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Date of Passing: Oct 04, 2015

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ALBERT DAVID BRADY It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Albert David Brady on October 4, 2015 at the age of 88. Albert was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Idell and his parents Frank and Ida Brady. Albert was born in Banning, California while his parents were on vacation; this may explain why Albert loved to travel so much. After the unexpected birth the family returned to their home in Reston, Manitoba where he lived until moving to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba. Albert graduated with degrees in Science and Education and with his two degrees' he became Mr. Brady the science teacher at Gordon Bell High School for most of his working career. Albert developed into a man of many passions and Idell became his first and most beloved. The two of them spent many wonderful years travelling the world and always collecting trinkets and souvenirs. They spent their summers enjoying their cottage and friends at White Lake and their home in Wolosley. Albert loved his home and especially his beloved flower garden where he would spend countless hours tending flowers, feeding and observing the birds. In 2011 Albert and Idell left their home for the comfort of Riverwood Square and since then the Wolseley residents may have noticed the birds have become skinnier without Bert feeding them. Alberts love and eye for beauty turned into a passion for collecting that could include anything which caught Bert's eye. Albert had a large collection of stamps and post marks and was as a member of the Winnipeg stamp club. Albert also loved antiques and paintings done by Winnipeg or Canadian artists. It should also be mentioned Albert could always find something he fancied at Value Village. Albert loved to paint and was very proud of his botanical painting and labeling of every Flower and plant found in Manitoba. Albert's collection of paintings was presented as a gift to the Museum of Man and Nature. Albert never missed an auction sale and something would always catch his eye. Idell would try her best to offer the suggestion of "and where are we going to put that". Albert would quietly agree and then raise his hand with a bid. Albert loved nature and all animals in it, so while their cats brought him joy over the years he felt compelled to feed a mouse that used to frequent their front step. Albert was an avid reader surrounding himself with anything in print, whether it was the daily newspaper or one of his Dick Francis mystery novels; it always seemed you could find one or the other in his hands or lap. Friends and family were important to Albert and he thoroughly enjoyed sharing a meal or afternoon tea and conversation. Albert was a true gentleman; his kindness, his sincere and polite manner endeared him to anyone and everyone who had the great pleasure of crossing his path. A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Thanks to the caring staff at Deer Lodge 5E who took special care of Albert. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Albert to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2015

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • To the family of Albert Brady, This is a little history of how our (Williams, Hayward and Kennedy) family life intertwined with the lives of Uncle Bert and Aunt Idell. Aunt Idell was the daughter of Reverend Thomas Neville who was the minister at Dugald United Church. He wrote a sterling character reference for the son (Bernard Hayward) of one of the families in their church when he applied to join the R.A.F. in 1936, just a few years before World War II. No doubt, Bernard and Idell were also part of the very active local Youth Group. About that time, Aunt Idell also became friends with Beth Kennedy (my mother) when Beth came to teach in Dugald. Mom boarded with Reverend Neville and his family in Dugald in exchange for Aunt Idell boarding with the Kennedy family in Winnipeg so Idell could take the classes she needed to become a teacher herself. The friendship between Beth and Idell continued after the war. Beth Kennedy (my mother) married Bernard Hayward (my father) and had 4 children (Jean, Gladys, May Ann and John). Aunt Idell married Albert Brady who therefore became our Uncle Bert and was adopted into our family and the two were part of my childhood memories. Even after Mom passed away in 1982, Uncle Bert and Aunt Idell were gracious hosts inviting my Dad out every year to spend time with them at their cottage in the Whiteshell (right next to Uncle Pete and Aunt Margaret Kennedy's cottage). When Dad could no longer physically manage those visits, Uncle Bert and Aunt Idell were faithful visitors to our home to spend some time with Dad. At Dad's 95th Birthday celebration, I asked Aunt Idell to bring some greetings. Of course, she did a great job and we were also able to display that character reference letter that her father had written in 1936 as well as photographs from their youth. I sincerely appreciated that Uncle Bert and Aunt Idell had both been so good to my Dad and I continued to have contact with them after my Dad passed away in 2007. It was always a pleasure to visit with them because they were such a loving, caring and gentle couple with great stories to tell about their many travels. Uncle Bert was always very interested in the GPS/GIS mapping work that Peter (my husband) does and in Peter’s many travels across Manitoba. One of Uncle Bert’s collections was a series of letters with postmarks for each letter of the alphabet from various places in Manitoba; but he was missing the letter ‘E’. One day he gave a self-addressed envelope to Peter and asked him to mail it back to him the next time he doing GPS work in Elphinstone which is a little town in western Manitoba. Peter did just that, and so Uncle Bert’s collection was one step closer to completion. We will miss Uncle Bert as we do already miss Aunt Idell. The world is a poorer place without their presence; but we are all the richer for having known them both. Sincerely, Gladys D. Kennedy Hayward Williams Dugald, Manitoba - Posted by: Gladys Hayward Williams (Family friend) on: Oct 18, 2015

  • If only we could all be remembered like "Mr.Brady!" When he moved on from RTAM Travel and I became the new chair person, true to his nature, he was very supportive. - Posted by: Bernice Stebbing (Friend) on: Oct 15, 2015

  • Mr. Brady was my science teacher at Gordon Bell. Such a super guy. He never got angry at anyone. I last saw him at a school reunion and he knew me. He will be missed. - Posted by: Merrill Stewart (Student) on: Oct 13, 2015

  • Mr. Brady was my home room and Science teacher at Gordon Bell High School many years ago. He was truly a gentleman and a great teacher. He displayed a lot of patience for those of us who were not as knowledgeable as we should have been. When he married Idell he invited his class to his church service. Several of us attended and we were very proud to be invited to this special occasion. The last time I saw Mr. & Mrs. Brady was at the Blue Heron in Kenora 20 years ago. To my surprise he remembered me and called me by name. Albert Brady was a special teacher and I was most fortunate to have known him. - Posted by: Rita Borthwick (nee Buydens) (former student) on: Oct 13, 2015

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