I am saddened today to learn of the passing of an old motorcycle riding friend, Bruno Haus, of Wiarton, Ontario Canada. Bruno (yes, a lady) was the enthusiastic and spirited half of a couple I have known for a couple of decades, Helmut and Bruno. Bruno and her husband are German immigrants to Canada, and have lived in the Owen Sound area for many, many years. They were fundamental to many BMW motorcycle getogethers over the years. Bruno was always working hard to make people welcome and comfortable at their farm, not far from the shore of the Sound. In retirement, they had moved into the city of Wiarton.
I can explain why Bruno made so many friends; she was just the kind of person whom you like when you first meet her, and it just grows over time. The cause of Bruno's demise is not known to me, but I know she has been unwell for many years.
Rest in peace, my dear Bruno. Do you know how many loyal friends you have made over the years? How many of us will miss your mezzo-contralto laugh, your humor, and your genuine good friendship? Rest in peace. A bit of my heart goes with you.