June 29, 1947 - November 19, 2018
Willems, Bruce Mark
Peacefully, following a complicated struggle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Ardyth (nee Clarkson). Proud father of Gwen (Derek Rhodenizer) and Steph. Loving grandfather of Joshua and Elijah. Survived by his sisters Lois and Nancy. Bruce began his professional career at the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, followed by a lengthy tenure as a Traffic Engineer at the City of Ottawa. Bruce will be remembered for his sense of humour, and his love of old cars, dogs, building projects and long drives in the country. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Ottawa Hospital. Friends and family are invited to gather with Bruce’s family to celebrate his life on Saturday, November 24th from 6-8 pm at the Westboro Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Home, 403 Richmond Rd., Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or to the Ottawa Humane Society would be appreciated.