Cecile Blanche Bradbury (nee Hounsell)

February 25, 1940 to June 15, 2024


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother Cecile who passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on June 15th, 2024 at the young age of 84.
Mom had her granddaughter Kayla Bradbury with her and we are forever grateful for that.

Mom was born in Wesleyville, NL to Cecil & Marion Hounsell on February 25, 1940 as the younger sibling to her brother Ronald Hounsell (Sandra). Cecil was tragically lost at sea while fishing when mom was still very young. Some years later her mother married Effie Turner of Happy Adventure, NL and they added siblings Nigel Turner (Gail), Bruce Turner (Linda), Catherine Turner Ryan (Daryl) and Rosalind Holmes (nee: Turner) (Howard).

Mom married twice, first to Roy Bannister and had Roger (Caroline), Trevor (Cynthia), Troy (Teresa), Sherri (Frank) and Tracey (Dennis). They divorced and mom married the love of her life Clyde Edwin Bradbury in 1972 who had daughters Donna, Linda and Lynette. We became like the Partridge family, like one big blended family. Mom and Clyde also had a child together Jodi Durdle-Awa. Grandchildren Sarah Bradbury (Steve), Nicholas Bradbury (Alanna), Kayla Bradbury and Gabriel St-Amant (Marina) will all dearly miss their grandmother plus many, many nieces and nephews all over Canada.

Our mother took an active role in her local communities, St. Philip’s and Paradise. Mom enjoyed playing the organ at the St. Philip’s Anglican Church for more years than I can remember. Everyone enjoyed her music and she was proud of all the compliments she received.

Everyone who met mom were drawn in by her warmth, kindness and loving nature.

Mom worked at NL Housing for twenty-five years and forged many great friendships before retiring. She was living at Lane’s Retirement Living where she had made many new friends there who will also miss her dearly.

Mom has been cremated according to her wishes.

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday June 20th.

Funeral service will take place on Friday, June 21st, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip’s Anglican Church.

Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Philip’s Anglican Church.



2-4 p.m. on June 20, 2024

7-9 p.m. on June 20, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday June 21st

The Anglican Parish of St. Philip
20 Coady's Road, Portugal Cove – St. Philip's, NL.


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To Cecile ‘s family
So very sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.

Kayla I’m so sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. I know both you and your Mom Sherry cared for her and your GrandFather for many years and Cecil was so lucky to have you both. Please accept my sincere condolences. Cecile was a lovely lady and both her and my Mom had many great adventures during the Hockey days together. May she rest in Peace.

Linda, Lynette and Families
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We spoke to her on many occasions at Lane’s Retirement living during their special events.
She always had a smile on her face, and she was always dressed so beautifully.
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time and sending our sincere condolences

Bert Noseworthy and daughters Barbi and Bonnie

Kayla and Cathy, and all of Cecile’s family, I’m sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Cecile. She was a beautiful and vibrant lady in many ways. I always enjoyed her lively organ playing and singing in Church. Rest easy, Cecile. You will be missed by many.. xo

Our deepest condolences to you & yours on the passing of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. I knew her from 50+ in PCSP. Rest In Peace Cecile. Denise Thorne

So sorry to learn of Cecile’s passing. She was great fun at the Saltwater Jamborees at St. Philip’s. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Dear Cathy,
I’m so sorry to hear about Cecil’s passing,
Cherish the precious memories you had together,
My thoughts and prayers are for you and your
Family, May she rest in peace.

Very saddened to learn of Cecile’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Very saddened to learn of Cecile’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by all who knew her.

My sincere condolences to Cecile’s family. She was such a lovely lady who I enjoyed a chat with while visiting Lanes for my work. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. My husband ( kevin Williams) worked with your mom for many years. I met her at NLHC many times n shopping at the mall. She was always dressed so beautiful. Rip 🙏 Cecile .

Cathy, sorry to hear of your sisters passing.. You spoke of her often through the years, always with love , laughter, and good times. You’ll surely miss her..

Sincere condolences to you and all her family.

