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Farewell to a legend: Bruce Mansfield dies, aged 71

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It’s with very heavy hearts that 3AW reports Bruce Mansfield has died after a long battle with prostate cancer, aged 71.

Bruce died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday morning.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce’s family, particularly his wife, Jill, their three children and his beloved grandchildren.

Bruce is a legend of Melbourne’s entertainment industry after a glittering career spanning five decades across TV and radio.

He was a TV newsreader for many years before he and long-time 3AW co-host Phil Brady dominated Melbourne’s airwaves after joining together for Nightline and Remember When in 1991.


Dawna Ward-Doma
Sending heartfelt condolences to Bruce’s dear Family, I was so sad to hear Bruce had lost the long battle to conquer his illness, he was a magic man with a great sense of fun. Although I never met him I felt I knew him through my trusty little wireless. God Speed Bruce travel well and free of all ailments, I will miss your dulcet tones but I’m sure your spirit will always be at 3AW and beyond. Thank you for all the nights of entertainment. God Bless your family with love and hugs always from an avid listener. Dawnie

SUCH A SAD SAD DAY.  [?] [?]

Jason Trethowan
I moved to Melbourne in 1992 to go to Uni. For some reason at the age of 19 I became a Bruce (and Phil) fan. Bruce had an infectious personality and related to all callers. I have learned just how important this is. Like many, I never saw or met the man in person. I just knew him as Bruce and he just made me smile. RIP Bruce. JT.

We will miss you dearly Bruce.
Now enjoy your time with God.

Bruce Horskins
Farewell Bruce I will miss you @ night with your quirky humour.

Sandra Turner
Heartfelt sympathy to Bruce’s much loved wife, children & grandchildren. So many years of laughter and joy for so many people.
RIP Bruce

Stephen Howell

Michael Cullen
A wonderfull man
RIP Bruce

loved your work ‘God Bess you all’

Brian Sutton
my condolencesa to Jiil I shared a dinning table whith she and Bruce on a cruise and was slightly involved with one of his presentations to his group, I so enjoyed their compane
Vale Bruce

Carol Emberson
RIP, Bruce, this is a very sad day, I have listened to you and Phillip for many years, you have kept me amused and sane at times when sleep evades me, although a silent listener, I was tempted to phone you many times, but unfortunately didn’t. My sincere condolences to your family Bruce, you will always be remembered xxx

Marilyn Saunders
Such a sad day. I started listening to Bruce & Phil back in 1993 when my world collapsed with the death of my sister at age 47. They helped me through those dark times along with Keith McGowan. I still listen to Nightline although am very disappointed with the change in time.
My thoughts are with Bruce’s adored family as well as his 3AW family.

Heather Grieve
i was sad to hear of the passing of Bruce. Since becoming a widow I found that listening to 3AW in the evening helped me to not feel so alone. Thank you Bruce and Phil.

Emma Nemer
RIP Bruce. You will be missed. Condolences to Bruce’s family and friends and the 3aw family. Xx

Loved him

Ian George
Very sad news to hear this morning, I have literally grown up with your radio and TV life and was privileged enough to have spoken to you on radio. Truly the passing of a legend RIP Bruce Mansfield.

Gary Cosby – Fairfield, Ohio USA
I started listening to 3AW because of the footy coverage, and quickly became a fan of Bruce & Phil. The humor and wholesome nature of their show reminded me so much of my grandparents and aunts & uncles. The many phone conversations with their followers showed how much compassion and genuine love they had for their audience. Their banter provided me with many hours of entertainment.
The computer and Internet allowed me to reach halfway around the world and become a fan. It now allows me to extend my deepest sympathies to Bruce’s family, Phil, Simon and all at 3AW for your loss. Bruce was a true gentleman and a very special entertainer. I will truly miss him and say a prayer for him.
Gary Cosby

condolences to 3aw and Bruce’s family. I have Bruce to thank for being there when I lost my dear husband and granddaughter. He kept me going with his wit and his stories f his family especially his grandchildren. Will miss you Bruce. R.I.P.

Jim C
Feels like I have lost a good friend. RIP

Alex Dupuis

Caroline Sorrell
My very deep condolences to Bruce’s family, and to his family at 3aw.

Helen Kukula
I grew up listening to Bruce both on TV & radio.
Very sad day in the world of entertainment.
Condolences to he’s family.
May he R.I.P.  [?] [?] [?]

Philomena Conte
R.I.P Bruce , thank you for 20years of great entertainment and laughter , you will be sadly missed . My thoughts and condolence to the Mansfield family and friends . We now have a beautiful angel watching over us , sleep peacefully xxx

Wonderful memories of a true gentleman. Vale Bruce Mansfield.

Michael Corzelius
Very sad to hear the passing of an Australian legend. Sad times for 3aw. Great loss. He will be sadly missed on the night drive home.

Ron Bruce
My Condolences to all He been my radio companion for years and same age Rip  [?]  what a wonderful Life, what a wonderful World  [?]

A brilliant person, just nice. Thanks for the memories they will stay with me forever.

Farewell Bruce Mansfield. My thoughts and condolences go out to all his family, especially his wonderful grandchildren that he paid tribute to every night at the end of the program. Thoughts and sympathy to all the 3AW team especially Phil and Simon. RIP Bruce!

I never called but could not go to sleep without hearing Bruce and phill . You were part of my life . I am sending my love to his family and phill  [?] ? [?] ? [?] ? [?] ?

Gallimore family
Absolute legend xox
Our hearts are with his family and the 3aw team

June Archer
Many nights when I couldn’t sleep I was entertained and comforted by Bruce and Phil. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to his family and 3AW.

Linda Owens
Such a sad Day for all . RIP Bruce I will miss your voice and humour on Remember When . God Bless

June Walsh
Deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family and all at 3AW A long time listener for forty years, it’s a very sad day. 
Rest In Peace Bruce. X

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing….I have never phoned in, but listened often. Through his voice he would calm my ‘aching head’ so to speak. He was and will remain a beautiful voice to and in my head. I know he was much more to many, many people, and he will be sorely missed by many many folk.

A beautiful Gentleman leaves this world, but not our hearts. Even though I personally didn’t know you, you were always in my home. RIP Mr Mansfield

Enjoyed many a night with Bruce and Phil.
May Bruce rest in peace .
Condolences to his wife and family

Very sad, a lovely man.

Michelle Follett
Very sorry to hear the sad news. Bruce was much loved by so many. In my teenage years my mother Joyce would sit up and listen to Bruce and Phil on the radio. Often ringing up and winning prizes after a few sherry’s. Sometimes she would have forgotten she had won and family members would have to remind her. Our family have also followed the tradition after our mum passed away 22 years ago. My daughter Danielle and I had the pleasure to meet Bruce at the Good Friday Appeal 5 years ago when she was being interviewed on 3aw. Thanks for the memories Phil. RIP. 

Jonnie Stubbs
God bless you Bruce, may your flight to heaven be a swift one. You will be sadly missed by all your night time listeners. Bless your family and friends at 3aw.  [?] [?] [?] [?]

Anne Sash
Sincere condolences to all.. from 3 generations of women who loved listening to Bruce

Robbie Czajka
thanks for all the laughs and entertainment over the years, especially with phil, condolences to all that knew him well.

George of Werribbee
I grew up watching mr.wonderful bruce mansfield on channel 0 news and on radio,and absolute god of radio and humour,there will never be another king of radio,you are a crowning glory in broadcasting heaven,will miss listening to with tears.

Kerryn Walsh
Farewell Bruce, now you can entertain all our loved ones who have passed!!! My thoughts are with his family on this very sad day. Will miss you dearly xxxxx
Veale Family 
Rest in Peace Bruce.
Thank you for the many years our family has listened to you and Phil.
It is a sad day the passing of a true gentleman.
Very sadly missed from Nightline.
Condolences to the Mansfield family. and 3AW.

Rest in Peace Bruce you will be sadly missed. Thank you for all the laughs late at night. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Thank you for the laughs and for keeping the memories of my mother and nanna aliive with the wonderful humour that both you and Phil portrayed so well. 
My thoughts are with your family at the sad time , no doubt you will have left a big void.
God Bless

Bev and Clive Keeble 
Thank you Bruce for many, many years of listening to you and always giving us a smile at the end of each day.
You have brightened up so many lives and will never be forgotten …..
Our deepest sympathy to your wife and family – you will be sadly missed. 

Marilyn Welch
I am so very sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. I went to bed with him every night with lots of laughter, I always went to sleep happy after listening to Bruce. I will miss him so much. My deepest sympathy goes to Jill and his family. He was such a funny and caring man who loved his family and especially the grandchildren. 
No more pain.

Lorraine Mc 
Condolences to all family, friends, listeners and 3AW colleagues of Bruce Mansfield.
May he rest in peace knowing he has left beautiful memories and we have all lost a special man.

Maureen Demarte and family 
Deepest sympathy to Jill and family especially his dear grandchildren who he loved dearly. Remembering the fun when Bruce and Blackers did the Breakfast program from our home in 1985. May he rest in peace with no more pain.

Mary Newell 
Sad news 
A true gentleman 
Suffering us over now 
Condolences to family

Jennifer G 
Oh, how I’ll miss you Bruce. You helped so many of us get through lonely, difficult times – from Chinese Superman to Mervin Purvis – you gave the joy of laughter.

Thankyou Bruce

Andy Dabies
Thank you Bruce for your company over so many nights and you will be missed. Condolences to your family and friends. So sad.

Pam Bradshaw
Bruce will be sadly missed by all that knew him and listened to him and Phil at night. My deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family and all at 3AW, especially Phillip and Simon. A great man now at peace.

Cheryl Berry
We have been listening to Nightline and Remember When since the very beginning, Bruce was such a consummate professional in all he did. He will be sadly missed, my condolences to all at 3AW and his beautiful family I will miss his sign off to all his grandchildren of whom he was so terribly proud. RIP Bruce.

Thanks for the memories Bruce…R.I.P

Peter Trevana
Prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. He truly was a legend of Melbourne’s entertainment industry. My first memory of Bruce was when he was the Newsreader at Channel 0 before what we know come to know as Channel 10. 

