Bruce Scott Milne

December 30, 1956 - July 16, 2020

Bruce Scott Milne, 63, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2016, formerly of Middleburg Heights, OH, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born December 30, 1956 in Cleveland, OH to Donald and Louise Milne, now deceased.

Bruce was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral.  He attended Midpark High School and graduated in 1975.  He was a competitive swimmer and swam with many clubs and at Midpark.  When Midpark closed in 2013 he still held the record for the 400 free relay with three other swimmers.  He attended The Ohio State University.  Bruce worked at Manco Tape for 25 years and then Clark Reliance for 8 years.  He collected eagle statues and coins and he loved keeping his yard looking perfect.  He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan, which was why he had to have DirecTV when he moved to Florida so that he could watch his home teams.  He was truly a grumpy old man but also had a great sense of humor and a heart of gold.  He always looked out for the kids and any neighbors that needed his help.  He loved his naps!

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Kim Milne of Cape Coral; three loving children, Jamie Milne (Mark Zivkovich) of Brook Park, OH, Jessica Milne of Cape Coral, and Jared Milne (Angela) of Parma Heights, OH; as well as a sister, Joan Daniels (Larry) of Ypsilanti, MI.

Bruce was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. David Milne.

A memorial service will be held in Ohio, but a date has not been set at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Bruce Scott Milne are suggested to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Kathy Chapman Jul 22, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    So sorry about Bruce. . I was so appreciative of your card after John’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Terri Kunesh Jul 22, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Joel and Terri

  3. Anne and Mike Ference Jul 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Bruce is truly missed here on our street in Middleburg Heights. He was a great neighbor and family man. Don’t think we ever saw him in a pair of pants. He always had on a pair of shorts even in the deepest of coldest days in the winter! Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers. May Bruce rest in peace!

  4. Doug Weich Jul 23, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Great memories…. Fishing in Canada, Backyard Football, Rummy 500 and Thanksgiving Holidays. Love Ya Man

  5. Joe Silva Jul 23, 2020 at 9:18 am

    So sad to lose Bruce. Our prayers are with you to help you through these sad times. Bruce will be missed by many.

  6. Shannon Draper Jul 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is truly shocking.if there is anything I can do, please let me know.

  7. Denise Jul 23, 2020 at 10:39 am

    We learned just how flexible Bruce could be when Kim became the international project manager and was on the phone at all hours – he was always a great support to his wife and kids. Kim, your LDR and Future Plans families are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. This has been such a shock for all of you and we know you will miss Bruce deeply. We are thinking of you and here if you need us

  8. Diane Ellison Jul 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    My Condolences you and your family. Praying for strength and peace for each of you.
    From Ms Ellison your Maple Heights High School Family.

  9. Kathryn Draper Jul 23, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Heaven has gained another wonderful angel. So many terrific memories, Bruce will be missed immensely. All our love goes out to the family.

  10. Nance Harris Jul 23, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Kim, so young; terribly sorry for your loss. Will keep you in prayer during the coming year. If you need to get away any time after October 1 we have a guest room and would love to have you. Sometimes a change of scenery does wonders. We drop down in temperatures after 10.10.

  11. Julie Kalbrunner Jul 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Dear Kim,
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family! I never saw Bruce as a grumpy old man, rather a fun and generous man who loved his kids and his Cleveland sports! May fun memories help you through this difficult time.

  12. Valerie Scafaria Jul 24, 2020 at 9:20 am

    So very very sorry for your loss. We go back many years, as you well know. Then reunited when our boys started sports in our city & began attending school. Many memories. I can still remember 1 pair of shorts that seemed to be Bruce’s favorite! He did make people smile! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Bruce will be greatly missed. May he Rest In Peace & I’m sure he’ll be watching over all of you.

  13. Allison Jul 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Kim: I am so very sorry this has happened. He was so great, even though I met him only a few times, just the way you talked about him revealed how much you guys meant to one another. I am sending every thought of peace and strength over the next year. I know it will not be easy. I know there will be both good and bad days with a wish for more good and that on the bad you call me-I promise to make you laugh. A virtual hug to you and the kids (can we still call them kids)?

  14. Vicki and Dan Kurkimilis and family Jul 25, 2020 at 9:05 am

    We think very highly of Jessica and her impact on family. We are so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. My mother volunteers 3 days a week with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and we are glad her work helps a cause dear to this family. Our thoughts are with you all.

  15. Phil Casey Jul 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Bruce was the older brother of my Best Friend, David, which made him a friend of mine. Bruce was a kind, very private guy, But could make us laugh.. He loved his family and loved the Browns, what more could you ask of a man.
    You tell your mom and dad I said hi and you tell my Buddy Dave that I love and miss him. God Bless!

  16. Shari DeMarco Jul 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss and please know that I am here if you need anything. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Patti Sunagel Jul 25, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I worked with Bruce at Manco, and thought the world of him. We would have to talk a lot at work as our jobs inter-connected, and he was such a nice guy. He acted gruff at times, but underneath he was a big old softie. I was sorry when he left there. If I had to describe Bruce in one word, the word is genuine. I am sorry for all of his family. Kim, he would often talk about you, and his love for you was obvious. I will keep Bruce and his family in my prayers.

  18. Andrea Droulers Jul 27, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Dear Kim,
    I am so sorry about your loss. I will be keeping you and all your family in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
    Andrea Droulers

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