Bruce Wayne Johnson


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Saturday July 13, 2019

All Saints Congregational Church

10 Broadway, Bangor, ME, USA

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Brewer ME. and Springdale AR. - Bruce W Johnson, 68, passed away on May 10, 2019 at a Broken Arrow, OK hospital due to complications from a kidney transplant. He was born on November 11, 1950 to Leslie and Corinne (Angotti) Johnson in Millinocket, Maine.
Bruce graduated from Stearns High School in 1969. He went on to study at the University of Maine at Presque Isle where he received his BS in Elementary Education, graduating in 1973. He taught grades 4 and 5 at Gouldville School In Presque Isle and coached the JVII team at PI High School before he went into the sales field. Starting with Autowize, he was employed by Maremont, Parts Wholesalers and Unicel. He opened his own business, Today's Technology, in Bangor and Brewer from which he retired in 2010.
He married his wife, Colleen, on August 26, 1972, while they were students at UMPI. Over the years, they made their home in Presque Isle, Westbrook, Brewer, Ladera Ranch, CA and most recently, Springdale, AR. While living in Brewer, he was a member of All Souls Congregational Church for over 30 years where he served on many committees, taught Sunday School, was a Deacon and held the position of Moderator. He enjoyed cooking for the Tuesday Nights Together gatherings at the church. While living in California, he was a member of Saddleback Church. He joined Cross Church in Springdale, AR in December, 2016. He was proud to serve on the Brewer City Council for two terms. He coached PAL basketball as well as youth soccer in Brewer. He was a loving and much loved man who made friends and touched hearts wherever he went. His loyal devotion to his family and friends will be forever cherished. His life was a testimony of his unwavering faith in his Lord and Savior.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Lori Cates.
He is survived by his cherished wife, Colleen; his sons, who were his pride and joy, Scott and wife, Sarah; David and wife Meaghan; grandchildren, Lia, Vincent, Amelia, Jack and Lillian; a brother, Frank and wife, Linda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Bob Williams, Bob Hamm, Eddie and Gail Hamm, Jeff Hamm, Scott and Nyoka Hamm, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a devoted foster father to Kristine, Christina and Aarinlynn and AFS dad to Tobias. A service to celebrate Bruce's life will be held at the Chapel at Cross Church in Springdale, AR on Wednesday, May 15. At 2:00 PM. A service will also be held at All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor, Maine on July 13.
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Marcia R Lizotte
May 21, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a wonderful man. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Bob & Brenda Murphy
May 21, 2019
Colly,Scott & David, We we’re so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. We have memories of pizza parties with all the kids and different neighborhood get togethers. He always had a smile. A very kind person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He touched a lot of peoples lives.
Peter Buckley
May 19, 2019
I had "Mr. J" in fourth grade at Gouldville and still remember his four square rules! He touched a lot of lives and will be fondly remembered. Godspeed Mr. J!
Nicki & David Ellis
May 17, 2019
Colly, David and Scott,
We're so sorry to learn of your loss of Bruce - such a kind and gentle man. Cherish all the many happy memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ben & BettyAnn Haskell
May 16, 2019
Our Hearts are heavy but we know Bruce is at peace. We so look forward to hugs in July.
David A. Leighton
May 16, 2019
To Colleen and family, My sincerest condolences.
Jim and Sherri
May 16, 2019
Collie and family,
We were saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing. We pray that all the wonderful memories made with him over the years help to sustain you during this most difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
Kathy Stewart Hickson
May 15, 2019
Collie, I have such wonderful memories of my working years with Bruce. One business trip began with a stop at Six Flags Over Georgia when I experienced his love of amusement parks! I rode the tame roller coaster while he rode the one that looped him upside down. We had many heartfelt discussions when he spoke of you and your boys with reverence. He was a terrific friend and member of the Unicel family and I am honored to have known him.
Bobbie Allen
May 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He bought me my first Big Mac back in 1972 when he came along with his brother Frank during a Northern Knights Drum and Bugle Corps trip. May God comfort the family at this time. Rest in peace Bruce
Candy Bauer
May 15, 2019
Bruce was a wonderful friend employer and a very special man. He was always there if you needed him and he loved his family. He gave so much of himself to his community and he will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Bruce and God bless you and your beautiful family.
Brian & Kathy Hamel
May 15, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Bruce, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Our Sympathy.
Gary Dorman
May 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Cyndie and I always enjoyed are times in the Anah shrine clown unit with Bruce and Colleen. Our condolences to you Colleen and your family. Know that we are thinking of you and that you are in our prayers.
Dan Hale
May 15, 2019
Prayers of Peace and God's Blessings for All the Family and Friends 🙏❤️
May 14, 2019
Bruce, it was an honor to care for you here in Broken Arrow. We will never forget you. Heaven has a new beautiful angel, and we will miss you. Colleen, we pray for peace and comfort for you and your sweet family. Thank you for being a wonderful presence in my life.
Jamie (page) nightingale
May 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss scott....prayers to you and the families
Jamie (page) nightingale
May 14, 2019
Scott hamm ...sorry for your loss.....ptayers for you and the families❤
Terry Locke
May 14, 2019
Sending deepest condolences to Colly and family. Bruce is now one of God's angels . Hugs to all.
Bonnie Durgin
May 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss. His mom and my mom were cousins. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
Bill Wood
May 14, 2019
Will always remember Bruce with a smile on his face, an open hand and a hearty laugh. He left the world better than he found it and now is with his creator. God Bless you, Bruce and your beautiful family.
Tracey MacDonald
May 14, 2019
Dear Colly, so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. My heart aches for you and your family. May you keep the moments and memories close. He was a very kind man and will be missed by many. ❤
Vicki Sponberg
May 14, 2019
My dear Colly, Scott and David. Our hearts grieve with you in your loss. Bruce was an incredibly kind man who brought joy to every life he touched. I’m so thankful to have met you both all those years ago at Gouldville.
Your family is an inspiration in the way that you love and care for one another. My you know the Father’s continued love and care for you tomorrow and in the time to come. Know that we love you and I continue to hold you all close in prayer. ❤️
Carol Vinson Sarantakos
May 14, 2019
Colly, so very sorry for your family’s loss. Bruce will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Love to you all.
Rob and Donna Neill
May 14, 2019
Colly, our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Bruce was one of the most caring and loving man we have ever known. I have always admired the loving relationship you both had and love you have for your boys. You will have many loving memories of Bruce to carry you through the hard days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Rob and Donna Neill