Our friend and colleague Bruce Thompson

By Wayne Patterson

In memory of someone special

In memory of our friend and colleague Bruce Thompson, we want to make a difference to the disadvantaged Australian children supported by The Smith Family.

The Smith Family helps children in need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. By making a donation today, you can help the memory of our loved one carry on through this very special fundraiser.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt via email.

Thank you so much for your support during this time.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.01k

Geoscape Australia

In memory of Bruce, his friendship with our staff and directors, and vision and support for our company and industry. We will so miss him.

$1,000

Frontiersi

In memory of Bruce. We will be forever grateful for the impact you had on us individually, and the enormous contribution you made to our organisation and the spatial industry.

$510

Alana Birchall

$510

Anson Australia

We are grateful to have know and worked with such a wise, kind and humble leader. From the team at Anson Australia

$510

Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-ghouse

Beloved Bruce has touched our lives in many ways. He has worked hard. Time for him to rest in peace. A legend we will miss forever.

$510

Peter Ferguson & John Lynch

$510

Ian Oppermann

For Bruce, A true gentleman, a visionary, a friend, a fellow lover of maps. You are missed.

$218.40

T.o. Chan

The passing of Bruce is a big loss to the spatial community and many of us who know and worked with him closely. He is a visionary, an innovator, a friend and mentor. He has dedicated all of his public career to the growth and promotion of spatial. We all remember his humour and cheeky smile. We'll all miss him!

$218.40

Carmel Mcgregor

$218.40

Steve Jacoby

Thanks Wayne for all your efforts - a good friend gone too soon. Cheers, Steve

$104

Shalon Thompson

Uncle Bruce, you will forever be in our hearts.

$104

Mary Maini

Rest In Peace my friend. We will all miss you but never forget you.

$104

Dawn R

Vale Bruce. So sad to say goodbye, but so proud to have worked with you. An outstanding leader, and an example to us all of how to make a difference.

$104

Eric & Sandy Sharpham

Bruce we miss you, we love you. You have changed our lives for the better.

$104

Natalie And Sabrina

Sabrina and I are profoundly saddened by the untimely of such a nice man that we only knew briefly and were hoping to see back in UK. Our sincere condolences to his family and particularly to our lovely friend, his wife Susan Cowan. Natalie

$104

Narelle Underwood

In memory of Bruce - a true gentleman, amazing leader, visionary and friend. Your influence and impact lives on in your legacy across the geospatial industry xx

$104

Pauline Mccloskey

$104

Peter Ferguson

$104

Domenic Brasacchio

To a great man, mentor and leader, lots of good memories working together and always appreciated.

$104

Nan Allen

$104

Damion Brown

$104

Emma Padovan

They say the candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. Poignantly true in this case. Bruce was an amazing person and leaves an amazing legacy. I feel privileged to have known Bruce if only for a short time.

$104

Fatemeh Azizi

Sending my condolences to Susan. I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for her and Bruce's families.

$104

Em Hogan

In memory of our colleague Bruce, a wonderful man.

$104

Anonymous

$104

Brad Coughlan

Too soon. You will be sadly missed. Rest In Peace. Brad, Ingrid & the kids.

$104

Chris O'leary

Best wishes and condolences to Bruce and his family, friends and colleagues. Wish I had more time to get to know you better

$104

Daniel Miller

In honour of a great leader, role model, visionary and friend.

$104

Karina Donaire

To a boss with great ideas and who was fun and funny, a mentor who was indomitable and supportive and an all round gentleman who will be missed terribly! It is a great privilege to have been your friend and I'm grateful for all the good times and humour we've shared. KD

$104

Em, Ned, Caro And James

We can’t believe you’re no longer here Bruce. Thank you for everything you’ve brought to the Cowan clan, and for the beautiful relationship you shared with our beloved Susan. Much love

$104

Chris Buckley

To Sue and the amazing extended Cowan family ... my sincere condolences and hopes for light and fond memories ahead.

$104

Trish Petty

$54.08

Mark Mindlin

$52

Phil Delaney

In memory of Bruce, his humble approach to revolutionising our profession will leave more than a lifetime of change. You will be greatly missed by us all

$52

Duncan Brooks

Bruce has left a great legacy to the Australian spatial landscape, he was a great innovator, leader, mentor and friend to many of us and will be sadly missed.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Roshni Sharma

In memory of Bruce - a visionary leader who has created a lasting, impactful legacy.

$52

Eldar Rubinov

$52

Lizzie Bruce

I'm so sorry. Very glad to have spent time with you and Bruce in Canberra. Much love.

$52

Robyn Mccutcheon

Bruce was a visionary and an inspiring leader. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work in his team. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

$52

Warren Maguire

Thank you Bruce on being such a great visionary, leader and on a personal note assisting my professional development. You were the ultimate spatial entrepreneur, your ideas are now the foundations of spatial in Victoria and nationally. You touched many hearts and minds. Warren

$52

Ross Johnson

Such a terrible loss to hear of Bruce's passing. He was such a visionary for the Australian spatial industry. I think his legacy will be driving the development of Spatial Digital Twins.

$52

Annette Mcardle

$52

Tattiana Marcas

$52

Shawn Ryan

$52

Chris Taylor

$52

Simone Reedy

$52

Kate Wilkinson

$52

Will Lesh

$52

Stephanie Taylor

$52

Stephanie Taylor

$52

Emily Rucker

He was a gentleman and a most excellent collaborator, contributor and leader. Vale Bruce.

$52

Robert Charteris

$52

Margarita

Bruce made an impact even in the short time that I knew him. A kind, smart and funny person who will missed.

$52

David Turner

Bruce was the champion of cool. Always calm, gentle and considered in his words. The really nice thing is that we all learnt a great deal from Bruce so his legacy will continue for a very very long time.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Nicky Lewis

$52

Rory Brown

$52

Frank Bellmunt

True gentleman, will always remember the genuine man and smile

$52

Vicki Ryan

$52

Matt Dawson

$52

Leanne Mills

$52

Anonymous

$52

Lorien Kaye

$50

Mats Henrikson

$50

John Tansey

Vale Bruce. One is smartest, nicest, most humble people you could have the good luck to meet.

$50

Helen Cooney

$41.60

Michelle Fryzuk

$36.40

Simon Hunter

In honour of a great friend, valued colleague and exceptional leader.

$36.40

Joanna Kraatz

$36.40

Anonymous

$36.40

Beverley Paul

$36.40

David Thompson

Always the best brother

$35

Wendyn Robinson

$20.80

Mark Musgrove

$20.80

Philip Campbell

$20.80

Gloria Hallett

$10.40

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