April 26, 1970 – December 6, 2014
It is with tremendous sadness that we tell you of the passing of Bradley David Erhardt. He passed away suddenly but peacefully in the loving arms of his family after a massive intracranial hemorrhage.
Brad was born on April 26, 1970 in Kapaskasing, Ontario. He leaves behind his mother Audrey, sister Jacqueline (Cal), beloved nephews and nieces Tyler, Madison, Shayla, and Hunter, girlfriend and life partner Julie Loranger, ‘brother from another mother’ Michael, best friends Don and Ute, very special friends Jann, Shelley and Sharon, cousin Gary (Pauline), many aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous friends and extended family. Brad was predeceased by his father Wayne, grandparents David and Margaret Erhardt, John and Evelyn Nelson, Aunt Muriel, Aunt Barb, Uncle John, and many other loved ones.
Brad was born with a brain tumour (that recurred several times over the next few years) that left him visually impaired but that did not stop him from living life to its fullest, following his dreams and becoming a truly inspiring person. Brad graduated from Highland Sr Secondary in 1988 and spent two years studying at Malaspina College. He was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts and in 1981 was honoured with the Jack Cornwall award for overcoming obstacles and received his award from the Governor General in Ottawa. Brad also participated in the first World Games For The Physically Disabled in England. Brad has been a part of many organizations over the years some of which included the Beaufort Association, the White Cane Club, the United Way, Valley Links, and the Salvation Army. Brad was a gifted poet, writer, musician, and techie. Brad achieved his dream of opening his own computer company, “Three Blind Mice.” Brad spent the last few years working at Home Depot. He found love with Julie and they were very happy. Brad was a kind, generous, sweet spirit who spread love and light to all he came across. His final gift to the world was that he donated his eyes and now 6 people will be able to see as a result. He will be missed more than words can say.
A special thank you to Dr Wayne Crowe and Dr Azer for their excellent care and professionalism.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm at The Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.
Please consider making a donation to the Beaufort Association or a charity of your choice.