Victoria, British Columbia – Ralph Wayne Bradbury, 80, passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital on Friday, January 12th, 2018.
Ralph was an educator, investor, amateur historian and an expert loader of the family’s dishwasher. He held many fond memories of his childhood years. Life on the family farm in Peachland, BC, helped shape his values and his appreciation for hard work. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc. degree in agriculture, the first of his family to do so. After graduation, he moved to Fort St. John, BC, with his supportive and cautiously optimistic wife, Barbara, to pursue his ambitions in agriculture. Many doors opened for him in the community, including the opportunity to raise his family and form lifelong friendships during his tenure as teacher and administrator for School District #60. Students and colleagues remember him as principled and firm but always fair.
His true calling was found when he began his career as an investment advisor where his entrepreneurial spirit and his passion to educate were shared with his clients – helping many people over the course of his career.
His illness brought about many small good-byes over the years. Family and friends grieved the loss of his warm smile and sense of humor long before his final passing, however knowing he is at peace brings them great comfort.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Megan (Don) Landels, son Mark (Elle) Bradbury, sister Sue (John) Milum, grandsons Tye Landels, Cory Landels and Dylan Bradbury and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife and friend of 52 years, Barbara Diane Bradbury.
A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Mark Bradbury on January 27th, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Headway Victoria, a non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients' and families' ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson's.