RICHMOND — Bruce Earl Dickinson, 67, of Front Street, left us on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, with the burden of an incurable disease weighing heavily upon him. He loved his family too much to lead them through a journey he himself was not wanting to take. Please family, loved ones and friends (you know who are) know that Bruce left this world in love and peace. Remember the man he was, Bruce the barber, the friend, the husband, the father, the brother and grandfather.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1946, in Gardiner, the son of Earl and Dorothy Preble Dickinson. Bruce graduated from Richmond High School and later the University of Maine. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his brother Rex Dickinson of Richmond, his most amazing and loving daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Dana Tuttle of Richmond, his two grandchildren that were the love of his life, who he loved unconditionally, Nicole of Telluride, Co., and Wade of Richmond. And then there is Yvette, a wife that feels blessed to have had such a kind and wonderful husband for 45 years.

Bruce had such a large network of people in his life that meant so much to him. His confidant and loving sister in-law Tammy and husband Jim, his special aunts Marjorie, Rita and Claudia, special cousin Keith who he shared many wonderful adventures. All his “hugging” cousins that were so important to him.

Bruce’s life in Richmond and his barbershop business allowed so many people into his life that were important to him.

There is usually that “one” special person that comes into your life who means so much. They are always there for you, accept you for who you are no questions asked, that friend is Matt Brann.

Bruce was so grateful for his friendship.

Bruce had many interests, he loved the outdoors, being on the river and traveling; as long as it was no further than Bowdoinham.

An informal gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, P.O. Box 233, Richmond, ME 04357.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.