SISTER, KIMORRA LAVIA-ADEWALE, and cousin, Hancel Bruce Joseph eulogised Ishmael Dorrel Bruce at his funeral on Sunday.
Bruce was born on October 16, 1982, the first child for his mother and his father’s second born.
“Ishmael was never short of a role in his siblings’ lives,” Joseph said. Even though he had siblings living overseas, he often made it his business to check up on them.
His sister described Bruce as, “very generous” nothing that nothing was too good or too much for him to give to anyone, especially his siblings.
“I can remember when I started my Secondary School education, Dorrel was still working at Vee Jay’s. He took it upon himself to contribute half of his salary as a weekly stipend to assist me in my education. For his four years at Vee Jay’s he never missed his weekly pledge,” his sister said. She added that her brother had an obsession for a healthy lifestyle and expected everyone around him to follow as well. He had a love for farming and of traditional medicine. The sister described Bruce as someone who always had a solution for everything and never liked to be doubted. He also liked fishing and was back and forth between farming and fishing, but always kept his hands busy.
His sister and cousin said together: “Dorrel you were our provider, our chef, our traditional doctor, a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, a friend, a man of business and also our confidant.”