Donald "Bruce" Jackson

Saturday, January 3rd, 1948 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Jackson, Donald “Bruce,” 72 – Truro, died suddenly at home on January 12, 2020. Born, in Truro, he was the son of the late William and Ethel (Jones, Jackson) MacDonald. Bruce enjoyed singing, music and jam sessions, especially at the late Murray Dorrington’s home with the late Frank McKay and friends. In his younger years, he was a boxer and earned the N.S. Boxing Championship title in the 60’s. He also coached in annual baseball tournaments. He is survived by daughter, Diana Clyke; son, Kelly Poulin, both of Truro; sisters, Mona, Ethel, Penny, all of Montreal, Marie, Winnie, both of Truro; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Clara; brothers, William, Edward, Darrell and David. No visitation by request. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, January 17th at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Brian O. Johnston officiating. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58 p.m. and is available along with online condolences at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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    Webcasting will begin at 1:58 p.m.
    Pastor Brian O. Johnston

    This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

  • Reception

    Colchester Community Funeral Home
    512 Willow St.
    TRURO, NS B2N 5H2
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    Following the memorial service.


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Lynn Jones

Posted at 11:49am
I always thought I was a special friend to Brucie but soon realized he had an uncanny way of making everyone feel special - young and old , family, friend or foe.
Our last conversation centered around reminiscing about how he had publicly protected my integrity when I was under attack and I’ll always cherish that as my greatest memory of the type of person he really was. Truthful, honest, supportive and forthright to the end.
Family is important to all of us and as you morn the loss of your sibling, father and grandfather, draw closer as a family and lean on Jesus , the foundation of our fore parents lives, to carry you through.
In sympathy and love
Lynn Jones

Albert Spears Annie Gibson

Posted at 08:19pm
We would like to pass our condolences to Bruce's Family. Bruce was much appreciated always one to help out when asked.

Heather Maxwell

Posted at 05:38pm
The first time I met Bruce I thought I was in the company of a great comedian and musician. He was such an entertaining guy and could sing like a pop star! You will be missed Donald "Bruce" Jackson!

junie , roberta robin and grandchildren

Posted at 10:53am
to winnifred and family
Brucey memories live forever as long as we live .
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junie windsor mcintosh

Posted at 10:50am
junie bug (jones)
To; Kelly, Dianne, Winifred, Marie. Ethel, Mona, and penny Grandchildren . Cousin Brucy will be missed dearly for his kindness to all but mostly for the family gatherings. Many times he would make his way to our house and tell his hilarious notorious stories of the wild west in the deep woods of Nova Scotia . He was the youngest of the poesy party making their way into strange territory for refuge where his adventures would occurred. Not knowing if they would get out together he would tell us these adventures and we would listen intently and laugh so hard sometimes we would be in tears , The sheriff I nick named him one day after meeting him on his job at the mall will be missed by many. I miss our Guitar sessions of days gone by . I miss the day of the dances at the legion when no one knew what break dancing was Bruce did it while we all watched and he put on a show every time.
Cousin Bruce sleeps now waiting for his call of the resurrection as Jesus promised in the Bible when hear the call , he will rise with a strong healthy perfect new body to sing and enjoy life again , I cant wait to see him then .

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Donald "Bruce" Jackson Service

Webcasting will begin at 1:58 p.m.
Friday, January 17 2020 at 02:00 pm

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.