It is with deepest sadness that we record the death of our great friend and former colleague Bruce Hamilton who suffered a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Turkey and died at Canakkale on 24th November. Having recently retired Bruce was on a holiday of a lifetime with wife Betty having started out in mid-August on a world tour. Starting in Hong Kong they had moved to Europe where after landing in the Netherlands, they had visited Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Australia, Ireland and then on to Turkey.
Bruce was a very successful lawyer by profession originally from New Zealand. He came on to the hockey stage towards the end of the 90s writing for various news agencies, websites and Australian newspapers and quickly established himself by his detailed reports on games and his willingness to criticize without fear when the occasion deserved. Many journalists around the world will recall his powerful rendering of the national anthem of his adopted country “Advance Australia Fair”, often solo, from Press Stands and Press Rooms. Bruce will be greatly missed and hockey will be saddened by the loss.
To Betty and her two daughters we offer our deepest sympathy.
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