Remembering Those Who Passed in 2008

fiveWe lost some cool cats in 2008. Here are the five most significant celebrity passings of 2008, in this guy's humble opinion.

  1. Jeff Healey
  2. George Carlin
  3. Paul Newman
  4. Isaac Hayes
  5. Heath Ledger

And since this is all about me, my family lost someone far too soon in 2008. Very early in the year, Uncle Bruce passed away quite suddenly. I know it's been a super tough year for my aunt and cousins without Big Bruce around.

When I was 19, I wanted a car. My budget for this purchase was about $500, and I called Uncle Bruce about it, because Uncle Bruce knew cars and I didn't. Uncle Bruce put me in touch with his friend who fixed up and sold used cars in Port Credit and I ended up buying a 1985 Ford Escort hatchback for $200.

It was my first car and I loved it. I remember driving it to Uncle Bruce's house in Mississauga so he could show me a thing or two about maintaining a car, especially a car worth $200. When he took her for a spin and blessed the purchase, I trusted him. He was caring, honest and would tell it like it is.

Uncle Bruce is missed.

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Buffalo Boy Mike

The Celebrity list is missing one biggie Mike, Tim Russert I would say he belongs in the top spot on that list.

December 26, 2008 @ 7:16 PM


There are many Uncle Bruce memories in my head and all of them involve him generously giving his time to our family whenever he was needed. However, there is one memory of him that will stay with me forever. I remember seeing a beaming Uncle Bruce on the day of his daughter's wedding. To this day, I have never seen a man so proud and so happy. His face told the tale of a devoted man, husband, and father and the tears in his eyes were his "happily ever after".

Uncle Bruce is missed.

December 26, 2008 @ 8:11 PM


I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too...

January 19, 2009 @ 4:22 PM

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