Bruce Evoy is Dead
By Vince Miller
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
It is with considerable sadness that I bring you the following
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
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.
Vincent Miller, Pres. ISIL
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