Robert (Bob) Wilfred Brad
Passed on January 5, 2022
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather on January 5, 2022.
After a brief illness we said our final farewell to the pillar of our family. Bob’s legacy will live on in his sons and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Audrey, his son Craig (Cindy) grandchildren Lauren (Jordan), Taylor (Braden) and Evan; Son Keith (Janice) grandsons Patrick and Jordan (Ashleigh) and son Rodney (Margaret Ann) granddaughters Katherine, Ashley and Laura.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Margaret, his brother Lorne, sisters Audrey, Betty, Bernice and Beverly.
Bob was born in Winnipeg, on August 30th, 1929. On June 26th , 1954, Bob married the love of his life (Audrey Cathers) they were married for 67 years. He spent his entire life in Woodlands farming first along side his father and then with his wife and three sons.
Bob was an active member for well over 50 years as a board member of the Woodlands Hall. Right up until Covid hit, Bob was still helping out at socials (in behind the bar) and if you attended the Woodlands Bingo, Bob was at the loonie table, taking your loonie and stamping your card. You would have been greeted with a huge smile and we are sure he probably teased you.
He had been a member of the Lions Club of Warren. He spent many years volunteering at the Prairie Dog Central at the concession stand whether it was in Warren or Grosse Isle. He always had a story to share when he came home, he truly enjoyed the outing.
When his three sons were involved in the dairy 4-H club Bob was active in assisting them.
Bob’s two passions in life intertwined, family and farming. He was so fortunate to have his sons involved in the day to day operations of the family farm, and all three families living within a mile from him. Bob loved his conversations with his sons. Talking with Craig about the dairy aspect of the farm, with Keith regarding the crops, and with Rodney about haying.
Bob loved going for a crop tour, was involved in seeding and was very proud to tell you that he was still driving the combine at the age of 92.
Bob was blessed with a sharp mind, and a great memory, if you were lucky enough to be talking with him, he could recount events from over 80 years ago like they happened yesterday. He loved to tease and joke. We will forever remember how his eyes would light up and the huge smile on his face.
Bob was extremely proud of his grandchildren and very interested in all that they were doing, whether it was face to face or a phone call, he treasured the time spent with them. The grandchildren would say they loved their visits, his sense of humour, wisdom and his overall fun-loving nature.
The family would like to thank Dr. Loudon and staff for the over twenty years of care that they provided to Bob; we will forever be grateful.
Bob spent 6 days at the Stonewall Hospital in palliative care. We feel fortunate as a family that we were able to visit him the only restriction was two at a time. A huge appreciation to the covid screening ladies as we constantly rotated through the doors. To Dr. Graham and the many nurses and health care aides that provided care, there are no words to ever express our gratitude, for keeping Bob comfortable.
Bob’s family would like to thank everyone for the many phone calls, messages, cards, flowers, food and baking, means the world to all of us.
Loved always never forgotten!!
As per Bob’s wishes service to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South West District Palliative Care. Box 1282, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
So sorry to hear this sad news about such a wonderful man. Thinking of you Audrey and your entire family. Deepest sympathies, Thelma Alexander and family
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