It is with great sadness that the family of Eugene Francis Bradley announces his peaceful passing at Ridgewood Veteran’s Health Wing, Saint John, N.B. at the age of 87. A loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Eugene was affectionately known as Gene or Brad. He was born in Saint John, N.B. to Austin Augustine Bradley and Alice Matilda (Murray) Bradley and was a proud South Ender.
Eugene served his country for 28 years as a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy. He continued his career at #5 Supply Depot, Moncton, N.B. and retired in 1994 after being employed with Transport Canada. Eugene was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1966 and received his pin of 55 years of service in March 2021. He moved to Hampton, N.B. in 2004. His love of service led him to volunteer and work tirelessly for the Hampton Legion’s Sunday Brunch Program, The Poppy Campaign, and other Legion functions.
A devout Catholic, who was faithful to his religion, Eugene devoted himself to various ministries within his church and as a member of the Riverview Knights of Columbus (929 council). He assisted in many Council projects. He formed many lasting friendships within his church family, including the late Archbishop Daniel Bohan.
Eugene was always available to assist family and friends and his love for family and friends was evident in all he did. Spending time with family and friends was always a highlight for Eugene and all enjoyed memorable times together.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Shirley, his sister Delores Lamont, Centreville, N.B.; his six children, Cathy (Leo) Thibodeau, Wellington, N.S.; Danny (Wanda) Bradley, Coldbrook, N.S.; Marie (Benji) Stevens, Victoria Cross, PE; Patti (Dave) Johnston, Coquitlam, B.C.; Paul (Stephanie) Bradley, Lower Coverdale, N.B.; Peter (Darlene) Bradley, Georgetown, PE; stepson Scott (Shelley) McLaughlin, Hampton, N.B: and by his first wife and mother of his children, Patricia (Moore) Zinck.
He is also survived by his nine grandchildren; Angeline, Justin, Jarred, Jeffrey, Melinda, Brad, Vanessa, Alex, and Stephen; two step grandsons Noah and Jacob. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren; Sarah, Kahlan, Brayden, Emalee, Jacob, Lillian, Linor, Scarlett, Roman, Connor, Ben, Molly, Lyla, Lexi, Brooke, and Cooper.
Also left to mourn are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and special friends.
Along with his parents, Eugene was predeceased by his siblings; Viola Ste Marie, Agnes Bradley; Bernice MacDonald, Austin Bradley and Alberta Lingley.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Monday, November 28th from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. The Legion Tribute to a Navy Veteran will take place at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception at 12:10 p.m. followed by an interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Those unable to attend the Mass, may watch the service live, by clicking on the following link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=94cfcfaf-523e-450a-8e1a-c7f1a052e389 Donations to Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing, The Royal Canadian Legion or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. The family is truly thankful to the staff for taking such wonderful care of the Chief throughout his stay and final days at Ridgewood.
“IT IS WELL WITHIN MY SOUL”
Ridgewood Veterans Wing
422 Bay St., South Bay NB E2L 4L2
Royal Canadian Legion
86 Aird Place, Ottawa ON K2L 0A1