymers officiating. Reception to follow. A family interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation 255 Elizabeth Street East Listowel, ON N4W 2P5 or Atwood United Church PO Box 159 Atwood, ON N0G 1B0 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

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