It is with a great sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of Mona Bradley (nee Roberts) at her home in Salmon Arm on March 27, 2015.
Mona was born at Barrhead, Alberta on September 1, 1960. She was the 10th of 12 children born to William Roberts of Barrhead, and Mary Anne Moss, of Aghyaran, in the County Tyrone, Ireland. She spent her first seven years on the family farm. In 1967 the family moved to Revelstoke and to Salmon Arm in 1968. With the exception of a few years in Vancouver, Mona lived in Salmon Arm for the rest of her life.
She was predeceased by her sister Mary in 1966, her father in 1977, her brother Ron in 2003, her mother in 2008, her brother William in 2010, and her sister Theresa in August of 2014.
She was a mother, sister, aunt and great friend. Many knew her and remember her in this sad time. She was well known in the hospitality industry, as well as in the great circle of friends common to her family in the Shuswap-Okanagan, the Lower Mainland, Alberta, and in Ireland and the United States.
Mona lived for her daughter, Jennifer, who grew up in Salmon Arm and graduated from high school here. During Jennifer’s high school years, their home was a gathering place to a good number of young people who have now said they saw Mona as a second mother. That home was the center of her life, surrounded by the beauty of Mona’s green thumbed hobby, and often filled with the delights of her great cooking and the family and friends come back from far and wide, to laugh together and tell wild stories, growing wilder in the telling at each repeat.
Mona Bradley is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Nigel) of Leduc, Alberta. She is also survived by three sisters and four brothers: Maureen Roberts of Connemara, Ireland; Eileen Loewen (Darrell) of Vernon, BC; Sheila Robertson, of Delta, BC; Kevin Roberts, of Calgary, Alberta; Dennis Roberts of Salmon Arm, James Roberts (Barb) of Salmon Arm, and Patrick Roberts (Katie) of Fort Smith, NT. Her passing is also deeply mourned by her 18 nieces and nephews and her wider family in BC, Alberta, the United States and Ireland. She was a great aunt, literally and in every sense of those words.
Mass of Christian Burial took place at 2 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 90 1 St SE, Salmon Arm, BC, Celebrant Father George.
Interment followed in Mt. Ida Cemetery.
On line condolences may be sent to Mona’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
Flowers are welcome, as are donations to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation.