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Born: Jun 18, 1945
Date of Passing: Jan 02, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wendy Bradley on January 2, 2022, at the age of 76 after a short illness with Ovarian cancer. Wendy was predeceased by her husband, Bill.
Wendy genuinely loved and cared about people. Even in her final days, she quickly built relationships with the wonderful staff on the 5th floor of Health Sciences Centre Women's Hospital. Our deepest gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and support staff who cared for Wendy during her illness. You were gentle, kind and compassionate and we are so thankful Wendy was in your care.
Wendy was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 18, 1945. She moved to Winnipeg when she was two years old. Wendy felt very lucky to grow up in such a loving home, with two wonderful parents (Wally and Edith Derpak) and three loving sisters (Gail, Cathy and Debbie) and later making memories with her wonderful brothers-in-law (John, Jim and Allan). One of Wendy's greatest joys was the time she shared with her nieces, nephews and their children.
She graduated from nursing in 1966 and moved to Norway House. While up north Wendy met the love of her life in Whitehorse. They later moved to Drumheller, Magrath, Winnipeg and then settled in Kenora. Her last years were spent in Winnipeg where she devoted herself to caring for Bill. Wendy was selfless in her support and Bill was lucky to be so loved.
Wendy you will be so missed by your many friends and family. You take so many of our family stories with you as you are the only one that remembers all the details and dates. You remembered everything and anything. The world was a better place because of you. We love and miss you.
In keeping with Wendy's wishes a small private family gathering will be held to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wendy's memory can be made to CancerCare or charity of your choice.
KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I met Wendy at the Health Action Centre on Elgin Ave. back in my early days of nursing… 1985…. She was such a role model, & a very supportive person, and a very caring and dedicated nurse. She knew how to manage a very busy clinic and all the Drs relied on her expertise & nursing knowledge. Wendy & I kept in touch until I relocated to the Okanagan and she gave me a very positive reference which I owed to hear wonderful management skills. Wendy & I had a nice visit & lunch the last time when her & Bill were still residing in Kenora. Unfortunately we lost touch of each other & I was so sad to hear of her passing just recently. May she Rest In Peace & I am sure she is taking charge in heaven with her wonderful leadership skills and I bet still offering her healing ability. Many blessings Wendy until we meet again. Warm hugs , your friend Debbie Therrien (Kilborne) xx - Posted by: Debbie (Friend, Registered Nurse) on: Jan 23, 2022
While living at Devonshire House the Bradleys were our neighbors and best friends, in fact, I would say my now deceased wife Jean a Wendy were the absolute best of friends. After Wendy moved and Jean went to Park Manor Care Home it was hard to get together as Wendy was taking care of Bill. Nonetheless both her and Bill remain in my fondest memories. God be with you. - Posted by: Arthur Jones (friend) on: Jan 17, 2022
I lived at 675 Kildonan Dr. by Bronx Park. I remember spending time with Wendy as she used to come over to play with me and some others in the neighborhood. Before I went into Junior High, my family moved to the West End and I lost touch with most of my friends in the East Kildonan area. I am happy to hear Wendy had a wonderful life, enjoyed her work and was loved by so many. My deepest condolences to her family. Anita McKinnon (nee Oberton) Kelowna,BC - Posted by: Anita McKinnon (childhood friend) on: Jan 10, 2022
My wife Diane was a life time friend with Wendy. She lived on Bronx Avenue and Wendy was on Henderson close to Bronx. They went to school together and spent time in each other's homes. Wendy never missed a birthday telephone call. I had the pleasure of meeting Wendy shortly after I met Diane. We visited Wendy and Bill at their home in Ontario and when they moved to Winnipeg. Diane often went for breakfast with a group of friends from school, including Wendy, years later. It is difficult to believe that Wendy is gone. We will miss her and our hearts go out to her family. - Posted by: John and Diane Holland(nee Koval) (Friends) on: Jan 09, 2022
Wendy and Bill were our neighbors at our cottage in the Kenora area. We were neighbors and friends for over 22 years. We remember fondly spending New Years with them, fishing, cross-country skiing and many fun-weekends in the summer. Wendy was such a bubbly and positive person and it was a joy to be around her. We cherish the memories of Wendy and Bill. They will always be in our hearts. - Posted by: Herbert and Heidi Grosshans (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2022
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