It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Wayne Raymond announce his sudden passing on December 22, 2021 at the age of 70 years.
Bruce was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on February 4, 1951. There he lived until he was 18 when he decided that he would pursue a career in helping others/ serving the public and joined the R.C.M.P. During his early years of the RCMP, he met and married the love of his life, Majalla. Together they had two children Paul and Brandy. Bruce served in various communities throughout Newfoundland and in 2004 after serving 34 ½ years, he retired. Bruce and Majalla helped build their retirement home and settled in Port Blandford, NL.
Bruce had a passion for the outdoors. He was very involved in hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking/baking and anything else that would justify him being outside. He loved his cabin which he enjoyed year round and it was pretty much his home away from home. Bruce had many skills which earned him the name “MacGyver”, as he could come up with any fix for a problem whether for short or long term. He took much pride in anything he owned and he was always keeping a maintenance schedule or writing down the operating instructions to assist someone else if need be. One thing for sure is that he always knew when to change the oil, clean the BBQ and/or furnace.
There was no denying the love Bruce had for his family. He loved spending time with Majalla and together they could tackle and accomplish just about anything. He was always keeping himself busy with something! One of his greatest accomplishments in life would be his children and grandchildren. Paul and Brandy were his pride and joy and taught them so many life lessons. When his grandchildren were born, he loved to talk about them, tease them and spend time telling stories and having every bit of their attention. We all know that he has left an undeniable impact on his precious grandchildren and family and they will miss him dearly.
Bruce will be forever and lovingly remembered by his loving wife and best friend, Majalla (48 years). His children Paul Raymond (Amanda) of Portugal Cove, NL, Brandy Francis (Tommy) of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Grandchildren Thomas, Kya, Kaleb, Jack and Nova. He also adored their lab fur babies, Jinx and Jigger. Bruce also leaves behind his much loved mother -in-law, Vera White; cousin Gail; sister, Sandra; several sister/brother-in-laws; nieces and nephews; close friends and neighbours.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents Seymour and Roberta Raymond; Aunt Minnie, Uncle Charlie; Niece, Andrea; Father-in-law, Jack White; brother-in-laws, Donny and Bobby. Bruce’s family wishes to send a special thank you to his friends who stayed by his side and the first responders of the Clarenville RCMP detachment/ Fewers Ambulance and Port Blandford Fire Department. At his request, a cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel in Clarenville for family and friends to attend on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at 2:00pm. As per Covid protocol Vaxx pass is required to attend the funeral. If you would like to attend the funeral please contact Amanda Raymond by phone or text @ (709)727-2423. Donations may be made online to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation in his memory.
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Mandy saysDecember 27, 2021 at 11:49 am
Sending love and support from the Beamish’s.
You’re in our thoughts.
Krista saysDecember 27, 2021 at 12:02 pm
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Love to your family. Krista Hartlen and family.
Lorne macdonald saysDecember 28, 2021 at 8:51 am
Majella, Paul and Brandy. So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was a good friend whom. I have thought about many times over the years. Carol and I offer our deepest condolences to all of you. All of my memories of. Bruce are good ones.
It was a pleasure to have served with mom in. Port aux. basques. I learned a lot from him. When. I transferred from PA B to Hopedale he told me to call him anytime. I needed some advice. And. I did call a lot. It was a pleasure to have known him and to have wonderful memories of such a good friend.
Ron and Bernice Keeping saysDecember 27, 2021 at 12:38 pm
Majilla, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He dearly loved th outdoors, and was completely at home in the environment. Condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
Larry & Mary Jo saysDecember 27, 2021 at 1:32 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce will be missed. Know you are all in our prayers. God Bless
Rhonda saysDecember 27, 2021 at 1:37 pm
So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless
Bill and Beatrice lowerison saysDecember 27, 2021 at 3:13 pm
Well my friend, you were the first person I met when arriving in Bay St George Detachment some 40 yrs ago. We have been friends ever since and I will miss our conversations. Our last visit to Newfoundland was one of the best vacations we have ever had with you and Majella up at the cabin. My thoughts and prayers go out to Majella and your family , love Bill and Bea 🙏❤️
Daniel Bangs saysDecember 27, 2021 at 3:26 pm
Daniel & Gisele Bangs
December 27, 2021 at 12:10 pmReply
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce. Though our words can do little, we hope our thoughts and prayers will support you and your family at this time. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Dan & Gisele Bangs
John Butt saysDecember 27, 2021 at 5:27 pm
My deepest condolences to the Raymond family. Bruce was my former NCO in Clarenville from 1995/97. But he was also a friend. Last week he brought me in a Canada Goose fro PEI after spending time there with family. His family meant everything to Bruce. He will be sadly missed. God Bless
Laurel and Tim Nickerson saysDecember 27, 2021 at 6:50 pm
Majalla, Paul, Brandy and families,
Sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man ( husband, father and grandfather). Remembering him fondly from RCMP in Labrador…. Bruce was the best coworker Tim ever hard. He will be missed by many. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Greg & Cathy Murray saysDecember 28, 2021 at 5:19 pm
So sorry to for your loss. Cathy and I have many fond memories of our times with Bruce and you in Labrador. He was a giant of a man with a kind soul.
Dianne McCann saysDecember 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm
My deepest condolences to the family!
My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this sad and difficult time.
Shelley and Calvin saysDecember 27, 2021 at 10:38 pm
We were both shocked and saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. So wish we could be there with you, want to convey to the family our sincere sympathy. May the comfort of family, friends and shared memories ease your sorrow at this sad time. Rest In Peace great neighbour until we meet again.
Debbie White saysDecember 27, 2021 at 11:24 pm
I was so pleased to have had the opportunity to visit and chat with Bruce and reminisce on his many hunting and fishing trips with my late husband. So sorry for your loss, he will be dearly missed.