Kylie Burrage
R.I.P Bruce
Was glad to have meet you with my husband Adam
My deepest thoughts go out to your family, friends and all at 3aw..
You will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

Sue Peters 
it wont be the same without bruce but we send our love and prayers to his family rip buuddy
Jeanette Latin
I Am extremely sad at the passing of Bruce. He kept me sane whilst I was going through traumatic personal situations. What a wonderful entertainer with such a great sense of comedy. My thoughts are with Jill and his family. The way he spoke of his grandchildren touched my heart. RIP Bruce

Farewell Bruce. I loved you with John Blackman then in later years you and Phil got me through many a tough time in my life.I will miss you so much it hurts. Condolences to his wife, children and much loved grandchildren

Yvonne Bourassa
Meet Bruce &Phillip on few of their aw lunches . He would make sure at times I have gone ,he meet and greet you say few words and take time to talk. He was A one gentleman. He was a Legend of Melbourne Valet Mr. Bruce Mansflied .

Bernard Lawry
I pass my sincere condolences to the Mansfield family. I have listened to Bruce and Phil since they commenced on air 25 years ago. I am shocked to hear the news today. He has been a wonderful entertainer for most of my life and we all will miss him. But he will always be remembered for the laughs, the company and the support he gave to his audience who were just not listeners, they were friends. God Bless Bruce. Rest in Peace.

My sincere condolence’s to Bruce,s wife, his family and the 3aw family….

Cynthia Power 
Started listening to Bruce when my husband died twenty years ago. 
His love of the common people was overwhelming. His humour wit and compassion will stay in my heart forever. May you now have the rest you so rightfully deserve Bruce.

E Xavier 
So profoundly sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing…..My earliest memories of him go back to the days (1973-1979) when he fronted Eyewitness News on Melbourne Channel ATV 0.(I know his TV career goes back to the days of Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, and Philip Brady when he worked on the set of ‘In Melbourne Tonight’ in the 1960s). He will be sorely missed by all who watched him, heard him, worked with him, and knew him as a friend for all these years. Deepest sympathies to his beloved family, working colleagues, and friends.

Dorothy Papalia 
Bruce Mansfield, how very sad to hear the news. I have been a long time listener for many years. My night time radio listening will never be the same.

Farewell Bruce. You will be sadly missed. I went to bed with you and Phill every night. I will miss you, but you are at peace now. Goodbye my friend xx

Sylvia Kronberg 
My sincere condolences to the Mansfield family for the loss Bruce,a charming,charismatic,kind human being.He will be missed by many.
Carol from Safety Beach 
To a man I never met …….. but who I thought of as a friend …….. one who lightended my heart …… and lifted my spirits ……… so sad …….. but one heck of a legacy …….. and a time to celebrate a lovely man

Christine Duncan 
How I enjoyed my drive to work at night listening and laughing with Night Line. Condolences To Bruces family the Night Line family Phil and Simon. A proud Grandfather

Debra Eustice 
Rip Bruce, thank you for your entertainment all these years.
Condolences it your family and all at 3aw.

Wendy Curran 
Always loved listening to you Bruce radio will never be the same deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones  [?] [?]

Michael, Jennifer & Carmel Hunter 
Our nights will never be the same! We mourn the loss of our friend through the airwaves! A man who with together with Phil always reminded us of Melbourne’s magnificence in the 50s 60s and 70s. A time when we still had our innocence and the simple pleasures of life were our companion. Surely this voice will be resonating through heavens airwaves as it will be remembered in our hearts. God bless all his family at home and in radio & television. We miss you! Requiescat in pace.

Gary and Noelene Tennyson
We have listened to Bruce on 3AW over many years, and remember many great hours of laughter and entertainment that Bruce has given to us. Deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family.
James Nixon Had the honour of working with him in the 1980s during the 3AW Beach Promotion era. Thoughts to his family and to all staff and listeners at 3AW. 
Being an Ansett-Refugee, sentenced to life overseas, he has become a reliable member of my household – chatting away in the corner of my rooms in Vietnam, Bahrain and Dubai. Thank you Jill, for sharing him with us.

James Nixon 
Had the honour of working with him in the 1980s during the 3AW Beach Promotion era. Thoughts to his family and to all staff and listeners at 3AW. 
Being an Ansett-Refugee, sentenced to life overseas, he has become a reliable member of my household – chatting away in the corner of my rooms in Vietnam, Bahrain and Dubai. Thank you Jill, for sharing him with us.

Brenda Lawless 
My deepest condolence to Bruce’s family and his 3AW family, he was a giant man in always, especially his love for his family , more so his love for his grandchildren, he will be sadly missed by all and greatly missed by 3Aw listeners, a pure gentleman with a great heart, radio will go on, but will never be the same without Bruce, he had a great consideration of his fellow man

Elaine Patterson, Warnambool 
Very sad to hear of Bruce’s passing, I listen to the night radio most nights, won’t be the same without
Bruce, feeling very sad for his family, & everyone at 3aw, God bless xx

I’m 24 years old and have been listening to nightline with Bruce and Phil since I was around 17. This news has saddened me a great deal and I send condolences out to Bruce’s family, friends and the 3AW team. 
So glad I was able to call in once and speak to Bruce and Phil. 

Brent Driscoll 
I laid in bed as a kid listening to John and Unc on my pocket wireless. One of my first addictions to quality radio.
The reason I jumpred at the chance for work experience in 1984 at 3AW La Trobe St.
You’ve made many so regularly happy, been their only on air companion and kept a long gone style of radio going.
Condolensces to your family, colleagues , friends and listeners

Very sad tiger. I rememberbrucefrom decades ago. A great entertainer and a wonderful human being. He will be greatly missed.

Soapy Valent 
I worked with Bruce at 3AK and he and Darren James broadcast the breakfast show live from my house in Kew.
Great memories of that with the family.
In recent years, I would meet up with him for a sandwich at the East Ivanhoe sops.
Vale Bruce and Uncle Roy too.
Kay Parkinson 
My heart is heavy, goodbye Bruce you have left a hole that will hard to fill. Thanks for the memories.

As general manager marketing of a prominent organisation I met with my colleagues and 3AW management around 26 years ago to agree to be initial program sponsor of Night Life with Bruce and Phil. What a great team. What a wonderful program. What wonderful personalities. How wonderful was Bruce and how wonderful still is Phil.
I became a loyal listener to this very day, albeit to a much shorter program presumably directed by management. 
But to Bruce, whose soul I am certain lives on forever; to his family, whose grief knows no boundary right now; to his friends; to all the fellow listeners; I extend my deepest sympathy and love.
And Bruce, enjoy the love we’re showing you, because you knew you had it many decades ago, and continued to keep it.  [?]

Kellie Petersen 
A true gentleman, nightline will never be the same. Sadly missed. Thoughts are with his family who we all know he loved and lived for.
‘Off to the big caravan park in the sky ‘
R.I.P. Bruce. Xxx

Sitting here in tears and a heavy heart hearing of Bruce’s passing so close to his family and ever loving grand children he not failed mentioned each and every night of his shift – Phil and Simon my thoughts are also with you at this time of sadness may Bruce be at peace and with his faith and that Keith McGowan is now greeting him and ensuring that all is well.
Miss you Bruce – God Bless You [?]

Judy Anstey 
It has been a very sad day today for me after learning of the passing of our dear friend Bruce.
Although I had never actually met Bruce, I felt like he was part of my family and helped me through some very tough times by just listening to his voice and hearing all his humour and kindness throughout the evenings.
I always loved the way Bruce spoke so beautifully about his family especially his grandchildren…always bidding them goodnight.
We..all his listeners, family and close friends, will all miss Bruce dearly but in saying this he will never be forgotten and I am sure will always be spoken about.
Rest in peace now Bruce, nobody should be as ill as you obviously have been, you will be very much missed.
My sincere condolences to all your family and friends.

Merise Walsh 
I will miss your beautiful voice so much Bruce RIP xoxo

Fred Ackerman 
Farewell Bruce Mansfield a television and radio legend. Viewers and listeners have lost a great friend and talented media person. Bruce will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by so many. Condolences to Bruce’s family, friends and workmates.

Elaine Harrison 
My sincere condolences to Bruce’s family and to the 3AW staff and listening family. Bruce was a man who listened with concern and compassion for all who turned to him for help. His wonderful sense of humour was legendary and his colleagues and listening friends will quoting his ‘one liners’ and ongoing jokes forever. Will miss his beautiful voice but will remember the love and laughter.

Lucy Magnano 
Farewell Bruce ,thank you for the many years of fun entertainment we will miss your quick wit.Together with Phil you provided many people with a sense of family and inclusion.
Sincere condolences to all your family 

Lucy magnano
Longtime silent listener

David Taylor 
I listened to Bruce occasionally via the net from Adelaide.

Barbara Nixon, Pakenham 
My deepest sympathy to Jill and all his family, I am devastated by Bruce’s passing he has been part of my life as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed listening to Bruce, Philip and Simon every night as I popped into bed, a wonderful night line family, I never plucked up courage to phone but always listened, the program has still been great with phil and Simon and various guests I don’t know how they have continued when their hearts must have been so heavy. God Bless you Bruce R.I P. Thank you for the many happy hours you have given us all. Deepest sympathy to all at AW and Jill and family. Barbara Nixon

Thach Ly – Parkville Vic 
Oh Bruce, I never met you in person yet you’re like an uncle Bruce. I would drive home at night after the tennis competition. Listening to this calm voice, year after year. It’s calming, soothing, humorous, touching, encouraging, understanding, sharing. Nightline will never by the same. Rest in peace.

I would like to say a big thank you to Bruce my brother was sick for many years and every night he would listen to Bruce and Phil my mum used to say The boys are on now unfortunately they have both passed on and I’m sure if they were here they would’ve been lots of tears May he rest in peace [?] [?] [?] [?]

B Kiesey 
Our greatest melbournian we will miss you so so much bruce

Sandra Compagnino 
Forever in our hearts and minds. Your spirit will live on through Nightline & Remember When. We love you Bruce.

Joy Fountain 
Sending loving wishes to all of Bruce’s beautiful family… 
Radio has lost a great man… 
My heart goes out to PHIL, and Simon.. 
Will never forget his voice …

David Peters-Ellis 
A great loss to us all, farewell dear radio friend.

