Philip BRADY

Obituary

BRADY, Philip Francis Peacefully at home on Friday, September 5, 2003, aged 71. Positive throughout his life, including his 10-year battle with cancer, Phil will be dearly missed by his wife Marian (nee Hevenor); children, Marcus (Mandy) and Leigh (John Nopper); grandchildren, Kyle, Ethan and Katherine, and many friends and colleagues. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Murray Elgin Brady and Mary Alzina Semmens, Phil spent his early years in Aylmer, Ontario. He received a diploma from the Ryerson Institute of Technology, an Honours B.A. (Business Administration) from University of Western Ontario, and an M.Sc. (Business Administration) and A.B.D. (Economics) from Columbia University. Phil enjoyed a rewarding 35-year career with External Affairs (San Jose, Costa Rica and Ottawa, Canada), C.I.D.A., I.D.R.C., and the United Nations (New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland). His efforts to make the world a better place touched several developing countries, and inspired those who knew him. Phil's retirement years have been spent enjoying his cottage and family, helping to build the Prostate Cancer Association of Ottawa, and more recently, assisting Ottawa's newly-formed colon cancer support group.Our thanks and gratitude go to the many doctors and nurses who helped to care for him. Bequeathal to the University of Ottawa for medical research. Friends may pay respects at a celebration of Phil's life to be held Saturday, September 20, 2003, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the May Court Club Rooms, 114A Cameron Avenue, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - Ottawa Support Group (1-888-318-9442) or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation (613-247-3527) would be appreciated.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Sept. 8, 2003
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