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Bruce Bryden, a tribute

Unread postby wacktazz » Sat May 16, 2009 10:21 pm

Hi everyone. I have just been informed by one of my colleagues that Bruce Bryden, ex ranger of the Park has passed away last night, due to malaria.
Those of you know, will remember that he spent a great deal of his life in The Park.
He wrote the book- A game Ranger remembers

My deepest condolances to his family.

We all salute this great man. He is respected throughout the world today in many, many circles
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Sat May 16, 2009 10:24 pm

Shame....my sincere sympathy to his family.... :(
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sat May 16, 2009 10:30 pm

I join you in saluting a very respected Ranger, Wacktazz.
He will be remembered and honored by all of us.
A great man...a great loss :cry:
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat May 16, 2009 11:00 pm

So it's true. :(

My condolences to his family and friends. Our prayers are with you in this time of sadness!
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby G@mespotter » Sat May 16, 2009 11:24 pm

My condolences to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sadness!

Although all I know about this man is that wildlife and Kruger was his passion for many moons (written down in his book, in simple words.) May he be an encouragment for many of us!
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sat May 16, 2009 11:26 pm

My condolences to his family and friends.
Our prayers are with you all in this sad moment.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby DuQues » Sat May 16, 2009 11:54 pm

:cry: This is bad news indeed!

My condoleances to family, friends and fellow staff in the parks.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby Maddie88 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:11 am

I salute you Bruce... We will celebrate your life and not mourn your death for your actions in life was far greater than any man I've known.

May you be at your happiest as you walk through the gates of heaven to your Father.

Forever in our thoughts.... :pray:
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun May 17, 2009 6:11 am

My deepest condolences to his family :(

I was priveledged to attend a course with Bruce Brydon and was enthralled by a man who was passionate about wild life and a character who was larger than life.

His very, very charming wife was also there and my heart goes out to her and her family in this difficult period.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby JenB » Sun May 17, 2009 6:48 am

Very sad news indeed. :(
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby Elzet » Sun May 17, 2009 7:35 am

The second - and best by far- is that you will do things that most other people only get to dream about - Bruce Brydon

Deepest condolences to Bruce Brydon's loved ones...
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby michel367 » Sun May 17, 2009 8:35 am

All the best to his family.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby grannyb » Sun May 17, 2009 9:20 am

My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time :pray:
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun May 17, 2009 9:31 am

The conservation cause in Southern Africa is poorer today.

Condolences to Bruce's family and friends. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
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Re: Sad news

Unread postby gmlsmit » Sun May 17, 2009 9:31 am

The time of another GREAT has come.
It is indeed sad news.
Bruce was a true, dedicated nature conservationist.
Our condolences to his family, may they treasure their good and fond memories.
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