SHARP, Dr. Bruce. —
Passed away in Geelong on July 6, 2018. Aged 91 years.
Formerly of Ocean Grove.
Husband of Elaine (dec).
Father of Colin, David and Adrian.
Please see a later edition of the Geelong Advertiser and our website for Funeral details.
Colin, Cheryl, Nick Sharp
“That man is a success – who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who leaves the world better than he found it; Who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.” That was our Dad. ❤️ Love you forever, Colin, Cheryl & Nick
Remembering Uncle Bruce always thinking doing enjoying a challenge. Life well spent love Diana and Brent
I ache for your family and hope that in due time you receive God’s peace that excels all thought, so that it will guard your hearts and your mental powers. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. And so, trust that he cares for us and he would never bring us pain. A soothing scripture I like is Psalm 34:18 “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” He promised that in the Paradise, we will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all problems. Even our loved ones like Bruce will be resurrected. (Psalm 37:9, 29; John 5:28, 29) Until then, may you lean on God to give you the strength you need in the days ahead.
Farewell Unc. You lived large and had a full life. The twins together again. Love Jeff and Robyn
Sue and Don
Today Bruce joins my foster mom Elaine, and Don's parents. He was such a wonderful teacher and mentor to me and Don over many things. Who knew a thing about water hammer before meeting the Sharps? I loved to hear him explain complex things in a way that made even a non engineer like me want to understand and know more about whatever topic he was discussing. Funny, brilliant, warm, loving, eccentric, accepting , tolerant, ego centric sometimes, curious, observant are some of the things I loved so much about him. Elaine and Bruce taught me what family is all about in the months I lived with them and all the years of knowing them and the boys. Having dinner together was paramount and the school and days events discussed with decisions often made as a group and always inclusive of me too. Cricket on Saturdays, Elaine ironing 18 shirts a week, the morning routine David always made the toast I recall, washing and drying the dishes, Bruce talking about and taking fish oil years and years before it became popular are among many great memories I have. Our own 3 boys were a part of the Sharp family too in our many trips to see Don's family. Distance of living in the US did not matter. Many great times on their trips to visit Boston colleagues, and likewise my parents and family visiting AU over the years. From Kew to The Terrace, to Trevally st there was always a bed and a warm welcome for us. We will miss you dear friend, but we will see the boys on our trips and share stories and memories. Love and condolences to David, Joy, Adrian, Rae, Colin, Cheryl and all the grandkids and new great grand daughter Mia. Sue and Don
It's just now , in this dreadful nCOv year of 2020, that I learned of Dr. Bruce demise. I will miss this great and unselfish teacher who exerted efforts to help us in his own small ways in Negros Occidental, Philippines. We climbed mountains to look for water source around the province. Though he was older than me by some 20 years (or more?), i was gasping for breath trailing his fast paced walk. Thank you Dr. Bruce....we love you here from Bacolod and Bago Cities of Negros. Till we see each other again....as we say it in our dialect - SALAMAT!
In Loving Memory