Gary Bradshaw, P. Eng., MBA

July 11, 2019

Obituary

With profound sadness and broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Gary Bradshaw, cherished partner of Geralyn Lambe, dad of two daughters, Leslie (Kate) and Andrea (Corey) who he loved dearly with their mom Janet, brothers Roger (Linda Canning) and Terry (Jaci), sisters Margaret Feltham (Bob) and Ruth Osmond, sister-in-law Bess Bradshaw and brother-in-law Bill Clarke.  Predeceased by his parents Albert and Thelma (nee Locke), brother Al and sisters Joyce Clarke and Jean Leman.  Leaving behind a treasured circle of family, friends and co-workers at Memorial University and UPEI.  Gary was a graduate of the Memorial University Mechanical Engineering class of 1978 and MBA program of 1989.

There will be a celebration of Gary’s life at Admiral’s Green, 460 Allandale Rd, St. John’s on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

No flowers by request.  Donations in lieu may be made to Team Broken Earth at https://brokenearth.ca/mission-teams/newfoundland-labrador/ or to the Gary Bradshaw Memorial Fund which will be used to establish a Scholarship Endowment Fund for deserving mechanical engineering students at Memorial University. To make a gift to the Gary Bradshaw Memorial Fund please contact the Office of Development by calling (709) 864-4354 or online at www.mun.ca/alumni/give/ directing your gift to the Gary Bradshaw Memorial Fund.

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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on July 17, 2019

Admiral’s Green, 460 Allandale Rd, St. John’s


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To Andrea, Leslie, Geralyn and the Bradshaw family. My sincere condolences for your heart breaking loss. Gary was a kind colleague with a wonderful sense of humour. May your memories give you comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

My best friend and buddy has moved on to new challenges!

Gary lived life to the fullest with family, friends and experiences at the forefront. You get what you see with Gary…..integrity, positivity, encouragement, engagement and sincerity.. Gary enriched the lives of the many he touched.. If God made a better person he kept him for himself.!

Gary would close by saying ” no time for sorrow or sadness.. get out and enjoy what you love. Tee time my friend”

Always in my heart and the seat next to me. See you on the other side my friend.

Bim and Kim Budgell

A shock to hear of Gary’s passing. I have wonderful memories of Gary from many years ago, and have often thought of him over the years. My thoughts and prayers to all who loved him.

Geralyn,
So sorry to hear to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..
Leigh Ann Kirkpatrick

We are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I have awesome memories from our university days at MUN. Sue and I have many memories as we got to know Gary and family while they lived in BC: great skiing weekends, John Cougar concerts in Calgary, late nights doing the statistical math on rubric cubes and our visits to Newfoundland over the years. Our condolences to the family.

Geralyn
I am so sorry. I know how much you and Gary meant to each other and recognize what a great loss this is for you. Sending lots of love and wishing you strength and peace.

Cathy and Michael Whitelaw

Geralyn, May all your wonderful memories comfort you in the loss of your precious Gary. I know there is nothing anyone can say or do to ease your pain and sorrow, but please know many people care and are thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love, Jeannette

Deepest condolences to the Bradshaw family.
I worked with Gary at MUN both in St. John’s and Corner Brook. Gary was a pleasure to work with. A supportive, positive and honest gentleman.
Many wonderful memories.

Geralyn and Bradshaw family,

Sending our most sincere condolences and wishing you peace to bring you comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Erin and Alex Gillis, PEI

Geralyn, So sorry to hear the news of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest condolences. Jean Hann

Geraldine and family, I was shocked and disturbed by Gary’s sudden passing. Last time I saw Gary was when we played golf together at Humber Valley Resort, a sport where he passed many enjoyable hours. Deepest sympathy to you all and cherish the memories you have.

Gary was a great person, very friendly, supportive and professional….His Athletics & Recreation Family at UPEI appreciate everything he accomplished for our Panther Family. Alumni and Island Communities., we will miss him greatly. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and wrap our arms around daughter Leslie, UPEI Women’s Soccer alumni.