Dear Bruce and all Cecile’s family. Deepest sympathy on the death of your loved one. Cecile was a truly lovely lady and I always appreciated her ministry of music.She often played some of my favorite contemporary gospel songs. She and Clyde made a lovely couple. I knew about them before I knew them. My Mom thought the world of them both, and so did I. God bless you all as you learn to live without her physical presence. She has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Sincerely, Shirley a d Charlie Gosse.

To Cecile’s family, children and brothers and sisters, I extend my sincere condolences on her passing.. I have a lot of fond and hilarious memories of Cis and Clyde and the kids especially at their home on Empire Avenue. You could be sure there were always stories and laughter combined with a few libations, good food and good company.
Rest in peace my friend.
Lionel Rowe, Ottawa

Kayla, I’m sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing.. Sending love and sincere condolences to you at this sad time. We started work at NL Housing on the same day and I have memories of working with her. RIP Cecile !


My sincere condolences to the Bradbury family.
Cecile was such a good friend for many years. She will truly be missed.

My heart goes out to the entire family. Love and hugs, cherish the great memories

Sending condolences to all Cecile`s family. RIP my friend

So sad to hear this, she was a great friend to us and to Boyde sharpe’s mom, Shirley. Our condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing. Sincere condolences to the entire family.

We were so saddened to hear of Cecile’s passing. Cecile was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor. We so enjoyed her company.

Georgina and Cecile spent many hours with the choir and Drama group. I it was always a great evening of fun and laughter.

Our hearts and prayers are with all Cecile’s family at this difficult time.
She will be missed dearly.

Kayla, and all the Bradbury family,
Dan, Kayla and I are very saddened to learn of your grandmother/ mom’s passing. We were neighbours for many years on Dogberry Hill until she moved to Paradise. You all are such a lovely, loving family and we have many fond memories of Clyde, Cecile and Sherry. Heaven has just gained another angel and the three of them are together now. Cherish the memories you as a family have all made through the years. ♥️🙏

So very sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. Sincere condolences to her Family.

Saddened to hear of Cecile’s passing today. Cecile & Clyde were neighbours of ours for years when I was a child and I have so many fond memories of them both. Cecile was a lovely person and will be missed. Condolences to the entire family at this sad time

To the Family
So sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing.
We had some good times together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

All of Cecile’s family: I am so saddened to hear of Cecile’s passing. We shared so many good times and laughs over the years. Please accept my deepest condolences. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP, my friend.

Tracey and family so heartbreaking to have lost my good friend. Loved our visits and chats she was a funny lady.We had some special times together which I will always treasure . Rip Cecile Until we met again .

I miss you Mom 💔 rest easy my love. You’re with Dad and Sherri now. I’ll love you forever. Until we meet again. Your baby girl Tracey 💔

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Cecile’s family!! We enjoyed many parties with her and loved listening to her sing. Rest In Peace!!HUGS

My deepest condolences to Tracy & family on the loss of you mom. Thinking of you during this time. Tracy even though you were away you always made sure you always came to visit you mom, and was in constant contact.. I personally know she loved your visits & you very much. I saw you mom often as she lived where my mom resides. Hugs from Clay & I

Sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing.. I met Cecile through her late daughter Sherry and I enjoyed her company on many occasions. My sincere condolence’s to her granddaughter Kayla and her family.

Sorry to know Cecile passed away’. Sincere sympathy

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Kayla, and Bradbury family,
I am shocked to hear of the passing Cecile.
I am so thankful for the ministry she share with me as her priest in St.Philip’s as the church organist. She often when beyond her duties to assist and added to our worship Sunday by Sunday.
I would visit with her daily while she spend some time at the HSC and at Lane’s when I was there to other people
May she now rest in peace.
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with her family. Peace be with you all.

Sharon & Dean Lear

Hello Cecile’s Family I worked with your Mom @ NL Housing 30 plus years! We enjoyed sharing family stories! I am so sorry to hear of her passing Sharon & Dean Lear

My condolences to Ceciles family.
I worked with Cecile at NL Housing years ago and last seen her at the funeral home. We had a nice chat and she was asking about former employees. When we went to Gander on Union Business I would drive with her at times and we would stop and visit her mother.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing. Sending family and friends hugs and positive energy.