November 7, 1934 – October 8, 2014
Kurtis’ eulogy from Uncle Brad’s funeral on Saturday, October 11, 2014
As we journey through our lives we take in the world around us, filtered by the experiences we’ve accumulated along the way. It’s a natural part of humanity to draw conclusions from circumstances, to make assumptions about the paths people will likely travel in life based on what we see surrounding them. If you were to imagine Windsor in the 1930’s, a prosperous city nurturing the new “middle class” thanks to the growing Auto Industry in the area. Young boys and girls were growing up in new neighborhoods with spare time to play with their friends, and enjoying some extravagances thanks to a new concept – disposable income. It would be easy to look at a young boy in such a situation and imagine them growing up to build a prosperous and successful life in the city. One thing I imagine we all understand, is that Uncle Brad wasn’t one to follow such a conventional path!