Sorry to her of Gary,s passing, I have great memories from our time at MUM. Condolences to the family. Ross

Our very sincere condolences from Dan and I.
Hugs and kisses from both of us.
Dan and Georgina Duggan

I’m shocked and saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and valued him as a close colleague while I was Chief Information Officer at Memorial. We had great conversations over our regular lunch meetings and I appreciated his perspective and support. My deep and heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.

Our deepest condolences . I was shocked when I got the email today from Bim about Gary’s passing.. Have great memories going back to university days at MUN, meeting up in BC , Calgary and PEI. Also did a great golf trip with him in Arizona a couple years back. He will definitely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family..

Geralyn, so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Robert and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in the memories and surround yourself with those you love. They will help you through this difficult time.

Having worked with Gary for the past 3 years I was able to see first-hand a thoughtful, methodical, professional, and a man who was full of kindness and positivity. His absence will be profound, but it was a pleasure to have worked alongside him during this short time and something I will always truly appreciate. My condolences to his friends, family, and everyone fortunate enough to have spent time with Gary.

I worked with Gary for several years at UPEI. I also got to play poker with him while he was here on PEI and during his frequent visits after his return to Newfoundland. He was a wonderful man. Smart but unassuming. Great sense of humour.. He was always smiling. His sudden death is hard to believe. To all his family and friends, and especially to Andrea, Leslie, and Geralyn, I am so very sorry for your loss. It’s a great loss for all of us.

Geralyn, Leslie, Andrea, my Aunts and Uncles
My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time on the sudden death of Uncle Gary. He was a lovely person and will truly be missed. Susan, Desmond, Alison, Kimberly and Brandon.
In a Bittersweet Moment Another Angel has found thier Wings and has set off on flight. Safe into the arms of God and to those gone before them waiting and anticipating their arrival as they make their way into Heaven. -Stormy L Sammons- 2008

I am so very sorry to hear of Gary.’s passing.
I worked with Gary for only a short time but found him to be a very easy person to talk with .
I know he will be missed very much at MI.
My condolences go out to his family .

I only got to meet Gary in passing a few times. He had that positive energy that stays with you long after he left the room. It will be sad to no longer see him in the hallways at MI. Such a wonderful, kind, and positive man the community has lost. My condolances to the family.

Rarely in life do you meet someone whose character is the essence of their being. Their character allows you to form a bond at work and at play (golf) that seems to have been forged in stone. Gary, while only briefly a part of my life seemed he was there forever. A true friend that will be sadly missed. His passing leaves a void, but the impression and impact on my own character is profound. You don’t need to sneak off any longer to enjoy the passion of golf. Unlimited tee times ahead !!

Geralyn, Kent and I were stunned to hear of Gary’s sudden passing. I lost my mother when she was only 57 years old. A friend gave me a card with a poem that I found very comforting. I had it printed and framed and read it morning and night for many years until I could recite it from memory. It is our hope that it will also bring you comfort as you remember Gary as time passes for us on this earth without the presence of his gentle and loving soul. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers at this time.

I DID NOT DIE:
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Geralyn!
He will always be one of your favourite memories….take comfort in knowing he loved you!

I worked with Gary at MUN and he was a gentleman in all things and at all times. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

To the Bradshaw Family , shocked to hear of Gary’s passing . Grew up just a street away and became good friends in our teens when we played baseball on the All Star Team . Gary gave 100 percent in whatever he did . Over the years I’ve chatted a couple of times with him and he was always positive , always a smile , always a gentlemen and I have never known him any other way . My condolence.

I had the privilege of meeting Gary at my husband Bob’s funeral last fall. Bob had the greatest admiration for Gary and always said he was one of the best he worked with during his career. Please accept my deepest condolences and know you are in my thoughts.

I worked with Gary at UPEI and he was wonderful to work with/for.
He would stop by the campus when he was on the island to say hello and, as the others said, the first thing he’d mentioned would be his girls.
What a terrible loss. I’m so sorry.

To Geralyn, Leslie and Andrea, my heart stopped when i heard the news.. Gary was sitting in our kitchen last week and we were talking of retirement “3 more years” he said laughingly…it was the same answer whenever I had asked him..he loved his work, loved his family, and was a wonderful friend. He cannot be replaced and we will always think so fondly of him. What a great fellow he was.

