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W Lorne Bradt
In Memoriam
W. Lorne Bradt
25 April 1936 - 20 March 2008

Bradt family patriarch of his generation.
Remember him with us...

  • Read Notes From A Life, below

  • We appreciate your prayers, thoughts and good wishes. His spirit is strong and lives on in the hundreds of lives he touched. We are grateful for every moment we were given to share.
Notes From A LIfe

...which ended peacefully at his home in his 72nd year on Thursday 20 March.

Lorne was loving husband of Arlene Lawlor; proud father of Judy Bradt and her husband, J.J. Gertler, Karen Woolley and her husband Glen, Lorne Bradt and his wife Corinne Campanella, and David Bradt and his wife Susan; loving Grandfather of Benjamin, Natalie, Fiona, Simon and Chloe, and to Amanda, Bradley, John and Sarah.

He will also be remembered by Bernice Bradt, mother of Judy, Karen, Lorne and David.

Predeceased by father Lorne Edward and mother Margaret Catherine (nee O'Connell), he was beloved brother of Ann Marcotte; uncle of Theresa Marcotte (& Ted Watkins) and Diana Zelinski (Dave); and great uncle of Greg, Brandon, Mikael, Chelsey and Nikolas.

We remember him in so many

- the apple of his mother's eye
- an altar boy full of mischief
- a grocery delivery boy who was fascinated by airplanes
- actor, theatre director
- a medal recipient in the Catholic Youth Organization
- model builder
- rifle club enthusiast
- train lover
- a home audiophile, building his Heathkit Hi-Fi
- Guitarist
- Dad of one...two...three...four children
- Christmas tree woodsman
- an installer for the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, climbing poles
- a handyman with a big blue workbench in the Stoney Creek basement
- catchin' the big fish (and losing the rod) at Semeniuk's cottage
- rinkmeister and hockey referee
- woodworker and furniture builder
- Cowboy Bob with the white hat going out with his kids for Hallowe'en
- Road Warrior commuting between Oshawa and Stoney Creek for half of 1969
- casual curler
- Engineering Associate with the Bell
- camper and camp(fire) leader of the Bradt Tribe
- Canoeist at Lake of Two Rivers and beyond
- a sidestroke swimmer who gave his kids great "horsie rides" in the water
- slalom water skier at Uncle Frank's cottage
- digging a backyard ditch with neighbour Arthur
- The King of the Road Trip, toodling around
- Naturalist Photographer extraordinaire
- sashaying on the ski slopes
- Officially accredited representative of Ace Media, Challenger Launch 1983
- the guy who finally got a dog
- the Perfectionist
- the Hero of LD-4...long-haul digital cable from Uxbridge to Numagate
- builder and proprietor of Dad's Pad, aka "The Shop"
- never a big fan of the Crawl (*thunk* "ow!") Space
- Driving instructor
- For the Birds...(but not those pesky squirrels!)
- Leader of The Lovin' Sound, raising funds for African relief over a decade before "We Are The World"
- Belated member of the Graduating Class of Cathedral Boys High School
- Scooter Driver
- Pilot...and father of two pilots
- Mr. B Handyman Service
- Toy inventor and patent-holder
- proud, though not infrequently baffled, father of four high-energy kids who gave them the curiosity and love of life that led them to do things and go places he never imagined he -- or they -- ever would
- adoring grandfather to nine grandchildren

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Read more Memories of Lorne from:

- Ann Marcotte
(Lorne's Sister)

-Jerome Travers
(old friend)

-Rob Micheli
(Lorne Jr. friend)

-Simon Lorne

-Josie Robertson, (friend)

-Michael Krawecki

-Kerry Vanlouwe
(Family Friend)

-Jamie Reilly
(Family Friend)

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