Death Notices & Obituaries

William Alan Travers (Known As Bill) Bruton

WILLIAM ALAN TRAVERS BRUTON (known as Bill) of Nailsworth. Passed away peacefully on Friday 15th of May 2020 aged 91 years. Much loved husband of Valerie. Father of Paula, Alan, Stuart and Mark. Grandfather of Taniya, Connor, Benn, Edward, Greg, Sam, Joe, Dan, Finn, Tilly, Beau, Agatha and Saul. Great Grandfather of Ashley, Chloe, Dylan, Elliott, Finnley, Evie, Mila, Martha, Ruby, Dotty and Imogen and Great Great Grandfather of Kady. For most of his working life, Bill was known to all in Nailsworth as the friendly face that greeted you in Bruton's of Nailsworth Ironmongery shop. When not working, Bill could be heard playing Bass Trombone with Nailsworth Silver Band. Having joined the band at the age of 17, Bill remained a loyal servant for the rest of his life. He had the great joy of playing in the band with members of his family and spent many years as a Band Chairman and later Band President. Due to the current circumstances a small private funeral will be held on Tuesday 26th May 2020. As a fitting tribute to Bill, members of the Nailsworth Silver Band will line the route. Donations in Bill's memory may be sent to Alzheimer's Research UK c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, Glos. GL6 0DQ. or donate online at



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  • taylorpensays...

    I had the pleasure of working with Bill for a good few years at Brutons.I will always remember him as a true gentleman.Darryl and I send our deepest sympathy to all the family.Penny and Darryl Taylor
  • __newsquest__Gerald whttinghamsays...

    Gerry and Jackie Whittingham sending our Sincere Condolences to Valerie and family. May we include Mary Hope of Forest Green. A Lovely PERSON.
  • __newsquest__David Drewsays...

    Such sad news. My children loved Bill as past of Nailsworth Silver Band. He was a true gentleman and valued friend. David Drew
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    So sorry to hear such very sad news. My thoughts are with Val and the rest of the Bruton family. Many happy hours drinking after Band practice at the Comrades Club. Judy Brown.
  • Rosie.Dsays...

    I grew up next door to Uncle Bill and Auntie Val and babysat for their children, so I have many happy memories of Bill and send my sincere condolences and best wishes to all the family at this sad time. Rosie
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