So hard to believe such a great friend has left us. Gary
will always be in Beth’s and my heart. So many memories start in elementary school, playing minor baseball and hockey. We spent a lot of time ” listening to music” in Gary’s attic with Paul and Bim during high school. Our first year at MUN 1972 holds memories of skipping class on Friday afternoons to go to Ben’s. We were so lucky that Gary was living in BC when we moved to Alberta in 1982. We shared so much at that time including being Godparents for each others first born children; us for Leslie and them for our Grant. He was such a proud father from the day Leslie and Andrea were born and that didn’t change. We will help them keep his memory alive. Though we haven’t lived in the same province since university, we have always stayed connected. Our living in NS made visits with Gary in PEI and Nl possible. We have wonderful memories. We planned to get together next week. Gary was an amazing person, friend and father. I am a better person for knowing him. Rest in peace my friend.

Lesley, Andrea and Geralyn
My most heartfelt sympathies go out to you. From elementary to high school in Grand Falls, the FF, marriages, births, divorces and new relationships Gary was always my friend. From St John’s to Vancouver Island, whenever we got together it was always family he talked about first. After that, we chatted about friends. Never a lunch or supper went by when he didn’t speak of his girls. A prouder man will never be found. A non alcohol beer and a steak made Gary happy. Sixty years of memories have scooted through my mind since this news broke and then they keep circling back. They’re all good memories of course. He was a wonderful wonderful friend and I’m going to miss him terribly. It’s one of the hazards of having close friends; it’s not enjoyable when you lose one. Not to sound too deep but, to quote somebody far more philosophical than I am, “A person that departs this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and through us they live on.” We were supposed to have supper next week. I’m going to miss him.

To Gary’s family,
We just want to let you know that although we had lost touch with Gary over the years his name always came up with great fondness in many hilarious stories about our school days in Grend Falls. His family home and cottage were a huge part of our teenage and young adult years. Although he is gone to soon you were blessed to have had him in your lives. Please accept our condolences.

To Gary’s wife and family:
It was with profound shock and sadness I just read of the passing of Gary and I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to all of you on your terrible loss. Gary was one of my Grade 7 students when I taught in Grand Falls. I remember him well because he stood out as a very bright, mature and polite young boy. I knew he would become very successful and from reading the words in his obituary, it is obvious that he did. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing Gary even when he was just young. I can still remember his lovely smile and kind face. My sympathy also to his Grade 7 classmates who will also remember him with affection. May God’s love surround you and grant you peace.

To Geralyn and family,
Norbert and I send our deepest sympathies on the loss of Gary.We just loss Norbie’s Mom so we know some of the sadness you are feeling..RIP.

To the Bradshaw Family; both Lana and I were shocked and saddened by the news of Gary’s passing. Together Gary and I went through Grand Falls Academy from the first day of school through high school, when Lana joined our circle of friends, and then on to the early years at MUN. We will always remember Gary as a man who loved life and passionately applied himself to the academic and professional challenges which he undertook. A smile comes to our faces each time we think about the “social gatherings” at Second Avenue and Badger Lake. From New Brunswick, on Wednesday evening, we will raise a glass in Gary’s honor. Rest in peace good friend.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Keith has many found memories of Gary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Keith, Tracey, Alexandra and Daylyn Osmond.

Leslie , Andrea and family ,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Gary . I worked with Gary at Grenfell Campus and also had the privilege of golfing with him at The Humber Valley Resort . Gary was such a supportive and respectively person to have known . He will certainly be missed . Keep his memories close to your hearts and know that both of his daughters were always close to his . Thinking of you at this time .

Andrea, Leslie and Geralyn. We are truly heartbroken for you. Uncle Gary was such a kind and gentle soul. His sudden passing is a great shock. We are thinking of you in this sad time. Sandy, Dominic and Sabrina.

Geralyn, I know Gary was your everything.. To lose a true love and partner in life is something that no one is ready for.. Sending love and wishing you strength comfort and peace.

