Bamford, William 'Brent'

Bamford, William 'Brent'

September 30th, 2018

With sadness, Brent Bamford passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, after a dignified battle with cancer, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Ilene for 52 years. Loving father of Todd (Michelle) and Peter (Liz). Cherished and fun loving Grandpa of Chloe, Ethan, Chase and Vinton. Loving brother and friend of Scott (Sylvia). Also missed by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Lorne Bamford and his young son, Christopher Ian Bamford (1977). The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice for their thoughtful care of both Brent and his family. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Mount Olivet Lodge No. 300 will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The memorial service will be conducted at SILOAM UNITED CHURCH, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brent are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or a charity of your choice. 

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Marg. and DonaSo very sorry to hear of Brent's passing. We know that he is in a better place, and free from all pain. Thinking a lot about all of you at this time. With much love, Marg. and Dona
Ann McGregorDear Ilene and family, I was greatly saddened to hear of Brent’s passing. I know that he had battled cancer bravely for several years and gave that terrible disease a hard fight. I was very privileged to have Brent as my principal at Emily Carr in the years leading up to his retirement. His quiet leadership and common sense demeanour made our school a wonderful place to learn and teach. I recall he held a gathering to celebrate receiving his first pension cheque and invited past colleagues to share that special time! It was a very fun evening! Please accept my heartfelt condolences as you say goodbye to this wonderful man. He touched many students and teachers throughout his career. Sending warm thoughts and gentle prayers. Ann McGregor
Bob and Anne PincombeDear Ilene and Family, We were saddened to learn of Brent's passing. We feel so fortunate in having reconnected with you both and the old Medway gang this past few years with friendships renewed, many stories and shared laughter. He will be truly missed. We are in Ottawa until next Tuesday and not able to attend the memorial service but sending our most sincere condolences and keeping you and your Family in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and AnneP
Heather and Henry MillsIlene and family Thinking of you and the family at this difficult time. We are so pleased to know that Brent was able to have some time at St Joseph’s Hospice. He showed us all how to live through the cancer journey. What a pleasure to have worked with Brent during our teaching careers. He was a team player and so easy to work with. Ilene, we will never forget the huge submarine parties that you both treated us to. He loved his family. Brent will be greatly missed. Love Heather and Henry
Herb & Muriel HunterDear Bam Bam and family We are sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Perenyi PaliwodaMy deepest sympathies to the Bamford family. Mr. Bamford was one of my favourite teachers at Tweedsmuir Public school. He was very kind and understanding. I have very fond memories of him. He was a great teacher.
Phil HawleySo sorry to hear about Mr. Bamford. He was the best teacher I ever had at Tweedsmuir. Lots of great memories.
Linda and Fred ClendinningWe were saddened to read about Brent's passing. We still live at St. Ives and cherish the memories of visiting Brent and you. Brent will be missed ! Being a teacher puts you in the hearts of many others. Treasure the memories of those special times. Sending prayer for you Eileen.
84 Masonic MastersOn behalf of the 1984 Masonic Masters Group our sincere condolences to Ilene and family. Brent was very much an active member of our group and he will be missed.
Susan and BillSusan and I were deeply saddened to hear of Brent's passing. From our recent conversations with Peter, we are assured that Brent's pain is over and he is comfortably resting in the Great Teacher's loving arms. Susan and Bill Perkins
Steve RevingtonDear Ilene, Scott, Sylvia & Families, We’re so sorry to hear about the passing of Brent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Steve & Kay Revington
Shayne & Sheila EldridgeSheila and I are saddened to hear of Brent's passing. I will always remember his kind and caring manner. He was always willing to help and actively participate - always making the event or meeting more memorable. I will forever remember his suport to me while I held various offices in Chapter.
Lenny, Rob, Maggie & Jamie BainCondolences from the Bain Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Brent was a lovely man and we always appreciated his kindness. He will be kept always in our memories.
Tim and Carole AlceDear Ilene, We cherish the childhood friends we have had for so many years and thank God for letting us be a part of your and Brent's lives. It is amazing that our individual friendships - Tim's and Brent's & yours and mine - became lasting couple friendships and we are grateful to have been able to visit with you both at the Couples Club reunion in July. Please know that you and your family are thought of with love as you journey forward through this time of grief. We will remember Brent always.
Cheryl Hayward KilloughPlease accept my sincere sympathy. Mr. Bamford was one of the best teachers at Tweedsmuir. I have such fond memories of him and his positive impact on students. Mr Bamford was always kind, calm and compassionate. I remember him cheering for me at a track meet and skating with us at school outings. He and Mr. Dale Coughlin taught the girls how to play football! RIP.... such a special man.
Peter & Cher DobsonDear Ilene and family, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you walk down this difficult path! Words cannot take the sorry from your hearts, but we pray that you find some comfort in the love of friends and family.
Ross SpettiguePlease accept my sincere condolences, Ilene, on the passing of Brent. You and your family are in my thoughts at this sad time. Ross Spettigue Windsor, ON
Norma ClareTo Ilene - I'm so sorry to learn about Brent. When we met in June, I had no idea he was so ill. Please accept my deepest sympathy; do know my caring thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Norma Clare ETS
Janet DonkervoortSo sorry for your loss. I worked with Brent at both Prince Charles and Emily Carr. He was a wonderful principal, educator, and colleague. His compassion for staff, students, and parents made him one of the best principals I ever worked with. Sincerely, Janet Donkervoort
Theodore & Mimi LoDear Ilene and family, we just returned from a trip today and heard the very sad news of Brent's passing. We would like to express our deepest condolences for your great loss. We are so sorry to have missed the chance to pay our last respect to Brent. Please know that our caring thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
ron laskeyvery sorry for your loss----i was a total coward bye not etc. attending the visitation
G. HemminghausIlene and family .... very, very sorry to hear of Brent's passing ... I will remember his kind, caring nature both as a friend and Principal ... he offered so much positive guidance and support throughout his life .... G. Hemminghaus
Allan TuckerBelatedly, I just noticed Brent's passing. Many years have passed since knowing Brent when his family attended St Barnabas Church. I seem to recall as well that we were in Scouts together at the time. I remember Brent as a friend. I'm sure he will be missed by all his family and those who knew him.
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