Mr John Orton Bradley


Loved and loving partner of Sandra.

Adored Dad of Tanya and Darren.

Loved Grandpa of Hayden and Nathan.

Treasured brother of Peter, Kevin (dec.) and Michael.

Lovingly remembered

4 December - 1:00pm
Chapel of Berry's Funeral Home
204 Magill Road
Norwood 5067

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Family and friends of John are invited to attend his Funeral Service
on Wednesday, 4th December 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
in the Main Chapel of Berry's Funeral Home,
204 Magill Road, Norwood.

Please enter the Chapel car park via Prosser Avenue.

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"So sad to hear of John's passing. My condolences to the Bradley family and apologies for not being able to attend his service.
He was the first guy i met at Burnside...on my first pre-season training session in 1980 - a 5 km run along the torrens in searing heat - i had just arrived from a UK winter and was collapsed under a bridge when JB came running by..."are you with Burnside" he said...he ran along side me...encouraging me all the way to the finish line.
A great team mate, a wonderful club man, will be sorely missed by so many.
Rest in peace JB"
– Tony Pettit 04th Dec 2019 - 01:47:27 PM

"Condolences to John's family. Hard to fathom that he's gone.
Played with John in the late 70's to mid 80's in some pretty handy teams; won our share of trophies.
Have many memories of John's exploits on the field; if an opposition player broke the line you could always rely on "Braddles" at full back to coat hanger the guy and stop him in his tracks! Then us slightly built backs would let the forwards sort out the ensuing melee. He wasn't a shy chap, would always have an opinion and step forward to volunteer.
A proud kiwi, probably the only thing I didn't like about him!
A great mate to have on and off the paddock. An intensely loyal friend and supporter of Burnside. Whenever I visited from Perth to watch a game John would always seek me out to have a chat; appreciated that.
Thinking of all the people John's passing will affect. His spirit will be at Parkinson forever.
Kim Short"
– Kim Short 02nd Dec 2019 - 01:37:34 PM

"It was very sad to hear of John's sudden passing but I remember JB very fondly from my younger days, early to mid 1980's Burnside RUFC days and the times we have caught up over the past 30 or so years when I get back to Adelaide.
I recalll, with a chuckle, one incident from those early days when, fired up as always when on the paddock and playing against West Torrens, JB politely but tauntily asked Whacker Hinds if he would like to punch him. Which Whacker unpolitley accepted and hence did.
JB was always the gentleman, and a true friend and Rugby comrade in arms, and could always be counted on when needed, both on and off the field.
I will miss John's friendly smile and laid back conversation when I visit BRUFC in the years to come but know he will be remembered and missed by all.
The man could also cook up a mean BBQ on the balcony with his mates.
We will raise a glass or four to you JB. RIP Mate.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the Bradley Family for their loss."
– Simon Pettit & Family 02nd Dec 2019 - 11:52:38 AM