September 22, 2016
On September 21, MP Lisa Raitt rose to speak in recognition of World Alzheimers Day, and revealed that her husband Bruce Wood, who has most recently been President and CEO of the Hamilton Port Authority, has been diagnosed with an early onset form of the disease.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, executive team and staff of HPA, we are deeply saddened by this news, and all of us extend our sincere best wishes to Bruce and his family at this difficult time.
The Port’s executive team, along with myself as interim CEO, have been providing continuity and service to our stakeholders while Bruce sought his diagnosis.
We are grateful to Bruce for his eight years of service, overseeing a period of strong growth and diversification at the Port of Hamilton. The Port’s Board of Directors will immediately begin a process to identify his replacement.
Bruce has been a well-liked and respected leader to the Port’s staff and he will be missed. Information regarding a fundraiser to support Alzheimer’s research in tribute will be forthcoming.