A long-serving member of the Aldergrove Legion and community passed away Friday.
Bob Brady passed away in a cabin while on a hunting trip with his family members near Princeton. Paramedics and police responded but were unable to revive him.
Bob had undergone heart surgery a year and a half ago after suffering a stroke. He had been slowly regaining his strength since but he suffered another stroke, this time fatal, while on the trip.
Bob has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 40 years and is a Life Member of Aldergrove Branch 265. At the 2009 Convention, Bob was re-elected to the BC/Yukon Command Executive Council and previously served as Command Vice President as well as Chairman of two Committees; Youth and Sports. In 2011 he was named the B.C./Yukon Command President of the Royal Canadian Legion at the Biennial Convention.
Bob has performed numerous roles at all levels of the Legion, including three terms as President of Branch #265 and eight years as Zone Commander for the Fraser Valley Zone.
Aside from Legion activities Bob has kept very busy over the years. He served as Alderman in the District of Matsqui for a number of years and was President of the Aldergrove Lions where he spearheaded the building of the Aldergrove Intermediate Care Hospital and Lions Grove Seniors Housing at Jackman Manor.
He was Master of the Abbotsford Masonic Lodge in 1981 and 1982 and is an active Shriner. As a Shriner he was Captain of the Fraser Valley Scooter Corps. This group performs at 15 to 20 parades a year in B.C. and Washington.
He is also a member of the Aldergrove Elks and Abbotsford Eagles.
Brady retired in 2005 as a utilization technician for Terasen Gas and was married to Sharon for 42 years. They have two sons and two granddaughters.
The funeral service for Bob Brady will be held at Bradner Hall on Monday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.