In Loving Memory Of

Bradley Dean Ross

August 22, 1986 - June 24, 2012


Bradley Dean Ross, longtime resident of Grande Prairie, passed away at Boston Bar, B.C. on June 24, 2012 at the age of 25 years. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Karen Reddekopp; father Maurice; sister, Kyla Johnson; maternal grandmother, Marlene Reddekopp; aunt Lorraine Rinke; longtime friend Daniel Boulos, as well as numerous family and friends. A graveside service will be held for close family members at the Grande Prairie Cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Elk’s Hall on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Brad.


Love, light and blessings to family and friends. We'll see ya on the other side big guy. In our hearts forever.

posted by Bailey, Grande Prairie : Jul 05, 2012


Man, its been a while. Not sure how something so bad happens to such a good person. He will be loved and missed always. RIP Brad.

posted by jordan evans, Grande Prairie, Ab : Jul 04, 2012


RIP Brad!!

posted by Angela Colbert, Grande Prairie, AB : Jul 04, 2012


My son was one of the performers on the night when the terrible thing happened to Bradley. When I heard on the news I could not believe it that something that terrible may have happened to such a young men in a peaceful and loving community. My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Bradley. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

posted by Maria, Burnaby : Jul 04, 2012


Dear family and loved ones of Bradley Dean Ross: No words can express the feelings brought about by Bradleys passing into the light at such a young age and through such senseless cruelty. I pray for you all to have some peace and strengthened bonds through this difficult passage. I have been praying for you all, even though we have never met, and I wish only light and love to be brought to fruition from this tragedy. I know for certain he has touched so many lives and he has brought about a renewed depth to the community in which he was part of prior to transitioning to the light. May we all bond closer, hold each other dearer and may this pain be washed gently away in waters of purification. Peace and Love, Gillian

posted by Gillian Young, Lake Cowichan : Jul 07, 2012


My heartfelt sympathies to Bradley's family, friends, to all who loved him. In his picture, he looks like such a beautiful young man, a beautiful spirit. I am so, so sorry for your tremendous loss. May his soul live on in eternal sunshine. Rest softly in the arms of angels dear Bradley Sincerely, Sharon King Boston Bar, BC

posted by Sharon, Boston Bar, BC : Jun 28, 2012


My deepest condolences to the Ross family and to everyone who knew Bradley. I am an organizer and I am shocked and mourning the tragic loss of life. May bradley rest in peace help us all to appreciate the impermanence and beauty of life.

posted by Briden, Burnaby : Jul 02, 2012


Dear Marlene, Karen, Noreen, Wade I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How sad that news is for everyone. Know that our hearts our feeling your pain. Toni, Leona & Carolyn

posted by Toni Tesar, St. Albert : Jun 27, 2012


We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy.

posted by Shirley Milinkovic & family, Sexsmith, AB : Jun 28, 2012


Maurice I was so saddened by the loss of your son. May God hold you close during this sad time.

posted by Gwen(Tetreau)Hagerman, Sexsmith : Jun 29, 2012


Bradley will forever remain a beacon of light in my memory and in my heart. I can think of nothing but his beautiful energy, generous demeanor, contagious smile and joyful heart. My greatest condolences to Bradley's family and friends, this truly is a tragic loss of an incredible human being and friend. My heart is reaching out to you all from Saskatoon.

posted by Liz Arnason, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : Jul 03, 2012


Wishing the family and friends of Bradley heartfelt sympathies and strength to move through this time ahead. Though I never knew him what I heard of him was that he was a gentle, quiet and peaceful being and I pray that he is in peace now.If there is anything I can do for you please ask. I am also aware that the community council I helped host in Vancouver was confusing to watch and I sincerely apologize for not being sensitive enough to separate our community process from Brad's memorial focus that evening. I hope you still felt the love we all share for Brad and you all. All my love, Sobey Entheos Conference organizer,Rites of Passage facilitator

posted by Sobey, Vancouver, BC : Jul 02, 2012


I was this festival and was shocked by this tragic death. I am so sorry. Went to two entheos after event to pay respect to your son and his loved ones and to also heal as community. I am parent and have a daughter a little older than your son, so i grieve with you and feel your lose. I lite my candle at my shrine and sent out of love and blessings to you all and your son to . Keeping you all in my prayers. Much Love Larry Haines

posted by Larry Haines, Coquitlam : Jul 03, 2012


My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the great loss of Bradley Dean Ross. May you find strength, love, compassion, and hope to carry with you now, and always.

posted by Nikki Jensen, Burnaby : Jul 01, 2012


Daniel, Nadine, Celeste, Robert and to Bradley's Family. We are so sorry about the passing of such a terrific friend and son. I know all your memories of Bradley will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all during this time. Jerry, Danielle, Megan and Haley

posted by Caines Family (Daniel''s Aunt & Uncle), Kitchener, On : Jul 02, 2012


My deepest condolences for the loss of a son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. May time heal your hearts and keep memories of this wonderful man in your hearts forever.

posted by Lori Patterson, Edmonton, AB : Jul 01, 2012


much love brother and safe journeys to the world beyond this one would have love to meet you in this one but im sure when i get there we will share a coffee and some stories

posted by stitch, keromeos : Jul 01, 2012


Daniel , Maurice, Karen, Kyla, Nadine, Robert, Celeste, friends & family Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Treasure the happy times together to help you through the difficult times. Brad with always be with you in spirit. God Bless you all. Love & Sympathy Daniel's relatives in Newfoundland Cathy & Dave, Danica & Alex, Celeste & Amanda

posted by Cathy, Dave, Danica, Alex, Celeste & Amanda, St. John''s, NL : Jul 02, 2012


