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R.I.P. Bruce

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by ShipMaven, May 18, 2011.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Some of you may remember a once-regular contributor to Cruise @ddicts, Brucie (aka Brucie).

    I'm heartbroken to tell you that Bruce was killed, probably instantly, in an automobile accident this afternoon. It's believed his fragile heart gave out rather than succumbing to injuries. He was on his way to join the family for dinner. His beloved granddaughter, Arami, and her parents were visiting from out of town as an early birthday celebration for Sharon.

    Joy turned to utter heartbreak in an instant. I've been sobbing uncontrollably - Bruce was a very dear friend. I'm in shock, as is the family.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. May God comfort them in their loss.

    Brucie - I'll miss you.

    With love,

    Mary Ann & Pucci
  2. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Sis, this is horrible news, indeed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and the entire Family.
  3. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    I am stunned and in tears. I remember how proud Bruce was when sweet little Arami was born, and all of the photos he shared. He and Sharon were also very helpful when I was planning a land trip to a location with which they were familiar .... they gave us some great tips. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

    Thank you for letting us know.

  4. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Mary Ann and I have just had a cry together, and we both feel like our hearts have been ripped out of our chests. Brucie was one of the sweetest men I have ever had the privilege to know and his memory will live on in my heart and soul for a very long time. I will miss so much his weekly updates and pics of the Two Most Beautiful Granddaughters in the World. His heart may have been fragile, but it was full of love for so many.

    Rest in Peace my sweet friend. You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.
  5. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    This photo was taken within the week. My heart is breaking...


    For those who don't know the family...the lady is Sharon (his widow), the oldest little girl is Arami (son's daughter) and the baby is Emma Grace (daughter's daughter). Arami and her parents had flown in from out of town as a surprise birthday present for Sharon.
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  6. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Thank you Mary Ann.
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    With tears in my eyes and pain in my heart I send my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Bruce. He will be sorely missed but always remembered with much joy and love.


    May friends comfort you,
    May faith uphold you,
    And may loving memories heal your heart.
  8. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Mary Ann, I am very shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I don't know Bruce as you do but I do remember him and enjoyed his photos of his granddaughter. I also remember you or he sharing photos from when you were together.

    May he rest in peace and may his family and friends find comfort in their memories of him.
  9. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Thank you to the Elf who moved this note to this Forum.

    Here's the Bruce that the Duck Crew knew (taken aboard Volendam):


  10. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    My condolences go out to the family
  11. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

    I am in shock as I read this. It is so sad. Like other I didn't know him except for his posts and photos of his granddaughter of whom he was so proud. He will be missed.

  12. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    I'm very sorry to hear this tragic news. My condolences and prayers go out to the family.

  13. JANPEP

    JANPEP Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Oh Mary Ann I'am so sorry to hear such sad news. I still have my Bank of Bruce card you sent me. I remember how he would so proudly post pictures of his beautiful grandaughter.
    My heart & prayers go out to his family.
  14. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    This is such sad and heartbreaking news. I do remember his posts well. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May you RIP Bruce and may the angels be with you.
  15. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    OMG my heart too is breaking that we have lost another one of our "Family". And I know what a special friend Bruce and Sharon are to you Mary Ann so this must have been so difficult for you to write....my prayers and deepest sympathy to Sharon and the whole family and all the @ddicts who have lost this very special friend. May your rest in eternal peace Bruce.
  16. Geekette

    Geekette Well-Known Member

    My condolences to the family.
  17. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    Such sad news. He looked like a great dad, husband, grandfather and friend. He will be missed.

  18. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    so sorry to hear this

    prayers for the family to get through this difficult time
  19. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

    I am so sad to read this, this morning. My heart breaks for his wife, children, and his beautiful grandchildren. You could just feel the love he felt for little Arami when he posted her photos.

    My condolences for all the family, and you Mary Ann, his dear friend.

    Prayers, and God bless...
  20. John

    John I'm on Island Time Staff Member

    I'm so sorry to hear this and for this loss. Bruce will surely be missed.

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