In Celebration of

Richard Bruce Walker

August 6, 1931 -  May 9, 2022

Bruce lived, and died on his own terms at home. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children. Predeceased in 2019 by the love of his life Grace (Stevens) with whom he shared 70 years of laughter and tears. He will be sadly missed by children Karen (Don), Richard Steven and Constance, as well as granddaughters, Adelaide and Alexandra Attard.

In retirement Bruce was able to spend more time painting and writing, as well as travelling with Grace. His career included advertising, film commercials, animation, graphic design, script writing and general creative “dogsbody” work. Bruce worked at Cockfield, Brown, Lesser Studios, McKim Advertising and with various clients, as a freelance communicator. Grace and Bruce lived in London, U.K., Vancouver and Peterborough, but Toronto was always home.

The family is truly grateful to the Dorothy Ley Hospice Palliative team, LHIN Community Care and Thornbrook Home Care, who all helped provide support and home care.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 10-11 a.m., with a Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be welcome.


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Terri Swetman (Longtime family friend)

Entered May 12, 2022 from Mississauga

We were saddened to hear of your Dads passing.
Our hearts go out to all of you & your families, Karen, Steven, & Connie . I have many fond memories of our times together as we were growing up and those later in life we shared as adults with our families.
Always so kind so joyful, a smile and a joke to be had...
Our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Hugs to you all
John & Terri Swetman

Michelle Kresic (neighbour)

Entered May 13, 2022 from Toronto

I am so sorry. My condolences to you all. I will always remember Grace and Bruce. They were wonderful neighbors. I remember when I arrived for the first time at the condo about 8 years ago. They welcomed me with open arms and gave me flowers.

Bruce will be missed.

Michelle Kresic

Pat Clement (Friend of Bruce and Grace)

Entered May 15, 2022 from Milton, ON

I am so grateful for the many wonderful memories that I have of Bruce and Grace. From working with Bruce and becoming a recipient of his wonderful Christmas cards to discovering that I almost shared a birthday with Grace resulting in many years of exchanging interesting, and occasionally identical, birthday cards. Happily, this evolved into an annual lunch date for the 3 of us to share our news and let the world pass us by for a few hours. It was such fun.
May your own wonderful memories bring you comfort during this time of loss.

Linda McKenzie (friend of Grace & Bruce)

Entered May 17, 2022 from Brampton, ON

Please accept my sympathy. I had been missing Grace, my nursing classmate, OH Whitby, Class of 53. Bruce understood because he was missing Grace too. We had some interesting conversations while we sympathized with each other.
Through the years I have heard stories of your lives, Karen, Steven and Constance. Your Dad will be missed.
Lin McKenzie

Doug Flanders (Neighbour)

Entered May 18, 2022 from Toronto

To Karen and family. Thinking of you and so sorry about the loss of your dad.


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