Its just so sad.Bruce will be missed so greatly .You made people smile and gave comfort to many listeners and callers on nightline.My thoughts are with the family and all those from 3AW.RIP.

Mark Mayall 
May Bruce rest in peace. A very sad day but his stories and gags will live on forever. Deepest sympathy to Jill and family, as well as his many friends.

What can i say that hasn’t already been said. He gave so much comfort with his stories and words to so many people. when i lost my husband at a young age to go to bed and have his dulcet tones with Phil keeping me company and also kept me sane to raise the child, who at the end of the day needed me. Thanks Bruce for the memories, you will be missed 🙂

Paul Atta 
Thanks for everything you taught me Bruce. 
You are a true legend and one of the most funniest and professional person I’ve ever known. 

Roland Henry 
Vale Bruce, you were one among the best on Television and on the dominant 3AW radio programme; who will replace you? you were the inimitable entertainer Bruce Mansfield who together with Phil Brady gave us countless hours of pleasure listening to so much diversity in so many subject often enough with that special touch of humour that was so much’ Bruce Mansfield’ and always very very dignified. You will be missed. Our very deep and heartfelt sympathy go to the whole Mansfield family, extended family and loved ones. May God Bless.

A great broadcaster and part of a wonderful duo with Phil. Deepest sympathy to the family and all 3aw staff

Andy Austin
Evening Kamanis 
Thank you mr Mansfield,God bless

Bruce you will be sadly missed my sypamthy to your wife and family R I P

Dianne Cappelli 
A much respected voice of radio, vale Bruce Mansfield! Condolences to your family, friends, colleagues and listeners who are feeling your loss today. Rest in peace.

Andrew Roper 
Bed time will never be the same without the wit and dry humour of Bruce as sleep overtook the day. Such a sad day with this news and please pass on our best thoughts to Bruces family at this sad time. An icon of Melbournes airwaves gone.
Andrew & Liz Roper
Richmond 3121

Brenda Palmer 
My heartfelt and sincere sympathy to his family .Bruce will be sadly missed, thousands of us never met him in person but we feel as though we have lost a good friend who’s talent and compassion was enormous.
Rest in peace Bruce you were one of a kind..God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.

I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Bruce, he and Phil have been a constant source of entertainment and company in my life
I didn’t call in much, but can rarely remember missing a night of ‘the boys’ 
Rest in peace Bruce
You were always ‘ marvellous ‘

Sally Grimshaw 
Am not in Melbourne at the moment, and learnt this news thanks to fb. My heart goes out to Bruce’s family, workmates, friends and listeners.

Angie Waters
So sad. Will miss your fun times. Hope you take my picket to heaven and build a nice new fence. Was lovely knowing you Bruce you will not be forgotton.
Rossana Salzano
Will be missed, but at least your not in pain.i will remember the good times and laughs

Leigh Saunders
My parents listened to him for years and after their passing i continued…. So many silly funny memories as i sit in bed at night listening to Bruce and Phil and their silly stories. Will be sadly missed by many in Community. RIP Bruuuuce. Best wishes to his family xx

Sue Dobson
My heart is aching on hearing Bruce passed away this morning . Such a delightful , kind and caring gentleman .
Loving thoughts to his beloved family .


Russ Cochrane
He will be sadly missed. Had a couple of dealings with bruce over the years, was always polite, and caring person. RIP Bruce.

So sad to hear Bruce has left us. His comfort to so many people both young and old throughout the night will be sorely missed. His life will live on in the thousands of recorded taping he has left behind. RIP.

Lyn Lewis
Thank you Bruce for your amazing life. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. We all felt like a friend to him. Rest in peace Bruce  [?]

Karina Hammond
Words cannot explain the void you have left Bruce Mansfield 10-12pm will never be the same!! RIP BOOCE!!!

Jill Thomas
A legend. Radio without Bruce …..I can’t get my head or heart around this loss. This fabulous man gone, I’m so very very sad I can’t stop the tears. Love to his family.

Leigh Metherall
I’m so sorry to hear about Bruce Mansfield, he was an integral part of Melbourne for such a long time with such a great wit, he will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Bruce

Ron and Meredith
Our hearts go out to family a wonderful broadcaster gone . We will miss him.

You will be missed by thousands. Loved listening to you every night with Phil. The love ypu had for your family, especially your grandchildren was just beautiful. Farewell Bruuuuce xx

Darren King
Farewell to someone I grew up with as a news reader and a radio entertainer. In my high school years I used to listen to Bruce and John Blackman (then Darren James) in the mornings and then in my later years until this day Bruce on ‘Nightline’ with Philip Brady. I’ll miss you ‘Uncle Roy’

Kathy Trask
So,so very sad to hear this. Bruce will be sadly missed.

Jane Jackson
So sad to hear this news. We will all miss Bruce and the contributions he made in his decades in radio and TV. Night time radio will never be the same. Sincere condolences to all his family and everyone who loved him.

Farewell Unca. The old Prefect will never be forgotten.

Laurel Bacarella
It was a joy listening to Bruce over the last 25 years. His love of his family was paramount. I will miss his wonderful sense of humour and timing of gags.
I will miss him sending love to his grandchildren at the end of every show.
I pray that his loving family will have strength over the following weeks.
May he forever rest in peace.

Philip Clarke
Bruce and phil brought a lot of happiness to a lot of lonely people Bruce will be missed sympathys to Bruce’s family phil Simon and 3aw

He made me laugh at a time when there was no laughter in my life .
Never forgotten.

Bruce was such a wonderfull man. Such sad news my thoughts are with his family co-workers and friends at this sad time. Radio just wont be the same without you xx

David Thomason
I feel so sad, like a little bit of me has died, too. Listened to and watched Bruce all of my like. RIP and condolences to his family.

Andrew Hartney
You helped my family every night through tough times. RIP Bruce, you will be very much missed.

Lorraine Ryan
So sad to hear the news of Bruces passing he was such a great man and a long time friend of my Dad Syd Bennett and family where they met many years ago in Eaglemont will be sadly missed deepest sympathy to Jill David Louise and their familys … Dad and Bruce will be up there having a few jokes and laughs xoxo

Debbie McMillan
RIP Bruce & condolences to his family, friends & colleagues.
Remember the night one of his Grandchildren was born while he was on air & his Son In Law rang in to tell him about the newborn.
Will be sadly missed by the regular callers to Nightline.

For the last 20 years you’ve made us laugh, cry and cringe a little listening to Nightline…. You were a class act always, your wit, humour, intelligence and the occasional dose of sarcasm will be missed. RIP a legend who brought so much joy to all ..

Les Bambery
So sad to hear the news this morning, a true legend of radio and television will be missed by all, my sincere condolences to his family, friends, the 3AW team and all the Nightline listeners, RIP Bruce, what a great man.

Just so sad to hear this news
He will be on the mic in heaven with keith
prayers and love to his family and to his dear friend Phil

Phil Bradley
A sad day for Australian entertainment. 
Bruce was such an amazing talent on so many levels, across news, talk and comedy. 
Enjoyed many laughs listening to Bruce over the years and will miss that incredible voice.

Melva Hartshorn
So Sorry to hear of Bruce,s passing, he will be sadly missed on Night Line
won,t be the same with out him, sincere condolences to his Family.
with much Love and respect. Melva

Sandra Kelly
So sad that we will not be hearing the Bruce and Phil show anymore, it was a pleasure to have Listened to you over the years, We will all miss the ending of the show of him saying good night to his Grand Children.
To his Family I offer my Deepest Sympathy to you in your Grieving

Bronwyn King
So sad to hear of his passing a lovely man and will be missed

Margaret Keane
We emigrated here from Ireland for a better life . I was sponsored on a 457 visa to work as a Nurse .
I thought we would have a better life , but it has been a struggle for my husband to find steady work & things have not worked out well at all for us . 
Sometimes I could not make sense of it . 
We always listened to Talk radio in London & Ireland . I tuned into niteline & always felt soothed listening to Bruce, voice. He listened to each caller without dismissing them & his voice was like the sound of silver sparkles on the ocean waves ..

Deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family, friends and colleagues, on his passing. 
His fun, kindness and compassion will be very much missed, especially his love and devotion to his family, more so to his much beloved grandchildren.

Ray and Barbara Jacobs
A wonderful gentleman gone too soon. He will be sadly missed by all those who listen to nightline 
and to whom he meant so much. We listened every night.
We could tell how much he cared for his family & the joy he received from spending time with his grandchildren . We will always remember you Bruce from our time spent in Australia , thank you for the lovely times you shared with us .

Farewell Bruce, thankyou for all the years of pleasure you provided on tv & radio you will be so sadly missed, sincere sympathy to all his family and 3aw. R.I.P Bruce, remembered always xx

RIP Bruce, you’ll be missed. Condolences to the family and his friends

Mariese Mifsud
Bruce you have been a big part of my life, my sister in law introduced me to 3aw, 3aw, bruce and phil have brought so much joy to my life, when i couldn’t sleep and cant sleep.
Such a beautiful man, RIP and shine in heaven.

Dave Starr
We have lost a Melbourne icon, RIP Mr Mansfield. 
My thoughts are you your family and also Phil Brady.

Brendan Smith
I have found memories seeing Bruce on t.v, and hearing him on radio. Condolences to Jill and the Mansfield family.

Chris & Jeff Willetts (and Rex)
Dear Bruce, 
we listened to you for so many years with much pleasure, thank you.
Special thanks from Rex, our beloved aged dog who was so calmed by your and Phil’s voices during thunderstorms and fireworks, woof. (Give him a pat when you see him, we are sure he will remember your voice.)

Andrew Sharp
A great man greatly missed sympathy to family friends

My earliest memory of Bruce was on Ch 9 with uncle Norman and Joffa Boy. 
We’ve lost a talented broadcaster with Bruce’s passing.

Darren Morgan
I’m so saddened to learn of Brice’s passing. Sunday nights listening to ‘Remember When’ will never be the same. Bruce and Phil brought back some wonderful memories of my childhood and listening to them both meant; even just briefly and in thought, I could relive what was a golden era. May his beautiful soul rest in heavenly peace. Deepest sympathies to Bruce’s family and extended 3AW family.

Josephine Debono
Farewell to a lovely man. Grew up watching you on television. R.I.P. Deepest Sympathy To Family and Friends.

