John Wayne said it best “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”

Bruce Withers aka Rooster lived by this quote in his last 60 years.

If you knew Bruce and or his family, we invite you to his celebration of life at Thamesview United Church, 3178 Perth Rd 163 Fullarton, ON. An informal visitation between 11 am – 12:45 pm with a light lunch served & photoshow played before 1 pm service on Monday September 2nd 2019.  Graveside burial will follow with Rev Nancy Knowles officiating.

All are welcome to “Rooster Last Crow” on Friday, September 20th at 7:00 pm at the Queen’s Inn, 161 Ontario St, Stratford  A time to share your memories, raising a cheer and listening to the music Rooster loved!

Bruce and his family were shown incredible care and compassion during his illness. Thank you to our family, friends, the London Cancer Clinic and Pain Specialist, Stratford Hospital, Stratford Home Services, and to the wonderful compassionate staff and volunteers at the Stratford Hospice- words can never express the gratitude we have for the last weeks helping all of us with this last part of the journey.

Thank you, his loving family; Carolyn Clark (wife) with our children: Geoff Johns & Stephanie Konarski (Riley Konarski, Austin Stoddard, Gracie & Emily Konarski-Johns), Craig Withers & Isabelle Russell, Amanda & Matt Frey (Sadie Frey) Ryan Brownlee & Sarah Carino, and Brett Brownlee.

Online condolences and memorial tributes to the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth or the Thamesview United Church Fullarton can be arranged at