Bradshaw, Leo

November 27, 1939 ~ March 28, 2022

 BRADSHAW, Leo Robert – Age 82 of Petrolia, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 28, 2022. Beloved husband of Jean Bradshaw. Loving father of Kerrie (Russ) Jacklin, Richard (Carolyne) Bradshaw, Scott (Kim) Bradshaw, Robert (Wendee) Bradshaw and step-father of Scott (Cathy) Jacklin, Russ (Kerrie) Jacklin, Roy (Kerry) Jacklin, Kevin (Cherie) Jacklin, Dawn (Jay) Burdett. Cherished grandfather of Tim (Melanie) Jacklin, Tiffany (Ben) VanKlinken, Taylor (Riley) Jacklin, Tanner Jacklin, Matt Bradshaw, Syndal Bradshaw, Kayla (Bryant) Lung and step-grandfather of Megan, Cassie, Karli, Kristi, Kati, Brad, Daniel, Jaden, Jonah, Chloe. Great-grandfather of Harly, Regan, Colby, Hadley, Reed, Lola, Josh, Wyatt and step great-grandchildren Ethan and Lexi. Survived by his sister Barb (Denys) Stewart, brother Ed (Lucille) Bradshaw and sister-in-law Rosemary Bradshaw. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Hazel, sisters Leda (late Jack) Webster and Noreen (late Germaine) Roy, brothers Jerry (late Lillian) and Bruce, and grandson Michael. Leo was a retiree of Holmes Foundry after 25 years working with a group of fellow workers he liked and respected. Leo and Jean spent many wonderful and fun filled years travelling in Leo’s 1967 Camaro convertible, completely restored by Leo, with the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada – Chemical Valley Region. They also spent many hours touring Lambton County and beyond at flea markets and garage sales for treasures as well as Petrolia and Brigden post cards for both themselves and for the Petrolia Heritage Committee. When not travelling locally they liked to cruise and fly to Great Britain to see family. Leo spent a lot of enjoyable hours on the property committee of First Baptist Church helping out where his talents were both needed and appreciated.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

The funeral service will be streamed live on Zoom by clicking the link:

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  1. Jean and family so sorry for your loss. Lee worked for my Dad at the Purity Creamery and Dairy in Brigden in the early sixties. You could always depend on Lee to give his all. And he continued to be involved in many Brigden activities over the years. He will be missed. Treasure your memories. Sending our prayers and condolences. Don & Geri

  2. Jean and family,

    We were saddened to hear the news of Leo’s passing, sincere condolences.

    Jeff Beth and Cameron Hackett

  3. Sincerest sympathies to the Bradshaw and Jacklin families. Lee was such a kind and talented man who enriched the communities he lived in. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Jean and family. So sorry for your loss. We’re sending our sincere condolences & hugs your way at this sad and difficult time. Gail & Ted

  5. An honest man here lies at rest,
    As e’er God with His image blest:
    The friend of man, the friend of truth;
    The friend of age, and guide of youth:
    Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
    Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
    If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
    If there is none, he made the best of this.
    – Robert Burns

  6. So sorry for all sides of Lee and his extended family. Those foundry boys sure knew how to keep it together. Nothing Better than church, work and antique cars. Memories of the Bradshaws and so many others.Brigden sure was a great foundation for many families to build upon.

  7. To Barb Bradshaw Stewart.
    My condolences to you and your extended family.
    I’m aware that your brother leaves a very positive legacy. I sincerely hope that you and the family find peace with your fond memories of Lee
    Ann Marie (Huggins) Wilson

  8. My sympathy to all of Leo’s families.
    He will be missed by all of us that knew him .My late husband Gerry Dawson also worked 25 years with Leo at Holmes Foundry . All the workers at Holmes saw their fellow workers more than their families .The Foundry was like family.
    May Leo be at peace and rest now .hugs

  9. Sincere sympathy to Jean and the Bradshaw/Jacklin families, and to his sister, Barbara & brother, Ed on the passing of Lee. He was a very talented & friendly man.

