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FOAT, Bradley Darrel

September 18, 1996 – Calgary, AB
November 14, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Bradley Foat, beloved son of Darrel and Valerie Foat of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the age of 17 years.

First and foremost Bradley was always proud to state he was a redneck, as he loved country music and enjoyed buying clothes that projected that. He loved being in the country and enjoyed the work that went with it, this showed in his vehicle which he begged me to help him buy. It was a ’99 GMC Sonoma 4×4 which he loved even before we went and looked at it. I tried to tell him I could find a better truck for the same money but he insisted this was the truck he wanted and that we could make a project out of it. And a project it was, as we worked on it every weekend until his passing. He talked his mechanics teacher into letting him do the upper control arms at the school, and wouldn’t let the teacher leave until well into the evening.

Bradley also enjoyed his quad, which was given to him by his Uncle as part of his wage for the first year on the farm, if he could get it going. Brad told his Uncle that he and dad could get it going, and we hauled it to the city and tested it for two months until it ran well. During this time Bradley was always on his Dad because it wasn’t getting done fast enough, something that was always a problem when he worked with Dad! Because Dad had to work and it wasn’t going fast enough, there was still always enough time for Dad to help when the project didn’t go as planned.

Bradley enjoyed working at the daycare, as the kids were not judgmental and always loved when he was there. Brad signed up for his Level 1 so he could help out there more often, and the extra hours earned him money to buy parts which were a common expense when he started driving.

The last two summers Bradley worked for the City of Calgary, in fleet maintenance which he enjoyed as it gave him an adult pay cheque, and let him work as a mechanic which he loved to do. However, he missed the freedom of the farm. He loved to drive so this led to some trips to the farm even if it meant skipping school to go. He loved driving in the country to relieve stress.  Bradley hated the city and being in large groups of people, as it made him edgy and awkward. A friend with a child that had the same problem as Brad once said he thought the city moves too fast for some people, and after much thought, this made a lot of sense to me, as the busier it was, the more stressed Brad got.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church (corner of HWY 580 and Range Road 30, Carstairs, AB) on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Carstairs Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Partners for Mental Health, https://www.partnersformh.ca/act/give.

In living memory of Bradley Foat, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Valerie,

    I cannot imagine what you must be going through right now. My sincere condolences on the loss of your son.
    My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
    Dana

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  2. I offer my deepest condolences to my Aunt Val, Uncle Darrel and my cousin Christopher for the loss of a wonderful family member for whom I wish I got to know better in his short years. Bradley was a great kid who had a bright future ahead of him and that is why it breaks my heart to think of the life he could of had.
    He was and is loved by all who knew him.
    Sending my love to my family in this time of need.

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  3. R.I.P Bradley my condolences go out to Darrel, Val, and Christopher and to the rest of the family you are in my thoughts and prayers
    Big Hugs to all

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  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. The Lucyk family sends you their strength and love

    Julie, Braeden, Ashton, and Mason Lucyk

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  5. The Patrician family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Melissa Malejko :

    So sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do to assist you in your time of need, let us know. Rest in peace, Bradley.

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  7. Laurie Campbell :

    So Sorry Darrel and Val and family,
    There are no words to express how sad it is to lose a child.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    God Bless
    Laurie and Richard Campbell

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  8. Trevor Kanten and Family :

    Chris, Mr. And Mrs. Foat, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

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  9. My deepest condolences to you all. Bradley will be missed.

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  10. Stefanie and Family :

    Christopher and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will be remembered and his spirit will always be with you.

    Stefaine Babb & Family

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  11. To Darrel, Val, Chris and your extended family,
    How heartbreaking to lose a beloved son! I am praying for you during this time.
    Love and lots of hugs (insert hugs here),
    Sandra Somers and the rest of our Somers family.

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. My son attends Grandin as well but didn’t know Bradley. My heart aches for you and your family.

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  13. Peter & Karen Swanson :

    May The Lord be very close to you at this time.
    Our thoughts and our prayers are with you
    Peter and Karen

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  14. Donna Thompson ( Renaud) :

    To Val and Family ,

    No words can express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your child .
    I will be thinking of you and yours in this time of need.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    Lots of hugs.

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  15. Daryl Wostradowski :

    My deepest sympathies to your family. Bradley will be missed by all of us who had the chance to meet him.

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  16. To the Foat family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve had Brad at my place a few times and it was always a pleasure to have him over here. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  17. We enjoyed having Brad work with us the past two summers. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the family.

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  18. We enjoyed having Brad work with us the last two summers. We are deeply saddened by your loss and our condolences go out to the family.

