Bruce followed his fathers love for the sea and was a passionate yachtsman. National Service between 1956/7 was with the Royal Australian Navy, following which his first job was with the Harbour Trust in Melbourne.
In 1957 he started going out with Maureen Lewis whom he married in 1962. Bruce and Maureen travelled by way of Egypt and Italy to the UK arriving in time for the great whiteout of 1963. The intention was to stay 18 months, which became somewhat extended to 46 years, rather like some of Bruce's lunches.
Bruce had now found his metier in life and had become a skilled publicist and promoter and began to specialise in the emerging field of Direct Marketing, working for such company's as World Record Club and Wonderman International advertising agency. He had also discovered London Scottish and became a keen fan and member of the club for nearly half a century.
Bruce will also be remembered as a founder member of the Australian Beefsteak and Burgundy club and latterly it's President in London.
Bruce will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A trencherman, bon viveur, raconteur par excellence, an all-round good egg.
Bruce leaves a wife of 47 years, Maureen, daughter Samantha and 2 grandchildren.