Nov 10, 1950 - May 3, 2013
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Sadly Brad lost his courageous fight with cancer on May 3, 2013.
Brad is survived by his loving wife Carol and daughters Jess (Kevin) and Linds. His sister Betty (Don) brothers Blaine (Deb) and Brent (Deb) his auntie Bobbi, mother-in-law Bev, brothers-in-law Doug (Hetty) Dan (Lyn) Rick (Allison) sisters-in-law Diana (Ken) and Cathy (Steve) numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Brad was predeceased by his grandparents Percy and Violet Burns, his parents Al and Shirley, Aunt Beryl and father-in-law Chuck.
Brad was Born on Nov. 10, 1950 in Lytton, BC. He grew up in North Bend, BC enjoying a wonderful life fishing and hunting with his dad and brothers. He attended high school in Hope, BC moving to Maple Ridge with his family for grade 12. Brad loved 4 wheeling, fishing and hunting with his numerous friends especially Rick. Brad met the love of his life Carol and together they moved to Kamloops in 1980, settling in Rayleigh. They married in 1982 and were blessed with two beautiful daughters Jess and Linds. Brad loved being a dad. He taught his girls everything he knew with such patience and passion. He played slowpitch for B.A. Blacktop and forged many lasting friendships with his team mates especially Lorne. Living in Rayleigh Brad and Carol enjoyed a beautiful small community lifestyle with so many long lasting good friends. Many good times with his best buddies Barry and Al. The last few years Brad rekindled his passion for motorcycles. Many lasting memories were made out on the open road riding his Harleys with friends old and new.
Brad became a glazier in the 1970's. He worked for Cloverdale Glass and started at Inland Glass and Aluminum in Kamloops in 1980 where he stayed for 32 years. He loved his job and dedicated himself to it. He loved to teach his craft but mostly he enjoyed to work with the guys. Many thanks to Frank, Regan and Gary for giving Brad the opportunity to do that. His new and longtime co-workers, especially George, Graham and Pat were also his dear friends. Brad was right there with you, on the job until the end.
Many thanks to so many dear friends and family for their love and support. Thank-you to Dr's Proctor and Hamilton for your compassionate care. Much gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Hospice. It was a short but comforting stay. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations to be made in memory of Brad to Kamloops Hospice Association c/o Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cres. South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.
A celebration of Brad's life will take place at Brad and Carol's home 4800 Aspen Park Drive, Kamloops, BC on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 2 pm.
Rest in peace you darling man. Our hearts will forever be full of you.
Published in The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times from May 9 to June 7, 2013