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Photo de Norman BRADSHAW
Fiche créée le : 2004-11-22
Père : Alfred BRADSHAW
Mère : Mary
Décès le : 2004-11-22
Parution : 2005-02-12
Conjoint(e) : Evelyn Black
Paru dans : (Obituaries Today)

Norman and Evelyn Bradshaw Funeral arrangements by Regina Funeral Home BRADSHAW – Evelyn Jean (nee Black), most recently resident at Loretto House Personal Care home, slipped away from this life quietly and comfortably on the evening of November 18, 2004. Born in Rocanville July 4, 1911, Evelyn attended school in Whitewood and Broadview. She attended Regina Normal School Teacher’s College and taught in Rocanville and Moosomin as well as at several Regina public schools. She achieved her ATCM in piano at the Regina College, Conservatory of Music. Evelyn married Norman in June 1948. She always gave unqualified love and support to her daughters Beverley and Linda; her grandson Michael was the joy of her life. She developed special relationships with her niece and great-nieces. Evelyn was very musical; music was a constant and important part of her life. She taught piano and led the Public School Special Chorus from 1940 to 1948. She was a member of the Westminster Church choir for 33 years and led the Golden Age Singers Choir for 20 years. She participated as a member of that choir into her 90’s. She accompanied a number of children’s music classes and choruses as well as individual performers. In her younger years, she played with a dance band. Active throughout her youth in CGIT and Girl Guides, she was always a leader and as an adult was a member of Westminster United Church Women (President and Secretary), of the Orpheus Club (President) and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. She also assisted with World Friends and Explorers youth groups at Westminster Church. She was actively involved in the Regina Senior Citizen’s Centre, being a member of the Board of Directors from 1984 to 1987. She was always an active volunteer in any organization with which she was involved. In her younger days, Evelyn enjoyed tennis, badminton, skating, dancing, bowling and lawn bowling. She and Norman thoroughly enjoyed travel in their retirement years, exploring much of Canada, the United States, Europe and Great Britain. Evelyn was very talented and creative and pursued many types of crafts and handiwork including all kinds of stitchery, knitting, crocheting, sewing and ceramics. She also loved to garden. Evelyn is predeceased by her parents, Rev. Wm. Hector and Nettie Black and brother- and sister- in- law Art and May Bradshaw. She is survived by Norman, her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, daughter Beverley and grandson Michael, and daughter Linda all of Regina; niece Dianne Bradshaw (John Hooper) and great nieces Marina and Andrea Pitsiladis all of Montreal; and by her three beloved cats, Taffy, Tigger and Precious. Flowers are most gratefully declined; those wishing to may make donations to the Regina Humane Society, PO Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7 or the charity of their choice. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster United Church. A private interment will be held. Many thanks to Dr. Bester for his careful, compassionate attention and to the kind and gentle staff of Loretto House. Family and friends may sign a book of condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306-789-8850). BRADSHAW – Norman Pollard, most recently resident at Loretto House Personal Care Home, passed away with his daughter at his side, in the early morning of November 22, 2004. Norman was born in Padiham, Lancashire, England on July 26, 1912. He came to Canada with his parents Alfred and Mary in 1914 to make their home in Regina. Norman attended Albert Elementary School and Balfour Collegiate. Norman met Evelyn, his wife to be, ice skating, and they married in June 1948. Norman had limitless love and endless pride for his daughters and grandson; his grandson Michael was the apple of his eye. He wanted for his children and grandchild everything he did not have during his childhood and youth. He had a wonderfully close relationship with his niece and his great-nieces loved him dearly. Norman made a friend of everyone he met and was always sincerely interested in others. He had a heart of gold and was generous to a fault. His 35 years with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool led to many continuing friendships, as did his retirement career as a court runner. Norman was proud to have been a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps stationed on the west coast during WWII. He was Past Grand Master of the Flagship Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rite and the Royal Canadian Legion. Norman also shared his time and talents as a member of the AOTS men’s club and an elder at Westminster United Church. Norman and Evelyn shared many interests and activities including skating and badminton (in their early days) bowling, lawn bowling, and their summers at the family cabin at Bird’s Point, Round Lake. In later life, Norman developed a keen interest in model cars, rail cars and railway lanterns. Predeceased by his parents, Mary and Alfred Bradshaw, brother Art, and sister-in-law May, and on November 18, 2004 his dear wife Evelyn, he is survived by daughter Beverley and grandson Michael, and daughter Linda, all of Regina; niece Dianne Bradshaw (John Hooper) and great-nieces Marina and Andrea Pitsiladis all of Montreal. Flowers are most gratefully declined; those wishing to may make donations to a charity of their choice. A joint celebration of Norman’s and Evelyn’s lives will be held at Westminster United Church, 3025 13th Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. A private interment will be held. Many thanks to the staff in the Emergency, Reassessment and 6F units at the Regina General Hospital for their gentle care and kindness. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306-789-8850).


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