Bruce Goodsell Appleman
(1963 - 2007)

Bruce Goodsell Appleman

August 12, 1963

January 27, 2007

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Just saw this today. My heart is filled with sadness. It has been about 15yrs since I last saw him while he was driving the cab. I thought things were going better for him.... He was proud watching his son grow. I too remember his sweet smile, and quiet nature. We had good times off Percival Rd. I will keep those memories dear. Rest in peace my friend.
Wendy (Friend)
May 28th, 2018
It has been many years since his death and I still think of him. He hired me at Dominos Pizza on Percival when I was 18. He was sweet, our first date was the steak and egg we sat and talked till the sun came up. We married 4 years later and had a son. Although our marriage did not last and drugs changed him, at one time I loved him and it is sad he died so young. Our son was in a very bad car accident 18 days after Bruce died and I will always believe that he watched over our son, so he could be saved. Rest in Peace Bruce Goodsell Appleman
Lisa Daniel (mother of his son)
August 25th, 2016
I just found out today, Feb. 12, 2011, that Bruce died four years ago. He and I had lost touch long ago, but he was a special friend of mine when we were young teenagers.
Bruce was different from most boys his age. He was extremely quiet, introverted, and sensitive, much more than most people thought. He loved his sister Brenda, once a close friend of mine. He loved his little dog, Bones, and he loved the treehouse in his back yard. We spent many a time up in that treehouse together.
Bruce was blessed with good parents and a loving home. He may not have been able to find happiness in his adult life, for whatever reason. But I am one person who can remember the rare, big smiles he'd break into once in a while, and I can remember times when he was very, very happy. As he got older, his happiness seemed to wane as he got more involved with drugs and alcohol. I'll never know what haunted him so much, but he had already started to change by the time we graduated from high school.
Godspeed, Bruce. I have never forgotten you, and I hope you are at peace.
Heidi Mohn (childhood friend)
February 12th, 2011
It's been 1 year 3 days since Bruce died. It has taken this long to set up this memorial for those who wish to remember him as he was in the 20th century. Thank you to those who came to his funeral to remember the boy they grew up with.

You ask "what happened?" to him anyway. Many of you knew him as he grew up in a typical middle class neighborhood and his subsequent life thereafter. Around 40 his reclusive behavior and involvement with drugs made it impossible for him to hope for a normal life. Despite the several years his family attempted to get him help, it never came to pass. His death was a blessing for those involved, but as my good friend (who also grew up with Bruce} noted, the Bruce we knew died a long time ago. She was right. So today I'm now ready to let go of the anger and grieve the brother I once loved very much.
Brenda McCarthy (sister)
December 30th, 2008
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We're here for you if you have any questions about using our service.
iLasting Staff
December 30th, 2008
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"Rest in peace, Bruce."
Heidi Mohn
February 12th, 2011


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