Bill and Beatrice lowerison saysDecember 28, 2021 at 9:12 am
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to my friend and his family. Will miss our conversations 🙏❤️
Barry & Marina saysDecember 28, 2021 at 12:10 pm
Dear Majella , Paul and Brandy
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Bruce . As I read the obituary myself and Marina are recalling all the good times we had in PAB – the house parties , hunting excursions and the party at the Foot’s cabin in Doyle’s celebrating a successful moose hunt . Bruce always shot the moose. The bigger it was the better it was. He loved hunting and the outdoors. His obituary is certainly a fitting tribute to the life he lived.
Our sincere condolences to you all and hopefully the many fond memories of Bruce will help you through this most difficult time .
We are thinking of you !
Barry & Marina MacLellan
Shelburne , Nova Scotia i
Rick Shaw saysDecember 29, 2021 at 8:48 pm
Majella, Paul and Brandy:
Kathy and I are so saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. We are deeply sorry. I have so many great memories of Bruce ,being stationed with him in Port Aux Basques from 1991-1993. He was the Detachment Commander and one of the very BEST ! Going on our moose hunting excursions, where I never carried a gun but Bruce made sure I had one hell of a time!! To having Bruce get me out of a “jam” in Cape Ray …… he was truly one of a kind with a personality to match. He loved the Force but always made it known that “ family” came first. Bruce was a friend, mentor and a great story teller and will be greatly missed. RIP my friend ! Will be thinking of you in this most difficult time.
Rick and Kathy ShW
Shelley and Calvin saysDecember 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm
We both were shocked and saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. So wish we could be there with you all, want to convey to the a family our sincere sympathy. May the comfort of family, friends and shared memories ease your sorrow at this sad time. Until we meet again great neighbour.
Kevin Doane saysDecember 28, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Majella, Paul and Brandy – we were so stunned to hear of the untimely passing of everyone’s favourite teddy bear. I was just reviewing his portfolio of photos on his FB page and no question he certainly loved the outdoors and everything about it. He was truly a person I enjoyed working with on the West Coast of NL way back when! He was an excellent member and well thought of by all who need him. No doubt in the days ahead you will have many fond memories of “Brucie” and hopefully that diminishes the pain somewhat in your time of grief. Our most sincere condolences to you all and to you Bruce, we hope you find some new hunting/fishing grounds in the afterlife. RIP. Kevin & Sheila
Elsie Doyle saysDecember 28, 2021 at 3:34 pm
Paul and Amanda and family,
So very sorry to hear of your dads sudden passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Brian and Elsie
Terry NICHOL saysDecember 28, 2021 at 5:45 pm
Our Deepest Condolences to Majalla and Family
Terry & Gail NICHOL 8 Troop Reg # 28211
Terry Scott saysDecember 28, 2021 at 7:06 pm
I worked many files with Bruce. He was a great Cop. Loved having a drink with him on down time. RIP
Wayne and Joan Mushrow saysDecember 28, 2021 at 9:22 pm
Our Sincere Condolences go out to the Raymond family on the lost of their love one. May Bruce rest in peace.
Connie Adams saysDecember 29, 2021 at 10:57 am
our heartfelt sympathy on hearing of Bruce’s passing. we were the Raymond’s next door neighbors for years in Digby and I went to school with Bruce. you are all in our thoughts and prayers and know Bruce will be dearly missed by not only his family and friends but by anyone who crossed his path in life.
Sylvan & Helen Arsenault saysDecember 29, 2021 at 11:56 am
Our Deepest Condolences to Majalla and Family. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bruce in the Bay St. George area in the early 1970’s. Bruce was a kind, friendly and helpful worker who I often referred to as the “helpful friendly giant.” He was an excellent member who I have very fond memories with. Our thoughts and prayer are with you during this most difficult time.
Lacey, Matt, Elliott, and Andi LeBlanc saysDecember 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Sending you all our condolences and love during this time. Over the last few days, Mom and dad have been sharing some great stories of times shared with Bruce. They were grateful to have him as a neighbour and friend. He will surely be missed.
Rest In Peace, Bruce.
Ken Elliott saysDecember 29, 2021 at 7:49 pm
Magella, Paul and Randy
We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Bruce was a good friend and will be missed.
Ken and Debbie Elliott
Ron and Yvonne Powell saysDecember 29, 2021 at 9:07 pm
Majella and family Yvonne and I were deeply shocked to hear of Bruce’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of our time together in Happy Valley/Goose Bay. Bruce and I made our first two week patrol to Davis Inlet the first fall we were there and during that time a great friendship developed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace my friend !
Madeline Belbin-Dionne saysDecember 30, 2021 at 12:48 am
Majalla, On behalf of Richard & myself , our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Bruce’s sudden passing. I have heard many stories of Bruce , the giant of a man ,of their mutual respect for each other and their service together in the RCMP. & if it were possible he would be there for you at this time . Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Richard & Madeline Dionne. Gander
Rachel saysDecember 30, 2021 at 12:37 pm
Brandy ànd family. Deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear dad, grandfather, husband, father-in-law. Although I didn’t know your dad, I felt I knew him through all the wonderful pictures you shared of your many adventures and memory making moments. Those memories you will all cherish forever. It is difficult losing a loved one and my heart aches for you all. 💔 Thinking of you all today 🙏
Love lives on 💞
Bruce & Judy Duncan - 8 Troop 70/71 saysDecember 30, 2021 at 4:22 pm
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Big Bruce. He was a kind, gentle man, a husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Elaine Burkholder saysJanuary 7, 2022 at 8:34 am
Magellan and Family: deepest condolences to you on the passing of Bruce. He was the best boss and very caring. Hugs. RIP Bruce.
Doug and Elaine Burkholder
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