In Celebration of

Allan Bruce Douglas "Bruce" Young

07 January 1941 -  02 June 2019

We wish to thank everyone who both joined us on Thursday or was unable to but sent condolences. Thank you also for sharing your stories, pictures and memories with us. We raised a staggering £368.37 (exactly of course) on the day in memory of Dad which will be donated to Oxfam in his name.

Please do continue to use the site over the next few months to share any more stories and photos so we have these to share with all.

We regret to inform everyone of the death of Allan Bruce Douglas Young on 2 June 2019 who passed away suddenly at home. Born in Cardiff in 1941, Bruce was the 3rd of 4 brothers and remained close to Colin, Peter and Bob throughout his life. He went to University in Birmingham and studied Mechanical Engineering before moving to Bristol where he married Hilary in 1977 and had two children, Rachel born in 1978 and Andrew in 1982.

Bruce moved into his house in Horfield in 1992 and became a key part of the community with friends and neighbours constantly popping in for a chat. He also joined the Long Distance Walkers Association where as newsletter Editor he was able to induldge his passion for taking photos and documenting the walks. He is survived by his children, brothers and two Grandaughters.

We would like to invite you to help us celebrate the life of Bruce at Canford Crematorium followed by food and a chance to share stories of Bruce at the Beehive pub. Please use this site to upload any photos, videos or stories you would like to share.....


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Peter Irwin (Long standing friend through school and Scouts)

Written on 09 June 2019 from Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Bruce, you will be sadly missed. Happy memories of schooldays at Birchgrove primary and Cardiff High, and all those cycle rides to an from school, not to mention our epic Easter cycle ride to St David’s and our camping holiday in Tenby. Also many memories of Scouting days and St Thomases youth club.

Alan Jackson (Friend and Neighbour)

Written on 09 June 2019 from Horfield

Bruce was a great character and a kind and good friend and neighbour. He ran the local Neighbourhood Watch, which I latterly joined, up until recently.

I have many fond memories of Bruce and when I pass his house, as I do everyday, I will think of him.

So long Bruce from another Alan (but just 1 L) Bruce.

Alan Jackson

Alison Smith (Niece)

Written on 09 June 2019 from Cardiff

Bruce will be remembered very fondly by myself, Tony, Matt, and Abi. I cannot tell you how shocked and saddened we feel of his sudden death. Bruce was a very special uncle who was always there for all of his family, someone you could always rely on, he was kind and caring and always came to Cardiff with a big smile on his face and a little bag of beer for him and dad (Colin) to share. RIP uncle Bruce we will never forget you 💔 xxx

Robin Lock (Best friend)

Written on 09 June 2019 from Swansea

Bruce and I were best friends from infancy through to high school.
We lived 6 doors away from each other in Cromwell Road, Birchgrove , Cardiff and shared many good times together. Church youth club, Ballroom dancing, cycling and the occasional pint. Although we went different ways after school, we kept in touch and I am sorry to see him go.


David Wring (Dear friend)

Written on 09 June 2019 from Bristol Now Newquay

I met Bruce in Clifton Bristol 33 yrs ago, from the very outset he was friendly, kind and caring we played squash together for several years, he definitely improved my game with his angles and calculations. We holidayed abroad together and also down here in Cornwall. I always enjoyed his company he was always very interested in myself and my family, he always spoke with an authority of understanding, which i admired simply because he took a genuine interest in every aspect of the world around us, and during our discussions there was always his lists and notes for reference. He extended a warmth and generosity to all with whom he came in contact with, Bruce has been huge influence in my life, I will miss the emails, phone calls and the most genuine man I shall every have had the privilege to call a friend


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Proud Father moment In Tanzania A helping hand Handsome young Bruce Helping Barbara make her 'famous' Checkpoint Fruit Cake