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James "Jim" Bradbury

1942-2012

James "Jim" Bradbury
It is with heavy hearts, the family of James Edward “Jim” Bradbury, CD, of New Glasgow, announce his passing after a year of struggling with tongue cancer. Jim passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Jim was born in New Glasgow on October 17, 1942. He served with the Canadian Guards and did two tours with Canadian Peacekeeping in Cyprus. The friendships made while he was in the Forces were always very precious to him. He retired from Canada Post after 35 years of service. He was an Instructor with the Air Cadets in Westville for many years. He volunteered at the Food Bank and at the library delivering books to seniors. Jim was an avid book collector of Canadian Regimental Histories. His knowledge of military history showed when he spoke to high school students through the Veteran’s Memory Project Speakers Bureau prior to Remembrance Day. Jim has joined his mother Agnes (Royles) Bradbury and father William “Bill” and mother-in-law Pauline Halliday. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy (Halliday); daughter: Janet (Fred Peters), Westville; his precious grandchildren: William (4) and Cecelia (2). Jim and his family are so very thankful for the kind, compassionate care given to him by the nurses of Palliative Care. Each one of you, along with Dr. Gerry Farrell, have touched our hearts and helped us through this difficult journey. Thanks also to Dr. Jazrawi, Jim’s family doctor who has been with him from the beginning of this journey and gave him encouragement and support throughout. Our thanks also to the wonderful VON Nurses who helped us while Jim was at home. Visitation 7-9 pm Monday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday with Rev. Dr. Ken MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Reception to follow in the First United Church Hall, Trenton. Donations made in memory of his mother-in-law Pauline Halliday, who passed away September 3, 2012, will be considered donations in Jim’s memory as well. Those who choose to make donations may make them to the Pictou County Food Bank, 410 Granville St., New Glasgow, NS, B2H 4Z2 or the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital. Condolences may be made by visiting: www.rhporter.ca
Service Date
Thursday, November 29, 2012