Bruce Thorn

1937 - 2017

Of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Monday December 18, 2017. Frederick “Bruce” Thorn at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband to Joy (nee Gilbert) for almost 60 years. Dear father of Brent (Wendy), of Vineland, NJ, and Pamela (Rodger Wilson), of Wiarton. Much loved grandfather of Heather Thorn, Colin Thorn (partner Laurie Clow), Adam “Willy” Wilson (partner Melissa Liverance), and Tiffany Wilson (friend Jason); and great-grandfather of Dakotah Liverance, Caliegh Liverance, Cayden Wilson, and Austin Wilson. Devoted brother to Ron (partner Jan), of Meaford, Barry (Gail), of Lion’s Head, Keith (Shirley), of Kansas City, and his special ‘sis’ Brenda Gilbert, of Wiarton. Brother-in-law of Gail Gilbert and Blaine Gilbert (Wilda), both of Purple Valley, Roland Gilbert (Winnie) and Jill Mann, both of Kitchener, and Doreen Gilbert, of Wiarton. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Eva; brother-in-law Barry Gilbert; and sister-in-law Sally Gilbert. Family invite friends to gather for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton on Friday December 22, 2017 from 7-9 PM. A service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be conducted from Gateway Haven, 671 Frank St., Wiarton on Saturday at 11 o’clock. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery. Donations to the Friends of Gateway, Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living, or BPHS Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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