ROSSITER, Alexander “Bruce”

Born on April 9, 1947. Passed away on September 17, 2020.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Margaret and children, Nick and Kate.

Stepfather to Julian, Meagan and Toby. Grandfather to Elizabeth, William, Eve, Emma, Ellie, Thomas, Jack and Ryan.

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday September 23, 2020

The Funeral of Mr. Alexander “Bruce” Rossiter will be live-streamed on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

To view the live-stream, click here.

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  1. I only knew Bruce for a short time while he worked at Cobden.
    I have the greatest respect for Bruce, he was a warm person who cared.
    I loved his berries

    Michael Rogers September 22 2020 12:53 pm
  2. With our Hearfelt and Deepest Sympathy to Margaret and family.
    A wonderful friend and colleague , which we shared many Blue Berry moments,
    from Glenda and Staff at Robinson Street Medical Centre , Camperdown.

    Glenda McIlveen September 22 2020 1:12 pm
  3. To Margaret and family. Please accept our condolences and warmest wishes to all of you from the Camperdown Clinic.
    Bruce was like a breath of fresh air whenever he arrived to do a Locum GP with us.
    Patient’s always commented on his honesty and down to earth attitude. He was a surprising package with his art and ukulele skills wrapped around his cut through humour and easy grin.

    Mark Leddy September 22 2020 2:00 pm
  4. Dear Margaret, Nick, Kate and families.

    Friends like Bruce are very rare in life, I consider myself very fortunate that I was to know him – he was a kind compassionate and caring friend to myself, I know I am not alone in this situation.

    I never had to struggle with any conversation or discussion, I always left a conversation richer for being challenging my concepts. I always knew I could pick up where we left a conversation or a train of thought or philosophical topic and continue to explore the discussion – or just talk plain old crap!

    Families are a complex set of dynamics, sometime from birth other times by choice. The time spent with Bruce, Nick and Kate over many years – and even more years ago than the time spent are some of the fondest times of my life. Scrapping walls late into the night, with Enya in the background or touring around with camping expeditions. Remembering glass replacement phone numbers at William Creek heading to Uluru – this only just scrapes the surface.

    Of course there are too many memories to share here. Our sadness will in time lift – I will carry the memories with me forever in my heart.

    My deepest condolences to Margaret, Nick and Kate – and of course anyone who considered Bruce to be a friend.

    Rest In Peace my Dear friend Bruce – you will be missed and remembered.

    Simon Scoggins September 22 2020 8:25 pm
  5. Dear Margaret ,Nic , Kate and families. I was able to watch the funeral of Bruce on line in this Covid times from Brighton. I will always be thankful to Bruce when he took me on as a young doctor at the Bay St Clinic in 1995! In Brighton where I still practice being a GP. Now at the New St Clinic.
    Fond memories with June (and Harry) , receptionists Marianne and Maria.
    I can imagine him being an engaging Grandpa and I am glad he had a wonderful life after Brighton. The family photos were lovely.
    He can hang up his stethoscope. Deepest sympathy from me to you.
    – also other Brighton Doctors who remember his wit and humor and chairmanship of the Florence Nightingale Hospital ( now Epworth Rehabilitation Hosp). Including Dr Baden Boan.
    RIP Bruce. – you did add to my medical knowledge and skills especially with the older population. Unfortunately they are the ones who have suffered seriously with this new epidemic. Dr Paddy Collins.

    Julian “Paddy” Collins September 23 2020 2:24 pm
  6. Many happy memories of times spent at Robinson Street Medical Centre. A kind compassionate and caring doctor and work mate. Always willing to impart his great knowledge and experience.
    Just the other day my young Granddaughter was asking about our “Blue Berry Doctor”.
    Our thoughts are with you all at this time
    Beth Royal and John Royal (whom Bruce would often meet for lunch in the Cafe )
    Practice Nurse
    Robinson Street Medical Centre

    Beth Royal September 24 2020 7:02 pm
  7. My wife and I knew Bruce from the time he was a Locum with the Otway Division . He was always a
    Gentleman and highly appreciated by the Practices and patients he supported. After his retirement
    from the Division we continued to keep in touch and admired his farming, gardening and artistic
    endeavours. It was very pleasing to see the photographic memories on-line, and we pass on our
    condolences to Margaret and Family!
    Paul Durr

    Paul DURR September 27 2020 3:37 pm
  8. I was very sad to read today that Bruce died last year. We were at school together and close friends—he was intelligent and kind, and our conversations ran easily. We drifted apart afterwards (different universities, different lives) but I always thought of him fondly and meant to get in touch, one day when when life slowed down a bit. Now it is too late. I regret that.
    Jim Mitchell

    Jim Mitchell January 18 2021 4:58 pm

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