Daniel, Nadine, Celeste, Robert, Maurice, Karen, Kyla & families Very very sorry to hear of Brad's sudden death. I've been praying for you and your families ever since I've heard the sad news. Treasure the happy memories. Loving Sympathy Beth (Daniel's Grandmother)

posted by Beth Boulos (Daniel''s Nanny), St. John''s , NL : Jul 02, 2012


Our deepest sympathies go out to all who have loved and lost Bradley. The sudden death of such a gentle person is so very hard to understand. May your memories surround you like a warm blanket on a cold night, and bring you some comfort at this difficult time. Sending much love and prayers to you all. Colleen, Wayne, Kayla and Anna

posted by Osborne Family (Daniel''s Aunt and Uncle), Mississauga, Ontario : Jul 03, 2012


He is loved.

posted by NikKi Phelps, Grande Prairie : Jul 03, 2012


Love, Light and Blessings to the family and friends of our lost brother. We mourn with you, your loss is our loss and we will never forget him. There are not enough words to express my sorrow at this untimely passing.

posted by Catherine, Vancouver, BC : Jun 30, 2012


Beloved Family, I returned to my tent up in forests of Alice Lake last evening, I continued to hear thoughts of you, father. My heart listens to your heart. Confusion , pain.loss of one more son to violence by another son. Echoes of losses of sons in so many ways. My Mother heart grieves with your being; it has taken several days of walking through The Tunnel to face all of my fears guilt regret doubt relative to possibilities of losing son, daughter, grandsons. The Tunnel , precious father, has an ending, in that One Heart, there is relief. I am here to see you and others through, even at this darkest of times. 604 892 2212. Such compassion to simply sit with scaredness, despair, rage at such loss. We sit with parents of other boy as well; all finding loving ways to be in service, to clear mind of thoughts, stories that create more loss.... This is loss, loss of possibilities, loss of hugs, loss of affirmations, yet, precious family, know that Brad's spirit is still available. He hears your thoughts, feels your confusions, regrets, doubts, fear, pain. from spirit, he as well as others are reaching out to touch you. Like whispers of a breeze, like feathers of that breeze across your cheek. He is with you all, in pure consciousness. He is with you all in pure loving grace. May all men remember: touch sons with love grace. May mothers be touched in joy peace.

posted by kaariina natalie Saarinen, Squamish BC : Jun 30, 2012


I met Brad a few times, we shared our artwork with each other, everything he showed me resembled nothing but fun, I enjoyed everything he shared with me and he definatly left an impact. Thank You Brad

posted by Nick Sieben, Edmonton, AB : Jul 07, 2012


Our sincere condolences and sympathies on the loss of your son. He will be missed at the festivals and by his many, many friends, both here in Grande Prairie and those who have had the privledge of meeting him at these events.

posted by Heather, Craig & Kendra Stanley, Grande Prairie, Alberta : Jun 30, 2012


Maurice- I am so sorry. There's nothing else to say- please know I'm thinking about you.

posted by Marlowe Gerow, Valhalla Centre, AB : Jun 30, 2012


Peace my heart... Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way. ~Rabindranath Tagore

posted by Pamela Turner, Vancouver : Jun 30, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. Our community and yours will never be the same. Infinite blessings.

posted by Margot, Toronto, ON : Jun 30, 2012


My heart goes out to you in prayer as my tears fill the land with water. I bless you on you journey and send my love out to your loved ones. As i never meant you although the night you passed i felt your pressence in the stary sky. Thank you brotha!! You are loved.

posted by Amelia, Calgary : Jun 30, 2012


May peace find you in your journey; May love surround you with light... In all that you are and were May memories bind you tight To those that love you with all their might Namaste, friend

posted by Ruby Merriman, New Westminster BC : Jun 30, 2012


Sending my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bradley. Words can not express the feelings I have. I send so much love and light and pray that you all can find some peace. I feel Bradley is an angel now looking down and holding us all in his light. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. We love you. <3 Namaste, Coral.

posted by Coral, Salt Spring Island : Jun 30, 2012


I remember meeting Bradley at a past festival. Don't remember which one. What i do recall is Bradley's gentle and sweet character. I am at a loss to understand how this could've happened. My condolences to the many that were close to him as he seemed like a person that many would become close to.

posted by Ryan, Victoria : Jun 29, 2012


I am so truly sorry for your loss. I remember Brad as such a nice young fellow. I know you will miss him terribly. Hold tight to all your precious memories. My thoughts are with you, Marilyn Breitkreutz

posted by Marilyn Brietkreutz, Grande Prairie : Jun 30, 2012


My heart wrenches over the loss of your son. Infinite blessings to your family.

posted by Erin, Edmonton, AB : Jun 30, 2012


Dear Ross Family and those who were close to Brad, My deepest sympathies and love are extended to each of you. May you come to peace with the passing of your son & friend whose life was taken in such an unconscionable way. I never met him, although I am one of the team of organizers of the Entheos festival. The grief and compassion I feel is shared by so many... I can't help but trust that there is some divine purpose that Brad was surrounded by such an incredible community at the time of his passing. Please know that we are collectively facing this shocking reality and are rallied in support of you and each other in ways that go beyond language.. In Light and much respect, Liz Freund

posted by Liz Freund, Gibsons, BC : Jun 30, 2012


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