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HEDENDAL, Bruce Eric
Dr. Bruce Eric Hedendal, 67, of Boca Raton, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Fay Hedendal, brother, Gary Riccardelli, six children and one grandchild: Leif Hedendal, Iam Hedendal, Manija Hedendal Ofsanko, Eve Salcito, Eruch Hedendal, Lars Hedendal, and his grandson Jack Hedendal. He was a gifted and compassionate healer, a loving father, brother, son, and grandfather, and a visionary who nurtured those around him. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:00PM at Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22nd Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Lorne & Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Jun. 24 to Jun. 25, 2015.
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June 21, 2020
Bruce, It has been 5 years since you've been gone and we still miss you Bro! We are so thankful for the memories of kindness and love and generosity of spirit that you left us with! We know that the next dimension has welcomed you with open arms and we know that your joy and love continues forever! Love Carl & Sandy Harmon
Carl Harmon
June 17, 2020
So many times I ask myself "What would Bruce say about....?" During this pandemic I miss the valuable insight and sound guidance he would have offered. He was one of a kind.
Elizabeth Ryan (Zappolo, McGreevy)
May 14, 2020
Dr. Hedendal had a chiropractic office in Gloucester MA back in the 1970's. I had terrible back problems and he got me on the road to recovery. I'm saddened to just now have learned that he passed on five years ago. He was a kind and caring healer, and I will be forever grateful for all that he taught me. He knew how to steer a person in the right direction toward health. God bless him. The world is a lesser place for his loss.
Barbara Goll
June 18, 2019
The shock has not at all diminished. The void remains as empty as ever. Each day I refer to the teachings of my mentor, a truly special individual, so much more than a much more.
John Miller
June 17, 2019
It is hard to believe that it is 4 years. My heart still hurts. I speak of you often. I have been so ill and in pain. I know if you were alive today that you would be able to help me. Then I cry when I say this.There is no one in this world that is like you. If you know someone, Please send someone to help me. I miss you. You truly were an amazing doctor and friend.
Dawn E.
June 17, 2019
Its been 4 years and we still miss you Bruce!! You were always a wonderful friend to Sandy and I!!!! Thanks for being how you were and for giving of yourself so much!!!

We love and miss you,
Carl and Sandra Harmon
Carl Harmon
March 21, 2017
Your contributions to humanity and resistance against tyranny is encouragement to those that follow and pick up your flag and continue towards freedom and victory!!
May 13, 2016
After first listening to his radio broadcasts on the local station, I met Dr Bruce Eric Hedendal at the Park Road Holistic Center in Brisbane, Australia in 2001.

I was into body building and had a problem re despite working out every day and remaining on a strict diet, I could not get rid of a stubborn band of midriff tissue [fat].

He did a saliva analysis and formulated a diet based on my blood group, he told me the midriff issue was caused by fructose from the high glycemic index fruit I had been consuming.

He drew a diagram on a whiteboard and declared "fat doesn't make you fat, sugar and carbohydrates make you fat!"

He was an enjoyable guy to listen to on the radio and a pleasure to meet, condolences go out to his family :)

Martin Timothy Brisbane Au.
Martin Timothy
December 10, 2015
I just at this late date learned that Bruce had passed. We were classsmates at Columbia Institute of Chiropractic and graduated together in 1974. We both located to Massachusetts after graduation. Bruce was one of the most talented and gifted chiropractors it has been my privledge to know. He was a gentle and generous man. My sympathys to his family, patients and friends. Dr Jim Hartigan
September 18, 2015
I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Hedendal.He truly was an amazing healer and such a kind hearted person.I still am trying to understand the passing of four other holistic doctors within a one month period.Seems a bit strange for me to comprehend.That being said he was a great person and will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him.God bless.
irving rabinowitz
September 13, 2015
We in Masters Track will miss you very much. It was an honor to be your friend. Fred Monesmith
July 26, 2015
I am so saddened and somewhat shocked to hear of Dr Hedendal's passing. My sincere condolences to his family.
July 18, 2015
I found this posting on FB today. I had heard of the unusual coincidence of 5 Alternative Medicine Doctors all dying with a month. As I read the posting, I was shocked and saddened to learn the one of the Doctors was a good very from my past,Dr. Bruce Hedendal, DC Ph.D. He is the bright man in the green scrubs. I meet Bruce in Boston in the early seventies. We became quick friends. We meet through studies with Michio Kushi. Bruce had recently opened his practice in Harvard Square located in Cambridge, MA. my home town. I went to his office to be adjusted. Bruce had a great touch with amazing healing hands. When we finished, we discussed my future in natural medicine. Bruce suggested I go to Chiropractic College and even advised studying the method of treatment called SOT. Sacral Occipital Technigue which was a very holistic approach. I did both and use the whole body method today after 38 years of practice. We met often at annual seminars. One training we both took for several years involved the use crystals for energy healing. it was always a joy to see his smiling face. Bruce will be missed personally and as a planetary healer.
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Dr Russell DesMarais
July 16, 2015
I am a former patient of Dr. Hedendal's. He was a wonderful, caring person. I am so sorry for your loss.
Ursula Finkel
July 14, 2015
I fondly remember Bruce from our time in Cambridge in the early '70s, after graduation from Harvard. His days of self-imposed silence were especially moving. My thoughts are with his family and friends upon his passing.
John Cross
July 8, 2015
I just found out today that Bruce passed away. I was shocked to say the least. My heart goes out to his family. I hope this little saying help: "You never loose the one you love as long as you love the one you loose."
Dr Steven Jarecki
July 6, 2015
I helped Bruce and Ellie have a VBAC birth many, many years ago - they took my childbirth classes and I stayed friendly with them for years - I am still in touch with Ellen. He introduced my family to a number of different forms of alternative healing - for which we have always been grateful. I am so very sorry and so very shocked to hear about his death.

