Bruce R. Haman 
March 03, 1967 - May 27, 2003

Birthplace:   Minot, North Dakota
Resided In:   Federal Way WA USA

Bruce R. Haman, of Federal Way, died at home on May 27, 2003.  He was 36 years of age.

Bruce was born on March 3, 1967 in Minot, North Dakota, the son of Benny and Donna Haman.  The family moved to Williston, North Dakota in 1979 where Mr. Haman graduated from high school.   He attended North Dakota State School of Science for one year.  Bruce moved to North Seattle in 1990.  He was self employed as a carpet installer owning his own business “B.H. Carpet Installation”.  He moved to Federal Way in 2001.  Bruce was an avid hockey player and played with the Seattle Wolves as a defenseman.  He also loved to fish, hike, and participate in other outdoor activities.

Bruce is survived by his parents, Benny Haman, of Williston and Donna Haman, of Bellevue;  two sisters, Nancy Stelljes, of Littleton, Colorado and Stacey Montplaisir, of Firestone, Colorado;  one brother Paul Haman, of Redmond; four nephews, and many friends.









The Seattle Wolves lost a brother  Bruce "hands" Haman . We have lost more than a great defensman, we lost a great friend. Someone that would do anything for anyone. Bruce went on every road trip, played on both the 'A' and 'B' teams, as well as, played on Monday Nights. He was always there. It will be hard not to see him in the locker room anymore, but we know that he's playing in a bigger league now! We will all miss you Bruce. If you want to read or sign the guest book click here.


  I would like to thank all of the members of the Seattle Wolves who were able to participate as pall bearers to honor my brother Bruce at his funeral.  I know he was looking down on everyone with a great big grin on his face (as he always did).  Bruce touched a great deal of people and through him you all have touched us as a family.  Please do not hesitate to keep in touch with the family.  We would like to remember him in the way that all of you were able to remember him too. 
Thank you all again.
Stacey Montplaisir

Sorry to hear about Bruce.  He was a good friend from Williston – we spent many hours, if not days, on the rink. Truly saddened…best of luck to his hockey buds in the Northwest.


Brad Barrier

Ted Perkins
Seattle, WA USA
I will miss you a lot, Bruce, one of the best at being as intense as necessary on the ice and being able to turn it completely off when the final whistle was blown.  

Whether it was backing me up when I let someone by or driving me up for the tournaments (except when I was too senile and waited at the wrong mall), you were always there for me.  

I am sure it has been conveyed by the other members of the Wolves, but I want to make sure that you know if there is ever anything that we can do for the family or friends of Bruce, please do not hesitate to ask.  We owe Bruce a lot and would be more than happy to pay a small token of our debt.

Thank you for raising a great person.


Jack Comyn
Bothell, wa usa
Hands, hockey and road trips just won't be the same without you.  You were a great teammate and more importantly a great friend.  You will be missed dearly.  I look forward to playing hockey with you again in Heaven.  I sure hope the ice up there is better than Highland.  God bless you Bruce!

Bob & Mary Jean McMahon
Edmonds, WA USA
Bruce, we miss you already. I'll miss seeing you on Monday nights, on road trips and just about anywhere else hockey is being played. I won't miss your grabbing in the corners. On second thought, I'll even miss that. You're a great teammate and a wonderful person. You don't get to meet a lot of quality people in this world, but we had the privilige of knowing one in you Bruce. God Bless

Bill & Kristin Banfield
Lake Stevens, WA USA
Road trips will never be the same again. We lost not only a good hockey player but a better person. I enjoyed playing with and against you from Monday nights to Chicago and all over Canada. You will be missed by your entire Wolves family. God Bless and rest in peace my freind!

Ken Johnson
Seattle, WA USA
As an opponent for many years, Bruce earned my respect. While he was one of the toughest competitors in every game he played, he always had a smile and kind words as we exchanged hand shakes afterwards.

More recently, after having gotten to know Bruce better (via the Monday Night Wolves League), I learned what an awesome person he was. He will be missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Bruce's family and friends.

Leader Comyn
Brier, Wa USA
Hands you will be missed, whether its clearing the front of the net, going on road trips, playing on every team that we have, showing up to just shake hands after a game, seeing that smile on your face when you would get the best of an opponent and get them off their game, to seeing that frown from only having Miller High Life. The Seattle Wolves wll never be the same, we will be missing one of our best defenseman and one of our best friend. HANDS THIS MGD IS FOR YOU BUDDY.

George Natseos
Granite Falls, WA USA
Hands,  We've played a game without you... It's not the same, your already missed.  Either I'm skating with you, or sitting next to you on the bench, but either way I knew I could count on you.  You where a great defensive partner.  This last game, looking next to me and not seeing you was hard...It was even harder skating with Chris.  The way I see it... There where more hands to shake, and God needed someone he could count on.

Bob Larson
Edmonds, WA USA
To the Haman Family:
     Bruce is, and will continue to be missed. "Bossman" was always the hardest worker, and never backed down from a challenge, (ie: opponent), and he always had your back when you needed him. He was tough as nails, but never threatening. As a fellow defenseman, our job just became much more difficult.
     He will always hold a  place of honor in the heart of every Wolves player.
     God bless you in this sad time.

Bob Larson

Lee Shanahan
Issaquah, WA USA
To the Haman Family:

You have my deepest sympathies.  In short, Bruce was a good man, and I will miss him dearly.  Bossman-I will miss your intensely competitive nature, the chance to see another 6'3" bully walking into a buzz saw without knowing it, and your calm smirk in the parking lot after another Wolves victory.  You were always there for all of us, I wish we could have been there for you.  Lace 'em up, brother


glenn gioseffi
woodway, wa usa
Hey Bruce,

Gigi here.  I’m somewhat disappointed you are not going to make the four day canoe trip and four day Olympic hike this year.  You promised you would go.  I’ll let it slide this time since you’ve never broken your promise to me before.

Eric, Gris, and I will continue on, although a little less spring in our step, and few less laughs at the camp side.  You know we’ll be telling stories about you.  Since you can’t defend yourself…don’t be upset if I embellish a few of the better ones.

One last question.  How can a guy as small as you, leave a void in me so large.

Well Bruce I have to go now.  It’s time for me to grieve in my own way, on my own time, and confront my own fears.

Gris and I know where you rest these days and will stop by from time to time and visit.

I’ll look you up when I get there.

Your road trip roommate,


Mountlake Terrace, Wa U.S.A.
Bruce, you're "Hands" down the nicest wolves member there is (off the ice), and not too shabby of a D-man either. I'll sure miss those road trips like whistler last year where we threw about half the team in your love van, I have to thank you for saving all our hides at the road block, too. We'll all miss you and never forget you, God Bless

Brian Smith
Lynnwood, WA usa
From floor hockey to ice hockey mulits to short hair from the years at the lake house.In Australia to Amsterdam and all the road trips,we have been threw a lot together I will miss you brother

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