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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 41, July 14, 1998

Bruce Evoy is Dead

By Vince Miller
71034.2711@compuserve.com

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

Dear friends:

         It is with considerable sadness that I bring you the following news:
         My good friend and ISIL director Marshall Bruce Evoy passed away at 8:30 pm this evening, July 8, 1998, at a hospital in Toronto, Canada. He was 75.
         His close friends Maeve Barham and Margaret Hamilton were with him at the end and held his hands as he peacefully slipped away.
         Bruce, as many of you may recall, founded the Libertarian Party of Canada on July 7, 1973 -- so he passed away almost exactly 25 years after the original founding.
         Bruce was also a co-founder, along with myself and 7 others, of the Ontario Libertarian Party in 1974. He was a Nathaniel Branden Institute representative in Toronto during the 60s and later in the 1980s joined the Board of the International Society for Individual Liberty.
         He is particularly well known for his electrifying performances in period costume of U.S. Revolutionary hero Patrick Henry and has performed the famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech for innumerable libertarian gatherings in the U.S. and abroad.
         At the USLP convention in Washington, DC in 1996, Bruce performed as George Washington, delivering his famous "Farewell Address." This was covered on C-SPAN TV and earned him a standing, cheering ovation. He also performed as Thomas Jefferson, reading the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.
         Bruce had been in failing health for several years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly over the past month and a week ago he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. He remained in critical condition until his passing today.
         We are deeply saddened by the death of a dear friend and heroic soul -- but are relieved that his suffering is over.

Best regards,

Vincent Miller, Pres. ISIL

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