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Bruce, Samuel “Esson

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Samuel Esson Bruce, of Calgary on Friday, February 27, 2009 at the age of 91 years. Esson was the third son of Samuel E. Bruce Sr. and Isabella Finlayson Gilmour Bruce, born on October 18, 1917 in Saskatoon. Early in 1942 he went to Washington D.C. where he spent four years with the Australian War Supplies Commission and where he had the good fortune to meet Betty during that time. In 1946, they were married and went to live in Montreal where Esson had a career in Research and Product Development with Dominion Textile until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of a number of societies involved with Textile research in Canada and the United States. Betty and Esson moved to Oakville living there until 1995 when they came to Calgary to be near Susan and Joe. Esson was the beloved husband of Betty Annabel Gardner and the very proud father of Susan Elizabeth Hunter RN (Joe). He was predeceased by both parents; his infant son, David Esson Bruce (1947); his two brothers, William and James and his sister, Margaret. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email A special thanks to Dr. Pashniak, Carol , Renata and all the excellent Palliative Home Care nurses, as well as Dr. Naidoo and the caring staff and volunteers at the Agapé Hospice. In living memory of Esson Bruce, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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