So sorry to hear this news. Take care
M. Lester

Geralyn, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your beloved partner, Gary.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colleen Johnston ( nee Myrick )

Gary and myself worked together for 7 years at MUN. Gary was my boss but we worked as a team .l had great respect for Gary both as an administrator and as an engineer.
Gary was an honest, decent and honourable man.
Myself and my wife Mabel offer our condolences to Gary’s family.

I was so very sadden to hear of Gary’s passing. While at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, he served as my mentor during my succession planning program. He always offered me clear direction and was very kind and caring with his approach and advice. For me, he exuded goodness, graciousness and compassion. He was a true gentleman and I am grateful to have known him. My thoughts surround you during these days.

Geralyn,

I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing.

Please know that you and the rest of Gary’s family are in our thoughts now and in the coming days.

Take care of yourself.

Lotsa love,
Jennifer, Nicole, & Sam XOXO

I have experienced the pain of losing a loved one and can appreciate what Geralyn and the Family are going through at this time .
I have never met Gary but from al the reports that have come my way I understand that he lived a good life ,was very smart and for these qualities his loved ones can take comfort.
I wish to extend my very sincere sympathy to Geralyn and the family on this sad occasion
Love
Ernie Myrick
Calgary

To Ruth and family:
So sorry for the loss of your brother and uncle! Clayton and Ruth Osmond Rice.

Our deepest sympathy to all the family

Geralyn,

You are in our thoughts and prayers as we know your heart is broken with the sudden loss of Gary. You loved each other very much and we know that can’t be replaced. We hope someday you can think back on all the wonderful times you had together, the vacations on the beach and the days on the links and instead of tears, it will bring a smile to your face. Sending prayers and love from Calgary, we hope you take some comfort in knowing we’re here for you.

Love,
Leslie, John and the girls

Gerallyn,
I have been thinking about you.since I heard of the incredible loss of your Gary. I have only known you with him, and I have seen what a great combination you were. Anytime I was in his company it was obvious how much he loved you., and you him. ICraig and I extend our sincere condolences to you, and your family..

Geralyn and the Bradshaw Family, we were shocked and sadenned to hear of Gary’s passing. He was an amazing guy and so well respected and appreciated by those he worked with. He was warm, caring, and considerate – a true gentelman! Geralyn, I can only imagine the pain and hearbreak you feel right now. You were a great couplde and I saw the love you shared for each other. so many times. Please know you are in our thoughts at this tragic time. All our love.

Geralyn,
So sad to hear this news! Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to you!
Karen

Geralyn…. I know your heart is broken. Gary was everything to you. You both had a great love for each other. Vacations you took together, golfing days, special dinners, so many beautiful cards and letters he wrote to you ……all these memories will bring you comfort in the tough days ahead. We are here for you always. Much love,.
Denise and Keith.

Geralyn,
We are so sad to hear of Gary’s passing. We know how much you meant to each other and how you enjoyed your many life adventures together. So many happy times and memories.
We are thinking of you and the Bradshaw family and sending lots of love.
Jamie and Mark

Geralyn…
My heart breaks for you. As you have said so may times…he was your best friend, your person. He will be missed by so many, and by you especially.
Always kind and caring! I am here for you, not matter the time. Xx

Geralyn I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved each other. Cherish all the good memories that you shared.

Always here for you.

Lori Anthony

Geralyn so very sorry for your loss..I know Gary was your world….Please know that i am here for you today and always…

Geralyn and Bradshaw family, Wayne and I send our deepest and sincerest condolences. Please know we are keeping you in our hearts during this most difficult time. Sending love and prayers.

Geralyn, so very sorry to hear about Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Geralyn, Bradshaw family, my sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Gary. I only had the pleasure of meeting him a few times through his partner Geralyn, but he was certainly a lovely person! And I only come to realize today I went to school with his niece, Susan in Labrador City, her dad being his older brother, thus making the saying the world is indeed a small place! Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time! God Bless

Ann and I knew Gary from way back in 1973 when we first met in our engineering class and we stayed friends ever since. We are very saddened to hear of his sudden passing. Our condolences to his family. He was a good guy!!