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Tuesday November 20, 2012

MACDONALD, Bruce Ewing
(May 2, 1926-November 16, 2012)
Bruce would say 'he had a good run'. He did have a wonderful life and will be deeply missed by Pamela, his devoted wife of 62 years, his four children, Jim (Jan), Kate (John), Sue (David), and Heather (Rob), thirteen grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike), Spencer, Alexandra, Danielle, Fraser, Christopher, Stephanie, Lindsay (Micah), Kyle, Julie, Kate, Jonathan, Rachel and two great grandchildren, Alexia and James, as well as by his sister and life-long friend Patricia.After attending Upper Canada College, Rothesay Collegiate School, and the University of Toronto, Bruce became a well-read journalist with both the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail where, as Washington correspondent, he covered US stories during a very exciting time. Later he formed an economic communications practice and consulted on issues such as the auto pact, Free Trade Agreement, federal budgets and was in his time, an authority on the national pipelines. Bruce had a fierce sense of right and wrong and after his retirement enjoyed directing his acerbic wit to the 'Letters to the Editor' with the Globe & Mail being by far his favourite field of play!! Most of us can count the number of true friends on one hand but Bruce and Pam have had many friendships that started when their kids were kids. Bruce was most fortunate to have had such good friends who were with him to the end and the family is most grateful they were. Bruce enjoyed the outdoors - sailing, downhill and cross country skiing, camping and an almost thirty year passion for 'Brims' the family cottage on his beloved Lac St. Germain. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation or a service but rather a celebration of his life to be held at the Edinburgh Retirement Home, 10 Vaughn Street in Ottawa on December 7, 2012 11:00 AM.The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at the Edinburgh Retirement home and the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the compassionate care that Bruce received throughout.

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