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BRADBURY, Gordon William

BRADBURY, Gordon William

January 10, 1927 - May 7, 2017

A much beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Gordie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace; his children Sharon (Al), Ed (Desirae), Darren (Stacey) and Malcolm (Sigrid); grandchildren Rodney, Gordon, Sharyl, Lindsay, Eric, Travis, Hunter (deceased), Leigh, Chase and Miles; great grandchildren Tristin, Makayla, Cole, Paytan, and twins due August 2017.  He also leaves behind his brother Vic Bradbury along with many nieces and nephews.

Gordie had an immense love of golf and fishing, “I golf every day and fish on Tuesday”. He spent much of his early years at the family cabin in Deep Cove.  He loved hiking and skiing on Mt. Seymour where he had a cabin. He influenced many Burnaby youth as a softball and soccer coach. 

Gordie was an artist in the sheet metal industry and turned his skills into a long teaching career and chief instructor at BCIT where he influenced thousands of skilled sheet metal workers. The family followed Gordie to Malaysia in 1969 where he was instrumental in kick starting the sheet metal trade in what was a developing country. 

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Verster, the staff at Kelowna General Hospital and Central Okanagan Hospice House for the care given to Gordie over these recent months.

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 PM on July 1, 2017 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 5Y2. 

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Central Okanagan Hospice House or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com

Condolence Messages
  • Jun 07, 2017
    Gord was such a nice fellow. We send our condolences and love to you all.
    Stormee, Graig, Zac & Jessica
  • May 31, 2017
    My sincere condolences to Grace and family.
    Kim Cloutier
  • May 30, 2017
    Ed and Desirae,
    Our family is very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and in knowing you will see him again.
    Love: The Penneys
  • May 29, 2017
    What a wonderful father in law! I'll miss your grumbles and genuine laughs! You provided for a beautiful family and there are so many laughs in this crew with memories of you! You'll be fishing and golfing ALL the time now Dad! Love you lots and thanks for being you. Xoxo Stacey
  • May 28, 2017
    Good instructor. I had him in the late 60's at BCVS.
    Fred Sankey