87 years, born September 27, 1926, in Leamington, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 1, 2014 at Country Village Healthcare Centre. Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Josephine (Renaud) Swackhamer, his 5 daughters, Carol Christie ( Bruce), Karen Upcott (Tom), Cathy Tofflemire (Chris), Connie Ouimet ( John), and Christine Swackhamer (Jeff); 6 grandchildren, Jo-Ann, Melissa, Jeffery, Robert, Brian and Kyle; and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Clarence Swackhamer and Mabel (Saxby). Survived by one brother, Larry, and predeceased by brother, Hugh, and sister, Josie. He previously worked at Maedel’s Beverages and Weston’s Ready Bake. Bruce is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-1318) 128 Talbot Street North, Essex on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday friends are invited to meet the family after 10 a.m. at Essex Gospel Community Church followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com.