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In loving memory of Bradley Ronald Van Der Hooft in his 62nd year who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the people he cherished the most by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Bradley died in the loving arms of his wife and soulmate Nicole Van Der Hooft (nee Pothier).  He was the proud father to Danielle and cherished Papa to his “Littles” Maiyah and Mckenzie. Survived by his mother Shirley Hull (late Lloyd Mathews) and his father the late Fred Van Der Hooft, his brothers Mike (Rita), Keith (Avril), Tim and the late Greg, his sisters Susan Francoeur (Dave) and the late Cheryl (late Harold).  Special son in law to Georgette Pothier (late Andy). Brother in law to Sylvie Morrison (Jeff) and Robert Pothier (Wendy).  Brad leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and an extensive circle of friends whom he considered as family. Brad retired from Falconbridge Nickel Mines in 2005 having served 30 years as a miner.  After retirement, Brad followed his passion for automotive, spending countless hours in his garage (appropriately nicknamed “Brad’s Doghouse”) repairing vehicles with his best friend and partner in crime Mikey Pelland, who stood by his side and supported him throughout his illness. Together they made a perfect team.  To all who knew him, Brad was a kind, generous man who would always “give the shirt off his back” to help someone, putting their needs before his own.  Until the end, Brad still had his quick wit and endless jokes giving comfort to those around him. Date night to Brad was sitting and enjoying his 9:00 pm Timmie’s coffee in his Doghouse with the love of his life Nikki.  In keeping with Brad’s wishes, there will be no funeral or service.  In his honor, please take a moment and reflect on a special memory that you have shared with him.  Special Thanks to Dr. Killiam DeBlacam, the 7th floor nursing staff at Health Sciences North and to Tracy Sutherland RN for all your care, concern and compassion during his illness. Cremation Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North.  

Condolence Messages

  1. Rick (newf) Leblanc

    20 February 2019 7 months ago

    What a great loss to a wonderful man Brad we’ve had some crazy times and soon we’ll have more buddy great knowing you all my life

  2. Carol Varey

    20 February 2019 7 months ago

    We are so sorry to hear of Brad’s passing this is so sad sending our Deepest Condolences Bill & Carol

  3. Shirley and Ken MacDonald

    20 February 2019 7 months ago

    Rest In Peace Brad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Such a great tribute to him. 💕

  4. Gail Firby

    20 February 2019 7 months ago

    Sincere and deepest sympathy Nikki to you and your wee family and all Brad’s relatives.

  5. Kathy Lamothe

    21 February 2019 7 months ago

    Nikki and family,
    Gord and I have many memories with Brad, Gord of course had spent many hours while working with Brad underground. We are so sorry for your loss, Brad was a great man, friend, and co worker and he will be missed. RIP Brad Van Der Hooft

  6. Pete Ouimette

    21 February 2019 7 months ago

    we loose touch over the years that pass…but we will always be friends and someday we will reunite in the beyond. I moved away many years ago and I always wanted to return but never did….but he and Mike will always be a friend of mine

  7. Rick Grylls

    21 February 2019 7 months ago

    Our condolences to Brads family. Many memories to remember.

  8. Rachelle Reise

    21 February 2019 7 months ago

    So sorry for your loss Nikki and family. My thoughts are with yous in this time of sorry. “Hugs”

  9. Linda & Shawn Clarke

    21 February 2019 7 months ago

    Nikki and Family, our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Christine Horst (nee Hull, cousin of Brad's)

    22 February 2019 7 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Always remember the memories of Brad! We can’t keep our loved ones forever but we can keep the beautiful memories…….no one can take those away! ❤

  11. Janet Wyman

    06 April 2019 6 months ago

    I had the pleasure of meeting Brad about 2 years ago when I was having car troubles. He saved me money over the years and I found him to be very interesting and knowledgeable. I was out of the country when he passed and my sympathy goes to Nikki and family. The world has lost a good man. Rest In Peace

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