Carole Leggo
Thank you Bruce (and Phil) for a lot of laughs over so many years and lots of memories xx

Julie of Montrose
So sad this day is with Bruce passing I am a big fan of all AW come taters.

Loretta Dalton
I am so, so sad The beautiful , gentleman , 
the great Bruce Mansfield has passed today  [?]
He will be so missed by all of us who listen to Nightline  [?] ? 
My condolences to his dear family, 3AW staff especially Phillip Brady, Simon Owens & all the Nightline Family !
We will all shed many tears [?]
May Our dear Lord keep you near! RIP Bruce [?] ?

So many lives will be sad & empty, never listening or calling in to *BRUCE n PHIL* of an evening ever again.. [?]
Shocking news to hear,71 far too young [?]  

RIP Bruce, you will be soooo missed on 3AW, thoughts to your family, a truly amazing and awesome man gone but never forgotten

Judy and Peter Bedford
Memories of years ago when kids small and to jill and family,all our special thoughts and you have wonderful memories

Robyn Kingma
Loved you on radio you will be missed so much by everyone RIP now god needs you up there to do some work and I know you will be watching over us all xxxxx

Rest well. Radio legend. Thoughts with your family during time.

Peter & Michelle Batselas
Very saddened to hear about Bruce. What a wonderful man. He will be missed by all. Thank you Bruce for making our nights by listening to you and having a great laugh. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

Jennifer Foster
Such sad news Bruce was just beautiful man, the Bruce and Phil show has brought comfort and friendship to so many people. Now is our turn to offer our love and support to Bruce’s family and the Nightline team. RIP Bruce the world is a little sadder today learning you have passed.

How shocked and saddened I am to hear this news. My first thoughts as an ex Ivanhoe resident were of Jill (his perfect match) and dear Phil who spoke with such strength and love just now.
I remember this about Jill. I met her 1n 1974 at Airlie Hospital where we has both had babies. Sadly my baby had died shortly after birth. While all the other mothers, afraid for my feelings, skirted round me and held their babies away if they passed me, along came Jill and shared her baby with me when my arms were aching for a baby to hold….She knew somehow what to do. That is the sort of lady Bruce was lucky to meet. To Jill and all her and Bruces adored children and grand children my very sincere condolences.
To Phil his partner in entertainment please accept my sympathy and support. I admire your dignity, riotous humour you shared with Bruce, your faith and care for people and know this sustains you. Stay strong.
To all at AW, tough times for you all and my sympathy to you

Arthur Koutsioulis
My sympathy to the family of Bruce, and also to Phil Brady for not only losing a colleague but a long time friend, many years were spent listening to and being entertained by Bruce on the way home from work at night. R.I.P.

Paula Milo
I will miss you so much Bruce! I came to Melbourne 25 years ago and turned on the radio to hear you and Phillip. From that evening, I was hooked on 3aw, Nightline and remember when! Rest my beautiful friend, you will be missed! In the words of Bob Hope, thanks for the memories xx

Jenny Joseph
Very sad news. He will be missed by the Nightline audience. Thoughts are with His family and friends especially Philip Brady at this sad time.

Vanessa Okun
Very very sad news… Condolences to Bruce’s family and all at 3aw… Rest in peace Bruce … No more pain… Enjoy the airwaves of heaven… Keep everyone happy up there wherever your spirit flies  [?]

Big Boris
I am very saddened to hear about Bruce’s passing.
Thanks Bruce for all the laughs and great radio programs.
We will all miss you of an evening. A great radio announcer, Melbournite and family man.

Helen Tweedale
I just adored his ascerbic humour and turn of phrase….who else can say ‘vile swine’ like Btuce. Rest in peace Bruce

Lis Arnheim 
Bruce you will be sadly missed. I have listened for over 20 years. I am in wheelchair and I live a very isolated life. You guys give me something to look forward to nearly every day. I send my love and prayers to your family, flipper, Simon and all the nightline family. May you rest in peace. However, I think you will be watching from above and wanting to put your humour into situations and tell Phil to shut up. 
Your Lis.

Elaine C 

Thank you Bruce for all the memories.

Suzanne Martin 
I have lost a friend. Condolences to his family and 3AW

Night radio will never be the same,so funny,so caring. family so lucky to have such a special husband,father ,grandfather and father inlaw if everyone had the same love and care the world would be a much better place he will always be missed and never forgotten

Julie Mountjoy 
My sincere sympathy to Bruce’s family. My dear mother listened to 3aw Bruce and Phil every evening.
When she sadly passed away I phoned and spoke to Bruce. I wanted to let Bruce and Phil know
just how much they had meant to my mum. I would ask her each evening what she was doing –
I’m listening to the Boys she would say, I love them so much. Bruce gave me a $100 Coatman voucher. I tried to tell him I didn’t ring for that only to let him know how much my mother loved
listening. He said to me – I want you to have it Julie and every time you wear that coat think of
your mum. I will never forget how kind he was to me. I still wear that coat 15 years on and think
of her each time. 
Bruce Mansfield you will be so sadly missed by all.
Sleep Peacefully.

Ray from Mt Waverley / Boronia 
Bruce thanks for your interest in the times I rang and told my stories and participated in your various subjects bought up on radio. R I P

Steve Todorovic 
Vale Bruce. I never met you but the warmth and humour in your voice whenever you were on tv and particularly on radio with 3aw, always made me smile and feel better a better person. I am 13 years younger and grew up with you always being there; the wise, articulate and very funny Uncle figure who always had a way of making you feel good. Your contribution to the Melbourne and Victorian community over 5 decades has been immense, unique and unforgettable. You will be greatly missed. Sincerest condolences to your wife, family and friends.

A very funny gentleman whose love for his family was wonderful to hear. He will be sadly missed by my family of 3aw listeners.

Heather Ceric 
So very saddened to hear this news. I loved Bruce & Phills shows. They were very funny together.
He will be very much missed. Thanks for the memories Bruce, and condolences to your family & Friends. RIP.

Daryl Margaret Thomas Jolson Society of Australia 
so sad to hear of the passing of bruce Mansfield! such a long carea in the media! the very best to on air partner phillip bradey and all at 3aw! a good friend of our’s and honorary member of our society kevin trask, spoke so well of bruce! our condolences to everybody associated with him!

What a sad day, may Bruce Rest in Peace. It has been lovely listening to you over the years. You will be missed by your family, friends and the 3AW Family especially the Nightline listeners.

Audrey Slabak 
Long time listener …….. so sorry to hear the news. Condolences to his family, friends and 3AW.

Julie Hazell 
So sad to hear this news!! Bruce and Phil used to keep me company when l was driving around at night working as a District Nurse! RIP

You will be missed very much Bruce i love you and Philip banter I also remember when you were on in the mornings

Dianne Reaby 
So sad to hear this news I grew up listening to Bruce & his wonderful memories of life, the same yrs of mine of growing up ,.he will be sadly missed by all 3aw family so sad for Phillip they were truly a pr…thoughts with all his family & especially his adored grand children

Mick Law and Family 
bruce was always a soothing voice from hey hey its Saturday when it was a morning show to present time radio , farwell , rip

Barb Flood 
Deepest sympathy to the Mansfield and 3aw families.
Gone but definitely not forgotten!

Tears in our household today. Very, very sad news. Spent many nights listening to Bruce & Phil. Always enjoyed Bruce’s humour and cheekiness. Will miss listening to him greatly.

Andrew Bachitow 
I have enjoyed Bruce over his career, a true Gentleman, a true entertainer, a true Legend.
Thanks for the laughs.
Vale Bruce Mansfield
You will be truly missed.

Bruce. May you RIP and my thoughts are with your family and friends. I rang you as a 10 year old many years ago and you made me laugh. You were a lovely man and will be missed.

Diana Cohn 
With sincere sympathy to Jill and the family and also to Phil, Simon and the 3AW family. I have been a Nightliner for 15 years and am just so sad to hear this news.
Warm regards and thinking of you all. 
Diana Cohn

Steven Greenvale 
My deep shock this morning at hearing the passing of such a wonderful human being . All my sympathies to the 3AW family and loved ones . 
I’ll miss the way Bruce used to sigh at my calls when the subject matter was about space or the paranormal lol 
Ill also miss how he would moan at Phil when he went on too long and question Phil when he claimed he would donate to a charity but Phil would never confirm anything 🙂
Most of all ill miss how Bruce and Phil would play off each other in a sarcastic witty manner that was lost on some totally but enjoyed by everyone else.
Bruce never had a bad word to say about anyone 
And even when he received attacks or Critism from callers he would remain silent and humbly go on . 
He and Phil were compassionate to the vulnerable sick and the lonely and never turned any caller away unless you were vile as Bruce would sometimes yell out lol
I’ll miss you Bruce how you referred to me and others as your mate , how you made me feel like my call mattered and when you finished calling me mad after I yelled you were marvellous! I knew I mattered to you and I made a connection with you .
I’ll miss you Bruce because you and Phil were like my favourite uncles and you always stuck for me 
When I was critisised or attacked by callers who thought I called too much or my topics bored people. You always made me and everyone who called feel special and every topic was heard
And everyone had their say..
To Jill, your husband was a legend and a gentleman and like you I loved him dearly 

Thank you for so many hours of entertainment, my condolences to your family.

Ros Willis 
One of nature’s true gentleman .RIP. x

Helen Howard 
Deepest condolences to Bruce’s wife Jill family and beautiful grandchildren, I could name them all but will nit taje that away from Bruce, Melbourne lost a legend today an overused word today but not in Bruce’s case, much loved appreciated and respected and I only know him such a short time, To Philip Brady, Simon and all the 3aw family my sincerest condolences I consider myself a short term listener of 10yrs or so from Ireland loved the show the minute I found it and helped me through many 
a lonely night, loved his sense of humour heaven has gained an angel today albeit at the expense of his family and all who love him RIP dear Bruce you deserve it ox

Elizabeth Mayo 
Vale Bruce my deepest condolences to your family and also to phil simon and all the team at 3aw . May you rest in peace I hope theres a radio station up there in heaven . goodbye Bruce you will be sorely missed

Carol McCallum 
Thanks for many happy years of entertainment.Deepest sympathy to Jill and family.

