Len Bradley

Falleció en 24 agosto , 2020

Len Bradley passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Len is survived by his wife, Bea; his daughter, Marissa and his son, Jason (Shelly). He is survived by his sister, Myra (Grant) and his nieces and nephews from his brother and sister, Heather, Cheryl, Larry and Brad. He also had several in-laws, Phyllis (Wayne), Joy (Dean), Sinclair (Sarina) plus more nieces and nephews, Chris (Erika), Reese, Nicole, Stefanie, Byron and Colin. He even had several grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Ryan, Jesse, Parker, Heather, Dylan, Oliver and Sofia. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Ernest and Lydia Bradley, his two brothers, Bill and Eddie, and his brother-in-law, Howard.

Len was born in Vancouver but lived in Port Alberni, Mission and Coombs as he grew up. As an adult, he worked at MacMillan Fisheries in Vancouver. He discovered his love for rugby and played with the Scribes for many years. He later moved to Nanaimo where he worked for B.C. Ferries for almost 20 years. For Len, his family came first. He always had their backs and was willing to support and help Bea, Marissa and Jason with everything. He was their rock and cheering squad.

Len made so many good friends over the years. He was genuinely interested in what other people had to say and usually had some of his own interesting stories to share. Len was very knowledgeable about various plants and spent a lot of time in his garden. Len loved to cook, often trying new recipes. He enjoyed dining out and had so many favourite multicultural dishes. He appreciated music, especially rock and jazz. He was a loyal Canuck fan and followed soccer, rugby, basketball and most other sports. Len had a strong interest in Indigenous cultures and art. He really enjoyed volunteering at the Port Theatre. He loved the many animals in his life, including sheep, pigs, cats and dogs.

His friends and family will always remember Len for his friendly sense of humour, his kindness, his acceptance of others and his willingness to help and support everyone.

A celebration of life will be held on September 19, 2020. Please contact Bea, Marissa or Jason, or email to inform the family if you are planning to attend.

Please share memories of Len with his family via text, photos, or video messages. If you’d like to contribute to a garden in his memory, please contact the family.


  • To attend a Celebration of Len's Life on September 19, please contact the family

    sábado, 19 septiembre , 2020


Len Bradley


Tom & Marietta Hegarty

30 septiembre , 2020

We both have very fond memories of Len,We would go for coffee at Timmy's and talk about anything from farming life to B.C. Ferries.Len was very proud of Marissa and Jason.He always had a smile on his face when he spoke of them.We are very sad and will miss a real good man.Our thought are with Bea. Marissa and Jason.

Heather Barnes

19 septiembre , 2020

My heart has been hurting since I got the phone call from Marissa. Uncle Len called me earlier this summer and we had such a good talk. I have many wonderful memories of my uncle from the time I was a kid visiting Grandma and Grandpa Bradley in Coombs whether out hunting for antiques or having Grandma's yummy lunches. Later on there were visits with Len and Bea when they lived in Van in the 80s, visits to Nanaimo and Uncle Len was always around, the family reunion in Coombs. My uncle always kept in contact with my sister Cher and I over the years especially after our Dad passed. I hold so much gratitude for this. He and I texted back and forth quite a bit. We went to watch my son play basketball. He had so much knowledge about the sport. I used to be so proud that he played rugby and would bring it up if the topic came up. Uncle Len I will always remember your gentle ways. Im sad you won't be making that trip back to Haida Gwaii that we talked about. Love you. So much love and support sent to my aunt and cousins and family.

Jim Ramsay

16 septiembre , 2020

Bea, Marrisa and Jason, so sorry to hear about Lenny. He was he was the most even keeled guy I new, nothing bothered him. Was fair to everyone. I always remember when Lila and I came to visit. We slept in Your trailer in your front yard. It was fun we had a great time. Watch Jason play basketball. He will be missed.

Gina Byron

15 septiembre , 2020

I first worked with Len working graveyards at Departure Bay ferry terminal. Len told many stories of his younger years and his adventures. Many of those long night graveyard shifts were made lighter by Lens sense of humor and sharp wit. My sincere condolence to all of Lens family and friends.

Dan Ryan

15 septiembre , 2020

The Ryan family was truly saddened when we learned of Lenny’s passing. We have been friends for over 25 years. Our children have grown up together. We fondly recall conversations at soccer games, and practices, school events, social gatherings, rugby games, and chance meetings in the community. Lenny was a kind soul. A great listener and conversationalist. A proud parent. A gentle giant of a man.

Pene Kenny

14 septiembre , 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Bradley family.
.Len had a special place in my heart. Always enjoyed a game of cards and talking about family, animals, gardening of course rugby. Been a New Zealander I heard about some of his escapades while he was there. He was a gentleman that we will miss.

Mark Hile

12 septiembre , 2020

I too had the fortunate opportunity to work with Len. He was a kind gentle sole with a natural gift for landscape gardening and story telling . Len will be deeply missed by all who worked with him! He was a fine example to us all!

My deepest sympathy’s to all in Len’s family!

Ken Robb

12 septiembre , 2020

Hi Bea. Sorry to hear of Lenny's passing. Condolences to you and your family. He was a good friend and I have many fond memories of him and rugby experiences with the Scribes. Will miss him.

Ken Robb

Julie Barry

11 septiembre , 2020

I met and worked with Len at Duke Point. He was a regular and I was a casual. LEN had a heart of Gold. He was always kind, compassionate, knowledgeable in many things including the Duke point gardening. He would work effortlessly for hrs. Weeding and beautifying the Duke point gardens. He also had something positive and encouraging to say eveyday. He loved and respected his family very much always talking about his children with love and pride and admiration. Sometimes he would tell funny stories about his kids. He had a positive sense of humor. I always thought of him as a gentle giant. I have a particular memory when I had a bad day at work and I remember him putting his hand on my shoulder and saying everything will be alright. His reassurance and smile will always hold dear to my heart. LEN YOU will be Deeply missed.

Ralph Maundrell

9 septiembre , 2020

Where to start with Lenny? Having known him for almost fifty years, it's tough. I can say that it was an honor for me to have had him as a very good friend for all these years and seeing his passion for music, rugby, food, plants, and being a friend to everyone while never saying a bad word about anyone. Above all, Len loved his family and Len loved life!

You will be missed, my friend!


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