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Obituary of Bruce M. Turner

Bruce M. Turner, beloved son, brother, uncle and a fun, loving, generous friend to so many, passed away July 7, 2021, the result of a motor vehicle accident twenty three years ago. Bruce was born in Cortland on November 13, 1967 . Bruce was a longtime resident of Homer. He graduated from Homer High School in 1986, enjoyed playing football and being a Homer Trojan. Following high school he worked for Northern Telecommunications in Buffalo while living in Tonowanda prior to a motor vehicle accident that resulted in him becoming a quadriplegic. Bruce enjoyed golfing and skiing, and spending time with his friends and family. He was an avid dog lover and was a member of the Homer Elk's Lodge. Bruce was predeceased by his father, Daniel Turner November 3, 1997. He is survived by his mother Susan Turner, his sister Doreen Turner of Cortland and her children Sara Niver, Rachel (Casey) King, Philip Niver III (Megan Jursick), his brother David (Becky) Turner of Steamboat Springs, Co. their daughter, Riley Turner, and so many wonderful friends and extended family. Over the 23 years since his accident he was fortunate to have some wonderful nurses and caregivers. We send our love and thanks to all of them. His 'Miley' (Becky F.) has held fast with him and our family through to the end. A Celebration of Bruce's Life will be held at the Homer Elks Lodge on Sunday, August 1st, 2-5 pm with the Rev. Jim Kane offering prayers and kind words at 3 pm. During this time at 3 pm, friends and family will be allowed to share a memory. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home of Cortland is serving the family, online condolences may be left at www.wright-beard.com In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to : Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Rd, Cortland, NY 13045 or Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045