So, farewell Bruce. It's always hard, I guess, not to resort to platitudes when someone you know dies... but sometimes platitudes are all that are left.
I liked Bruce and thought of him as my friend and I'll miss him. I only knew him at work and there I valued his presence on the ward and the times when his compassion would put me to shame.
I know he had a rough time of things at times, and I think that that wasn't anything new really, but he always showed courage and sought with a vigour that puts many to shame to put things right again. I enjoyed chatting with him during the night - and I generally don't like talking to my fellow staff at all .