Bruce Walter Guise

31st October 1935 - 5th September 2021
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GUISE, Bruce Walter. Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital, Invercargill. In his 86th year. On Father’s Day, Sunday September 5, 2021, with his girls by his side. Much loved husband and soul mate of Kathy for 63 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Diane and Roger Bugden, Suzanne and Malcolm Templer, Carol and Steven Soper, Janine and Carl MacLean. Loved Poppa of Fallon and Tara, Scott, Kane, the late Nicole, and Aaron, Ricky, Billy and Luke, Ryan, Blain and Shay. And his 13 ½ great grandchildren. Due to Covid restrictions, a private family cremation has been held and a memorial service will be advised. Messages to 53 Hoffman Court, Invercargill.

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So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Really enjoyed the company of Bruce at bowls. He will be sadly missed by all members at Waverley Bowling club
Ross Weir, Invercargill
Very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Extending my sympathy especially to Kathie.
Sylvia Winsloe. Carer Alexandra
Sylvia Winsloe, Alexandra
My deepest sympathies to Bruce's family. I first met him when I joined the Alexandra Bowling Club. I'll always be grateful for the help and friendship he gave to me, and so many others. Bruce will be greatly missed.
Barry Richardson, Alexandra
Kathy and family, our very deepest sympathy at the passing of Bruce
We remember him as a good friend and a cheerful and happy man in
the time you both spent in Alexandra.
Gay and Wilson Mawhinney, ALEXANDRA
Very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I have fond memories of my time at Taramoa and Bruce’s friendship with our family. Bruce was instrumental in getting me my first job during the school holidays at the freezing works as a young teen, This was a position I was able to continue with for five years and assisted me with my education costs. I will always grateful for that..
My thoughts go out to you all at this sad time.
Merv Cook, Gold Coast, Australia
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bruce, my thoughts and love go to all the family, he will be sadly missed ❤️
Sandy Pascoe, Invercargill
Dear Kathy and family, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Bruce was always so friendly and helpful.. A delight to be with. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Noelene & Ian Dackers NZMCA 10096 , Invercargill
I spent a night with Bruce in hospital last week. What a lovely man, we talked all night and shared some amazing stories together. He really enjoyed the fruit and chocolates I gave him before I left. Real sad to hear of his passing.
Dwayne Carey, Invercargill
We were so sorry to hear that Bruce had passed away. Our thoughts are with you all at this time
Bryan and Diane Ledington, Invercargill
Much loved family friend of The Tonkins.
Many memories of picnics, car trials, Stewart Island holidays, hunting and fishing with our Dad (Bill Tonkin).
Ruff n tumble with our brothers, Murray and David.
A great man who will be missed.
Our deepest condolences to Kathy, his girls and their families.
The Tonkin family.❤
Lyn Roberts, Cromwell, Oturehua and Feilding