Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bruce







For those who have been following this blog for a while have read my posts about Bruce Lewis,  I have tried to make them brief and upbeat but the truth of the matter is that Bruce has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for several months.  Last week it was apparent that there were no more options for treatment and no path forward so the decision was made to remove Bruce from life support and provide palliative care.  Bruce passed away this morning.  He leaves his wife, Mundee, and his two children Hans and Echo to carry on.

Bruce was a talented artist in the Manga genre.  He  was a devout Christian, a devoted husband and loving father.  He was an all around great guy -- he was interesting, intelligent, goofy, great sense of humor -- you couldn't meet a nicer guy.

I first met Bruce when my son was getting married.  Bruce escorted me down the aisle.  He got me to giggling -- which you really don't want to do because I clearly don't have a "stop" button when it comes to giggling -- and I was so afraid I was going to laugh through the whole thing.  Others were dabbing at misty eyes but I was giggling at Bruce. Bad Mama!

We have spent many birthday celebrations and baptism celebrations with Bruce and Mundee and enjoyed their company so much.  My father was a comic book artist so Bruce was always chatting about that common connection with me.  He could always command interesting conversations and was always so upbeat and fun.

The world is going to be a lesser place with Bruce not here but Heaven is rejoicing, I am sure.  Mundee and the kids are left to carry on but there are a whole lot of people that are going to hold her up and help her through -- she is a faithful, strong woman and that will serve her well during this time.

So,  as we say our farewells to Bruce and prepare to move on, helping Mundee and his kids, we can say we were blessed to have known this guy and our world is a little better for it.