Bruce H. passed away January 25, 2018 3:21 PM   Subscribe

My brother and long time user "Bruce H." passed away at his home on 6 January, 2018 and asked me to let folks know so that his contacts would not be left wondering "whatever became of Bruce H.?" He was as the oldest son in a very large family and we all miss him dearly. Thank you all - Kerstin
posted by Bruce H. to Etiquette/Policy at 3:21 PM (137 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. He was a neat guy who seemed to have had a bunch of interesting life experiences and knew stuff about a wide range of topics.

He will be missed, and I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and his other loved ones.
posted by lalex at 3:37 PM on January 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Kerstin, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce H. will be very missed.
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posted by gudrun at 5:13 PM on January 25, 2018


So sorry, Kerstin.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:14 PM on January 25, 2018


Hi Kerstin and family, if you are reading this, the periods you see are a way to signify a moment of silence because your brother was respected and appreciated and we are sad he is gone. Thank you for posting this and I am sorry for your loss. I am so glad to have had him in this community. Very best wishes to all of you.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:18 PM on January 25, 2018 [48 favorites]


I'm very sorry for your loss.
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posted by jenkinsEar at 5:33 PM on January 25, 2018


I'm so sorry to hear that Bruce H. is gone. :(
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I'll pour a dram for your brother tonight.
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posted by zamboni at 5:59 PM on January 25, 2018


My condolences to his family and friends.
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posted by calgirl at 6:33 PM on January 25, 2018


I am so sorry.
posted by pintapicasso at 6:53 PM on January 25, 2018


We are so very sorry for your loss and for our loss.
posted by Lynsey at 7:02 PM on January 25, 2018


I'm sorry for your family's loss, Kerstin--I'll miss seeing your brother's comments here on MeFi.

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posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:10 PM on January 25, 2018


I'm really sorry to read this sad news.
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posted by solotoro at 7:40 PM on January 25, 2018


I'm so sorry.

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posted by sarcasticah at 7:52 PM on January 25, 2018


Oh, I'm so sorry to hear it. Deepest condolences.
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posted by mynameisluka at 8:56 PM on January 25, 2018


Kerstin and family, my condolences for your loss. Thank you for taking the time in your grief to share your sad news with us. I enjoyed reading your brother's comments here on Metafilter. He will be missed here, too.
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posted by notyou at 9:22 PM on January 25, 2018


He answered magnitudes more questions than he asked. And this one is so incise it belongs on expensive t-shirts, and cheap ones for that matter.

I think you're right and he's wrong, but arguing about it with him did neither of you any good.


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posted by crocomancer at 2:08 AM on January 26, 2018


I'm glad that Bruce chose to share his thoughts with us here. He helped inform many many people, and did so in a consistently thoughtful way. Vale, Bruce, and thank you for your part in making metafilter, metafilter.
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posted by kjs4 at 3:18 AM on January 26, 2018


I answer a lot of food related questions and so did Bruce, so he's been part of my mental askmetafilter regulars cast for a while. Always well-spoken and vastly more concise than I could ever be. Thank you for letting us know of his passing, and I hope that while you grieve you do yourselves the kindness of remembering to eat.
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posted by Fizz at 5:16 AM on January 26, 2018


I'm sorry for your loss, Kerstin and the rest of Bruce's family. He was such a thoughtful AskMe contributor, and reading back through his many recommendations/suggestions hints at a life well and broadly lived.
posted by drlith at 5:43 AM on January 26, 2018


I am so sorry to hear this.

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posted by Fig at 5:55 AM on January 26, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss, Kerstin. I really enjoyed all of Bruce's contributions here, and will miss his voice and experiences. Thank you for letting us know.

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posted by kimberussell at 6:19 AM on January 26, 2018


I'm so sorry for your family's loss!

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He wasn't really on my radar and I'm going to take the opportunity to appreciate him now. My sincere condolences.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for telling us. Peace and comfort to you.
posted by gauche at 6:59 AM on January 26, 2018


I’m so sorry.

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posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 7:18 AM on January 26, 2018


Here's to Bruce H.
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posted by Dressed to Kill at 7:31 AM on January 26, 2018


Just read his old comments. What a solid fellow. MetaFilter is less awesome now.

All the best to your family.
posted by Fizz at 8:00 AM on January 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


I too remember him as an AskMe regular. He always seemed like a neat guy.

My condolences. Take care.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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posted by Splunge at 9:55 AM on January 26, 2018


my condolences to your family
posted by supermedusa at 10:01 AM on January 26, 2018


Awww Kerstin I am so sorry. That was so thoughtful of him to have you leave us a note. I really loved the way he was practical, helpful and cared without getting too overly invested in the nonsense of stuff. He had been here a long time and always in an understated but informed way. I am sorry for your family's loss. He'll be missed around here.
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My condolences for your loss.
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I'm so very sorry for your family's loss, Kerstin.
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From his profile: Boredom is way underrated.

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posted by MonkeyToes at 6:07 PM on January 26, 2018


My sympathies for your loss.
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posted by maryrussell at 7:31 PM on January 26, 2018


I’m so sorry to hear this.
posted by holborne at 7:51 PM on January 26, 2018


Too young. Thank you for letting us know; condolences to you and all who will miss him.
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posted by stray at 7:56 PM on January 26, 2018


He was a real MeFite. I am sad he will only be with us in the past.

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posted by limeonaire at 9:10 PM on January 26, 2018


I remember the delightful "More TIL?" metatalk thread that he started with "TIL that deer like wilted apple leaves" - where he explained how he saw deer returning to his backyard. I'll miss his comments here.

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posted by corb at 8:07 AM on January 27, 2018


Bruce H. was appreciated here, and he will be missed.
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I am so sorry. Condolences and ... wow, he was a steady, good presence. He will be much missed.

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I'll be missing his presence here.
posted by Harald74 at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2018


So sorry for your (and our) loss, Kerstin.
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posted by introp at 1:20 PM on January 28, 2018


I'm very sorry to hear. Thank you for letting us know.

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