Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sadness Sunday: Bruce Burbidge

This morning the family had the sad news of the passing of our cousin.  My dad's first cousin, Bruce William Burbidge, passed away. 

I didn't know Bruce well- I remember meeting him at my aunt's home several years ago.  I'm sure I'd met him before then, too, but likely when there were  a lot of people (i.e. kids) around and I didn't care about the adults.  Anyway, Bruce was in the US Army and I know lived in Germany for a long while.  I'm not even sure where he lived at his death- South Dakota possibly?  I will learn this, though.

I know it's the cycle of life, but Bruce was just this baby to me last August when I scanned pictures at Grampa's.
Bruce, Bob, and Peggy (Felt)

Bruce and Peggy (Felt)

And now he is gone.

Bruce William Burbidge
b. 30 Aug 1944, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota

d. 18 Mar 2012


  1. Bruce was such a wonderful person with a brillent sense of humor. He helped many people along their path. Bill and I had many good times in Europe and New Mexico with him.We are so sad for your loss.
    Sandy Ray

  2. Bruce was a dear friend and a wonderful person. He lived his life to help other people. He was full of life and fun and brought joy to many. He was a Soldier and loved helping Soldiers. He will be missed. I will never forget him. God Speed Old Friend.
    Bill Ray

  3. I also worked with Bruce for a number of years in Europe. He was a
    Cold War Warrior. I will miss you Bruce.
    Rick Swimm

  4. Salute! My sincere condolences ~ Bruce served with the 511th MI Company in Fuerth, West Germany. I was also stationed there...