  10. Jean and families: Our condolences for your loss. Lee was a great friend, co-worker and car enthusiast. He will be greatly missed. He always had a great smile.. Please enjoy the memories I am sure there are many

  11. Jean and families: Our condolences for your loss. Lee was a great friend, co-worker and car enthusiast. He will be greatly missed. He always had a great smile.. Please enjoy the many memories I am sure there are many

  12. To Jean and the Bradshaw family. My condolences on the passing of Leo. He was a very good man, who loved his family and he was always respected in everything he did .

  13. Jean and entire Bradshaw family,

    We grieve along with you, Leo’s passing will have an incredible impact on our community. However the positive impact and legacy he leaves us with will be fondly remembered for a very long time.
    A dedicated volunteer to our Town, his presence will be missed.

    Extending our deepest sympathies.

    Mayor Loosley, Council and Staff

  14. To Jean and family: Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Leo. He was a well respected and giving man. All of his time spent volunteering in the Chemical Valley Car Club will never be forgotten.
    He will be missed!!! Sending Hugzzzzzzzzzzzz, Erla

  15. Dear Jean, Barb (Dad) and Family, so sorry for your loss. So amazing to see all the children, grandchildren …names of Family so beloved. I met Lee (Jean) through my Step-Mom Barb (Stewart-Bradshaw). Their amazing house and stories. May you all take good care and know his love lives on. Thinking of you, love Suzanne and Dan Morier xxxooo

  16. Our heartfelt sympathy to Jean and her family, and to his loving sister Barbara and brother Ed and families on Lee’s and passing. He will be greatly missed by all.

    Carol Nottley and Family

  17. Sincere Sympathy to Jean and Family in the passing of Leo. Leo was friendly and considerate man, always a pleasure to help him at Home Hardware.

  18. To Jean and all the family, so sad to hear of Lee’s passing. We spent many fun times cruising with you and Lee and all the A4C folks. Our condolences to you and your family.
    RIP Leo
    Bob & Vivian Coristine

  19. Dear Jean and family, we were very sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and best friend Leo

  20. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Lee. Our condolences to Jean and Family. Memories are forever. Thinking of you (Jean). Hugs.

  21. To Jean and families . So very sorry to hear of the passing of of Leo. He was a wonderful man . He will be missed . Thinking of you at this difficult time . Greg and Mary colley

  22. My sincere condolences to the entire Bradshaw families. I certainly appreciated Leo’s many talents years ago when he made some awesome improvements to a house I purchased. The work was amazing. Rest in peace Lee.

  23. Jean and Family I am very sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories and may they help you through the the difficult days ahead.My condolences to all of the family. Nancy Hibbert

  24. Our deepest condolences to Jean and the Bradshaw/ Jacklin Family.

    (We were neighbours for a long time On Boswell) .

  25. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Jean and Family. We are so pleased that we were able to visit with my brother Lee last summer while he was still with us – we did have some good visits which we will always cherish. With love and prayers – Ed and Fran

  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with youJeanne and all the family. It has been a very difficult time for you.Lee was a special person. He will be missed. Being from Brigden have know the family for many yearsGord and Barb Leaper

  27. My sincere sympathy to Jean and all the family,,growing up in Brigden together for a lot of years,,Leo will be missed🙏

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bradshaw family .May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.
    Peter & Brenda English

  29. Our most sincere condolences to all of the Bradshaw and Jacklin family. May you cherish all the wonderful memories of Leo.

  30. My deepest condolences Jean. Leo was a complete gentleman and the best guy I ever knew. I had the pleasure of working with Leo on many events and projects. I always looked forward to hearing his stories about his latest hunting trip or car show.

  31. Jean & Family!
    Such sad news! Our heartfelt condolences! Leo certainly left a beautiful legacy behind with that beautiful family of yours! You all must be so proud with wonderful memories! Please know you are all in our thoughts and in our prayers during this difficult time!
    May God Bless
    Denis & Lydia Trottier

  32. To Rick and all the family, Sorry to hear of your dad passing. May wonderful memories give you all comfort in the days ahead. God bless. Alan and Marie Dawson Stephenson

  33. Roy, Kerry and family, sorry to hear of Leo’s passing thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Mark, Souzanne, Austin and Rachel Annett

  34. Roy,Kerry and your entire family…..sorry to hear of your Step-Father’s passing….take care at this difficult time…

    Bernie Baillargeon,Windsor,Ont

  35. Roy, Kerry, and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Leo. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy