BRADBURY, Sidney Ernest - Passed away February 8, 2011 in his 99th year at Hillside Nursing Home, Stratford. Sid will be sadly missed by his daughters, Marlene of Stratford and Gail and husband Greg of North Bay. Also by his grandchildren, Michael, Christine and Meghan. Predeceased by his wife Muriel in 2001, also brothers Harry, Norman and Eric and sister Ivy. Sid was born October 30, 1912 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of the late Ernest and Norma Bradbury. He was a well-respected educator, beginning his career in Beamsville as an elementary school Teacher. In 1941, Sid enlisted in the RCAF and served in various locations across Canada as a bombing instructor, achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant. After the War, he became an industrial arts Teacher, teaching in Port Colborne, Windsor, Cooksville, Dunbarton and ending his career in Ajax at Harwood Secondary School where he was the Technical Education Director. Sid was proud of his family, especially his grandchildren and their attendance at the University of Guelph, which he had attended many years before. He loved his shelties, woodworking, gardening, travelling and the cottage where he spent many hours fishing for lake trout on his beloved Kennisis Lake. Dad's goal was to live to 100. You almost did it, Dad! Funeral service will be held at MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London, on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Guelph's Better Planet Project, 50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, or the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society, 88 Brunel Rd., Huntsville, ON P1H 1R1, or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 11, 2011