Bruce James Bishop

Bruce James Bishop

Late of Shoalhaven Heads

Passed away peacefully Friday, 5th April 2024 after a courageous battle.
Beautiful, deeply loved Husband and lifelong friend of Lindy. Cherished, loved and admired Dad
of Tom, Joe, Andy, their partners and all his Grandchildren.
Wonderful mate and example to extended family, friends and so many people locally and further afield. He will be sadly missed by them all.

Aged 70 Years
God Has You In His Keeping, We Have You In Our Hearts

Family and Friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at the Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel, 369 Worrigee Road, Worrigee NSW on Thursday, 11th April 2024 with service commencing 2:00pm. Following the service, Lindy and all the family invite you to join them at the Nowra Golf Club, 86 Fairway Drive, North Nowra NSW from 4:15pm to share your fondest memories of Bruce and celebrate a life well lived.

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2:00 pm, Thu 11 April 2024


Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel, 369 Worrigee Rd, Worrigee, New South Wales 2540, AU
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  1. So sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. I have known Bruce since he joined the Bomaderry Under 13’s in 1967, when I had the good fortune to coach Bruce and his team mates for three years. That involvement formed a close friendship with Bruce, his father Colin and his family. My latest catchup with Bruce was last year at a Truckies get together at Nowra Bowling Club. My wife Margaret and I offer our sincere condolences to you Lindy and your family. They don’t make humans any better than Bruce.
    Regards Bruce Dun

  2. Wonderful person will be sadly missed by a lot of people, to all the family our deepest condolences.

  3. Lindy, …., Ruth Regan’s daughter, Cindy Beech has informed me of Bruce’s passing just this evening . I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Ruth, niw 93, at Osborne House in Nowra over Easter, driven by my now, Canberra based, son , over one night,as a special gift for me , and at that time I asked about Bruce and was informed it was just a matter of time.
    I am so sorry……I have wonderful memories of him behind the wheel on our fabulous trips ..felt so safe and cared for …by you both.
    To say I understand partly what you’ve all been through, is based on the dreadful fact that both my Mother snd my Husband passed away also from pancreatic cancer .(1974 & 1998)
    It is an awful disease indeed .
    Much love to you and your sons
    From Naomi Judd..Brisbane.

  4. So sorry to hear that my old football and school mate has passed. Many great memories of Bruce and all the great times having end of season bbq’s at the Coolangatta estate. Will be missed RIP. Unfortunately I’m away and will not be able to attend his funeral but will be thinking of him.

  5. I attended the Scots School Bathurst with Bruce .
    Bruce came to our school in 1970 and completed the Higher School Certificate in 1971.
    He settled into boarding school very well and was very popular and well respected by his peers.
    I have kept in contact with Bruce following our school years and I admired him for his values,his devotion to Lindy and his three boys and his astuteness as a business man .
    Bruce and Lindy conducted a very successful tourism outfit and their partnership was unbeatable because they complimented each other so well.
    My wife Rosalind and I were very fortunate in that we accompanied Bruce and Lindy on a Barge Cruise through Belgium ,France and Germany -an unforgettable experience.
    Bruce’s courage as he battled with cancer that refused to go away was heart breaking to watch but he handled it with great dignity and courage.

  6. I am deeply saddened by the news of Bruce’s passing. I have cherished the unforgettable journeys shared with Bruce and Lindy through the Breakfast Point Probus Club. My heartfelt condolences go out to Lindy and the entire family during this difficult time.

  7. I have known Bruce since we were kids and our families were close he loved buses and trucks and I worked for him and Lindy for a number of years driving his belovered Bigfoot up Coolangatta Mountain .
    I am saddened with his passing but he is in a better place now ,but will miss him terribly . Ian and Shirley Salway

  8. Wishing Lindy and family strength and peace at this time. When the Lord calls loved ones home he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Our group certainly carry many happy and everlasting memories of our travels with you and your company. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. I have known Bruce for the greater part of his life. We were both Dairy farmers but did not like cows as much as we loved equipment, cars, trucks etc… At a very young age we bought our first truck together. It was a worn-out old petrol International Acco and we then were ripped off having the motor rebuilt and it scared the living daylights out of Bruce when it went very close to running out of brakes descending into Kangaroo Valley with a load of cattle!!
    In all our time together we did not have a cross word UNTIL he caught me doing a bit over 70mph driving his coach in Canada where he informed me that the speed limit was 60mph and he expected me to obey it. I responded that the passengers very happy and mostly asleep – this did not soften him!!!
    What he has achieved in his life is extraordinary and a credit to he and Lindy.
    Seeing opportunities, thinking outside the square, committing to make it successful and this they surely did – well done BB, you will be missed.
    Tony and Ria

  10. Between Christine & I, we have worked with Bruce & Lindy for the best part of the last 40 years and throughout this time they have always treated us like family. Bruce gave me my first “real” job as a 22 year-old fresh out of the Navy and since that day has always been a great mentor and inspiration in my life right to the end.
    If there was one lesson more than any that we learnt from Bruce over the many years of seeing him in action, is that every problem is just a challenge in need of a solution, and as long as you think it through calmly and rationally you will rise to the challenge.
    Bruce was a man of vision, who had such a gift for creating an idea and moulding it into reality. It was certainly never a dull moment. Bruce was in his happy place when he had a project or challenge to keep him focused AND he had this uncanny knack, intuition and instinct of nailing it pretty well every time.
    We can never truly express how grateful we are to have had such a good friend like Bruce in our lives and we can never thank him enough for his wise council, support and love… and brother I reckon the most important thing you’ve taught us is “to have a bit of fun along the way”.
    You will always be with us in our hearts, until we meet again “When the Saints go Marching in”. Up The Dragons.
    Bruno & Christine Corletto

  11. Kevin and I are sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. We arrived in the shoalhaven in 1978 and The Bishop Family were one of the first we met through the Shoalhaven Rugby Club. What fun times they were. In later years when we all went different directions it was always fun to catch up.
    Our condolences to Lindy , Tom, Andy , Joey and their families. We now live in qld do can’t be at the funeral but will be watching online. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  12. We are very saddened by this news. We first met Bruce on a Kimberley tour and enjoyed many more travels with him and Lindy, catching up with them when we were in their neck of the woods after their touring business closed.
    Condolences to Lindy and family.

  13. To Dear Lindy and family we were so sorry to hear, yesterday, of Bruce’s passing. We would have loved to have given our condolences personally.
    We have such great memories of the trips we did with the two of you,such a team through thick and thin. Thank you for meeting up with us at the Fishos Club so we could reminisce about great times enjoyed. Thanks for showing us Australia and Canada . Lindy I hope all your memories keep you in good stead. X

  14. We heard the news of Bruce’s passing too late to attend his farewell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lindy & your boys Tom, Andy and Joe & families.I know there will be many wonderful memories to share & remember in the days and years to come. Blessings to you all.

  15. Dear Lindy
    You have lost your soulmate and I’m so sorry. You are a woman of enormous faith and I’m sure this and your beautiful family and friends will help you get through this awful time.
    I’ve such fond memories of wonderful times with you both be it sunset on Cable Beach or Dawson Creek in Canada or sliding up a very muddy Coolangatta Mountain in Bigfoot !! So many exciting places and experiences.
    Thank you for your generosity and kindness over the years.
    Love and hugs
    Di Hall

  16. Dear Lindy
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    May the wonderful memories of the times you shared together gently surround and support you in the days ahead.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your beautiful family.

  17. Dear Lindy, Although we only met once in person, Elsie and I feel like we have known you for years. We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our hearts go out to you.
    May the wonderful memories you have comfort you going forward.

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