Tuesday, September 28, 2010
As a family, we would like to thank all of Westport, and indeed many in surrounding towns, for the love and support we have received in the days since the death of our son and brother Cameron.
We have benefited from the kind words and kind works of countless people and groups in these last two weeks, and those words and works have been life-sustaining for us. And that support has come from all corners of our town.
We cannot begin to list all the individuals and groups that have stood by our sides and buoyed our spirit in the past two weeks, but we do want especially to thank the members of Saugatuck Congregational Church and the Westport Garden Club, the kind people at Save the Children, and the Westport Police Department.
It is easy to use words like “community” without pausing to reflect on what they really mean. And it can be easy in this modern era to grow cynical, to lose sight of the personal. It is easy to forget what it means and what it should mean to be friends, neighbors, colleagues.
But in the last two weeks, Westport has shown us that it is indeed a community in the best sense of the word. It seemed to us that we lived in a small town, where everyone knows his neighbors, and everyone cares. This has been an immeasurable comfort to us, and has made a vast and deep difference in our lives.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
Iain, Linda, and Margot Bruce
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