Hugh William Bradshaw
February 19, 1933-March 20, 2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Hugh Bradshaw. Predeceased by his beloved “Mam”, Nellie Symes and his mother Winnie Stark. Survived by his devoted and loving wife Joyce and faithful friends Mickey and Tabby, 7 children – Darlene, Ken (Jan), Doug (Narda), Don (Cindy), Laurie (Ted), Tracy (Roni) and Cathy (Gus); 16 grandchildren – Steve, Kate, Chasity, Brandi, Dayna, Cameron, Kirstie, Jeremy, Taylor, Dallas, Wendy, Corey, Chelan, Colin, Michelle and Jesse; and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by special sisters Lavonne, Norma and Reta. Hugh was born and raised in Duncan/Crofton. At the age of 14, Hugh began his career as a logger, working many camps up and down the coast. He settled in WFI Gordon River camp to raise his family. When the camp closed Hugh moved his family to Lake Cowichan where he coached his son’s sports and was an active member of the BPOE. When WFI shut down Hugh moved to WFI Jeune Landing Port Alice. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion and was a member for 27 years. On a visit to Osoyoos he met Joyce. They were soon married and resided in Port Alice till his retirement in 1990 at which time they relocated to Osoyoos. Hugh and Joyce enjoyed many years of the snowbird life in Yuma, returning each summer to Port Alice for their annual fishing trip. Hugh accumulated many dear friends over his lifetime. If wealth was measured by loving friends and family, Hugh was a very rich man indeed. A celebration of life was held at the Osoyoos Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1 p.m. Those wishing to honour Hugh may do so by making a donation in his name to the charity of their choice.