Remembering Cameron Bruce

As many of you may know, a former Staples student, Cameron Bruce, died yesterday while at college at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Cameron, who graduated from Staples last June, was an extremely well-liked young man who shared his musical talents with Players by playing trumpet in several of our pits. Cameron also appeared on stage in the Players One Act Festival in 2008, starring with Peter Molesworth and Marion Mason in “A Wedding Story.”

Cameron (above left) with Peter and Marion in “A Wedding Story”, directed by Tess Verneuil.

Please keep Cameron’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

Above, Cameron rehearsing his trumpet part for Players’ production of “Beauty and the Beast”.


9 responses to “Remembering Cameron Bruce

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  2. This makes me very sad. My heart goes out to all his friends and family. I know that Peter is really upset.

  3. May God rest his precious young soul. This tragedy has made news all across Canada. I pray God gives his family and freinds strength in their dark hour.
    Mike Wilson

  4. “Trumpets are sounding in heaven”
    Such a sad loss of a young man beginning his own journey. Canadian parents are feeling the depth of this tragic accident. May the family find some comfort and strength to endure this profound loss. Our hearts go out to all who knew and loved Cameron.

    Sue Hall
    Belleville , Ontario

  5. What an outstanding young man.
    May God give you strength in this unimaginable tragedy.

    Kingston Ontario

  6. I did not know Cameron, but since I heard of this tragedy, my heart has been with him, and with his family. Gone from this earth far too soon, but never forgotten. From all that I have read thus far about Cameron, my thoughts will be with everyone that knew Cameron as they honour and celebrate his short, but zealous life.

    Christina Fowler
    Kingston, ON


    Dear Bruce Family !
    Words can not express how sorry we are for your lost!
    Cameron was an AMAZING kid who left us so soon!
    He is going to be in our hearts forever !!

    “If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop.”
    sending you all our LOVE :
    The Lodato Family from Florida.

  8. My sincere condolences to Cameron’s family and friends.
    Rich Roberts, Staples ’72 swim team co-captain

  9. Campus memorial for Cameron Bruce

    Queen’s will hold a memorial next week for Cameron Bruce, the first-year student who died September 13.

    After consulting with Cameron’s family and friends at Queen’s, University Chaplain Brian Yealland will officiate at a service in Wallace Hall in the JDUC on Tuesday October 5 at 7pm.

    “We are working with the students who Cameron came to know in his brief time here to provide a tribute to his life, and a chance for his friends to share in both happy and sad memories,” says Mr. Yealland. “Cameron’s family will be here as well so that will offer the chance for students who were not able to be at Cameron’s funeral to pay their respects to his family.”

    Cameron’s family held a funeral on Saturday September 25 in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut. A celebration of Cameron’s life will be held there during the US Thanksgiving weekend in November. At the funeral, Cameron’s father Iain (Comm’81) told an overflow crowd that his son said his first week at Queen’s was the best week of his life.

    Donations in Cameron’s memory can be made to the Cameron Bruce Scholarship for Trumpet at New England Music Camp, 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney, ME 04330, or for a grant that will be established in his memory at his high school — Staples Tuition Grants, PO Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881-5159.

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