This is to inform the community that at the noontime of Monday 22 August, our brother Aurovilian Bruce Elliot left his body at the age of 82 at Marika’s Home after coping with metastatic throat cancer.
Originally from Massachusetts, USA, Bruce came to India in the nineties and lived several years in the Ganeshpuri Ashram near Mumbai. From there he joined Auroville in 1999 and was confirmed as Aurovilian in November 2000, working at Matrimandir Nursery. Because of gradually deteriorating health, he had to stop working and devoted his time to the study of Sri Aurobindo’s works and authoring a book on him.
As he lived as a recluse, we will mostly remember him for his twice-a-day walk -always seemingly in a hurry- from Prarthna to Solar Kitchen for his meals, with a peaceful and light expression on his face. Since April this year, he was taken up in Marika’s Home and was very appreciative of the kindness of the people around and the quality of care he was given.
As per Bruce’s specific wishes, there has been be no visiting or viewing at Farewell; his remains were cremated at Auroville’s mandapam on August 23rd.
Fare well, Bruce. We will meet again!