Obituary of Bradly Ian Traquair
June 30, 1973 - January 6, 2023
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Bradly Ian Traquair on Friday, January 6, 2023, while on vacation in Mexico, at the age of 49 years.
Brad is survived by his best friend and loving partner in adventure, Shannon Russell, and the children they loved and shared together, Taylor and Tyson. He is also survived by his parents, Cheryl and Ian Traquair; siblings, Trevor Traquair, Shannon (Dave) Roberts, and Scott (Charla) Traquair; as well as all the nephews and nieces he loved, TJ, Teigan, Kennedy, Kalin and Kate. He also leaves his adored grandmother Edith Barkley “GG”, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Fred Barkley and James Traquair, his grandmother Doreen ‘Olive’ Traquair, and his brother-in-law Dan Pool.
Born in Calgary, Brad grew up in the Red Deer Lake area developing his deep love and appreciation of family and it was there that he fine-tuned his incredible work ethic on his grandfather’s farm. Growing up, Brad’s focus was often on sports, and he loved playing lacrosse, slo-pitch and curling to name a few. He went on to graduate from SAIT becoming a Chef. This lead Brad on many adventures including his over twenty years volunteering with Stampede Caravan eventually serving as President and Director and the many years working at the Winter Club eventually serving as Food and Beverage Operations Manager. Brad loved to cook and had a passion for having others enjoy his creations. He was a talented chef! Brad was particularly skilled at showing others kindness, he left people with a smile and the knowledge that Brad always appreciated whatever they did no matter how small it might have seemed. His co-workers and clients at Crown Foods know how much that combined knowledge of the kitchen and kindness meant to each of them.
Brad loved to travel and had many adventures around the globe with his family. He would have a difficult time telling you his favorite, but the first trip with Shannon to New York and the Caribbean cruise with her, Taylor and Tyson would likely top the list. He was a very special and unique combination of funny, gentle, and infinitely caring. Shannon and the kids said he was the rock in their storm. His love for Shannon, Taylor and Tyson was clearly evident for all to see. Family was his everything. He leaves a deep legacy of kindness, caring and love and will be dearly missed by us all.
A Celebration of Brad’s Life will be held at the Indus Community Recreation Centre (225155A Range Road, Indus) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Bradly Traquair, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.