Gordon Bruce Cullen
Went home to heaven to be with his Lord on Thursday May 3, 2018, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Bruce was in his 89th year , born in Toronto ON, on June 19, 1929 to the late Gordon & Martha (nee: Baker) Cullen.
Bruce was raised in his early years in Toronto until his parents moved to Richmond Hill. He was raised on the family farm along with his sister Ruth. After completing his schooling he and his father purchased a dump truck and Bruce did much of the driving as well as helping on the family farm. In 1950 he began dating his lifetime sweetheart Isabelle Mashinter and on April 15, 1954 Bruce and Isabelle were united in marriage and settled in Richmond Hill. In 1956 Bruce and Isabelle moved to their farm in Mount Albert, ON where they raised their 5 children. Bruce farmed as a Market Gardener, then raising pigs and broilers (Chickens) and also cash cropping. He drove school bus for 21 years. After his retirement from farming Bruce & Isabelle moved to Sanford where they resided for 16 years before moving to Parkview Seniors residence in Stouffville, ON. Bruce was very involved in church ministries throughout the years. He helped to build the Mount Albert Missionary church, and was an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He loved going to Stayner Bible Conf. Grounds and enjoyed family camp every year. He was a jack of all trades and loved to do woodworking, gardening, cross country skiing, biking, reading/studying his bible and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife Isabelle (nee: Mashinter) Cullen, 5 children; Mark (Brenda), Pearl (Yuri Vanegas), Judy (Dave O’Shea), Gloria (Tony Geense), and Jim; 15 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren; sister Ruth Beckett and numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. at the Gormley E.M.C. 120 Gormley Rd. W., Richmond Hill, ON. If desired donations may be made to the Gormley Missionary Church Building Fund or the Mennonite Central Committee.
“He was a man of Prayer and will be deeply missed”