Senator Ben Murray-Bruce’s mother dies at 95
The matriarch of Bruce’s family, Mrs Margret Murray-Bruce is dead.
She died passed on around 4:40 am on Tuesday, at the age of 95.
The senator announced her passage in posts on his Facebook and Twitter handles, where he wrote: “Life. Indeed, like sand in the wind, today it’s here, tomorrow it’s gone. My mum is gone. She died at 4:40 am this morning. My gem of inestimable value, my support system, my best friend, my everything—she’s gone.”
The last of three children of her parents, she was born by an Englishman, James Lee from Britain and Bessy Lee, a native of Bayelsa State.
Margaret had a privileged beginning having been born into wealth. Her British father was an engineer with the Nigerian marine who in those days helped to man the Nigerian waterways.
She was a very religious woman and was survived by children and grandchildren.