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Letter -- An open letter to the Queen's community from the family of Cameron Bruce, BSc'14

Letter -- An open letter to the Queen's community from the family of Cameron Bruce, BSc'14

Letter -- An open letter to the Queen's community from the family of Cameron Bruce, BSc'14

In the two months since the death of our son and brother Cameron Bruce, BSc’14, the outpouring of support from the worldwide Queen’s community has been a great comfort to our family.

Cameron Bruce, BSc'14Cameron Bruce (Photo courtesy of Iain Bruce, Com'81)

 

Cameron’s floormates in Victoria Hall and the FRECs and frosh of Orientation Group 21 were kind enough to sit with us and share their memories of Cameron’s short time at Queen’s. The administration and staff of the University, including Principal Woolf, Dean Kim Woodhouse of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Dean David Saunders of the School of Business, Chaplain Brian Yealland, the staff in Student Affairs, the staff in the counseling and health services department, and others too numerous to mention, have all been kind and supportive.

The memorial service held for Cameron in Wallace Hall was a moving event, and those of his friends who spoke were both courageous and caring. We have found strength and comfort in the words of those with whom Cameron shared his brief time at Queen’s.

We have heard in letters, e-mails, and phone calls from alumni and parents around the world, and we have been given the gift of unselfish love by classmates and friends. The support in countless ways of the class of ’81, the class of ’14, and the parents of the class of ’14 has been warm and loving.

All of this has confirmed for us that, despite its untimely end, Cameron’s time at Queen’s was a highlight of his short life. We know in our hearts that despite the outcome, Cameron made the right choice when he chose Queen’s, and that he would have thrived there among such caring and supportive people.

Iain Bruce, Com’81, Linda Bruce, and Margot Bruce
Westport, CT