Claudette Bradshaw Obituary – Cause of Death: Claudette Bradshaw, a persistent fighter for the homeless who served as a member of Parliament, has died. She was 72 years old at the time.
Bradshaw had been diagnosed with lung cancer. According to her family, she died on Saturday afternoon. Bradshaw served as the Liberal member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe for ten years.
According to cbc.ca, Bradshaw, who was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, spent much of her career working in the non-profit sector in her hometown, tackling issues such as homelessness, mental health, and at-risk children and teenagers.
“We all said to her, ‘Well, aren’t you afraid people are going to take your things or people will use your things?’ and she said, ‘It’s just stuff and if they use it they need it more than me.'”
She was the parliamentary secretary to the ministers of international cooperation, Francophonie, Labor, State, and Homelessness. She was also the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Women’s Issues.
“Claudette Bradshaw left us. She will have touched many. She was always there for the most vulnerable. A woman of exemplary leadership and strength. A heart bigger then the universe, a constant worry for kids. The politician known for giving hugs even to Queen Elizabeth.”