ANSELL, Bruce John

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  Bruce left this world in his 83rd year on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He leaves to mourn his wife, soulmate and best friend, Dorothy; sons Stephen (Karen), Simon (Diane) and Michael (Sandra), and daughter Christine (Ed); grandchildren Kyle, Kayla, Brittany, Courtney, Graham, John, Alex and Ashton; great-grandson Jackson; sisters, brother and extended family in England.  According to Bruce’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Bruce’s life will be arranged at a later date.  Many thanks to all doctors, nurses and personnel involved in Bruce’s care; Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Treatment Centre, Palliative Care, LHIN and VHA Home Health Care.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Cancer Treatment Center or Canadian Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be shared at

“An amazing our hearts forever and always”


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  • Jul 23, 2018

    Corrie and Robert van Hooft
    Dear Dorothy and Ansell family, please accept our condolences with the passing of Bruce a loving husband and dear father.
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Wayne Sanford
    Rest in peace. Please accept my deepest condolences.
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Darla & Larry Levick
    We are so sorry to hear about Bruce.  He was such a friendly and likable gentleman.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dorothy, and your family at this difficult time.  I'm sure he will be fondly missed and remembered by all who knew him!
  • Jul 27, 2018

    Darlene Sasseville (formerly Dykstra)
    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    My condolences to you, Dorothy and to your family.
  • Jul 28, 2018

    Stephanie Gillberry
    Dorothy, just to say how very sad I was to hear about Bruce, and am thinking about you and all your large family.  My sincere condolences to you all.  Stephanie (table tennis).

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