Editor's Note: Barbara Burbank and her husband went to Bruce Hubbard's funeral on February 16, 2016. Here are her comments & pictures below.
February 17: We just got home from Vermont an hour ago. The weather in VT was really bad with snow/freezing rain mixed yesterday. Good thing we arrived there last Monday to spend the night and arrived the funeral home earlier before more people coming. It was very nice service. Don Powers gave a wonderful speech. It was open casket. He wore black T-shirt with long sleeves and in front of green T-shirt with Deaf Timberfest logo that he was a founder of Deaf Timberfest about 22 years ago.
|At Bruce's Funeral|
Don Powers gave a wonderful speech and explained that he and Bruce went to Austine School from 1st grade until 12th grade then to Gallaudet for 4 years. He felt like Bruce as his close friend and brother. Bruce's parents took Bruce, his 2 deaf sisters Darlene and Joyce, Donald and other 2 students home and brought them back to school for years. You can see their suitcases on top of his parents's car. I thought it was cool. From Left - Donald, Bruce, his sisters and 2 students.
(Austine School for the Deaf, VT Graduates in 1967) Bruce Hubbard, Barbara (French) Burbank, Donald Powers during 25th Anniversary of class of 1972.
Thank you, Barbara, for sharing the comments and pictures.