Nancy Wainer
Nancy Wainer
July 4, 2015
Dr Hedendal was a powerful and positive influence in my life. I would feel euphoric in his presence and for many days afterwards.
Now I see he had the same effect on just about everyone he came in contact with.
He just had special qualities that are beyond words. He will be thought of often and greatly missed.
amy saffan
July 4, 2015
He was an incredible man and healer. I am shocked to hear he is no longer with us. Shine Bright Bruce and RIP.
Pat Devanny
July 4, 2015
It's almost 2 weeks since you left us, and you are missed just as much today, if not more. We all miss you so much. You are truly one of a kind. By the way...Happy 4th of July, but who needs fireworks, you were a bright light to so many. For the entire family, may God continue to bless you with strength and keep you in his care.
Terrie Negrin
July 3, 2015
I was introduced to Dr. Bruce Hedendal by a friend. After the first appointment, I became a faithful patient even though I live in the Bahamas. Dr. Bruce changed my life and taught me how to live a healthy life. I looked forward to Bruce hugs and all of the healing energy and knowledge from every appointment. I was able to be his patient for years. Then I lost touch but thankfully a few years ago I was able to be his patient again and I was so elated. His humour and beautiful attitude were so invigorating. And when I was not in the U.S. I would listen to his radio show. I am so sorry for Dr. Hedendal's family's loss. My heart goes out to you. Dr. Bruce will live forever in the hearts of all he touched. God bless.
Gail Woon
July 3, 2015
I knew Bruce Hedendal as a remarkable healer, whose compassion and integrity as a person were exceptional. We have lost someone whose qualities are especially rare in a world that is increasingly closed to spiritual awareness, which is the basis of all true healing.
May it help his familiy to know how much he meant to yet another person he helped to heal.

Susie Morris
July 3, 2015
India 2015
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. He was a great Meher Baba contact for us, as well as being a great chiropractor and health counselor. We had not seen him for years, but will miss him deeply. We send out our deepest condolences to his entire family. with Love,
Richard and Cynthia Griffin
Richard and Cynthia Griffin
July 2, 2015
To The Hedendal Family, I met your wonderful family in l992 when I was blessed to come to your home 1-2 times a week to work with Iam and Mani. The house was always filled with loving spirit.I followed your dad on the radio and was a patient for a short time. I was blessed to befriend your mom who never knew how much I admired her for her strength, spirituality and deep love and healing toward others. When I met Dr. Bruce he had a beard and was my health Guru before eating healthy and even drinking pure water was popular. He always practiced what he preached and I know he touched many lives and changed many minds. Loving, Caring, Sharing ...
Ellen Meizel Boca Raton
July 1, 2015
Dr. Bruce Hedendal was a gift from God. My husband, Barry, was very ill. We had gone to many traditional doctors, with no help. I had prayed to find an answer. Dr. Hedendal was speaking at a local event and I was so impressed with his knowledge, I made an appt. for my husband the next day. That was last Sept. Dr. Bruce saved my husband, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
Elisabeth Small
June 30, 2015
Dr. Bruce was a special healer. He can not be replaced. I am not sure what we will do without him. He will be missed greatly.
Dawn Eichhorn
June 29, 2015
My sincere sympathy to all who loved this wonderful man. Jan Urban Ohio
June 28, 2015
Sorry to hear of Dr. Hedendal's passing. He helped me whenever I needed a chiropractor's touch. He was so kind and always remembered me. Amazing man! He always spoke of his children. He loved you so much!! I am praying for you all.
Judith Jones
June 27, 2015
M. Lawrence Waxler
Dr. Bruce was more than just my holistic doctor. He was my friend. I always looked forward to seeing him for my routine appointments where we would have discussions that included the benefits of holistic medicine. I was honored to be invited to his "Celebration of Life" Service at the Unity Church in Delray on Thursday, June 25th. I will dearly miss Dr. Bruce! With My All My Blessings, M. Lawrence Waxler
M. Lawrence Waxler
June 27, 2015
To all of you, thank you. These messages are overwhelming. I'm left speechless and in total shock. I keep reaching for the hugs you are all remembering him by, and I have to be ok with the fact that I feel so lost in this grief. I just want anyone who he loved & who loved him that comes across this message to you, that I am sorry if you found out after the service or had to find out about it on your own. If we all had the wherewithal to do so, we would have reached out. The lists of people he cherished that were not notified has kept me up most nights since he left me and all of us. I'm sorry. ♡
Iam Hedendal
June 27, 2015
cristina hunnewell
June 26, 2015
To the Family of Bruce-
Although I've never met you, I want you to know how sorry I am to hear of Bruce's passing. He adjusted me in his home before he graduated chiropractic school, helping me when no one else was able to. His adjustments not only helped correct my spinal problem, it changed my life. As a result, I've been a chiropractor for 38 years, practicing the same technique Bruce used to help me. My appreciation for all he did for me is more than I can express.
I am very sorry for your loss.
Scott J. Kloorfain, D.C.
Scott Kloorfain
June 26, 2015
Our Love and sympathy from the deepest part of our hearts go out to all the family and friends of Bruce Hedendal. Sandy and I loved him dearly and realized before and even more now how blessed we were to have him in our lives. We will always cherish our last "Bruce" hug!!!! We spent so much of our time talking to him about spiritually evolving....but we never realized that he was so close to this transition. Bruce...we will always honor your memory in our hearts and will cherish the love you gave us and the love we felt toward you!! We know you are enjoying your new adventure!!!

