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VALE Dr Bruce Reid

October 28, 2020
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It is with a great amount of sadness that we acknowledge the loss of one of the Bennelong Foundation’s early advisors, Dr. Bruce Reid, who passed away on the 27th of October after a two year battle with cancer.

Bruce served as an advisor to the Foundation from 2005 to 2016, where his enthusiasm and knowledge contributed to significant grant making in the areas of medical research and community health and wellbeing. H

e was known to revel in the work of the Foundation and his advice was always keenly anticipated and valued by his fellow directors and advisors. He was a great credit to his Bennelong family.

He was a multi-talented sportsman …… VFL and VFA footballer, state grade hockey player, and his name appears on the Bennelong Clocks around the Tan as the holder of the 14th fastest lap time for men!!

Dr Bruce Reid is best known for his long career as an AFL team doctor, initially with the Richmond Football club, and for the last 40 years with the Essendon Football Club, achieving Legend status in the Essendon Hall of Fame.

Dr Bruce Reid, a respected and well-loved friend, doctor and director meant many things to many people, will be sorely missed within the Bennelong family and broader community.