Bruce Cook

Bruce Dennis Cook

Monday, October 9th, 1950 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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With great sadness, the family of Bruce Dennis Cook announce his sudden passing after a brief illness at the Welland Hospital. Bruce passed away on January 2, 2019 at the age of 68. He lived life fully and is dearly missed by his wife of 48 years, Karen (Keating). He saw his sons Shawn and Jeremy, marry their beautiful wives, Amy and Mandy. He was a proud and loving grandfather of Rhiannon, Leah and Zoey. His brother Carm and (the late Barb) Jim and Pam, Kathy and Tony, Wendy (and the late Vince), Barbie and Jarmo, and many nephews and nieces remember him fondly. Though his time was shorter than we would have liked, he made the most of it. Bruce was a Special Education teacher for the Welland Separate School Board for 30 years. In his retirement he was able to travel with his wife, he also enjoyed fishing and beating his granddaughters at scrabble. He played pickle ball and bridge and enjoyed parties with his dinner group and the breakfast gang. He was a great guy with a big heart and was well loved.
Family and friends will be received at the PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, January 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Vigil Prayers being said at 7pm at evening. The Funeral Mass to honour Bruce's life will take place at the Parish Community of St. Kevin, 303 Niagara Street, Welland on Tuesday, January 8th beginning at 11:00 am. A private interment will be held on a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Welland I.C.U. or the Dialysis Unit at the Welland Hospital.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Kevin's Catholic Church
    Niagara St.
    Welland, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Fonthill Cemetery, Fonthill
    Private on a later date


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Bada Bing Roadhouse

Posted at 04:00pm
Deepest condolences from the staff, management and owners of the Bada Bing. We always looked forward to seeing Bruce and grabbing him a ice tea. Serving him his meal and appreciating his smile.
He will be sadly missed but another angel among us!

Adrienne Corti

Posted at 05:57pm
Dear Karen and family,
We send you our loving thoughts and prayer as you mourn the loss of Bruce. We have fond memories of times spent with you and Bruce in the schools. We are so sorry not to be able to attend the visitation and funeral since both of us have had bouts of colds and coughs and are still not venturing out. Know that we are with you in spirit and will light a candle to his life during the funeral Mass tomorrow. With our love, Rita Mary Cote & Adrienne Corti


Posted at 09:26am
Tony and I were sorry to hear about Bruce. It's very difficult to lose a best friend and partner. Our thoughts are with you. Take good care of yourself. Sincere Condolences.

Salome and Tony

Posted at 08:43am
To Karen & Family; Our sincere condolences for your loss.

Ange & Ann Moccia

Roy Main

Posted at 04:24pm
My heartfelt sympathies Karen and family. Lots of wonderful memories from Crossley and UoW and sports all wrapped in his special smile.
Roy Main

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