Obituary for Bruce Hickin
06/04/1939 - 05/02/2022
Condolence From: Barbara Martin, Columbus, OH
Judy Christian was looking at some old photos of mine, and when she saw you and Bruce in one, she mentioned that he died a couple of months ago. I had not heard. I am so sorry. He was such a warm, loving guy. I am sure you must miss him terribly. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am living at Westerwood (used to be Friendship Village of Columbus) now. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Condolence From: Donna Woker, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Oh Cathie,
I'm heartbroken to learn of Bruce's passing. Behind as always, I'm just now learning of this. I'm so very sorry for this loss. The thing I always think of when I remember Bruce is his ready and easy smile. He was truly a kind, gentle, caring man, who was always ready with a joke or a funny story. The two of you were an amazing couple and together you brought so much goodness into this world. We are all better because Bruce was here with us for so long. Holding you in love and prayer on this day that would have been his birthday.
Condolence From: Anne (Smailes) Bisdorf, Kenton, Ohio
Condolence: Dear Cathie (Tigger and Baby Roo). I was sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. I was in his unit at the Bureau he made work fun. He called me Agnes and answered all of my questions. Once I was making dandelion wine and he brought one of your boys to help me pick dandelions. He was a friend and a good guy.
Condolence From: Gordon Bisdorf, Kenton, Ohio
Condolence: I am very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He started as my supervisor at BDD and became a very good friend. He was a great supervisor and a better friend. He loved his family and was very proud of them. I know that he will be greatly missed.
Condolence From: Jerry and Susan Brown, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Our love and condolences go to Cathie, Tim, Todd and their entire family on the loss of this dear and unique man. Bruce and Cathie founded and led our Sunday School Class, New Beginnings, for many years. We knew Bruce as a close and beloved friend, sharing dinners out (especially on "free pie night"). Bruce's seemingly endless good cheer and quick wit lifted the spirits in every gathering. He met medical challenges with faith and intelligence. Oh my! He will be missed! With much love, Susan and Jerry Brown
Condolence From: Gary and Audrey Spahr, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Bruce was one of a kind! Sweet, caring, helpful, loving and true friend!
We loved his laugh his sense of humor and his love of people.
Bruce will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
We take comfort in the truth that we will see him once again in
the Kingdom of God.
Gary and Audrey Spahr
Condolence From: Mike Brinkman, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: Bruce was a special person. I worked with him and we were good friends for many years. What made him so special is he always saw the good in people. He was a kind soul and I will miss his stories and his laugh. I am certain that he talked St Peter's ears off while walking thru the pearly gates. He will be missed by many!
Condolence From: Jennie & David Nickel, Columbus, OH
Condolence: We are so sorry to hear that Bruce has passed. He always brought such brightness and cheer to our church group. It is rare that a single individual spreads such joy to others. Bruce did that and he will be very much missed.
Condolence From: Brenda Latta, Westerville, OHIO
Condolence: I worked with- and for- Bruce for many years at BDD. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, and the office felt a big void when he retired.
Sending my condolences to Cathie & all the Hickin family for the loss they are feeling at this very sad time.
Condolence From: Bill and Stauffer, Galena, OH
Condolence: Cathie and family, our hearts are heavy as we share your loss of a true gentleman, gentle man, friend, and always a purveyor of fine jokes and good humor. Bruce was never at a loss for words as he would relate historical facts and figures that we were not aware of, and sometimes didn't care about. I know the guys and I loved him as the founder and "President" of our ROMEO group! Rest in peace dear friend, and we hope you told a good story as you entered the pearly gates to receive your ultimate reward.
Condolence From: kathy cargould ellis, StowBruc, OH
Condolence: Bruce I remember the days your Dad used to drive us to church I really enjoyed that part of my childhood R I P Brucie
Condolence From: Doug & Darian Torrance, Columbus, OH
Condolence: We went to many services and adult learning classes at First Community Church with Bruce and Cathie, usually having lunch afterwards. Bruce was such an inquisitive person who had a real zest for life along with a great knowledge of history. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and we always had so much fun with him. He was a great guy and a wonderful friend!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cathie and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
Condolence From: Shirley colwell, Kent, Oh
Condolence: So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing! Sending all our love! Jim and Shirley Colwell
Condolence From: Bruce and Cathie,Tim and Todd and Family Hickin, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: We will dearly miss our wonderful Bruce but wanted you to know how much we appreciate your cards,calls,and caring.
Bruce also held Heart To Heart Food Pantry at First Community Church close to his heart for donations in lieu of flowers he had said last year.Bless you all.The Hickin Family