PEARCE – Bruce Arthur Joseph

Born on September 30, 1946. Passed away September 16, 2023.

Passed away suddenly at Wollongong Hospital, N.S.W. on 16.09.23.
Dearly loved father of Tabatha and friend to Wylie.
Loved brother of Elaine (dec.), Terry, Rhonda and Desma.

Will be Sadly Missed.


Funeral Notice
Grandstand Complex, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street, LeongathaView Map

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr Bruce Arthur Joseph Pearce will be held at the Grandstand Complex, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street, Leongatha, on FRIDAY October 6, 2023 commencing 1.30pm.

This Service will be livestreamed, to view please  CLICKHERE

A Private Burial will precede the above Service.

  1. Bruce Arthur Joseph Pearce. Passed away suddenly at Wollongong Hospital, NSW on 16.09.2023. Dearly loved brother of Rhonda friend of John. Much loved and respected Uncle of Mick & Ken and their families. We will all miss your phone calls and visits, so very much.

    Rhonda Debenham September 20, 2023
  2. Bruce was a much loved brother of Desma. A mate to Dennis. Bruce was a loved Uncle of Todd, Russell, Leanne and Narelle and all their families.
    We have lost our beautiful brother. He was a very special human. He loved his family, he loved his sport, he loved his work, he was a good mate. He was compassionate, kind, honest and true. We will miss his visits terribly. Vale my dear brother.

    Desma Proud September 20, 2023
  3. Sad to hear of Bruce’s passing .

    Barbara Challis. September 20, 2023
  4. In fond and loving memory of my dear brother Bruce. Wonderful times we all had over your young years. The football, when the boys, Ron Kevin and Gary were able to watch you play, the fun times we had in Broken Hill. Happy times will never be forgotten, love your bru, full of joy and laughter when you and dad would visit you will never be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to Tabatha and Wylie.

    Terry Hennessy

    Handley Funeral Services September 20, 2023
  5. Bruce was such a beautiful soul. The most genuine person I have ever met. Will be sadly missed. My condolences to Bruce’s daughter, Tabatha. And all of his family and friends. Mandy and family and Friends.

    Amanda Frith September 20, 2023
  6. Dear Tabatha and mate and work colleague Wylie, sorry to hear of your loss, I’m a lucky man to have met your Dad and had the opportunity to show him some of our great country. All the team at Great Divide Tours send their condolences and are thinking of you at this difficult time

    Vic Widman September 20, 2023
  7. Very fond memories of a lovely man with a great sense of humour.
    Bruce will always have a place in my heart, Tabatha.
    My sincere sympathy to you and Wylie, and to all his family.
    RIP Bruce.
    Marg Tattersall

    Margaret Tattersall September 21, 2023
  8. Dear BRUCE (my brother!) I enjoyed travelling the miles together.
    You will be missed and remembered always as a loyal friend ,your phone calls and visits.
    Sympathy to Tabatha and family.
    Ray (nipper) and Nancy Pearce

    Ray Pearce September 21, 2023
  9. My beautiful Dad, My Best Friend. The hardest thing was letting you go. I am immensely proud to be your daughter, to be loved by you, to have so many of your wonderful traits and quirks and to have shared so many special times with you. Life will never be the same. I love you Dad, you will always be in my heart and the brightest star in the sky. Tabatha and Wylie

    Tabatha Speight September 21, 2023
  10. So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing, a very lovely gentle soul. Sorry to all the family, especially Tabatha.
    Vale Bruce

    Veronica Kilpin September 29, 2023
  11. Fond memories of Bruce, always happy and up for a chat, condolences to all family members.

    Pat and Keith Kuhne October 2, 2023
  12. Fond Memories of a Champion Little Guy ,whether it was playing games in the back lane with the Pease girls ,fun and games with close friends growing up ;
    Geoff, Garth, Bernie, Pete not forgetting time spent at Bruces home made welcome by Abe .
    ( Bruces Dad ) Then came His time as a Member of the Leongatha Football Club .A tenatious little guy a privalige to play along side him.
    Our Love to all the Family

    Peter & Christine Howard October 3, 2023
  13. Sending my love to you all at this sad time.
    Bruce’s vibrant personality will be so sadly missed.

    kerry hogan October 4, 2023
  14. Brucey was always ready with a good laugh and would do anything for you. He was a big softie, will never be forgotten will miss him dearly.

    Lorraine Hawkins October 4, 2023
  15. A good guy for sure. 💐I remember 😊

    Carol Boag October 4, 2023
  16. Such a kind and gentle man in his happy-go-lucky way. We will miss you Bruce.
    Butch and Jan Wills

    Graham Wills October 6, 2023
  17. Uncle Bruce ,always remembered as one of the Parrots in the footy grand final in Leongatha and his 21st birthday party ,where the place was rocking with Cubby Checkers let’s twist again.
    On one of his trips to Broken Hill we went out to Silverton and at the time I was light enough to brush my head on the roof liner through the dips ,no seat belts in those days .
    Fond memories that have ended all too soon as I fully expected to celebrating his 80th one day .
    He will remain in my memories all my days.

    Gary Bernard Hennessy October 6, 2023