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Eugene Ruffin

February 14, 1939 - January 20, 2021

Whilst our hearts are heavy with grief for Gene, our hearts are also full of love. Gene radiated love everywhere he went. Indeed Gene defined love. Gene was a fire that burned bright. In the last few days Salima and Gene's family have heard from so many people near and far who stood in the warmth and light...  see more

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  • Georgia Macneal
    I had the pleasure of staying with Gene and Salima for a few weeks some time ago now and they both welcomed me into their lives with such warmth and generosity. Gene was a truly wonderful, good and kind person with a beautiful soul. He will always be...  more
  • Mark Shand
    Gene was such an incredible man. So many memories of him being a witty, generous and warm person who loved his family and Salima so much. Thinking of him today and what a loss this is to us all, but especially thinking of Salima and all of his wider...  more
  • Shara McIntyre
    Our family lost a dear friend this week, and moreover the world lost a great human. Please share Gene’s legacy of compassion and empowerment through education. Through the love he shared with us all, the positivity that he embodied, and his passion for...  more
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  • gina din
    Gene was a brother, a friend and a mentor. Gene taught me the importance of showing up, which he did for my family all the time. Graduations, award ceremonies, birthdays. No matter where we were Gene was there for us. I will miss him
  • Naythan Din-Kariuki
    I consider myself one of the luckiest people to have had Gene as my Uncle. I've always said Gene's approach to life is the way I want to be as I grow older; timelessly cool and ever caring. I'll miss you Unc.
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