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Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2012

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LUCY VERONICA BRADLEY (nee McCARTHY) July 20, 1926 April 5, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lucy Veronica Bradley, aged 85 on April 5, 2012, at Fred Douglas Lodge. She is survived by her loving husband, Fred, of 64 years; her daughters Mary-Lou and Bonnie (John); grandchildren Trent, Derek and Kristin (Corey), Cory (Keri), Kelly and Dustin (Courtney); and great-grandchildren Isabelle, Marisa, Eric, Tyler and MacKenzie. Lucy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 20, 1926, to Mary and Sylvester McCarthy. She attended St. Mary's Academy and Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg, then joined the army in the Second World War. She met her future husband, Fred, while working at the Manitoba Bus Terminal. They married on September 27, 1947, and had their daughters shortly after. Lucy was a lifetime member of the Sir Sam Steele Legion and an active member of the St. John's United Church Women. She particularly loved singing in the choir at church. She was always the life of the party. Lucy loved dressing up in costume and writing her own humourous poems. She put together many hilarious fashion shows during her many years working at Kmart. She enjoyed curling, golf, painting, reading, travelling, cooking and baking. She was particularly known for her jam cookies, which everyone received on their birthday. The list of cookie recipients grew over the years, as everyone who heard of the tradition wanted to be part of it once they tasted the cookies. Lucy's greatest love was her family. She was always there when neededloving, caring and generous. Family times spent at Boulder Bay were always special to Lucy. She loved the cottage that she and Fred built there. Upon retirement she and Fred purchased a home in Florence, Arizona and spent their winters down south. Lucy made friends easily everywhere she went. Everyone who was touched by Lucy in this life was blessed by her compassion, warmth, sense of fun and laughter. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the nursing staff of the Willow wing at Fred Douglas Lodge. Their care of both Lucy and her family, especially in her last days, was appreciated more than words can say. A celebration of Lucy's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association. 586-8044
Publish Date: Apr 9, 2012

LUCY VERONICA BRADLEY Lucy Veronica Bradley passed away peacefully at Fred Douglas Lodge on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the age of 85 years. Longer obituary to follow. 586-8044
Publish Date: Apr 9, 2012

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 09, 2012

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear so late of Lucy's passing. I wish I had known her, she sounds like such a lovely person. I discovered this when searching for information about her father Sylvester, brother to my dad Frank McCathy. I remember my dad travelling to attend Sylvester's funeral in the 60s and talking about Lucy and her girls! I believe she also visited ottawa at a later date. - Posted by: Jane Bradley (McCarthy) (Cousin) on: Jul 15, 2014

  • I had the pleasure of getting to know Lucy while working at Deerlodge. She was warm, kind and loving. I always looked forward to seeing her smile and I will never forget her smiling eyes :) She truly was a special lady! xo - Posted by: Autumn () on: Aug 16, 2012

  • Very blessed to get to know Lucy even if the time was short! Lucy shared her wonderful sense of humor with those around her and she had a smile that made her eyes light up with mischief. She is one very special lady, I will miss her very much ! My sincere sympathies to Lucy's very dear family - Posted by: Cheryl () on: Apr 11, 2012

  • I was lucky enough to be Fred And Lucy's neighbour for a number of years. Lots of people have horror stories of bad neighbours but exactly the opposite was my experience with them! Right from day one they spoiled us with kindness and consideration and generousity. Not only did they spoil my young children, Megan and Bryce but also our dog Mitzi with fresh garden carrots...My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you Fred and your family! She was one of a kind and I will miss her kind words and in peace. I feel lucky to have had a page in your book of life...Thank-you.! - Posted by: Marilyn Romphf (neighbour on Smithfield) on: Apr 09, 2012

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