We Remember

BRADSHAW, Lee H, P.Eng.

1934 — 2018

It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father and friend on May 1, 2018.

 

Lee was born and raised in Mountain View, Alberta where he received his primary and high school education. He attended Queens University in Kingston, ON for one year, followed by three years at UBC in Vancouver, receiving his Bachelor of Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering degrees in 1957.  A career with Shell Canada took him to Regina, then Edmonton where family dictated a switch in careers. Following a year at the University of Alberta where Lee attained his Education Diploma, he was fortunate to be hired at the newly opened Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Through summer school at the U of A, Lee received his Bachelor of Education degree (with distinction) and was hired by Ian Burn, Head of the Physics Department, as a Physics Instructor at NAIT. Subsequently, Ian and his wife, Hazel, became true life-long friends. Through advancements and promotions Lee rose to the position of Vice-President, Academic. During this time, a contract position in Pakistan resulted through NAIT’s International Education Department. In 1992, he and Reina divorced, and he met Stephanie. After 35 years of service at NAIT, Lee retired in 1997 and he and Stephanie were married in 1999. A position with the Canadian Petroleum Institute (a private educational consulting firm) resulted in a contract in Peru which continued for eight years. In the spring of 2003, Lee and Stephanie relocated to Kelowna, BC.

 

Mourning his passing is his loving wife and true love, Stephanie, sons Mark (Rayto), Scott (Joanna Cheesman), daughters Sandy (Paul) Kennedy and Dale (Ed) Zukowski, as well as his step-sons Kier (Jennifer) Wilson and Kyle (Karoline) Wilson; grandchildren Rachel and James Kennedy, Connor and Autumn Bradshaw, Eric Zukowski and Breaux Wilson; brother Carlyle (Brenda) Bradshaw, sister Janet (Don) Larson, and sister-in-law Carma Bradshaw, and also Justine Brazeau (daughter of MJ) and MJ’s family; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lee was predeceased by his parents Evans and Alberta Bradshaw, brother Dean Bradshaw, and grandson Joel Zukowski.

 

Lee had a love for golf from a young age, having been introduced to the game by an uncle. He had memberships at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club outside Sherwood Park, AB and The Highlands Golf Course in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley. The move to Kelowna saw him at the Shadow Ridge Golf Course for four years, then joining The Harvest in 2008. A member of The Senior Men’s Club, Lee had no qualms about playing from the forward tees to ensure a better game. For almost 10 years, Lee nurtured a small green at his Kelowna home complete with regulation cut holes, flags and a “No Carts Past This Point” sign. This was a huge highlight for visiting grandchildren (and some adults).

 

When not chasing the little white ball, Lee enjoyed reading biographies of world leaders, sports figures and movie stars. His music genre was primarily classical and pianists Beethoven and Mozart were his favourites. Playing the piano, for his enjoyment only, consumed many an afternoon. He also admitted to being a TV addict and tuned in to sports, politics, and old movies “with good acting.”

 

Special thanks go out to some amazing medical friends, in particular, Dr. Ron Gore (and nurse/wife Jean), Drs. D. Plausinis, R. Demco, L. Shaw, and nurse Deanna Hammer.

 

We invite all those who knew Lee to attend a celebration of his life on Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. at The Harvest Golf Course, 2725 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Kid’s Cancer (in memory of Joel) may be made through the kidscancercare.ab.ca website.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Service: Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Harvest Golf Course

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Kid’s Cancer (in memory of Joel) Link: kidscancercare.ab.ca

 


Service Information

Service Details


The service for BRADSHAW, Lee H, P.Eng. is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

The Harvest Golf Course

2725 K.L.O. Road Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Linda Dunlop says:

    Stephanie, I was deeply saddened to hear that Lee had passed away. David and I always enjoyed time spent with Lee and you. You and I have new lives now, enriched with the memories of our beloved husbands. Lee was an interesting guy, always good for thought provoking discussions. He will be missed.

  • Nelson Kennedy says:

    A wonderful man with much integrity…..having worked with him and learned from him at NAIT for 3 decades, I can attest to his kindness and thoughtfulness on many levels. Our sincerest sympathies to Stephanie and all his family.
    May and Nelson Kennedy Salt Spring Island

  • Myron & Syndee Kopec says:

    With deepest sympathy to you Stephanie and all your family. May tender thoughts of Lee live forever within your heart and blossom into the most beautiful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Shirley Erickson says:

    Dear Stephanie, I was so sorry to read of Lee’s passing. May God bless you and help you through this very difficult time. I has the pleasure of working with Lee for four wonderful years at NAIT
    Rest in Peace dear Lee.
    Sincerely, Shirley Erickson

  • Stan Souch says:

    Lee Bradshaw was one of the most respected and well-liked staff members at NAIT . He was a great roll model , an excellent instructor and administrator and displayed a genuine concern for the welfare of students. My heartfelt sympathies to Stephanie and all of Lee’s family.

  • Wendy Sheppard says:

    Heartfelt condolences,Stephanie, to you and your family. Lee was a lovely man and I have fond memories of him during the years at NAIT My thoughts are with you.

  • Gail Rutledge says:

    Dear Stephanie, I was so sorry to hear about Lee’s passing. I really enjoyed all the times we spent with the sorority group and missed you when you moved to B.C. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time.

  • Reina Bradshaw says:

    Lee was the nicest most wonderful person that I have ever known. We were married for 25 years and he was a great husband and an exceptional father.
    My condolences to our children Mark, Sandy ,Dale and Scott and to our grandchildren Rachel, James, Eric, Justine, Connor and Autumn.
    If there is a heaven, I hope that Lee can meet up with our grandson Joel and enjoy some golf together..

  • Reina Bradshaw says:

    Lee was the nicest person that I have ever known. We were married for 25 years and he was a great husband and an exceptional father.
    My condolences to our children Mark, Sandy ,Dale and Scott and to our grandchildren Rachel, James, Eric, Justine, Connor and Autumn.
    If there is a heaven, I hope that Lee can meet up with our grandson Joel and enjoy some golf together..

  • Tom Brown says:

    Dear Bradshaw family- my deepest condolences on your loss of a very fine man. I did not know Lee overly well but golfed with him often as a member of the Harvest seniors group. He was fun to play with and was clearly a thoughtful and caring person. To help cherish his memory, I have made a donation to Kid’s Cancer Care.

  • Darla and Brent Villeneuve says:

    Auntie Stef, it was always obvious how much you and uncle were perfect for each other. We are sending you strength in this time of need.

  • Jolene & Chris Davies says:

    Uncle Lee will be missed so much. He was such a thoughtful, caring person. We always enjoyed visiting with him. Lots of love to you Auntie Steph and all the family.

  • Curtis Senkow says:

    You will be missed Uncle. Can’t believe you walked every round of golf leading up to your passing. Will miss seeing you every summer and just the positive happy environment you create. May all your drives be straight! Love you uncle Lee. So sorry for the loss Auntie. The whole family is thinking of you.

  • Michelle & Craig Senkow says:

    Our sincere condolences to you Stephanie and to all the Family. Lee was a very special man with insight and thoughtfulness at all times. I will miss his smile and laugh the most. We have peace knowing that he is not suffering. I’m sure he is riding his bike and golfing in the best place- Heaven.

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