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Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

William Wright Bradley

September 3, 1948April 8, 2020

William “Bill” Wright Bradley September 3, 1948 – April 8, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Bill with his wife Wendy by his side after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Bill was born in Buckingham, Quebec on September 3rd, 1948 and lived there until the family moved to Ottawa when he was 15. In 1969 he joined the RCMP. After completing basic training in Regina, Bill was sent to Whitehorse, Yukon in the Spring of 1970. Here he met Wendy the love of his life. They were married in June 1972 and spent 6 years in Drumheller and 1 year in Magrath Alberta before Bill left the RCMP in 1979. He & Wendy spent 10 years in Winnipeg then 21 years in Lake of the Woods/Kenora area where Bill worked for Canada Post. Here Bill could work a full day then go home and fish right in his back yard. The perfect day!

Bill’s last years were spent in Winnipeg in Assisted Living at Devonshire House from 2010-2013 with Wendy and at River East Personal Care Home from 2014-2020.

Bill is lovingly remembered for his laughter and wit, his smile and his love of activities that always involved family & friends. He shared his love of hunting, camping, fishing and the outdoors with many generations. Best memories for many of us include how he taught us to camp, build a fire, catch & clean a fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors.

You know you had a full life when those of us who got to learn from and love Bill realize now how much our younger generation will miss out by not having Bill in their lives.

Many thanks to the wonderful home care staff, friends and family who supported Bill through his journey with Parkinsons both in Kenora and Winnipeg. A special thank you to all the amazing staff at River East PCH for all their kindness, caring and support over the last 6 years.

In lieu of flowers you can do an act of kindness or make a donation to a charity of your choice to support families in need during this difficult time.

Services

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Linda Cymbalisty

April 19, 2020

Dear Wendy,
just wanted to share my condolences. I am Kathleen's grand-daughter, and always appreciated seeing your kind, friendly smile when I visited grandma (Bill's neighbour) on Charity Rd at River East care home. the obituary for Bill is absolutely lovely - just like you.
Hugs to you.
Linda and Bob and golden retriever Milt who also sometimes visited

Yvonne Miller

April 18, 2020

Dear Wendy, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. Pauline and I had just been talking the other day wondering how you and Bill were doing. We have very special memories of you both, your devotion and his sense of humour when he'd give a laugh over something we said or when the staff at River East were joshing a bit and he'd give out a chuckle. We enjoyed hearing your stories and getting to know you. And you were also always so kind watching out for everyone else, including our mom Kathleen. We hope it helps to know that people care, even though words can't say enough at this time. You're both in our hearts and prayers.

Brian & Cheryl Hauk

April 18, 2020

Wendy
We are sending you are condolence at this time.
We used to enjoy sitting with you and our parents
Jean and Al for dinners. Your husband was a very interesting
and positive man. Our Prayers go out to you.
Brian & Cheryl Hauk

Durwin Lau

April 17, 2020

Growing up, Uncle Bill was a towering figure that I lookup up to, literally and figuratively. He was the only one that could convince a 6 year old me to eat Cauliflower for dinner, otherwise we would not go camping. Going camping or fishing with Uncle Bill was the BEST time, partly because you were guaranteed to catch fish, or learn something very cool. When I take my kids camping, to the dock to cast a line, or to the range for some plinking, I often think of Uncle Bill and how my love of those activities came from knowing him. I know he's had the same effect on my sister and many other fortunate kids. It is my hope to be able to pass this gift to the next generation. I can't thank Uncle Bill enough for all the great memories growing up. We will miss laughing so hard that you could barely breathe. We will miss your unique and very direct view on life, and most of all, your kindness and friendship. Any kid could not ask for a better role model.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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