Brad Stroud Obituary Death – Brad was the oldest of three children born to Harvey and Patricia (Pat) Stroud (nee Horkoff) in Brandon, Manitoba August 11th, 1955. The family went on to raise their children in Churchill, Manitoba, and finally resided in Arran, Saskatchewan. Brad was a big brother to Barry and Susan (Nygaard) who he loved dearly and always cherished their moments together as siblings.
Brad attended grade school in Arran and took postsecondary education at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and obtained a diploma in Petroleum Engineering. Brad was a hunky bachelor until the age of 34 when his heart was stolen by a young mother of two. Phyllis (nee Marnovich, Zinchuk) came into to Brad’s life with her children, Brian and Melanie Zinchuk, who he welcomed as his own with love.
Brad and Phyllis were married June 23rd, 1990. On April 7th, 1996, Easter Sunday Brad and Phyllis welcomed their daughter, Courtney Anastasia Stroud, at the wild age of 41. Brad and Phyllis lived in Yorkton on McNeil Crescent and then later Caldwell Drive. They would go on to buy an acreage where they raised their daughter with chickens and border collies and other farm animals.
Brad was at his happiest when calling out “Let’s go feed the fish.” He would jump into the van, honk the horn, and drive to Mel’s Pond, a memorial fish pond to his stepdaughter, Melanie, with his beloved dogs running alongside. Brad had a tremendous love and connection with animals and nature and especially man’s best friend.
Unfortunately, around 2004, Brad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He battled losing his leg ten years ago and suffered heart complications as well, but he never lost his ability to make a nutty joke. Sometimes his humour would get him into trouble, but his heart was always in the right place. One could always count on Brad to bring a little laughter to the situation.
Anyone who knew Brad, knew of his kind heart and his generosity. There was never a time where he wouldn’t offer everything, he had to someone in need. His faith in God was integral. He will be remembered for his always saying “I’ll be going to a better place”! Brad was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Pat Stroud, his sister, Susan Nygaard, and step daughter, Melanie Zinchuk.