BREADNER, Josephine–With sadness and love we announce the passing of Josephine on April 27, 2006. Josie, born March 19, 1925 in Opal, Alberta, was the youngest of 8 siblings. On November 18, 1950 Josie married her best friend and constant companion Melvin, with whom she enjoyed a wonderful life for over 55 years. They lived in Prince George for 36 years where they made life long friends and memories. Josie and Melvin moved to White Rock in 1987 to retire. Josie was absolutely devoted to her family. She would work tirelessly and spoil everyone in any way that she could. She was a great cook, and was an engaging, gracious hostess. Her home was always open. She did many “little” things that made people feel special. She had a genuine interest in others. Josie loved her busy schedule of being with others, whether it was purely social, or engaged in her service work. An important event in Josie’s life was her baptism in 1954 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her unwavering faith was a major theme in her life. She devoted much time to sharing her faith with others. During her battle with cancer, Josie continued encouraging others. With her family at her side she died with dignity, fully at peace. Josephine is survived by her husband Melvin of White Rock; son Myles of Portland; grandchildren Chris, Angie (Randy) and great-granddaughter Alayna (1 week old), all of Vancouver. Josie is also survived by one sister and many nieces and nephews. Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. King and the wonderful nursing staff of the Palliative ward at Peace Arch Hospital. Memorial Service to be held May 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 14832-24th Avenue, South Surrey. Flowers gratefully declined; donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 565 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 9Z9 are appreciated.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre