I am going to a funeral tomorrow. It is for a close friend of over 50 years.
Bruce Jaques was a WWII fighter pilot. He was an "Ace" and had many "kills."
If there was ever anyone in this world that you would think would NOT be a fighter pilot, let alone an Ace, it would be Bruce. Bruce was a very good man, a very devout Christian man. He was a thorough, methodical, think it through, person who never hurried into anything.
He was an optometrist who was totally dedicated to his patients. He was never in a hurry with them. If the patient had an unusual condition, Bruce would follow through on it with the tenacity of a bulldog.
He was over 90 years old and as sharp as ever. Cancer and pneumonia did him in.
He leaves behind a wonderful wife and grown, married, etc. children.
I will miss him.