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Helen W. Bradbury (Cochrane)

April 17, 1927 - June 21, 2016


BRADBURY, Helen W. (nee Cochrane)

April 17, 1927 – Carstairs, Alberta

June 21, 2016 – Invermere, British Columbia


Helen W. Bradbury formerly of Calgary, Alberta and Bowser, British Columbia passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 21, 2016 at the age of 89 with her family at her side.

Helen was born April 17, 1927 on the family farm near Crossfield, Alberta to Clyde and Edna Cochrane (nee Fredell).  She grew up enjoying the farm life, especially her beloved horses Pogie and Chet, which she road to the one room school daily.  She attended Western Canada High School in Calgary and through Henderson College of Business started on a stenographer’s career.  She was a member of Eastern Star and as a young adult joined the Y’s Menettes Club.  It was through the YMCA that she met and eventually married the love of her life John D Bradbury formerly of Upminster, Essex, UK.  A few short weeks ago on April 14, 2016 they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

Born to them was Carol Patricia and Sherry Elaine. 

She is lovingly remembered by her husband John of Invermere, daughters Carol Ellery (Mike) of Calgary, Sherry Doerr (Harvey) of Invermere, grandchildren Meighan Denis (Mike), Stephen Ellery, Scott Ellery (Kendra), Robert Doerr and Tommy Doerr and a much anticipated great grandchild, in addition to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, sisters in law Muriel Coleman and Sylvia Richardson and several cousins throughout Alberta and the United States.

Helen was predeceased by her brother Keith Cochrane and his wife Jean, sister Evelyn Tyseling and her husband Jake, and nephew Jeff Tyseling.

A Memorial Service in honour of Helen will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1407 – 7th Ave. NW, Calgary on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.



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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 30, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Barnabas Anglican Church
1407 - 7th Ave. NW
Calgary, MB Canada

1407 - 7th Ave. NW
Calgary, MB Canada

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