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Obituary of Bruce Allan Cutway
Suddenly on Monday, November 30 while sitting in his armchair, Bruce Cutway, a native of Kingston. He attended Rideau Public School, Fairfield and Amherstview Public Schools and Ernestown Secondary School until grade 10. In 1968, he moved with his parents to Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. He graduated from Ipswich High School in 1970, Cardinal Cushing Academy in 1971, and Queen’s University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. As a child in Kingston, he played hockey in the Church Athletic League and remembered fondly spending Saturday nights watching “Hockey Night in Canada” with his beloved grandmother Florence Compton, an avid Leafs fan (he cheered for the Chicago Blackhawks at the time.) He continued to play hockey in Ipswich as a member of the high school team and later served in a coaching role for the team.Bruce lived in Ipswich for twenty years where he worked in the building trade as a carpenter and painter and as a bartender. He became a US citizen in 1981. His time in Ipswich was the happiest of his life. But, conflicted between his love of Ipswich and his loyalty to his family, he returned to Kingston in 1988 and had brief careers in real estate and banking after which he worked for a call centre in Peterborough, an armored car company in Toronto and odd jobs in Kingston. He was the primary caregiver for his beloved Aunt Marjorie for five years.Bruce was diagnosed with epilepsy in the early years of this century and struggled with depression all his life, and more recently with other health issues.The family is grateful to our cousin, Jim Simmons of Sudbury, who provided Bruce a place to live, and Jim’s family who supported Bruce in other ways before his death.Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Rodney and Norma Cutway (née Compton) and his brother Don. He is survived by his brother Steve (Nancy) of Kingston; his sister-in-law Marie Cutway of Aldie, VA; nieces Sarah Meadows of Aldie VA and Laura Cutway (Alex Baumann) of Washington DC; cousin Jim Simmons (Carmen) of Sudbury and his family, and other Cutway cousins. Bruce is fondly remembered by his many American friends and his lifelong friend, Bill Head and his family of Amherstview and Kingston.Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Cataraqui Cemetery will happen at a later date.Bruce loved animals. Donations to Kingston Humane Society (1 Binnington Crt., Kingston, ON K7M 8M9) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.Rest in peace, little brother. Arrangements entrusted to CATARAQUI CEMETERY AND FUNERAL SERVICES.