May 15, 2014
Francis (Frank) John Bradwell was born December 8, 1924 in Saskatoon, Sask. to Alice and William Bradwell. He grew up on the farm attending school at Meadowlands School. On Sept. 15, 1943 he enlisted in the army serving 2 years and 7 months, with 45 months in a German Concentration Camp. After getting out of the army he went to work at the Canada Cement Plant, Exshaw, AB. until his retirement in 1983. In September 22, 1951 he married Florence Lydia Head. His hobbies included golfing, hunting and a great love for fishing causing him to buy a lot in Black Creek, B.C. and build his own house so he could be close to the ocean for fishing and a golf course one block from his front door. They never had children but they always had a Yorkie dog which was a constant companion.
Frank was predeceased by his Mother and Father; his Mother and Father-in-law; Wife Florence Bradwell; Brothers William (Bud) & Robert (Bob) Bradwell; Sister Rose and Fred Sirett; Brothers-in-law William Tipton, Rex Kine, Art Crich, Ken Craig, James Lock; and brother in law Cecil Head.
He leaves to mourn Brother Sidney (Mary) Bradwell; Sister Florence Tipton, Grace Kine, Galdys Crich, Fanny (Paul) Lees, Violet Lock, Rita (Ron) Hawes, Velma (Joseph) Downing, Sister-in-law Rita Bradwell and Genny Bradwell, and Sister-in-law Jessie Head along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was cared for by his niece Denise and Clarence Bernauer of Campbell River for many years who tended both Frank and Florence personal and medical needs. He passed away very quietly on May 15, 2014 in the extended care facility in Campbell River.