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Born: Aug 13, 1932

Date of Passing: Mar 28, 2020

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August 13, 1932 - March 28, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Barbara Florence Bradshaw, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. After a courageous battle with cancer, she has moved on to be reunited with Dad and other family members. We were blessed with her kindness, unconditional love and infectious smile until the very end.
Barbara was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Charles H. Simpson and Lillian (nee Sleno). She was predeceased by her loving husband Jim, of 63 years; her parents; stepmother Gerry, and younger brother Barry. She is survived by her three children, Susan Doherty, Cathy (Brad) Redekopp and Grant (Tammy) Bradshaw; grandchildren, Chris, Jonathon, Jenna, Kayla, Corey and Taylor; her siblings, Curtis Podann, Beverly Mcleod, and many close friends. The family would like to thank Edie and Kelly Beamish, Sue Eckford, along with Jeff and Alicia Riddick for their loving, close friendship they maintained over the years with our family.
Her greatest lifetime achievement was raising her three children. Dad travelled weekly with his career, Mom's favourite line to her children was "just wait 'till your father gets home", nothing ever became of that line of hers. She truly loved life to the fullest, she enjoyed going for long walks, sitting on the deck enjoying the rays of sunshine, travelling, volunteering, turning up her music and enjoying cocktail hour. She was an exceptional mother, with gentle wit and an infectious personality, who made great lasting friendships wherever she went.
The family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to the Riverview Palliative Team, Unit 3 for the care they provided Mom during her brief stay.
Due to the recent events of COVID-19 and the need for everyone to stay safe and healthy, the family will be holding a private memorial. As a final wish, Barb would love for you to pour yourself a cocktail of choice and raise your glass.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. - Posted by: Doreen Dowle (Neighbour and friend) on: Apr 26, 2020

  • Cathy I send you my love and condolences upon hearing this sad news of your dear mom's passing. I can say knowing you that you will carry on your mom's beauty and character, but that doesn't mean your mom will not be missed. I hope you will remember that you are your mother's daughter and I always thought you to be a real survivor and a very supportive person to me since our working together way back when. I miss you my friend and when I think of you I hope you and Grant are well and doing your best to enjoy a retired lifestyle. Please take care of yourselves during this overwhelming time in the world as the loss of your mother is enough asg it is at any given time. I can safely send a big hug and my sincerest good wishes to both you and your family. Always. Jill Palmer nee McWhinney oxo - Posted by: Jill Palmer nee McWhinney (friend of Cathy) on: Apr 08, 2020

  • Dear Susan, Grant & Cathy & families, My name is Barbara Leonard, your Mother was my cousin, more like the big sister I always wished for. Lots of fun, lots of laughs, & lots of " LOVE ". I was Little Barb until I passed her in height, then we traded & I became Big Barb. She continued to spend good times with my family for several years, until she & your dad moved to Montreal. Once they returned to Winnipeg, both of us were kept busy raising children. The fact that we lived in opposite ends of the city, didn't help either. My memories of her will last for ever. - Posted by: Barbara Leonard (Cousin) on: Apr 07, 2020

  • Dear Susan, Grant and Cathy My sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. Always enjoyed working with your Mom at Biglow Phamacy for many years, as she had such a sunny personality. She will be dearly missed by many. Warmest regards.....Diane Keep - Posted by: Diane Keep (co worker and friend) on: Apr 06, 2020

  • May you find comfort in remembering all the guidance strength and love with which your mother touched your life. We have many fond memories of your mum and your family. Hoping that the stories and good memories of your mother will bring some comfort as you find your way through this difficult time. Sincerely Bill, Linda, Jason and Hadley - Posted by: Linda Archer (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2020

  • My Auntie Barb was the sweetest lady I have ever known. There were years I didn't have contact from family besides her. I would receive cards for birthdays and Christmas and they would really lift my spirits when I was down. I, as I'm sure everyone else, felt like she truly cared when she was around. Her kindness and caring meant a lot to me. Her voice saying "Well hello my dear"seemed to make my day so much better. Always positive and nothing bad to say about anyone. She's gone and definitely never forgotten. I really appreciated the time she took to keep in touch. My Uncle Jim is sure to have been waiting with open arms for such a special lady. It's with a heavy heart I say condolences to my cousins and other family members of hers. She will be missed greatly by everyone. With love to all. God bless. Jeff Riddick - Posted by: Jeffrey ans Alicia Riddick (Nephew) on: Apr 05, 2020

  • Dear Susan, Cathy, Grant and families, My deepest sympathies to you. I thoroughly enjoyed working with your mom at Biglow Pharmacy for 17 years. There are many stories that could be told! She was so proud of you all. I will miss that special laugh. - Posted by: Brenda Parrott (Friend/co-worker) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • My Auntie Barb was the sweetest person I've ever known. There were years of my life that the only family I would speak with was from her. Her diligent sending of birthday cards and phone calls on Christmas really made those days a happy one for me. I hope she knew how much she meant. Always a positive person and never a bad thing to say about anyone. She's joined my Uncle Jim in heaven. I'm sure he was waiting with open arms for such a special lady. Condolences to family and friends. Thanks for including us in your passage. Love you guys. - Posted by: Jeff Riddick (Aunt) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Always a delight to see Barb at Biglow’s Pharmacy where she was a cashier. A friend to all in the neighborhood whether we saw her at the store or anywhere else in the community. She touched my heart every time I spoke to her and made me feel included accepted and valued as a person. Even after Biglow’s closed, each time we met in the community her love would be there, in her touch, in her smile, in her eyes and in her words. And I’m so glad that I was able to receive her gift of love one last time when I saw her at the store where I was a cashier. You are such a “Dear Heart Barb” we will miss you. - Posted by: Karen & Marcel Desilets (Customers of Biglow Pharmacy) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Dear Cathy and family- We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. We can hear her laughing right now as she would light up a room with her smile and presence. Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Love Wendy&Darren - Posted by: Darren & Wendy Dusik (Friends) on: Apr 04, 2020

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