Ann King 
Thankyou BRUCE for supporting me through my cancer battle ,.PHIL too of course .I love N IGHT LINE AND ALL the nightline family .MY thoughys are with Bruces family .x

Edna Rodgers 
We miss Bruce very much. I had a chance to meet him once he was very kind and agreat host for any event. Very very sad to hear the news ourheart felt condolences for his family

Gavin Wood 
Vale Bruce Mansfield. Farewell to one of the best broadcasters. Condolences to his beloved Family.
R.I.P. You will always be remembered.

Herman Perera 
R.I.P Bruce. You were a Champion Broadcaster and together with Phil you were a great entertainer. Will miss you.

Mrs Judy Logan 
To Bruces family ..I would like to leave my heartfelt sympathy to his wife Jill and family ..Also to Phillip Brady his closest of friend and colleague..I am a listener of many many years to the boys I loved listening to them on evening radio….Such a loss and that beautiful voice will never be forgotten..I am 75 years old..I remember him well over the years..Feel so sad today. RIP Bruce and may your family feel the love you created to help thel through this very sad time. Judy and Eric Logan Geelong.

Thank you Bruce. You have been a wonderful ambassador for Melbourne radio.
Deepest symphathy to the family, Phil, Simon, Darren and the production crew and all at 3AW.
Bruce and Phil will always be remembered as ‘the boys’ to me. 

Robyn Youlten 
Travel well my ‘Dickens’ friend.Bruce,you are a legend sir.A talented,intelligent,well read man,with an extraordinarily dry wit and imposing presence-in a wonderful way- you,unwittingly at one point in my life,helped to pull me through some dark times,as you did for so many others.You will be incredibly missed,but never far away as your new journey in spirit begins.Condolences to all of your family and to all of the devoted 3aw listeners who love you as I do.Our chats of literature,film and ‘whatever’ I will miss.Peace,light,love – dreamful ease.xox

Rina Orlando 
My sincere condolences to the Mansfield family. God only takes the best.
You will always be remembered as a true gentleman.
thanks for the memories.R.I.P

Condolences to his family, & all at 3aw. He will be sadly missed. RIP

I remember him on Cartoon Corner in the early ’70’s dressing up as ‘Superman’ when I was 6 years old. He is the first media celebrity I have actually shed a tear over his passing. Thank you Mr. Mansfield and God bless..

Kim Thompson 
so sad to hear of yet another aussie icon passing,,,you will be greatly missed. i grew up listening to you for many years.R.I.P. mr bruce mansfield…..thoughts with the family….

Paul Fletcher 
the world is a little bit more a sadder place today 
Without knowing Bruce in it. 
His wit ,his sarcasm , his acceptable rudeness and his sensitivity , compassion and love for his people. 
He didn’t know me but I knew him 
I will always remember when 
Rest in peace.

Pam and Val 
Farewell Bruce, our thoughts & sympathies are with Jill,children & beautiful grandchildren. Never rang in to Nightline, but we have been loyal listeners from the very beginning, always looking forward to tunning into the boys every night and always falling asleep with a smile. Rest in peace dear Bruce- another star shines at night, another angel to walk in gods garden.

Peter Warncke 
I used to work in a car park in Latrobe st next to 3aw. Bruce parked his car with me, I would have his car ready for him just to drive straight out. He always came to the office to thank us. He was a gentleman. R.I.P. Bruce.

Glenise Allan 
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bruce Mansfield , that amazing voice and sense of humour will linger in my memory for a very long time. A true gentleman will never be forgotten

Bill Batty 
R.I.P ‘Uncle Roy’ Bruce, you will long be remembered, condolences to the Mansfield family.

Dean Armellin 
I like many other would like to pass condolences to Bruce’s family and friends at the sad of loss of a true icon and gentleman of the media industry. I always listened before going to school to Bruce in the 80’s when he was Uncle Roy partenered with John Blackman and Darren James. He will be missed. RIP

Joanne Rice 
R.I.P Bruce enjoyed listening to you. Xxx
Pauline Hutchinson 
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce Mansfield. Will be sadly missed, looked forward to listening Night Line. He made a very lonely person happy and laugh. Love you Bruce. Wish his family all the best.

Josie Ellul 
It is with a very sad heart that I write this, I feel I have lost a member of my family. Bruce and PHIL got me through some very dark sad nights after the death of my darling son.
The humour, the friendships, and the trust they instilled in the listeners was legendary.
I especially loved the poems that Bruce read, with his beautiful voice. Also loved how he mentioned his grandkids names at the end of each show.
Sincere condolences to his family, and his AW family. RIP dear friend. Josie

Adamm Ferrier 
It is with a very sad heart that I write this, I feel I have lost a member of my family. Bruce and PHIL got me through some very dark sad nights after the death of my darling son.
The humour, the friendships, and the trust they instilled in the listeners was legendary.
I especially loved the poems that Bruce read, with his beautiful voice. Also loved how he mentioned his grandkids names at the end of each show.
Sincere condolences to his family, and his AW family. RIP dear friend. Josie

Maxinne and Mark 
It is with a very sad heart that I write this, I feel I have lost a member of my family. Bruce and PHIL got me through some very dark sad nights after the death of my darling son.
The humour, the friendships, and the trust they instilled in the listeners was legendary.
I especially loved the poems that Bruce read, with his beautiful voice. Also loved how he mentioned his grandkids names at the end of each show.
Sincere condolences to his family, and his AW family. RIP dear friend. Josie

RIP Bruce

Thank you Bruce for many many years of night time listening as I climbed into bed each night. You will be missed.

Julie Singh 
I will sadly miss your program .
my condolences to your family
Rest in peace

Nanette Smith 
What wonderful memories you created for so many people over so many years. Sympathy to his family and friends – Vale Brue Mansfield

Dave & Kay
Pete and Annie Robins 
Watched Bruce on Channel o Listened to 3KZ then to 3AW 
Lovely man, so so pleasant, will be sadly missed
To his wife Jill, and kids our thoughts and condolences 
Dave & Kay

Philip Laws 
Val? bruce. You were a gentleman of the airwaves.

Farewell Bruce, 
So sad to hear this news and a big shock, lost for words
Rest in peace, will be missed
Marc from Perth

With a heavy heart I say farewell Bruce Mansfield , will be sadly missed R I P Bruce , no more pain 

So very saddened at the passing of Bruce. He was such a witty man and truly one of natures gentlemen. 
He will be so sadly missed. R.I.P.

Farewell Bruce i can remember back to when i was a little girl watching you on tv thanks for the laughs condolences to your family R.I.P

Jen Durante 
Farewell Bruce i can remember back to when i was a little girl watching you on tv thanks for the laughs condolences to your family R.I.P

Julie Taylor 
What a lovely man, so droll and funny! He put such happiness and fun into Melbourne over so many years.
What a character. he will be sadly missed.

Julie Osborne 
I am saddened at the passing of Bruce. I toured with Bruce and Jill on the Queen Victoria in 2008 through the Mediterranean and Creek Islands and we had a wonderful time. It was obvious Jill was Bruce’s rock and what a wonderful couple they were. My sincere condolences to Jill and all the family.  [?]

Farewell to the funniest man on radio. He was an influence on many people’s lives. I’m glad l had the opportunity to experience he’s radio brilliance. He’s family should be extremely proud of the legend that was Bruce Mansfield. Vale.

Maggie Ewing 
Sad, sad. RIP Bruce. Condolences to his family and all at 3AW.

Tom Di-Grazia 
I Am VERY DEEPLY SORRY to hear of Bruce Mansfield death. 
My Condolonces to his family and relatives and to his very many friends and colleagues who I am sure will miss him Greatly — as I shall miss hearing his voice on 3AW. 
I Sincerely Hope that the 3AW NIGHTLINE programme will continue with Philip Brady, who has been doing a WONDERFUL JOB while Bruce Mansfield was away. R. I. P. Bruce.
tom di-grazia / Doncaster / Melbourne. 3108

Yveline Jardinet and Larry Higgins 
we will miss you sooooo much Bruce, for over twenty years you and Phil made our evenings so much fun, such a sad day.

Tricia C
Bruce is an absolute media legend – no-one else like him who made many people laugh with his dry
quick wit. God bless Bruce.

My late mother listened to Bruce and Phil for years and she loved Bruce and Philip.He gave so much to others.My sincere thanks to Bruce’s family for the joy he gave so many.May he rest in Peace.He will be very much missed.

Jenni Connell 
Got ready for school with Uncle Roy n Blackers…then nightline devotee and I loved nightline so much I got into Community Radio. Part of my inspiration has always been how Bruce Phil n Simon worked together.. Bruces leadership skills were very good and well done for his committment to Melbourne radio and the people of Melbourne.

Maria Fillieri 
So very very sad. Sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P.Bruce.

Dominic at Mount Martha 
Thank you for over 20 years of wonderful nightline radio. Bruce will be missed, his sense of humour being uniquely sharp and witty, with that profound wisdom of maturity and family life.
I am one of those who has listened nearly every night and rang only occasionally. Nevertheless it was a great ride with both Phil and Bruuuuuce. 
Remembered always. 

Susanne Frost 
3aw has lost a huge personality and a wonderful
Kind person
He will be missed
Rest In Peace Bruce

Helen Whitehead 
You will be sadly missed Bruce. Condolences to your family.
Wayne Rosewarne – Cranbourne 
Farwell to a true legend, will be very sadly missed


Heather Taylor 
R.I.P. Bruce Mansfield. My thoughts & prayers go to Bruce’s family & the entertainment industry at their time of loss. A gentleman of the industry.  [?] [?] [?] [?]

Geraldine OShannassy 
I loved listening to Bruce each night, he had a wonderful voice, he was always so kind to all the listeners. I loved his poems, I would always wait til Bruce read the poem then I would go to sleep.Deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family and Phil,Simon and Ken.

