Minnie Luella Bradbrooke of Whitecliff Lodge in White Rock, BC, passed away on August 25, 2004 at the age of 91.
The funeral service was held at White Rock First United Church on August 31, 2004 with Rev. Dr. Merv Lutes officiating.
Minnie was predeceased by her mother and father Will and Lucy Moore, two brothers Jack and Frank Moore and her husband C.W.H. (Brad) Bradbrooke in 1988.
She is survived by two children Diana (Gordon) McMillan of Swift Current, Sask., and Howard (Lynn) Bradbrooke of Vancouver BC, 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Clark (Paula) McMillan of Swift Current, Sask., Scott (Sandra) McMillan of Perth Australia, Grant (Sheryl) McMillan of Calgary Alta, Joan (Ray) Wiens of Kuwait, Tom (Leanne) Bradbrooke of Errington BC, Joel (Nadia) Bradbrooke of Squamish BC.
Minnie was born in Yorkton, Sask., on January 14, 1913. She took her public and high school in Yorkton, and after graduation took a business course.
She played the piano in a youth orchestra and a family dance band. Music was always a big part of her life.
She married Charles Wilfrid Hunt Bradbrooke in 1936 and moved to Quill Lake, Sask., where they had their first pharmacy. They moved to Swift Current in 1947 where they had Bradbrooke’s Drug Store for 20 years selling to Gordon and Diana in 19967.
Minnie was active in the community singing in the choir at First United Church and serving as president of the UCW.
She was a volunteer secretary of the Red Cross Blood Donor Service, a member of the Shrine Ladies, Hospital Auxiliary, home and school and an active book club member.
Minnie and Brad spent many happy years travelling in the southern states with a trailer and camper van.
They moved to White Rock, BC and continued to enjoy retired life. Minnie played piano for a singing group for years and still sang in the church choir.
Minnie is fondly remembered by friends and family. She was totally involved with her family and interested in all the activities of her many great grandchildren. We all loved her a lot and will miss her.
A special thanks to Dr. O’Leary, the staff at Peace Arch Hospital and Whitecliff Park, her wonderful caregiver, Evelina Irish and her loyal friend Gwladys Urquhuart.
The family would appreciate memorial donations in her memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.