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James Bradley

Heartbroken and flooded with memories we announce the passing of our Hero, our Rock, Husband, Dad, Grampy, Big Grampy, Brother, Uncle and Friend, James A Bradley, husband of Shirley (Totten) Bradley. After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, James passed peacefully, at Willow House, Loch Lomond Village, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 with his family near, keeping him safe and comfortable. We know his Dad’s presence was there watching and waiting patiently to meet him. He was born on January 11, 1929 in South Hampton, NS, a son of the late Harold and Emma (Snider) Bradley.
James loved to sing and play his guitar. He also loved animals and had a great way with them. He liked to hunt, fish, share stories and laughs with family and friends. He worked in the logging, trucking and fishing industries over his full, long life. Many of his abilities were self-taught, like playing guitar and boat making. We admired his strong values and patient way of approaching life. And we are sure he would count his greatest achievement to be raising and guiding his family. Rest easy, Dad.
James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; daughter Amy Rodgers and her husband Norman of Grove Hill, NB; sons: James Bradley and his wife Mary of Grove Hill, NB, Alonso Bradley and his wife Cathy of Grove Hill, NB; nine grandchildren: Daryl, Jessica, Melissa, Naomi, Vanessa, Amanda, Martina, Michelle, Andrew; 16 great-grandchildren: Melody, Kody, Abigail, Jakob, Shawna, Mathea, Darryk, Mackenzie, Mya, Noelle, Mason, Ethan, Brielle, Amelia, Callie, Mitchell; a great-great-granddaughter Sophia; brothers Ansley (Isabel) Bradley, Robert (Darlene) Bradley, Roy (Terri) Bradley, Wilfred (Kathy) Bradley; sisters: Lenora (Gerald) Wellman, Rebecca Brown, Dorothea Bagley, Carolyn (Robert) Grant; several step-brothers, step-sisters, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his infant son Scott Melvin, brother Rev. Harold Bradley, infant brother Harry Bradley and sisters Viola Taylor, Rowena Gravas and infant sister Pauline Bradley.
He rested at Reid’s Funeral Home, 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, (506) 832-5541, with visitation on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service conducted by Rev. Kent Burdett, was held from Reid’s Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM. The organist was Dorothea Bagley. Musical selections were “The Lighthouse” by Myrna Smith, “Farewell Party” by Emery LeBlanc, “It Won’t Rain Always” by Dorothea Bagley and the congregational hymn was “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”. The eulogy was read by Melissa Sibbald and Vanessa MacKay. Family memories were presented by the grandchildren. A poem was read by Martina Jones. Honourary Pallbearers were Ansley Bradley, Robert Bradley, Wilfred Bradley, Roy Bradley, Henry Totten, Ray Smith, Edward Boucher, Steven Totten and Lennie Totten. Active Pallbearers were Daryl Bradley, Kody Bradley, Andrew Rodgers, Michael Sibbald, James Mackay, Nathan Jones, Curtis Walker and Steven Abbott. Interment took place in Barnesville Presbyterian Cemetery, followed by a reception in the church hall.
Donations in memory of James may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or to the memorial of the donor’s choice.
Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com


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