Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, aged 69 years. After a courageous battle. Dearly loved husband of Cheryl for 46 years. Much loved and respected father and father in law of Phil and Char, Carmen, Fraser and Jing, Craig and Sarah. Loved Grandad of Libby and Fraser Adams, Matthew, Britney, Xavier, Sebastian, Ashton, Kyle, Ruyhei and Darien. Special thanks to the staff at Ashburton Hospital. Now at peace but forever and always in our hearts. Messages to the Gare family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox streets, Ashburton on Wednesday September 6 commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.