Popoff, Bradley Dean – born November 25, 1965, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Brad faced his many health challenges with a positive attitude and much humour believing we should all make the most of who we are. He lived by this philosophy every day of his life.
Brad filled his days with his many interests, including classic rock music, record collecting, comedy albums of the ‘60s and ‘70s (his pride being his Bill Cosby collection), coin collecting, the CFL, wrestling, science news, History Channel, reading music books, comic books and mystery novels, his Toyota Echo, ham radio, rock concerts, Silver City Days, the rodeo, and his furry friends Briquette and Coco.
He loved garage sales and shopping for bargains, and he loved Trail. He was proud of and attentive in his work at a restaurant and as a groundskeeper. He usually started discussing Christmas in the summer, because he thought hard about getting just the right gifts for others and worked toward that end for months. His travels to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and all corners of Canada and the US gave him a rich perspective, with his particular joy being the opportunity to try strange and exotic foods.
Thanks to his many friends and family and thanks in large part to the kindness of the local community, Brad lived a full and happy life. He will be missed by his parents, Harry and Lily Popoff, brother Marty, sister-in-law Beth and nephew Trevor, dear friends Sylvia, Patrick and Sue, his special cousin and Scrabble partner Sonja, plus a wealth of aunts and cousins, which he saw regularly all of his life around Trail, Castlegar, Glade, Nelson, and at gatherings at the family place on Kootenay Lake.
A Celebration Of Life will be held at the Legion Hall, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.11, 2141 Columbia Ave., Trail, at 2:00 PM, Monday, the 3rd of November.
Donations in Brad’s memory may be made to Parkinsons Society Of BC, 600 – 890 W. Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9; and Heart And Stroke Foundation, BC and Yukon, 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 3V2.