Passed away peacefully at Seasons Retirement Community, Strathroy, on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the age of 95. Predeceased by his loving wife Doris “Dodie” (Armitage) Eickmeier. Survived by his two sons Ronald and Nancy of Brantford and Robert and Marisa of Hamilton and six grandchildren Daniel, Oliver, Kathryn, Meagan, Caralyn, and William. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Edna (Cole) Eickmeier.
Bruce was born in Zurich 1927. After Exeter High School he graduated in Dentistry from the University of Toronto in 1953. He spent 2 years of private practice in Exeter and 25 years in Hamilton. He then worked for DVA in Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto and Westminster Hospital, London. After semi-retirement, he worked for the Cerum Dental Co. in Calgary and travelled coast to coast in Canada for seven years. He retired in 2000. Dr. Bruce and his family spent 45 years on a lakefront summer home on Hwy 21 near St. Joseph. In August 2015 he moved from London to Seasons Retirement Community, Strathroy.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Steve Pelkman and the staff at Seasons Retirement Community for the kindness and support they showed Dr. Bruce in his final years.
In keeping with Bruce’s wishes cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Steet North, ZURICH on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1 PM with Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating. A private family interment will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich in the spring.
Donations to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich or CNIB Foundation would be appreciated by the family.