God, this is so tragic, I was overwhelmingly shocked and heart sick when I heard the news.
I had the opportunity to finally meet and ski with a number of Bears this past season, and getting to know Bruce and Kay was a highlight of my winter. Two of the NICEST people I've ever had the honor call my friends. I found them to be true lovers of the mountains who reveled in the wonder of living and playing in them. Always quick to offer a smile and extend the hand of friendship to a new acquaintance, and would do anything for anyone, be them friend or stranger.
Bruce, I'm so mournfully sorry for your loss. I was so fond of Kay. Such a sweet, kind woman, with such a zest for life. Those who ever had the good fortune to meet her along her too short journey through this world were truly blessed. I consider myself a member of that privileged group. I'll always remember her courageous spirit that day in Vail as she followed us around the black runs of the back bowls, game to go anywhere, even doing drop ins without reservation. I'll miss her.
Bruce, stay strong my friend. Carry with you that love of life Kay was so endowed with. Let her infectious spirit live on in you. And remember, you have many friends here who will be there for you, in anyway we can, anytime you need us. I look forward to our next day of play in the mountains together, celebrating that love of life that Kay possessed, and the trail she blazed for us to follow.