WINSLOW , Maine- Bruce A. Cook, 61, of Augusta Road, passed away May 20, 2016 peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Inland Hospital. \r\n\r\nHe was born August 23, 1954 in Waterville, ME, a son of Clarence A. Cook and Bernice F. (Morrill) Cook. \r\n\r\nHe grew up in Winslow, ME and graduated from Winslow High School in 1972. He began his career at Scott Paper working in many areas eventually retiring from Sappi Paper Mill at age 55. He was a member of Waterville Elks Lodge and longtime member or the PACE International Union.\r\n\r\nBruce married his high school sweetheart and wife of 43 years Dianne, on September 2, 1972.\r\nBruce spent many years camping, fishing, hunting and riding in Kokadjo and the Moosehead Lake Region where he made many close friends. His pride and joy was his 1930 Ford Street rod, which he has enjoyed entering in car shows throughout the state winning many 1st place trophies. Since retirement, he has traveled many places with the love of his life, Dianne. They went to Aruba, cruised to Alaska and drove to Florida this past winter in their new RV.\r\n\r\nBruce was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bernice Cook; his brother Harold O. Cook; brother in law Gary Graham; and father in law Edward Graham. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife Dianne; daughter Michelle and husband Chuck Bowie of Augusta; his sons, Tim and wife Courtney Cook of China, Randy and his wife Linda Cook of Tennessee; grandchildren, Dakota Bowie and his wife Kelsey, Dylan Bowie and his fiance Katie, Dalton Bowie; his sister Gracia and her husband Frederick Carter of Chicago; several nieces, nephews and many special friends. \r\n\r\nA Celebration of Life will be held at the Waterville Elks Lodge on Sunday, June 12th at 2pm. The family will spread his ashes in some of his favorite locations throughout Maine. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to send a special Thank You to Dr. Glover, his staff, the nurses and providers at Inland Hospital who were amazing in making sure he was comfortable when it mattered most.