Bruce Donald Wilson

December 31, 1952 to September 20, 2018

Bruce Donald Wilson, age 65, passed away peacefully from cancer on September 20, 2018.

Bruce was born in Chicago in 1952, the 5th child of a family of 12, born to Robert and Patricia Wilson. Bruce was a freckled face, red headed boy that loved music, comics and art.

Bruce began his first career as a graphic artist and left that field to become a Registered  Nurse. He worked for Scripps Home Care for 23 years and known as the “Singing Nurse”.

Bruce was the beloved husband of Daniele for 40 years.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Scott, Stephen, Grant and sister Jacqueline. Bruce is survived by sisters, Michelle (Wayne), Roberta, Leslie, Suzette (Rey), Christina and brothers Craig (Marlene) and Marc (Lisa) and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce will be sadly missed by all.

A small service will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2pm at-

Legacy Funeral and Cremation
7043 University Avenue
La Mesa
CA 91942

Celebration of Life

  • Date: October 2, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care
  • Address: 7043 University Ave La Mesa, CA 91942-5954
  • Directions: Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care

Dear Daniele, we were so saddened to hear Bruce passed away. I will always remember his cheerful disposition and his wonderful smile. Thinking of you and sending hugs. Love, Judy and Howard Silberman

Judy Silberman on October 19, 2018

Bruce was my dear childhood friend. He’s was a wonderful person. He will be missed. My condolences to his family. So sorry for your loss.

Donna Kassel on October 16, 2018

Dear Daniele, I was sad to hear of Bruce's passing. He had a great gift of caring and enjoying life. May his memory be a blessing to you and his family. Perry Rosen

Perry Rosen on October 10, 2018

Dearest Daniele Condolences for your great loss. What a wonderful man you had in your life. God Bless and you are in my prayers Love always Alvida

Alvida Pyros on October 04, 2018

Dear Daniele So sorry to hear of Bruce passing. I am sending a big Hug for you. Wish I would have heard his whistling and singing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Irene

Irene Fojtik on October 04, 2018

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was a great and compassionate nurse and a fun colleague. I loved hearing his beautiful show tunes. My sympathies to his wonderful wife and family.

Pamela DeMonte on October 04, 2018

My uncle Bruce, was truly a unique soul. He was always upbeat, singing songs, kind, and compassionate. He inspired me with his charisma and artistic talent. Although the world won't be the same without him, I'm blessed to have had him as my uncle. And my deepest condolences to my aunt Dani.

Rachael Maether on October 02, 2018

Being Bruce's younger sister by almost 3 years, Bruce taught me a lot: how to save your chewing gum (on the bedpost overnight), find a treasure in the sands of North Ave beach, how to drive, among other things. And there was a song for every experience. Practice driving led to songs like "Follow the Yellow Brick Road " & "Let it Be" when I lightly side swiped a car. Maybe he is whistling "Stairway to Heaven" now. Love you Bruce. Leslie

Leslie wilson on October 02, 2018

my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband Bruce. he was a great nurse and cheerful presence in the world.

naomi jensen on October 02, 2018

Bruce is the most compassionate nurse that I have ever met. His love for his work reflects on how he treats his patients. I will always remember your whistling and singing when you enter the building. You will be definitely be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

Charmaine Robles on October 01, 2018

We all loved Bruce! His joyful presence will be missed however never forgotten. My sincere condolences to his family.

Jacquie Powers on October 01, 2018

To the Family of Bruce I worked with Bruce for many years at Scripps Home Health. I will always remember him for his sunny disposition and his whistling; you always knew when Bruce entered the building because he did so with a song. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Daniele, and all of Bruce's family. Sincerely, Susan Fischer Scripps Home Health

Susan Fischer on October 01, 2018

May you look to God for comfort and support knowing he comes to the aid of all those who are distressed. Psalms 94:19

Linda on October 01, 2018

Bruce is and will be dearly missed. He had a great voice, disposition, smile and huge heart. I will never forget if I ever needed a pen he had a huge choice of them, ready to share or give away in his shirt pocket at work. My prayers are with his friends and family.

Gail Gibbs on September 30, 2018

Bruce had always a big heart and a kind smile every time he came into the office. I am truly thankful for having worked with him, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Jessica Labbee

Jessica Labbee on September 29, 2018

Dearest Daniele, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband Bruce. May the good Lord surround you with His mercy, love and peace through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family. Truly, Christina smiley

Christina Smiley on September 28, 2018

Bruce, a special nurse, who nurtured his patients and advocated for them when no one else seems to care. He will be missed. My family and I extends our sincere condolences to Daniele and the rest of his family.

Alex Saluta on September 28, 2018

Bruce and I were classmates in elementary school. I remember him and his brothers and that his mother worked for Playboy. Very sorry to hear of his passing. I pray for his eternal rest. Condolences to the family.

Wolf Mojica on September 28, 2018

As a dear friend of Bruce’s sister Roberta, I send my condolences to her, Danielle and the entire Wilson family. Bruce was a special guy. He was a kind, loving soul with a big heart. Everyone loved Bruce.

Anita Maquar on September 27, 2018

I will miss you dearly my big brother. There it not anything I wouldn't do to hear your voice one more time.

Christina Wilson on September 26, 2018