Oh darling Bruce I am so very sad I cant believe you are gone
I am in shock I was eagerly awaiting for your return to 3aw
I am a young listener but a devoted one to nightline for many years
You and Phillip Simon & Ken have been my friends my family my comfort during the nights when sometimes I felt so alone 
you made me laugh ,you entertained me Bruce through nightline
Stories about your beautiful grandchildren I feel we have grown up with them
May you be looking down on us smiling and laughing as that is what I will do when I think of you our darling sweet funny handsome intelligent caring kind Bruce xxxxxoooooo

Kerri Scott 
Thank you Bruce for your witt laughs and love. It wont be the same without you.Remembering your time with Blackers and Darren James as the old bugger Uncle Roy. God bless now your journey is over Love to all your Family l’ll shed a tear for all

Peter O’Shea 
Thanks for all your work and entertainment over so many years. You will be missed. Love to the family.

Sad sad day, I remember watching Bruce and Annette Allison reading the news on channel 10. Nightline will never be quiet the same
RIP mate

Allan Senior 
Farewell Bruce. Your special friendship with Phil brought me lots of laughter. Having had Prostate Cancer diagnosed at 49 and with removal within 3 months, I was a lucky one. At peace dear soul. You will always have a special place in our hearts. RIP

Charles Leake 
When ever i was in the car at night time i’d listen to Bruce and Phil,my car radio i rarely off 3AW. Bruce will be sadly missed by the loyal audience of AW,An icon of Melbourne is now gone.R.I.P Bruce Mansfield

very very sad day. Thanks for all the years of great talkback, R.I.P. bruce xxx

Jay Franklin 
I will never ever forget the first time I called up the station as a 15year old boy, now aged 39 and they Bruce let me play my Trombone over the phone. As I couldn’t read sheet music but had a talent that I could play anything by ear, so I played the theme song to Hawaii 5-0 which was my favourite song.
I’ve been a listener to the program every night which has brought me much comfort as I’ve spent my entire in and out of hospital with a very severe chronic illness and many nights in bed listening to Bruce and Phil, he has been sadly missed over the past months and the the program will never ever be the same without the funny banter between Bruce and Phil. 
My heart goes out to his wife Jill, his children and grandchildren which he often talked about and said goodnight to, you will very sadly missed from all your listeners.
I’m sorry that I can’t write anymore as my eyes are filled with tears, may you RIP Bruce…

Lucy Natoli 
A gentleman of the industry.

Glenda Folder and Fiorentino 
Our deepest sympathy to Jill and family. Bruce will be sadly missed by his family and his radio family. We went on a cruise on the Queen Mary hosted by Bruce and Gill. Thank you Bruce for making our trip such a memorable one. A photo of you and I hangs proudly on my wall at home. Thank you for hours of listening pleasure. Our love to Jill and family and your beautiful grandchildren.


Royce Deckker 

It started with Uncle Roy and John Blackman and then with Darren James at 3AW and I then followed you to 3AK. You went missing for a short time, but thankfully you turned up with Phil on 3AW doing Remember When on a Sunday night and then Nightline 5 days a week. How good it was to have you back on radio.

How long would this stint last -would the listeners buy in.I would tape all the nightline shows, just in case the magic ended. Twenty five years later you and Phil were still there. Yes there was a slight hiccup when you went to 3AK (again) for 1 year, but all was forgiven and you were back where you belonged.

Thank You for all the voices, jokes, impersonations, characters and most of all your love of radio. Night time radio will never be the same without you.

Carl Moore 

What a kind man

Wayne Lanning     

I am with deep regret saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce Mansfield not only was he a wonderful person but one of the legends along with Phil that talk back could ask for. I have been a long time listener and enjoyed listening to them most nights. My thoughts are with him and the family he will be sadly missed. Although I only knew Bruce as a radio presenter I’m sure there are a lot of listeners out there that would that would have considered him as family.

R.I.P Bruce Mansfield you will be sadly missed by many thousands.

Jo Waugh     

My heart goes out to Jill and family at this very sad news of Bruce’s passing. 

He was much loved . and will be sadly missed

Bruce and Phil helped me so much when my husband died and i was grieving my loss I would find myself smiling through the tears at the time and was most grateful for that

I never phoned the nightline programme but have listened before going to sleep each night .

Bruce and His family will be in my prayers .

many thanks

Brenda Evans     

My condolences to Jill and family.

Very sad day for 3aw listeners.

Mary Gibson     

My condolences to the Mansfield family. Have missed Bruce at midnight saying good night to his grandchildren will miss him even more now. RIP Bruce.


Will surely be missed. X


Thank you for all the memories xxxx

Dianne Cutting     

Heaven will be enraptured by your wit and laughter Bruce. I remember when you were on TV, with Daryl Somers – I laughed when you parodied Division 4 – and you were also Super Bruce. I loved your humour. God bless you and your family. May the Lord give your loved ones peace and comfort at this time.


Such sad news. His quick wit will be sorely missed . Thoughts are with his family and colleagues at 3aw

Jill Greenard     

Such sad news. His quick wit will be sorely missed . Thoughts are with his family and colleagues at 3aw

Lynette Flynn North Blackburn     


Judi and Graeme Godwin 

Thanks to Bruce for the lovely evenings.


Very sad to hear of Bruce’s departure .he was a true Melbourne icon and will be missed greatly condolences to his family


Will miss you Bruce. You and Phil were a part of my life for so many years and losing you is like losing family.Condolences to Jill ,your children and those precious grandchildren of yours.

RIP dear friend

Mark and Yvonne     

Such a sad loss. We enjoyed listening to Bruce. He always spoke so highly of his wonderful wife & Family.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce & his family.

Linda Lee-Briwn     

This is very sad to hear. He will be missed – he’s always been very funny, professional and kind to his listeners. Condolences to his family and 3aw.

Mandy Mclean 

I grew up with Bruce on the nightly news. I met him at Waltons department store during a competition that I had won as a kid in the 70’s. I occasionally listened to the Nightline radio session with Phil Brady. He came across as lovely man with a wicked sense of humour during the radio show. RIP Bruce Mansfield, thanks for the entertainment.

Steven Greszczuk 

you made me laugh so much i will miss that rip

Diana S     

Oh what sad news. My heartfelt sympathy to Jill, his children, his grandchildren that he loved so much. Poor Phil has lost his dear dear friend and the 3AW family has lost one of it’s own. Thinking of you all. Bruce provided so many people with company & comfort each night and I hope he knew what he gave to the 3AW community. Rest well Bruce.

Tanya Fleming     

Thanks for many years of news and entertainment Bruce. I gre up watching you witb my parents – you were a real gentleman!

Jimmy / Mary 

We will miss your voice every Sunday night on 3AW Remember When. Rest in peace Bruce.





Very sad to say goodbye to Bruce. He had a wonderful career and will be missed by many listeners. I pay tribute to Bruce, and to Phil, for their Nightline program and support of so many elderly, lonely and disconnected people. And for making it fun too. Deepest sympathy to Bruce’s wife and family, to Phil and all Bruce’s friends and to 3aw staff


Very very sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. He and Phil made my nights for the last 10 years. Condolences and thoughts to his loved ones.

Sam Menhennet     

I was only very young when I started listening & calling in to Nightline & Remember When. Only about 10 years ago. Very sad to hear. Bruce & Phil and among others have inspired me to try get in to Radio & TV. Thoughts with his Family. Rest in Peace.


Such a sad loss of an entertaining master and a great man. From the day’s of reading the news to his fun filled nights alongside Phil on radio. That distinctive voice will forever remain legendary. Rest in peace Bruce. Condolences to his family and loved ones.

Susan Booth 

You kept me going when life sucked

Maree Meadows     

Rest in peace Bruce.Thanks for 25 years of memories,No more pain or suffering.Sympathy to his family; friends and Colleagues.


Long time listener will miss hearing you on the air waves. Rest in peace.

Maria Gaja     

Such a great loss ….he will be greatly missed R.I.P Bruce. Condolences to all his family and 3aw family. 3aw will never be the same?

Peter George Politakis     

Farewell Bruce, we will miss you Friend. Rest in peace


I am sorry to of the loss of Bruce. Loved tuning in to him every night. Let’s hope the pies have a big win for him today. RIP. And thank you

Amanda Sutherland     

So sad to hear of the passing of dear Bruce…a big loss to radio and the community…I was first on the scene of his infamous robbery many years ago when in the police force…on recounting that story on 3AW some years later to Bruce…we had a good laugh when he remembered how quick we got there…then I was given a prize of a flight on the gooney bird..He was taken too soon …condolences to the team at 3AW…especially Phil and Simon but most of all to his family…a sad day…);

Rori McKinnon     

Rest in peace to a lovely man who made a lot of people happy.

Jim and Jennifer Sherlock     

Tremendously sad news! Heartbroken! For nearly a quarter of a century you were a shining and guiding light, a loyal and most valued supporter and friend. I have many cherished moments to remember and relish. We have lost an extraordinary talent, a unique individual that gave us the gift of laughter, confidence and compassion like no other. RIP Bruce! Our thoughts, prayers, love wishes and support are with the family and friends! Jim and Jenny.


Bruce you will be miss on the radio may you rest in R.i.p

Fromjim along time

Lynette Bowden     

Many thanks for all the wonderful years of great entertainment .you will be remembered for your funny sense of humour and your great compassion for your listeners of your radio program with phillip Brady …may you now be at peace and free from your suffering …..R.I.P Bruce xxx

Marie Williamson 


Pauline Andy Vassallo     

We will miss your voice on the radio RIP


Have listened to the boys for years. It was always a joy to turn on the car radio and hear his voice. 

Be at peace Bruce and thanks you for your years of entertainment, laughs and comfort knowing you were there.


Love hearing that voice during the evenings on 3aw with phil brady. Enjoyed watchin him anchor the news on 10 in the 1980s. Rip

my thoughts r with his family.

Rose Taylor     

To Bruce’s family he will be sadly missed by all


Ray Dixon     

A true gentleman gone but not forgotten.

I watch you on the news and I followed you to radio you where fantastic and a pleasure to watch and listen too, I am deeply saddene.


Ken Jenkins 

Farewell mate R.i.P ???


I’m so Shocked to hear this news, what a sad loss, particularly for his family. 

Sincere condolences to all. Bruce will be greatly missed. 



so sad to hear of Bruce passing away sending my sincere condolences to his wife Jill, children and most beloved grandchildren Melbourne will miss you Bruce Your memory will always help me to smile

Karen Dixon     

So so sad. Such a wonderful man.condolences to his wife and family on this very sad day.