    Joe Dragani
    Fleet Services
    The City of Calgary

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    We enjoyed having Brad work with us the last two summers. We are deeply saddened by your loss and our condolences go out to the family.

    Joe Dragani
    Fleet Services
    The City of Calgary

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  20. My sincere condolences go to Brad’s family and freinds.

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  21. Tarah MacArthur :

    I didn’t really know Brad that well, but for what I knew was that he was such a sweet young man. He may have had his awkwards moments, But to be honest he was a great friend for how long I knew him. He was caring gentle, and sensitive.
    I send my Prayers, Love and heart filled Blessings…..Thanks for everything Brad Glad to know he’s in a better place.

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  22. Darryl and Family,

    I did not know your son and there are no words to describe the loss of a child, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you find the strength you need through family and friends, time does heal. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

    Karen

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  23. Brad, we went to Monica’s together for grade 9. Had lunch together every day with Chloe and Quinten. We had our differences but in the end we always worked them out. You where once a big part of my life, you helped me through a lot of tough times. I’ll never forget that. I’ll miss you bro, I’m glad you’re finally happy. As they say the best die young. See you tomorrow buddy.

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  24. Michelle (Chartier) & Kyle Moffat :

    Our thoughts are with you
    In the short time we knew Bradley, he brought a smile to my face and was a friend to Kyle when he most needed one. He made us laugh and did not judge us when we cried. He put aside his own struggles to help others for which we will never forget. Bradley, you will be missed but never forgotten, by those who were fortunate to have known you.

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  25. Michelle (Chartier) & Kyle Moffat :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In the short time I knew Bradley, he was an inspiration to me and a true friend to Kyle when he most needed one. He made us laugh and did not judge us when we cried. He put aside his own struggles to help others for which I will always remeber. Bradly, you will be missed but never forgotten, by those who were fortunate to have known you.

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  26. Kerry, Michaela & Brayden Wasyliw :

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincerest condolences.

    If there is anything you require in your time of need, please let us know.

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  27. we all miss you very much Bradley your friends are missing you everybody is missing you even me. i have been crying i will cry for you all the time because we were really awesome friends but if you are Happy where you are than that is fine but you always be in everybody hearts all the time we will never forget you.

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  28. well

    R.I.P Rest In Peace Brad

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  29. Dear Darrel and Val:
    Val, I was married to your Uncle Ken Steeves for eighteen months when he tragically died in a car accident. I met you when you were very young. To learn now of the loss of your son, Brad, saddens me deeply. He was a fine looking young man, and the letters of condolence describe for me his genuine, caring nature. This is a tough reality for you, Darrel and Christopher. I pray for you and for Lorna too. Even though there has been such distance and time between us, I now hold you closely in my heart. Believe me, I do truly feel your pain.

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  30. Darrel, Val & Christopher: You all have my condolences, Bradley is & always will be forever missed & loved by many. I’m sorry you & your family have to endure this! Spread your wings and fly, Bradley! Rest In Peace, My Friend. <3

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  31. To Darrel and Val I am so sorry that you lost your son. I am so sad and so are your friends everywhere and at daycare you will always be in the peoples hearts that knew you. We are going to miss you very much. I hope you are safe and you are happy and well.

    R.I.P Rest in Peace

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  32. Terry and Shirley Hill :

    We offer sincere condolences in the loss of Bradley and cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God bless!

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  33. Terry and Shirley Hill :

    We send sincere condolences in your loss of Bradley. We can’t imagine how difficult this must be and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God bless!

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  34. We all love you Bradley

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  35. holloway family andrew kim christle :

    We are so sorry for your loss Val and Darrel. When I passed your house one day I saw you Val in the chair in the living room crying and when I saw you cry I started to cry because you were crying. I didn’t know what was going on so my mom was at home and Stormy came and was crying and my mom started to cry to, so when she came to pick me up from my sisters she showed me and I started to cry. The Holloway family was missing you when we came to the daycare and I went to Mailisa and I said is Val not here because of Brad and guess what she said? She said yes and I ran out of the daycare and started crying so bad that I couldn’t stop

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  36. i remember bradley we meet on a bus the route number was 73 each time i take that bus route i remember how we meet we also played dirt 3 now everytime i put it in the ps3 i tear up because i had alot of fun with him we loved racing with the trucks in that game it was fun but its hard to believe it been almost a year since his passing but it only feels like 4 months. i offer my condolences to him and his family

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  37. Colleen Tolonen (nee Cooper) :

    Darrel and Val,
    I had you on my mind and came across Bradley’s passing, my thoughts are with you both. I will always remember the sweet boy he was that loved trucks.
    Colleen Tolonen (Cooper)

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