Love, Carl and Sandy Harmon
Carl Harmon
June 26, 2015
I was so shocked to hear of Dr. Bruce's passing. My heart goes out to his lovely family. The funeral was a beautiful tribute to an amazing healer who has helped my family for over 25 years. Thank you Dr. Bruce for the love that you showered on all whose lives you have touched.
Donna Walker
June 26, 2015
Hard to believe you're gone--so suddenly--but, as a fellow believer, I know you're only gone physically, but alive spiritually, in the Kingdom of God, and I'll see you again, there. My prayers for all your loved ones, it was wonderful to meet many of them at the memorial service. Thank you for all your caring, advice, help and giving me a new lease on life (81 today and going strong!).
Ray Long
June 26, 2015
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of Dr. Bruce's family. It is still an unbelievable shock!! He has truly touched our family in such a positive, healing way and he will surely be missed. Please find comfort in the words of Romans 15:4.
Susan Carey
June 26, 2015
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Thank you Dr. Bruce for all your advise and care. You are no doubt a legend. Rest peacefully <3
Keely Haverland
June 26, 2015
Bruce was a friend of over 40 years and a truly independent thinker and spirit who will be sorely missed. Bruce, God-speed wherever you are and see you on the other side! Jai Baba! Your friend Clive
June 25, 2015
I know you're looking down and so so proud of your son, Iam for his incredible speech today- the "hug time" was truly reminiscent of how I will remember you. So kind. So light. So sweet. And so knowledgeable. You and Ellie created some wonderful humans who I'm happy to share life with today. Rest well. We'll see you around - no doubt. Much love to the entire Hedendal family. Love, Megan, Mike & Hadley
Megan Lake
June 25, 2015
We are shocked, truly one of kind, special doctor of many gifts.
Jeanne Reid
June 25, 2015
My deepest sympathies to Dr. Hedendal's family. He was a very warm, kind, and gifted healer, and he will be very much missed. My sympathies also go out to Pamela, who I understand that along with his children, was the love of his life. Rest in peace Bruce.
Kristy Cocozza
June 25, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr.Bruce.He has touched my heart and life in the most wonderful ways.I will miss his warm smiles,his healing hands,and his loving hugs...(never to leave the office without one).the sound of his silky voice was like music to my heart.I loved him dearly and had the highest regard for his'god like healing powers' over me .ONE IN A MILLION THAT WAS Dr.Bruce!!! God Bless you my friend you will be deeply miss.
Linda Cicero
June 25, 2015
With Deepest Sympathy for your loss.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. With much love and sincere respect .
Fay Pica
June 25, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Bruce. His untimely passing will leave a void I'm my heart. His shared humor, education and inspiration meant the world to me as I will bring that forward in my life.
Charlie Bleiwise
June 25, 2015
I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was a kindhearted and compassionate person and a great chiropractor. I loved his radio show.
Chris Jackson
June 25, 2015
Bruce inspired me to live a healthful life and his words of wisdom had a huge impact on my life. As a chiropractor, he had hands of gold!
Barbara Lazarus
June 25, 2015
A wonderful and gifted healer and chiropractor (the best ever!) and a kind human being - I will truly miss him
Ulli Carson
June 25, 2015
My sincerest condolences to Dr. Bruce's family and staff.
Jackie S.
June 25, 2015
Anthony Small
June 25, 2015
Bruce was always smiling.
Elisabeth Small
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