Happy to nice person

Noelene Davies     

I feel like I have lost a friend RIP Bruce. Condolences to Bruce’s family.


Bruce will be sadly missed, I will miss his cheerful voice and his goodnight wishes to his grandchildren. RIP Bruce 


Goodbye Bruce. You are a legend and will be missed. I now reside in Bundaberg but for 55years was a Melbournian. Still call Melbourne home. For my last 10 years in Melbourne my radio was stuck on 3AW. If I was still home when the breakfast clowns came on I had to scoot as I was going to miss my 6.01am train 🙂 , if boss not around Neil would be in one ear as I worked, and Bruce and Phil put me to sleep every night. Loved listening to Bruce and Phil. Nothing like them here in Bundy. Nothing like 3AW. Sleep peacefully Bruce. 3AW will not be the same without you.

Luke & family     

Fond memories of many years with Uncle Bruce and his family, from cleaning out the flathead in the Bay to meeting Reg Ramp of a morning and telling him you were Richard Simmons off the TV. Long sessions playing 500 and spending weekends at the Righi. Sister Narelle and Uncle Roy were a morning staple in the 80s. In later times we both had regular calls from Margaret in West Heidelberg, and later I would stream the show whilst working in Monrovia, Liberia. 

Much love to Aunty Jill, all the kids and the grandkids. Farewell Uncle Bruce; a life well lived.

Jan Laczynski     

For many of us it was Eye Witness news Ch 0, then a few guest star appearances on Prisoner reading the news, then Night Line. R.i.p Bruce you made a difference to Melbourne, your family and your Radio family.


You are going to be missed terribly

Your were a favorite especially to my mum who you will now meet in heaven

Thought and prayers to you and your family and especially phil

You will never be replaced and will miss you at night

Love delorenzo Family

Brian Pieper     

Farewell Bruce.

Your 3AW program was enjoyed by my mother for many years up to her death in 2009. Uplifting and humorous, Bruce’s sly droll wit was aided and abetted by Philip Brady’s anecdotes and concerns for the listeners. For those of us over 60; a link back to the early days of ‘Channel 0’ and of course Grahame Kennedy’s magical era. Sadly and fondly missed, rest in peace Bruce.

Rob Woodroffe     

I fondly remember Bruce as ‘Chinese Superman’ on Hey Hey It’s Saturday-very very funny guy. RIP.

Linda Sbisa     

Rest in peace Bruce. I will miss listening to you every night. 

My condolences to Jill and family.

Di Rogers 




The thing I’ll remember mostly was driving home after doing an afternoon shift & in the Nightline closing few minutes, Bruce would say Goodnight to his children & grandchildren.

Every night without fail.. this shows he was such a gentleman. RIP Broooce

Robyn Bartlett     

Deepest condolences to Bruce’s family and friends and all his work colleagues .

It is a very sad day for all. 

I thank you Bruce for all the entertainment you gave us over 50 yrs of tv and radio.

I thank you so much for being on radio 3aw with Phil for Night line and remember when I have listened from the start. You will be missed by so many. 

Special thoughts go out to Phil and Simon also

Thanks for the memories Bruce


Gone to soon. 





So sorry to hear this news. Like many here I grew up listening to Bruce and Phil, through ups and downs, through many New Year’s fireworks and Christmases, from teenage-hood to adulthood. No matter what, Bruce and Phil were always there. I often went to sleep with a smile, laughing at the banter and witticims, or quietly listening to some words of inspiration read by Bruce. His reference to ‘vile swine’ would always crack me up. They don’t make radio announcers like him any more – true gentlemen of the airwaves. So sad for Phil in losing a friend and colleague – keep going Phil, and sincere condolences to you and to Bruce’s family. He is now at peace and in God’s loving presence.

Jayme Doran

I started listening to Nightline a couple of years ago on and off and later became a regular listener to Nightline in 2015 and Remember When a year earlier in 2014 and still listening in to the program online everynight from Toowoomba in Queensland, Bruce was a true character and a legend I liked Bruce and Phil’s chat with John Blackman every Thursday Night (back in the 8pm-Midnight days of Nightline) whenever he was on as well as Dave and Dad (which I really liked) and Storytime I also liked Bruce’s stories about the good old days and of course plently of laughs Bruce Mansfield had a great rapport with Phillip and the regulars of the program. He was a true gentleman, a legend and will be very sadly missed my thoughts go out to his family as well as his friends and colleagues at 3AW at this very sad time. RIP Bruce Mansfield you will never be forgotten thanks for all the laughs, the good times and the memories over the years.

Lynn Ziya, Box Hill

So sorry to read of Bruce’s Passing. At Christmas 2015, I was lucky enough to be giving t voucher for a xmas hamper, by Bruce, and I wasn’t able to thank him. It was a complete surprise and feed my family for Christmas. tThankyou Bruce, I really hope you now have a uneventful journey to your place of rest. Condolences to your family and to PHIL and the 3AW crew. You were part of my life for so many years and will not be forgotten. Thank you to everyone concerned who aloud Bruce to entertain us for so many years.R.I.P


 My brother ended his own life in February 2010.  In June of that year I began studying counselling as a way to try to understand what happened to my brother.  Every Wednesday night for 18 months while my two babies were being tucked into bed by my mother I attended the counselling course and every one of those nights I listened without fail to Bruce and Phil on 3AW for the length of my journey home which was about an hour.  My course was almost over when my brother in law also took his life.  The course alone did not keep me going in those dark days.  What I heard on the radio every Wednesday night were real live counselling sessions which warmed my heart and kept me determined to finish my course.  Bruce and Phil were non-judgemental and patient with warmth, compassion and gentleness; the qualities that I had been learning made a good counsellor.   I had a good laugh sometimes too.  I loved it when the same old callers rang every other week and told Bruce and Phil what they’d been up to.    When my course finished I stopped listening to Bruce and Phil because I didn’t have that driving time anymore, I was putting my babies to bed myself.  I thought about it and said to myself many times that ‘I must put on the radio and listen to Bruce and Phil, they were so funny’, but I never did.  I wish I had!   Bruce, you helped me through a bad time.  Thank you so much. This is my memory of you and I will never forget you.   Ps.  Phil I will be tuning in from now on… 

Evan Broadway

Very sad news to lose one of the last true radio legends.  A consummate professional who knew how to do a live read and look after clients, something that’s lacking today with new talent. I was inspired to go into this crazy industry after listening Bruce and John and loved story time on AW in the 80’s. Truely grateful to have worked with you Bruce and will never forget the stories you shared.

Annette McCulloch

I have been an avid Bruce listener since the Uncle Roy days. He gave me so much joy and laughter and was a great comfort to me. He made listeners feel special and worthwhile and I always looked forward to hearing about his beautiful family. A lovely, kind, funny and compassionate man gone too soon who will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to Jill and his family.

Peter kingsley

I have listened for many years to Bruce, Philip, very sad to here of his passing thoughts, prayers to all his family, well done mate, farewell.


bruce Mansfield… a real gentleman of the airwaves. very sadly missed. the great radio station in the sky has yet another great voice. sympaty to bruces family and to the 3aw family. phil and simon your courage to forge on during this time of great sadness after losing a great mate and colleague is a testament to yourselves, bruce wouldnt want it any other way. at peace and pain free. RIP mr Mansfield

chris priestley

As a younger listener (39) it brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for all the laughs.  Rest in peace. 

Beverley Noonan 

vale Bruce Mansfield a true blue Australian and gentleman I have enjoyed many sleepless nights with him and Phillip Brady

Bill Hodges

So Sad.  What a voice.  What a presence.  Eyewitness news, 3aw breakfast with blackers and unca.  Then breakfast with darren james.  And nightline with Phil. An outstanding career.  A wonderful life.  RIP     


Farewell I’m going to miss you it’s such a sad day my condolences to the family rest in peace Bruce 

Cliff Jolly

RIP Bruce, always a gentleman and an inspiration.

Brett & Kellie 

You will be sadly missed Bruce ( Boose ) Thanks for all the laughs and memories that will stay with me forever.My sincere condolences to your family. RIP Bruce.   

Teresa Dick

First memory of Bruce for me as Superman on ‘Hey Hey’ always makes me smile. Then when I started listening to Nightline 25 years ago after my first daughter was born. Great company on the radio, beautiful humour & humanitarian. ‘The Boys’ are no longer & I’m so sad. RIP Bruce Mansfield. Sincere condolences to your dear family, lovely Phil & all the AW crew

Vivienne tyrrell

God bless Bruce it is hard to believe you are gone Love to Jill and family and thinking of PHIL Simon And Ken we all feel the loss of a truly wonderful Man Vivienne. Dingley/mentone

 Helen Horwood 

Thank you dear Bruce for all the wonderful hours of entertainment and friendship you gave all your 3aw. listeners over the years. Tears are flowing , love to Jill and family xxx 


Adriana Breen

RIP Bruce Mansfield.. What great company you were through many a night and one will never hear your lovely  voice again.. You leave behind many sad people. Condolences to Bruce’s family..?????????adriana. 

Dannielle Court

Condolences to Bruce’s family on such a sad day.  I will miss Bruces calming and familiar voice on 3AW. What a wonderful man…..what a terrible loss. May he rest in peace. 


Rest in peace Bruce. Thank you for allowing me to fall asleep whilst listening to you for the last 15 years.  May you continue all the love and joy you shared with us via the air waves.  Sending love to Jill and of course all your family and grandchildren.  I’ll always ‘Remember when’ you left us. 

Ross Frederickson 

I moved to Melbourne and found Bruce (and  Phillip) and after 14 years I moved back to Brisbane but couldn’t live without the show so listened on the app nightly  My condolences to family friends and colleagues at this sad time He is now keeping them laughing in heaven  Rest in peace wonderful man

Troy Boon 

REST IN PEACE  to a legendary man of the  airwaves  will be missed   xoxo 

Ross Friedman

Bruce was more than an entertainer, he was a friend to so many. A true Gentleman. He entertained so many listeners, not only in Melbourne, but statewide on all the relay stations, lets do a state funeral for him to give back what he has done for so many. C’mon Premier, Lets do a state funeral to remember Bruce who reached out to so many 

John & Libby  Werribee

Sincere  sympathy to the Mansfield family on Bruce’s passing , we have listened each night over many years. To Phillip and all at 3AW we will truely miss him on the air waves   RIP  dear Bruce.


