Robert 'Bruce' WARTON

11/10/1943 – 27/02/2022

Cherished husband of Marj

Loving father and father-in-law of Andrew and Lyndall, Fiona, Alison and Jason, and friend of Doug

Loved grandfather of Abbey, Emily, Ruby and Lucy

Loving son of Frederick and Lorna (both deceased)

Adored brother of Barbara

Respected and remembered by many

In God’s Care

A recording of Bruce’s Memorial Service will be available from 10am Saturday (5/3/22) – click to Streaming Services tab above for access or CLICK HERE

Funeral Notice

ServiceMarch 4, 2022 - 2:00 pmJames Street Port Fairy, VIC Venue: Uniting Church, Port FairyView live stream

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of BRUCE will be held at the Port Fairy Uniting Church, James Street, Port Fairy on FRIDAY (March 4) commencing at 2.00p.m. Tributes and condolences can be offered on Guyetts Funerals webpage


  1. With sincere condolences to Bruce’s family and friends.
    I have only just seen his passing away notice, as I searched for him to ask for his medical aid for my daughter, who was delivered into the world by him 33 years ago. A search for his wisdom.
    I came to know him through strange circumstances and was delighted by his gentle manner and kindness. What a privilege.
    My fondest memory is sitting in a Nusing chair at the hospital holding my new baby, when wearing his uniform Bruce strolled into the sunlight nursery, said hello and took a seat next to me as we quietly looked at the view. He enquired after a while about us and left. That peaceful moment was magical.
    Such sadness to know the world has lost this beautiful human.
    I look forward to meeting him on my return home to God’s care.
    Thank you Bruce for all your worth

    Lyn Wilbrink September 6, 2023
  2. A late tribute but very sincere despite this. Bruce was a highly respected and valued friend and colleague. I keenly sought his knowledge and advice. My sincere condolences to Marj and his family.

    Alison Maclean September 2, 2022
  3. So sad to hear of Bruce’s death. Condolences to Marj, Andrew, Fiona and Alison and their families.
    Friends from North Balwyn
    Ghillie and Keith Thompson

    Ghillie Thompson March 8, 2022
  4. Bruce and I only knew each other for a few years in Port Fairy, but we developed a firm friendship over shared interests which included military experiences, splitting firewood and Wednesday get togethers. I will miss his positivity, his decency and those bright eyes of his. Sincere condolences to Marj and the family. Paul and Lynne Williams, Rosebrook

    Paul and Lynne Williams March 4, 2022
  5. Marj, we were so sorry to learn of the passing away of your husband. Please know that we are thinking of you.

    Penny and Naida Port Fairy CWA March 4, 2022
  6. I was privileged to work with Bruce for an extended period of his professional career. He was a person of impeccable integrity, dedication and aspiration to skills advancement and the well being of others. A man of deep thought and action.

    Underneath this rare resilient and disciplined character was a person most generous of heart and most loving towards his family.

    Bruce, may you rest in peace after a life lived to the full and for the enduring legacy left to those around you.

    Joseph Zanca March 4, 2022
  7. Dear Marj, so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love Annette & Lance Mason

    Annette Mason March 3, 2022
  8. A wonderful friend that has left us with so many treasured memories of the roads we have travelled. Our thoughts are with the all of the family.

    Enid and Adrian Smith March 3, 2022
  9. A great man and a great friend for 65 years .
    We had a lot of fun and many laughs together.
    Our thoughts are with Marj and the family
    Orm and Ruth

    Orm Thomas March 3, 2022
  10. Fond memories of one of nature’s true gentlemen. A wonderful doctor and friend. Condolences to Marjorie,Andrew, Fiona, Alison and their families. Our thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time.

    Sue & Ian Buszard March 3, 2022
  11. Saddened to hear this news. Bruce (Col/Boss)was a gentleman and led with kindness, strength and knowledge.

    Jan Rice AM, Col(ret) March 2, 2022
  12. Bruce was a highly regarded medical administrator and leader but more than that he was a wise counsellor and steadfast support to his colleagues. I am forever grateful for the sage advice he gave me when I was a new Director of Medical Services many years ago, and for his friendship over two decades since.
    I also note his many years of faithful service to the nation onshore and overseas as a Medical Officer in the Australian Army.
    Victoria’s Chief Medical Officers and Directors of Medical Services have lost a dear friend.
    Vale Bruce

    John Elcock March 2, 2022
  13. My deepest condolences to Bruce’s family -a wonderful kind man and great friend who did great stuff in the medical management area in Victorian hospitals
    Dr Humsha Naidoo

    HUMSHA NAIDOO March 2, 2022
  14. Dear Bruce will be sadly missed by all. He was a wonderfully kind and considerate man who always had time for advice or a chat. He did a lot of good in his life.
    Our love goes to Marj, Andrew, Fiona, Alison and their families.
    Roger, Claire and Pip.

    Roger & Claire Bourne March 1, 2022
  15. The Wharf @ Port Fairy expresses its condolences to Marji and family on the passing of Bruce he will be sadly missed by all and it was always great seeing him at the restaurant
    Wayne & Sean and The Wharf @ Port Fairy

    Sean Malady March 1, 2022
  16. Deepest sympathy to Marj and family. One of life’s gentleman. An honour to care for him. RIP Bruce.

    Virginia Peterson March 1, 2022
  17. Bruce was always a calm, considerate and caring friend and colleague. We shared a common undergraduate and specialist career, attended conferences and travels together. He was an excellent obstetrician and gynaecologist and in his later career, an equally good medical administrator. Sadly he left us just a few months short of the 55th reunion of our graduation. Our thoughts and sympathies to Marj and the Warton Family. John and Jan Campbell

    JOHN CAMPBELL March 1, 2022
  18. Port Fairy Medical Clinic expresses condolences to Marg and family on Bruce’s passing.
    We have affection and respect for him as a colleague,but also deeply appreciate his interest in and past contribution to the governance of Port Fairy Hospital.

    Andrew Gault March 1, 2022
  19. Port Fairy Medical Clinic expresses condolences to Marg and family on Bruce’s passing.
    We have affection and respect for him as a colleague, but also deeply appreciate his interest in and past contribution to the governance of Port Fairy Hospital.

    Andrew Gault March 1, 2022