Vera (Burt) Bruce

Born: Wed., Aug. 28, 1929
Died: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 04, 2020
Location: Clyde Ave. Baptist Church

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Vera Bruce
Sydney Mines

Vera Bruce, age 90, passed away peacefully at the White Hills Long Term Care Facility in Hammonds Plains, on Saturday, December 28, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Born in Boxy, NL, on August 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Phoebe Burt. Vera was a member of Clyde Ave. Baptist Church, Sydney Mines.
She is survived by her loving husband and devoted husband Edwin Bruce Sr., her son Edwin (Janice) Bruce Jr. of Hammonds Plains, grandsons Nicholas and Aaron, both of Halifax, Matthew (Barvi) of Guangzhou, China, and several nieces and nephews. Vera was the last surviving member of her family.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings James Burt, Margaret Rogers, Marshall Burt, Dora Rose, Bella Tibbetts, George Burt, Linus Burt, Susanna Blagdon, Larry Burt, Samuel Burt, May Rose Burt, Rita Burt and Cyril Burt.
Special thanks to the staff at White Hills Long Term Care Facility for the love and compassion shown to Mom, but also to Dad, who spent every day with her since she moved there.
Visitation for Vera Bruce will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 2 pm in Clyde Ave. Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Barron officiating. Donations in Vera’s memory may be made to Clyde Ave. Baptist Church, or Brookside Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to her family at

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Susan Rahey
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
Just the way I remember her, my beautiful Aunt Vera, devoted wife and mother/grandmother, beloved of her sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews. She is in a better place now, with her family in heaven - I know Dad and Mom are looking out for her. Love to you all.
Susan and family

Susan Gillan-Craig
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
Eddie Sr and Jr and family
So sorry to read this obituary today. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you in His care and grant you comfort at this difficult time.

Dave and Lynn Gillan, Burton NB
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
Eddy Sr., Eddy Jr., and family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Vera.

Nellie and Harold Seymour
   Posted Mon December 30, 2019
Harold and I want to send our deepest sympathy to you and all of your families.God Bless you all..

Nancy Swaby
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
How to describe my beautiful Aunt Vera. The first time I met her I witnessed her loving personality, generosity, and sense of humor. She was always glad to see you and made you feel welcome and loved. She had so many medical issues but despite it all she always led you to believe she was fine and appeared in happy spirits. She loved to laugh and I have always been inspired by her ability to rise above the pain and just be happy in the moment. I was also inspired by the love she and Uncle Ed shared. He was always there for her and their relationship was truly a love everlasting. Kiel and I send our condolences to the family for the loss of such an amazing person in all our lives. Your memories of who she was will sustain you through this sad time and our thoughts are with you in celebrating her life well lived. Love and Hugs, Kiel and Nancy.

Phoebe and family
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Sorry to hear of Aunt Vera’s passing. Thinking about you all and sending love from all of us here in Newfoundland.

   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Eddie Bruce and family -


Rachel McGean
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
So sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. Sincere condolences to Eddie Sr, Eddie Jr and family..

pat ross-slomke
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
So sorry, Eddie, that you lost your soulmate. You and Vera and Mum (Kay Ross) go back a long way and shared a great friendship.
Wishing you comfort as you mourn with family and friends.

Olivia Gosse
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
Uncle Eddy, so sorry for your loss. Your beautiful wife is in a better place now and free from all pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I’m sure God will be with you thru this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.
Love Olivia

Bob and Gloria Winship
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
Dear Edde sr. Eddie jr and family.
We,were so saddened to hear that Vera hsd passed away. She certainly put up a great battle for so many years and you gave her so much love and care. We are sorry that we will still be away and will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know that our love and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow and loss. Knowing that Vera is now with her loving Lord and Saviour will hopefully bring peace and reassurance to you at this time. We will be thinking about you during this time of saddness.
With our deepest sympathy and prayers, Bob and Gloria.

Lauretta Balderston
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the family at this time. May God bring memories of better times to your minds and warm your hearts with them. May God be your comfort in the days ahead.

Sandra Murphy
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family Eddie. Your Mom was such a lovely lady and your Dad was so devoted to her. Thinking of you all in the days ahead.

Bette Burton
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
Heartfelt condolences are sent to Eddie and his family on the loss of such a wonderful lady. My therapy dog, Miley, and I really enjoyed our visits with Vera and Eddie at Whitehills. It was heartwarming and inspirational to see the love and devotion Vera and Eddie had for each other and to see the loving care and companionship Eddie provided to Vera. I always looked forward to our visits and will really miss seeing them both. Sincere condolences to the family.

Bette Burton

Nonie & Dave Harris
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
So very, very sorry to learn of Vera's passing. Having just returned to NS after 32 years in Ontario, I was looking forward to seeing cousin Vera again. She will always be fondly remembered by both Dave and myself. Condolences to Eddie Sr., Eddie Jr. and Janice. Love Nonie and Dave

Bruce MacLean
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
We love you, Eddie. We love Vera. Wish we lived closer to be with you. LOVE Bruce MacLean, Patti, Janelle, Heidi, Joey.

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