It is with deep sadness that we report the news of the death of Bruce Forbes. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends. We give thanks for Bruce's life.
Passed Away April 21st, 2020
Lynda & Bruce Forbes
Passed Away April 21st, 2020
Born in Grand Rapids, MN 1948
Lesley & Grandchildren Jack & Alice
He grew up in the Jordan neighborhood; graduated from Minneapolis North High School and the University of Minnesota (AA), and, worked in the red metals industry as a salesman.
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Forbes, Bruce Husband of Lynda, Father of Lesley, Grandpa to Jack & Alice Bruce Forbes died April 21 with Lynda at his side. He was 71. Bruce, one of four children, was born in Grand Rapids, MN while his parents Richard and Marian had planned to attend a festival. He grew up in the Jordan neighborhood; graduated from Minneapolis North High School and the University of Minnesota (AA), and, worked in the red metals industry as a salesman. He married Lynda in 1974 following a nearly eight-year courtship. They met on a blind date to the U of M Varsity theatre to see W.C. Fields film classics. She was in high school. "Throughout his life, when adversity hit, my Dad was strong, determined and persevering," daughter Lesley of Wayzata reported. "He did what had to be done - whether it was taking care of family issues, learning how to do household repairs (he'd rather be golfing!), or caring for aging parents." He was the consummate caretaker and protector. Besides his sense of fun and his love of family, what sustained Bruce through good times and bad was his unwavering sense of responsibility. He loved having the grandchildren around. "And when times were tough, he sheltered most from the fact that he was living life at the edge with tough cancer pain. When Bruce suffered a rare cancer diagnosis, he painted it all as if it were going to be an adventure. "His attitude was amazing and kept us positive," said Lynda. In addition to Lynda and Lesley, he is survived by son-in-law Patrick, grandchildren, Jack and Alice; sisters: Susan, Kathy, and Carol; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Further details to celebrate his life will be coming. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials preferred to:
1) Cancer Immunotherapy Fund #2640 University of Minnesota Foundation 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55455-2030 click here for website
2) Youth On Course At Youth on Course, we provide youth ages 6-18 with access to life- changing opportunities through golf. Click here for website
Published on April 26, 2020
Bruce Forbes Time Line Photos
1948 ~ 2020
Mr Lars Kindem
Mr Lars Kindem Home Room 208
Sophomore Class 1964
Junior Class 1965
Senior Class 1966
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Our condolences to Lynda and family. Will miss seeing Bruce poolside at BVG, Ixtapa
Wayne and Jean Stankievech
Lynda, It was an absolute pleasure to see you both over the years in the BMT clinic and on my monthly calls with Bruce. He was a lovely, gentle, sweet man and always reminded me of my Dad. I am so sorry for your loss, but so thankful we could give him another 7+ years. My heart felt sympathy to you and your family,