My Son Called This Morning, to Bring Some Bad New

@kobesbuddy (19763)
East Tawas, Michigan
November 15, 2017 1:03pm CST
My son Chad called this morning, to tell me that his father Bruce, passed away this morning, at 9:45. We were all expecting word of his death, but it's still very sad news. Bruce was 65 years old and we were married for ten years, from 1970-1980. All four of the children were there with Gwen his present wife, waiting outside the hospital room in ICU. They are banning together to give each other comfort, at this very painful time. Bruce was a devoted family man and he will be deeply missed by those who loved him
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@Happy2BeMe (70113)
• Canada
15 Nov
So sorry to hear this. Keeping everybody in my prayers.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Thanks, Laurel:) Three in the middle of this picture, are three of Bruce's kids.
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@Happy2BeMe (70113)
• Canada
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy He had a beautiful family. He will be missed by all thosr who loved him.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Thanks, he was so proud of his family!:)
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@DianneN (59999)
• United States
15 Nov
Thanks for the PM. I'm glad his family banned together. They need lots of support and my deepest condolences and prayers to you all. May he Rest In Peace.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
Above all else, Bruce loved his four kids and his wife!:)
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@DianneN (59999)
• United States
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy I'm sure he did, and I'm sure he even had strong feelings for you, too.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@DianneN We spoke a few times on the phone and Bruce expressed how sorry he was, leaving us alone years ago. He told my son 'I should have stayed with your mother.' Gwen came into the picture many years later and they were married about 35 yrs. Their two girls are 30 and 15 yrs old.They treat me like family!
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@amadeo (48297)
• United States
15 Nov
so sorry to hear this.Nice looking family.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@amadeo Thank you, the three children in the middle are Bruce's three kids. The two on the ends are Chad's wife and Nicki's fiance.
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@amadeo (48297)
• United States
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy thank you.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@amadeo You're welcome, Fredo:)
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@Corbin5 (82262)
• United States
15 Nov
I am so saddened to hear this news. Prayers of comfort and peace coming to those who knew and loved Bruce.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@Corbin5 The three in the middle are Mari Lyn, Chad, and Nichole. They are three of Bruce's four children.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
16 Nov
The fact that you have written this post shows you too had a corner for him.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@allknowing Bruce and I remained good friends, along with his second wife Gwen and their two girls. We are their extended family members.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
18 Nov
@kobesbuddy This seems odd kind of a relationship - just saying.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Nov
@allknowing It's called total forgiveness, we forgot about the past and moved forward. This isn't odd, but it is quite unusual. After a divorce, most couples hold a grudge and dislike their ex-spouse. We didn't do that, because our children needed good, mature examples to follow. It made this divorce easier on our children.
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@Tina30219 (26319)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Nov
So sorry to hear this.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
Bruce was so proud of his four kids, two of them are mine.
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@Tina30219 (26319)
• Onaway, Michigan
16 Nov
@kobesbuddy I bet he was.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
@Tina30219 Yes, he was sure proud of these kids:)
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@Courtlynn (51382)
• United States
15 Nov
So sorry, Kharla =( Glad they all have one another at this time.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@Courtlynn The three in the middle of this picture, are his kids. Riley Jo isn't in the photo.
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@Courtlynn (51382)
• United States
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy ooh. nice photo and good looking people
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@Courtlynn That's my daughter, my son, and their little sister, Nichole.
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@just4him (92595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Nov
My condolences to your family and you.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@just4him Thank you, Valerie:) Bruce is in heaven, what a blessing!
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@just4him (92595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@kobesbuddy Yes, it is.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Nov
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@Srbageldog (5684)
• United States
16 Nov
I am so sorry to hear this. It is hard to learn of someone's passing even when you are expecting it.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@Srbageldog He was pretty young, but lived a hard life. We all thought a lot of Bruce, he was our friend.
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• United States
18 Nov
@kobesbuddy I am very sorry for your loss.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Nov
@Srbageldog Bruce loved his kids and wife, very much:)
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@andriaperry (33397)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Nov
That is very young. Sorry for .... the loss of the children`s father.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@andriaperry He had a hard life, yet Bruce loved his family, very much:)
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@marlina (62605)
• Canada
15 Nov
So sad for the children.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
The children are hurting, but they're banning together through all of this.
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@NJChicaa (29917)
• United States
15 Nov
So sad. I'm glad they are all there for each other.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@NJChicaa They are banning together, in love. The three in the middle are three of Bruce's kids.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
16 Nov
So sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you all.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@ithink Thanks, he was a pretty devoted to his wife Gwen and the four kids.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
18 Nov
@kobesbuddy Has to be hard on everyone, I know it was when my dad passed. Heck it is still hard at times.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Nov
@Ithink With the holiday's approaching, this is pretty hard for them.
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@marguicha (81929)
• Chile
15 Nov
Although sometimes we are expecting bad news, still, in the bottom of our hearts, we expect a miracle.. I´m sorry for the pain your children must be having. It is never easy to lose a father.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
Thank you, the four children and Bruce's wife are all together, holding each other up:)
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@marguicha (81929)
• Chile
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy That is so important!
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@marguicha Family is very important, during a time for grieving.
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@rebelann (32549)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Nov
My condolences to Chad and his family as well as you.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@rebelann Thank you, the kids are broken hearted, but banning together at this time:(
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@rebelann (32549)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Nov
You are welcome, I'm glad they have each other @kobesbuddy
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Nov
My condolences to your family
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@fishtiger58 Thanks, Bruce was a good friend, to me and my husband.
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@GardenGerty (91247)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Nov
I am so sorry for your loss in this part of your life. I know your children will miss him, and you will too, even though you have moved on, because you shared the children. Praying for you and the situation.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
I never stopped caring about their father, he was a great dad:)
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@sishy7 (27410)
• Australia
16 Nov
I'm sorry to hear of the sad news. That's a great picture of a happy and full of smiles family...
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@sishy7 We feel bad, especially for his four children:(
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@kavinitu (1072)
16 Nov
I felt very sad reading this. My condolences to you and family. God bless
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@Kandae11 (27294)
16 Nov
A truly painful time for his family - and he was still reasonably young. Sorry.
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@kobesbuddy (19763)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
Bruce's health started getting bad, about a year ago.
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