Photo of eye donor Bruce

Bruce was a man of many talents. If you needed something built or fixed or just wanted a heart-to-heart talk, he was your guy. He was a teacher, a business owner, a woodworker.

But the average person remembers Bruce for just one thing—his great love of music.

Bruce had his first gig when he was just 14, and the list of bands he played with over the years is a long one. He was a songwriter as well, sharing many original compositions with other musicians. Bruce got so much joy from playing bass and singing with his fellow performers (including his wife and best friend, Annie), and his music lightened people’s hearts for more than 50 years.

His family and friends knew Bruce as a champion story and joke teller, so it is no surprise that he loved the friends he made in the Elbow Lake Lions Club. His commitment to Lions’ service extended to donating his corneas after death, helping both a corneal recipient and a research scientist’s studies.