Wilf Bradley

Obituary of Wilf Bradley

It is with great sadness that the family of Wilfred Allison Bradley announces his passing which occurred on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB. Born in Grove Hill, NB on May 9, 1948, he was the son of the late Harold and Dorothea (Lambert) Bradley.

Wilf is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Cathy (Leddy) Bradley of Hampton, NB; daughters Suzanne (Alex Kean) of Stouffville, ON and Sheila (Denver Cayenne) of Enderby, BC; and two precious granddaughters Courtney and Katelyn. Wilf was from a very large family and will be missed by his many brothers and sisters and their spouses.

Wilf was dearly loved by his many nieces and nephews and was a surrogate father to several of them, helping to fill the void after their own fathers passed. Being such a big, bear of a man it sometimes took a little “Smarties Bribery” to win over the little ones, but in no time he became the favorite uncle.

Being a truck driver was in his blood. He loved the open road and enjoyed the scenery and the company of the family members he took along on his many road trips. When his girls were with him, he was a “mother hen”, pacing outside the washroom door at the truck stops until they emerged safely. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and gave the best bear hugs. He will be missed more than words can express.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB where everything will be held privately.

Donations in memory of Wilfred may be made to the SPCA-Animal Rescue or the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through: ReidsFH.com

The Trucker’s Last Ride

He traveled the roads

In years gone past

A life he chose and

Hoped it would last.

Driving all night

From state to state

Trying to get home

And arriving so late.

He parked his truck now

His engine has stopped

And those who love him

Their hearts have dropped

He traveled the country

With a smile of great pride

Now he drives the streets of heaven

On the trucker's last ride

“May God ride with you…10-4 and goodbye”

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