Fiddes, William “Bruce” - 68, Lower Onslow. Surrounded by his loving family, Bruce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on January 15, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lower Onslow on February 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Peters) Fiddes.
Bruce will be forever missed by the love of his life, his wife of 39 years, Ann, his cherished children; Marcus (Andrea), Andrew (Luke), Joanna and Alan (Kaylee) and his four grandchildren, Alden, Ruby, Ira and Lachlan whom he treasured. Bruce is also survived by his brother, Lin (Bev) and sisters, Ann, Bonnie (Bill) and Valerie and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bruce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone.
He graduated from Central Colchester High School in 1969. Bruce worked for Farmer’s Dairy and later operated his own farm supply business, “Fiddes Farm Supplies”. He grew up on a dairy farm and spent most of his life working on or around farms. He loved the time he spent out in the field driving tractors. He enjoyed reading novels, driving his tractor and spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could. Bruce was a real people person; he loved meeting new people and making new connections and would remember everything about everyone.
Bruce loved sports, especially hockey and baseball, an avid supporter of both the Leafs and Yankees. Bruce played for Nova Scotia’s provincial hockey team at the 1971 Canada Games in Saskatoon and also played for the Truro Junior Bearcats. Bruce spent his free time watching sports on TV and coached hockey and baseball for many years. Bruce worked tirelessly for the past twenty years maintaining his backyard hockey rink. Nothing made Bruce happier than to see and help “the kids” skating and playing hockey on his rink. Bruce hosted his own “Hockey Day in Lower Onslow” event to celebrate his passion for hockey.
His family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the QEII, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, VON and Palliative Care. Bruce was very appreciative of all the visits, calls and love he received from family and friends during his illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 19th at 1pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kids Sport-Colchester East Hants, VON-Truro or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com