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Bruce E. Hammett

February 18, 1940 — February 16, 2024


Bruce Edmund Hammett

February 18, 1940 — February 16, 2024

Homosassa, FL

Bruce Edmund Hammett of Homosassa Springs passed away on February 16th, 2024 at the age

of 83. He is survived by his daughter Samantha (wife to Tim McCaul) of Easton, Massachusetts;

son Nicholas of Homosassa Springs and granddaughters Sydney and Stella.

Bruce was born on February 18, 1940 in Preston (Melbourne) Victoria Australia to the late

George Edmund (Ned) and Doris Hammett. He studied mechanical engineering at the Royal

Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1966. After graduating, Bruce

traveled throughout Canada and the United States before accepting an engineering position in

London England. While living in London, Bruce met his future wife, Constance Dorothy

(Bubbles) Plymen and enjoyed playing tennis, watching cricket and traveling throughout


After Bruce and Bubbles were married in 1973, they settled in Melbourne Australia and started

their family. Career opportunities and Bruce’s sense of adventure led him to accept an

engineering position with Kimberly Clarke in Terrace Bay, Ontario and was later transferred to

their Roswell, Georgia site. Bruce continued to work in the pulp and paper industry and live

throughout the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1996 and maintained a dual

citizenship with Australia. In 2001, an interesting job within the oil business based in Alaska

beckoned. Bruce loved his time in Alaska and continued to work in the oil industry throughout

Alaska and California until he retired in 2014.

Bruce and Bubbles settled in Homosassa Springs in 2003, which is where they planned to retire.

Bubbles passed away in 2015; they had been married for nearly 42 years. In retirement, Bruce

enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, watched a lot of tennis and picked up pickle

ball. He also enjoyed traveling; taking multiple trips to Australia, South Africa and England.

A graveside service will be held Friday, February 23rd on 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery in

Inverness, Florida.

 Services entrusted to the care of Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

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