BRUCE DOUGLAS ROBERTS

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BRUCE DOUGLAS ROBERTS (Reverend, B.A., M. Div.) Quietly at home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Bruce peacefully passed away. He was born in the town of Leaside in 1931, attended Bessborough Dr. Public School, Upper Canada College (Prep and Upper), Victoria College BA, and Emmanuel College M. Div. He married his beloved wife Catherine MCNaughton in 1957, had two wonderful children, Paul (1962) and Nancy (1964), son-in-law Don and Daughter-in- law Vimy. He was blessed with 3 grandchildren Daniel, Matthew and Maeve. Forever in our hearts, he will be dearly missed by his family and the many people whose lives he touched. Bruce served many different churches before ordination: Charlton United Church, Lavant Stn, Zion-Wexford and Wilmer Heights, and following ordination: Maxwell-MCIntyre, West Humber, Timothy Eaton Memorial, Knox Church (Winnipeg), Humber Valley, and Kingsway Lambton. Bruce was a "people person" who loved the church which influenced all his relationships. He was fortunate to be able to work with good people in his many different goals. A friend once said to Bruce "never be afraid to work with people brighter than you, they will lift you up with them". Two churches made him "Minister Emeritus" for his efforts and Knox Church also conferred this honour on his wife Cathy. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. Toronto, on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. If desired, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, www.scaw.org, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 22, 2012
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