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In Memory


Bruce Donald

Bruce Donald passed away from cancer on December 17, 2012 at his home in Seattle, Washington.  He and his wife Janice had recently moved to Seattle from their home in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Bruce Harry Donald, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on March 12, 1947 in West Palm Beach, Florida and was 65 years of age.

Bruce lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for the past 14 years and recently moved to Bainbridge Island with his family. Bruce worked in print, paper, packaging and promotional sales. He was a member of the Godfathers Club in San Francisco, CA, BNI in Wheaton, IL and the Rotary Club International in Wheaton, IL. "Think with your head, love with your heart, and work with your hands." That was the motto that was lived fervently throughout his life. Whether it be creating one of his new ideas, lending a hand to someone in need, or working to make sure that those he loved were taken care of, he always practiced what he preached.

A man with a heart larger than he let on and a spirit softer than he would like to admit, Bruce was the most caring of husbands, joyful of sons and strong fathers. He is survived by his wife Janice Lee Abell-Donald of Glen Ellyn, IL, son Chase Nicholas Donald of Glen Ellyn, IL, mother Joyce Lee Donald of Farmington, New Mexico and his very special angel dog Jersey Noel. Bruce was preceded in death by his father Harry Merchant Donald and sister Diane Martin.

Services will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the U.S Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island, WA. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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12/18/12 10:54 PM #1    

Mary Ann Neurohr (Keiser)

I would like to go to Bruce's Memorial Service.  I live in Orting, WA and we were friends in Junior High. He was a very nice person who was always thoughtful.

12/19/12 11:28 PM #2    

Jim Chrysler ('66)

You were a good friend and a great swimmer.  I always looked up to you.  Thank you for sharing.  I will miss you.   Rest in peace my friend.


01/19/13 12:03 AM #3    

Peter Kouris

Dear Bruce,

You were a good friend in high school. I am saddened by your passing on.

Your influence on my life will never be forgotten.

It was good having a friend who was clear on the difference between right and wrong.

You worked hard and you swam with passion!

I will miss you my brother.

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