Sisters & Brothers, it is with great sadness that we inform you of
the passing of Brother Bradford Eric "Brad" Wood. Brother Wood
served as Local Chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
(BLE) Division 247 in Halifax, and rose to the position of General
Chairman for the BLE for CN Lines East, serving until December 2000.
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference extends our sincere condolences
to the Wood family, we share your loss.
Always Felt at Home
is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bradford (Brad)
Eric Wood (68), on September 5, 2019 at the QEII Health Sciences
Centre. Born in Windsor, Ont., Brad moved to Halifax at an early age
where he was raised by his parents with his many siblings.
Upon leaving school, he joined the Canadian Forces. In 1973 Brad
began a career with Canadian National Railway (CN). In the late
1980's and early 1990's he served as Local Chairman for the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Division 247 in Halifax,
and rose to the position of General Chairman for the BLE for CN
Lines East, serving until December 2000.
Brad was fortunate
to have shared much of his life with his wife Susan (Dauphinee)
Wood, who passed suddenly in March 2006. Married for 33 years, their
love for each other was strong and together they raised their
beloved daughter Michelle. They enjoyed family adventures, golf,
travelling and spending time with their many family and friends.
Always ready to host a party, you always felt at home with them.
Brad was predeceased by his mother, Alice Wood (MacDonald);
father, John Wood; stepmother, Olive Wood; and brother, Richard Neil
Wood. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle; brothers, John,
Wayne, Bruce, Dougall (Doug); and sisters, Jacqueline (Jackie)
Dunphy and Cheryl Robinson. Many thanks to his partner Lila Abraham
for her support during his final years.
Family and friends
attended a celebrate Brad's life on Saturday, September 14th in
Halifax and a Private interment took place.
We would like to
thank the many family, friends and health care professionals who
gave what they could to support Brad and had the courage to step
back when needed. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a
donation to the local addictions and mental health program of your