Norman Bradley, peacefully passed, Monday May 10th in Sudbury at 87. As a born leader and teacher (unfortunately highlighted too often on the golf course) Norm was there to motivate and support. Born in Kirkland lake to Cuthbert and Theona, he was a loving and protective brother to Jeanine and Shirley. As a boy, Norm loved comic book superheroes shaping his persona around the likes of Buck Rogers, Tarzan and Superman. In his teens, Norm loved playing hockey with the best. His list of sport and activities includes squash, golf, baseball, hockey, skiing, scuba, hunting & fishing to name a few. He was an all-star athlete and fierce competitor (painfully shown when running 5 year Jack Tucker into the boards at a family shinny game). At age 20, Norm met his love, Angela Daoust embarking on a 63 year journey as partners. Lead by Norms entrepreneurial spirit and supported by Angela, they built a number of business ventures leading to his crowning achievement - Northern Cable and affiliated companies. Norm was respected for his integrity, knowledge and ability to get the job done. Norm took honour as President of the Chamber of Commerce and a Board member for Laurentian University. This roll up your sleeves get it done attitude was Norms way. No challenge was too great - and when things were beyond fixing he had the wisdom to say This too shall pass. One of Norms greatest love was raising and teaching his 2 boys, Gaston and Michael, inspiring them to live fully. Even though Gaston unfortunately died at 20, he was blessed to have experienced much. Norm impacted many friends and family members, including his daughter-in-law Catherine and the Tuckers. In Norms final chapter, he was blessed by his grandchildren Nick, Sean, Ally and Matt and his cottage grandchildren, Jamie, MJ and Jack Tucker. His favourite peeps, he loved sharing his experiences and knowledge with for their betterment. Pappi was a wonderful grandfather that left his mark and will be fondly remembered. If Norm was writing this he would conclude by asking one question followed by this advice.
Where will you be in 5 years?
Do it today - dont wait till tomorrow.
Congratulations Norm - you Did it All and we send you love and gratitude.