Gordon Dwight Bradley
October 27th, 1947 – April 23rd, 2019
Gordon Dwight Bradley passed away peacefully April 23rd, 2019 after a long fight with cancer.
Gord was born October 27th, 1947 in Welland Ontario. He grew up in Fonthill, Ontario and became one of the first members of the Road Lions car club. He attended EL Crossley High School and completed grade 10. At that time it was suggested that he not come back because he was “too rambunctious”.
Gord had numerous jobs in the Niagara region. His first job being a TV Guide delivery boy. He worked at a concrete block plant, steel mill and paper mill. After moving to BC Gord worked for 36 years at the Weyerhaeuser and then Domtar pulp mill.
While still in Ontario Gord married and is survived by his ex-wife and three children: Shannon, Shelley and Brandon , as well as ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Gord is also survived by Krista, his wife of twenty-one years and his “good friend” Jack the dog. Gord and Krista enjoyed doing anything and everything together. They completed two bucket lists over their twenty-one years of marriage.
Gord was well known in the car community. He had contacts in BC, Alberta, Ontario and some of the United States. His knowledge of the history of the auto industry and of Ford vehicles was appreciated by many.
His motto of “Safety first” was known both at work and play. He is remembered as “one of a kind”, “amazing and kind-hearted”, a “total gear head” and an “all round cool car guy”, a “mentor” and a “friend”.
Thank you Dr. T. Smiley for your caring and understanding through many years. Thank you Dr. C. Barnard for your sincere support during the last few weeks. Thank you Drake Cremation and Funeral Services. Thank you family and friends for your visits and support.
As per Gord’s wishes there will not be any end of life services. In lieu of flowers or other items Gord wished for donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, Kamloops.Print This Obituary & Condolences