Sad news to hear of the loss of a unique character, Bruce will be missed and fondly remembered by so many.

Pearson foods

So sad, we will miss you


Goodbye to a wonderful man who knew how to entertain. Miss that lovely voice. 

Grant & Byron Beard from Sunbury

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that my son and I will no longer hear the voice of Bruce Mansfield over the radio. My son who is 11 years of age had great difficulty sleeping since he was born we tried everything, to help him sleep and the only peace we received was listening each night to the Bruce and PHIL show. We have continued to do this every night. Condolences to PHIL, the 3aw family and to Bruce’s family. We will miss him dearly. 

teresa green

So sorry to hear this news a true legend a gentleman a character in his own right deepest  condolences to Bruce’s family and everyone at 3aw 

Brett Lee

Thanks Bruce….  My Pa listened to you in the early days &  I had the pleasure of listening also in the later years to you & Phil, thank you for your grouse voice to hear & listen to mate ….????? Rest easy mate…


MIchelle Loftus

We will miss you Bruce, always listened in before going to sleep. Condolences to your family.

Carol Closters

  Nightline will never be the same.  Our deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family,and God bless you all.

Rachael Hankinson

My thoughts with your family.  I am so sad to hear that you lost your battle.  The airwaves won’t be the same without you.  I will miss your distinctive voice and your company over the radio. RIP Bruce Mansfield.  🙁


I met Bruce and Phil at a book signing of ‘Tales from the Scrapbook’ at Whitehorse Plaza in Box Hill in 1994 or 1995. I dragged a mate along with me, who to this very day I’m sure thinks I am weird. Not least because, being in year 11 or 12, I dragged him along to buy a book about a couple of old codgers, meet said old codgers and have them sign my book. But such was the appeal of Bruce, Phil and Bruce and Phil that I spent much of my teenage years, and in to later life, falling asleep to Nightline or Remember When. When my first daughter was born, one of the songs that I regularly sang, and continue to sing, to her was ‘Midnight, the stars and you’.  To steal a line from another regular closing number…  ‘It’s time to say goodbye, goodbye. It’s sad, but time’s the reason why we must bid farewell…’    


So sad to lose Bruce, a wonderful personality and a great radio entertainer. Night line listeners will miss you Bruce. Our thoughts are with Bruce’s family. I am saddened and don’t know what else to say.


 A Melbourne legend has passed but will never be forgotten     A legend of radio a tv.   Condolences to all 

Susan H

So very sad RIP , you made me laugh on those lonely nights Thank you

Mark & Sharon Lambert

Our thoughts are with Bruce’s family and his work colleagues. We have enjoyed Bruce on 3AW since the days of Uncle Roy until only recently when he fell ill . Thank you Bruce for all your fun entertainment  RIP Bruce 

Aman & Rupinder Kang

Vale Bruce Mansfield…RIP Australian radio legend!!

Amanda Harris 

I have listened to your lovely and peaceful voice  for many years.  My dad is fighting prostate cancer at this moment. My heart is very heavy. I will miss you Bruce Mansfield  RIP lovely

Vito Trevisan 

I’m sorry to hear the passing of Bruce. Will be sadly missed on the radio with his humour. RIP mate. 


 My condolences to Bruce’s family and friends and to friends and colleagues of the 3aw family too. Always wonderful to listen to such a professional and loyal man. I have memories of listening to the breakfast program back in 1982 and mum rang in on my behalf to wish me a Happy Birthday for my 13th as uncl roy. Rest in peace and God Bless.


We will always remember him.

Thanking you

Bruce, you and Phil helped me get through very dark times in my life when i suffered depression. I remember ringing you one night and you spoke to me off air and told me I was not alone you and Phil were there. Thank you for being there when I felt very very alone. You were a great man and you will never be forgotten. RIP Bruce our love and prayers to your family xx

Kevin Saunders 

Farewell Bruce you were Greattt on the Radio with your clever wit and amusing stories that you told about your own life and experiences. I am also a Collingwood supporter as I know you were, unfortunately at the moment we’re not going to good. Let’s you can see us improve from up above. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. 

Jodi & Taylor 

farewell Bruce : thank you for helping my daughter fall asleep at night, thank you from me for keeping me company when I thought I was alone .  Although I never phoned, you were part of our little homes night time routine, and we will miss you dearly.     

Steve Edwrads

I always enjoyed listening to Bruce & Phil whilst driving home after working back late. Those guys made me chuckle & made a boring ride home enjoyable. Such a shame. He will be sadly missed.  Condolences to his family & to you you Phil, it must be hard for you.  RIP Bruce.

James Hopgood 

Very sad to here Bruce masnsfield passing away today very sad gone but not forgotten 

Phillip Cookson

An Australian icon that loved his Melbourne has now become a LEGEND. Never to be forgotten by this fan and to many others . Condolences to 3aw and Bruce’s family. Rest peacefully Bruce!


I started listening to bruce and phil from about the age of 12 and now at the 29 im still listening. I am grateful for the times they both helped me at nights when my parents were divorcing. I never called and no one ever knew that they were there for me like that. Bruce will be sorely missed and I send my love to his friends and family. Thank you so much for all the good times. 


You will be sadly missed Bruce, especially  by all your 3aw listening  fans ….R.I.P xxxx

Robert Clark 

I will miss you my dear friend.,the tree was old but the leaves were a beautiful green’..! Bob & Melisse Clark.xx

maria and perry jory

I had to endure Bruce and Phil when I first met my husband because it was his choice of radio to go to sleep with..  It didn’t take long before it was my choice of radio to go to sleep with too. What a wonderful, compassionate, talented, funny man who will be forever remembered by us during our courting and early married years and beyond. Vale, Bruce, rest in peace.

Rob Jenkins

Night time can be a lonely time and place, but along with Philip, Bruce Mansfield kept us entertained with quick wit and fantastic showbiz knowledge. Many people will miss Bruce. Rest well


I am going to miss you’re whit and wonderful sense of humor my heart goes out to all  who loved Bruce he was like a member of the family to all of us mere mortals .            May all of Bruces friends and family find peace and love in the future. 

Sue McLean 

How very sad , I loved your show with Phillip Brady .i enjoyed your  listening your manly voice and how much joy, laughter ,happiness and humor that you bought to so many listeners. You will be sorely missed Bruce thanks for so many years of wonderful entertainment . May u R. I. P.       With sincere condolences to your wife and all your family  sue McLean 

Terry Newbold

Bruce Made me laugh every night he was a legend and he will be sorely missed


Rest in peace Bruce. The many nights I have spent laughing in the company of Bruce and Phil hold fond memories.  I will mis your unique humour and company. With a heavy heart  my sympathy goes out to all friends and family of Bruce.

Dale Wise

Absolute legend in the industry Too often the great go too soon Condolences to his wife and family Dale


Bruce and Phil brought me many happy nights and lots of laughs. I will miss his cheeky quips . My thoughts and best wishes go to his family.  Most of all I will miss the goodnight to the grandkids. We were lucky for Bruce to share his life with us ? Helen  from San Remo.

Frank Besanko

A true Icon on the Melbourne landscape….his personal insights into everyday life and how to live a positive, although frugal, lifestyle would always leave me smiling



Glenn Marshall 

I had the privilege of having Bruce on my tram after he and Phil had finished their shift at the Aus Open; A true and thorough caring gentleman I’ve been so lucky to have ever met; thank you for being a part of it; God bless you and your family Bruce.

Leanne Byers

Radio will never be the same without you, R.I.P. Bruce, you will be sorely missed ? 

Shirley Little

Fond memories from a long time listener of night line. Rest in Peace Bruce.


Sad news.  A true professional with an accomplished career.  Condolences to the Mansfield family, Bruce’s ‘partner in crime’ Phil and all the team at 3AW. 


Thank you Bruce for lightening the load of so many people in particular the sad lonely and often depressed. Whi knows just how much you have done for so many. Unquantifiable I would think. One cannot imagine 3AW without you. But like a beach without the sun. I know so many people join me in extending our sympathy to Bruce’s family  and wish for Bruce the peace he gave to so many others. 

Liiz Smith

I have very fond memories of Bruce I started working at channel 10 when i was 16 years old and Bruce took me under his wing and used to have lunch with me in the canteen  at channel 10 he would help me deliver the mail around the station Prisoner was a big show at channel 10 in those days and celebrity squares was also he was a lovely man i have many fond memories of Bruce and loved listening to he and Phil on 3AW.  I will miss you Bruce you were a kind loving man who also used to come in to mum and step dads chemist in Balwyn such a gentle man to all the staff and friends of Bruce and to his wife Jill and his loving children and precious grandchildren and to all the 3AW regular listeners hugs  from me to all of you hold Bruce’s memories deep in your heart. My husband Rob and myself loved listening to Bruce and he always had a kind and supportive word for listeners. In memory of a beautiful generous man Good bye Bruce Love always regular listeners Liz and Rob Smith 


On behalf of me and my family my condolences to your family. Farewell Bruce I’ll miss your humour and I’ll be dearly missed as I’m sure all listeners will agree.

Lou white

ohhhhh Bruce such a gentleman and such a delight to listen to on radio… How very very sad for us that you have gone to the brighter side above … And phil you two were awesome together … To your family Bruce much love I’m sending I’ve no doubt you were more than gorgeous and more loved than we can imagine … And phil … Especially you phil .. and the team at 3AW thinking of you all .. Beautiful caring decent being you were and always will be xx


Bruce was a very funny man who everyone loved and all his colleagues will sadly miss. All the night crew used to make me laugh on the way back to geelong after work. I will always remember Bruce. 

Tessie from Tulla

Its a sad night not only for me……. as tears are running down my face as i  will not hear Bruce’s voice on air… why i sad and grieving it was you Phil and Bruce that kept me going on, and i thank you for that. My thoughts go out to you Phillip. .. for sure your thought it will be a long time partner ship, some one who would be by your side for ever and a day,  Today when you heard the news of Bruce’s passing i bet your heart would have broke in two,  and in two it will be, for a long time. Bruce at least you have wonderful memories and that something that will be with you for a life time…… Bruce you will be missed. Tessie