We Remember

BRADSHAW, Lawrence

June 8, 1939 — February 9, 2016

Lawrence Bradshaw, seeker of truth and wisdom lived life to the fullest and with kindness and caring for his family and friends. Lawrence’s philosophy was that all people are equal and should be treated with respect no matter what their circumstances and he strove to live up to that standard in all that he did.

Lawrence’s pride and joy was his family—his wife Sandra Bradshaw, daughter Alysa Bradshaw, son Jeremy Bradshaw and grandsons Jesse Bradshaw and Dustin Hourie. There were so many happy memories that they will cherish always.

Lawrence’s life was an adventure which included traveling across Canada many times, trips to Great Britain, Alaska, California, Jamaica and for those who know the story a 24 hour turn around trip from Toronto to the “windy city” and back. Along the way he worked with and trained sulky horses, was a key grip on at least one movie set, construction supervisor, postman, mushroom farmer, log house builder, maintenance man and plumber for Nechako School District, and drug and alcohol street worker/counsellor.

In recent years Lawrence’s favorite haunt was the Bean Scene on Bernard Street in downtown Kelowna. He was a regular there and he spread his joy of life to all and sundry whether it was with a hug or an encouraging word.

Lawrence will be missed and his precious words of wisdom will remain in the hearts of all he touched—a legacy to be proud of.  A celebration of Lawrence’s life will be held in the spring.  Date and time to be announced.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Lawrence’s name to the Kelowna food bank or the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


A celebration of Lawrence’s life will be held in the spring. Date and time to be announced.

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  • Lisa Jaffary says:

    Dear Sandra and family, my deepest condolences to you. My heart reaches out to you. Sending you hugs and love. Lisa

  • Darlene McKay says:

    So sad to hear of Lawrence passing. He was a kind gentle soul. With love Darlene and family

  • Heather Caruso says:

    Sandra…I am shocked and very sad to hear this news about Lawrence. Sal and I send you our deepest condolence. Big hugs to you.

  • John and Vera says:

    Sandra so sorry to hear of youf loss. Please accept our sincere condolunces. We wish you God’s nearness at this dufficult time. John and Vera

  • sheryl theessen says:

    Oh, Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Just last Saturday I meant to send my greetings over to you both with Marie-P. (I was in her TT course) Now I wish I had not forgotten. Darn. Leah and I send you our condolences, we were big fans of Lawrence and his wonderful, gentle ways. With love, Sheryl Theessen and Leah Benazic.

  • judy kent says:

    Sandra: Sorry to hear of your sudden loss. I recall Lawrence as a very effective healer with a caring heart. in deepest sympathy, judy

  • Jane & Trevor O'Neil says:

    We are both greatly saddened and devastated by the loss of our dear,dear friend Lawrence.
    He never judged but was always there for wise counsel and deep understanding of your personal situation. Lawrence will be sorely missed. Our blessings and sympathy to Sandra,Alysha and Jeremy.

  • cathy says:

    Truly an amazing man! I am very grateful for the privelege of spending time with Lawrence. Each visit was a treasure of thought provoking wisdom I could take home with me. What a gift he was to all who entered his space! Sandra you are blessed!

  • Frances Evers says:

    You and your beloved husband offered such warm hospitality and friendship during my time in Kelowna. What a gift to have such special people in my life. I’ll miss Lawrence’s gentle yet passionate sharing of wisdom and experiences. His sense of humour and joy of life were contagious and live on in those he touched. Blessings of love and strength during this time of grief.

  • monika and larry doyle says:

    Dearest Sandra – please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband, Lawrence.
    Lawrence was kind and gentle, quick to laugh, with a bright and happy spirit. He was unique, one of a kind
    who shared his wisdom and caring with all he knew. Lawrence was my inspiration to study “Healing Touch”
    and I will always be grateful to him for that. There was a special light around Lawrence that
    we know burns on in another realm. We love you and will always miss you. all our love to you, Sandra

  • Margrit Bayer says:

    The Well of Grief

    Those who will not slip beneath
    the still surface on the well of grief

    turning downward through its black water
    to the place we cannot breathe

    will never know the source from which we drink,
    the secret water, cold and clear,

    nor find in the darkness glimmering
    the small round coins
    thrown by those who wished for something else.

    ~ David Whyte

    Sandra my deepest condolences! As you grief the loss of your life’s partner, your heart is filled with an infinite amount of fond memories that will not erase the wound of loss but will hopefully help to sooth it.

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