Claudette Bradshaw Obituary Moncton, NB- Former MP died of cancer at 72

Claudette Bradshaw Obituary Moncton, NB

Claudette Bradshaw Obituary, Death : Claudette Bradshaw, former New Brunswick MP has passed away in Moncton, NB after battle with stage four lung cancer. She was 72. Claudette was born in Moncton, to late Cyril and Corinne (Robichaud) Arsenault.

Claudette is survived by her husband of 54 years, Doug Bradshaw; two sons: Christopher and Nicholas (Danica), both of Moncton; two sisters: Cécile Brunet and Cécilia Bertin (Armand), both of Moncton; two brothers: Ronnie Brick (Brenda) of Lacombe, AB, and Gilles Arsenault of Moncton; one brother-in-law, Roger Léger of Moncton; as well as several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Denise Léger.

Claudette Loved Moncton, she Loved New Brunswick. Her great joy while travelling away was being able to come home after representing the very best of what it meant to be a Maritimer and what we have to offer to Canada and the world.

She found it an honour to serve you “the community” and in turn your constant support in her many projects towards early intervention services, Homelessness and Mental health studies. With much love we thank you for always showing up and having her back.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm only. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Roman Catholic Church, 858 Mountain Road, Moncton on Friday April 1 at 11 am.

Face covering is mandatory. The funeral mass will be videotaped, and the video will be available on her obituary on our Website at the end of the day. Interment will be at Our Lady of Calvary cemetery, Dieppe.

In memory of Claudette, a contribution to the Moncton Headstart (Moncton Headstart) would be appreciated.


Salvus Clinic is saddened this week with the loss of one of its founding board members, Honourable Claudette Bradshaw. Dr Susan Crouse and Claudette worked closely together during the At Home/ Chez soi project from 2009-2014 when the Moncton team housed 125 individuals experiencing homelessness and serious mental health issues. Claudette was the site lead for Moncton in this national study coordinated by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. With Claudette’s encouragement, Salvus Clinic became a registered charity in 2014, and took over the management of the Peer Supported Housing building in partnership with United Way. She was a steadfast friend to the clinic. She always had a hug and kind words for staff and clients, many of whom she knew from her early career. She had a big heart and would not fail to reach out to her connections when trying to help struggling individuals move forward. She used those same connections to create strong partnerships among Salvus, the community, and government. She was a dreamer and builder, always looking for ways to make a positive impact in Moncton. She will be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes out to Doug, Nick, and Christopher.

__Salvus Clinic

On behalf of all New Brunswickers, Marcia and I want to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hon. Claudette Bradshaw, PC ONB.
Claudette was a champion of people, and dedicated her life to helping people improve their lives.
A trailblazer, she represented New Brunswick at the federal cabinet table as Minister of Labour, and Minister of State (Human Resources Development). She was member of parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe from 1997-2006.
Her legacies are many. She co-founded Moncton Headstart, and was a tireless advocate for the homeless and those less fortunate.
She will be remembered fondly by New Brunswickers and Canadians alike.

__Blaine Higgs

Greater Moncton has lost a true community champion. Claudette Bradshaw was loved and respected by everyone who knew her, and she made an impact that will have positive repercussions for generations to come. My deepest condolences go out to her husband, Doug, her two sons, Nick and Chris, and her entire family. Rest in peace, Claudette – and thank you.

__Tyson Milner

I was saddened to learn of the passing of my former colleague and friend Claudette Bradshaw who served as MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, New Brunswick, from 1997 to 2006. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and the communities who have been positively impacted by her warm spirit and meaningful advocacy work.

__Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

Really sad to hear about the death of Rt Hon Claudette Bradshaw. She was a pivotal influence in my political life teaching me the politicians can be passionate, principled and give the best hugs.
When she was asked to look at the homeless situation in Canada, she, her husband and myself rented a van and went to visit every major Canadian city to talk to organisations who help the homeless and homeless people themselves to find out how the government could help.

She led the way with her compassion.
She never fit the stereotype of a politican which is what made her so successful in standing up for people often forgotten by politics. She taught me that you need to work in the system to change the system and that it is people like us who have the privilege to support our most vulnerable.
She worked so hard and I hope she rests in peace. She deserves it and a huge hug

__Emily Darlington

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