Obituaries

Brady Alexander Davidson

20/11/1995 - 18/10/2020

Obituaries For Brady Alexander Davidson

November 20, 1995 - October 18, 2020

It is with the greatest sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brady Alexander Davidson, beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Friend and Life Partner. Brady was known for his witty personality, his infectious smile and living his life to the fullest. He was a thrill seeker that loved to travel and had a passion for cooking and entertaining. His beautiful life was cut short on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the age of 24. He will be forever remembered as the one who brought light and laughter to every conversation and was loved by all that knew him.

Brady leaves behind his heartbroken parents Sheri (Nick) Matheson and Derek (Erin) Davidson; sisters Tiana Davidson and Taryn Matheson; brothers Gavin and Isaac Rioch, and Jack Matheson; Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Step-Siblings.

Brady is predeceased by his brother Dylan, his stepdad Travis, and his grandfather Gary.

Brady is fiercely mourned by his loving fiancé William and his beloved dog Gus. He will also be dearly missed by in-laws to be Debbie and Earl Hagman, sister Jill (Jack) Keegan, brother Greg (Nitasha) Hagman, nieces Lynden, Addison and Frankie, and nephew Quinton.

Brady will live in our hearts forever. May he rest in peace.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral will be held on November 7th, 2020, but will be available via live streaming for those unable to attend in person. A link will be provided via his Facebook page at a later date.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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My love, my sunshine, my angel, I know that I tell you that I love you every day, multiple times a day. I also know that "death ends a life, not a relationship." Nonetheless, I feel a need to tell you in writing. We have both always shared a love of education and a love of words. Yet every word I know never seems to come together in the right combination to express accurately or eloquently enough how important you are to me. You came into my life at a time where I so badly needed a good friend, and to say you were a good friend would be such an understatement. I am so grateful for you. I am grateful to have laughed, cried, studied and lived with you. We all love you so much, and we will continue to forever. Thank you for being who you areboth in and of itselfin your inherent worth and beautiful personality, and in the memories, solace, and happiness which that personality has brought to all of our lives.
- Megan Abramyk
I was lucky enough to experience my late elementary, junior high, high school and part of my adult life knowing Brady. Brady was someone you wanted to be around, someone who could make you laugh and smile even when you didn't want to. He also had a tendency to laugh and smile when he didn't really want to. He was sassy and spunky and full of life. Working with Brady was a long list of some of our favorite memories. I looked forward to long, 10 hour shifts because I got to spend it chatting with and spending time with him. We would often get in trouble for talking more than we worked just as we did in school. Specifically I remember inventing sliced nutella, jam and peanut butter in 10th grade math class. I remember how excited you were when you talked to me about marrying Will and how excited you were when you got to tell me you two got engaged. Brady left such a large impact on everyone's lives. Here's to the man who shared my dream of law school, made work tolerable and one of my biggest confidenats. My heart goes out to Brady's family and friends, he will be greatly missed.
- Mackenzie Doll
I was so incredibly saddened by the news of Bradys passing. A loss that has and will continue to affect so many. A day after Bradys passing, I was heading to the rink to play some hockey, when I was loading my bag into my car, a bag that I still continue to use since 9th grade that says 'Bulldog for life', and all of a sudden a memory came rushing back.... in high school I played hockey with Brady, and I remembered a game against Athabasca where i attempted to body check someone (i say attempted because i truly sucked at body contact) and at the last second the guy moved and I went chest first into the boards and winded myself SO bad. I came off the ice and was trying to catch my breathe, and Brady leans over laughing and says 'hey look Abby you can see 2 dents in the boards where your boobs hit it!!!' And he LAUGHED, and once I caught my breathe I laughed too. Brady really was a funny guy, and I spent my drive to the rink in a mixture of tears and laughter (while on the phone with my cousin Megan, a close friend to Brady). Brady was a fierce protector, when I was playing with him I always knew he had my back, he cared deeply about those around him, a quality I truly admired. I haven't seen or spoken with Brady in years, but when I stop and think about it, he truly was an important person in my life at some points in time, and this can be said for so many people as he is someone that had a true resounding impact on so many. Way back in the 8th grade he was one of the first boys I ever truly 'like liked' we even briefly dated back then, and then as friends years later we played hockey, and shared 2 trips to Europe, one for our hockey team, and one to Spain for tour group. Brady was a friend to so many, a loud vivacious enigmatic spirit. As time continues to go, I am remembering memories I had with Brady that I had forgotten about, like the time Megan, Brady and I watched Sweeney Todd in his basement and he had the volume SO loud lol, remembering this and other things has brought both a smile to my face and tears in my eyes, as I am so sad that Brady does not get to continue to make these memories with those who he loves and that love him too. Brady was, in my eyes, a one of a kind guy, and I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Davidson, Matheson, Rioch families, along with Bradys partner, and all of his many many friends. I am so deeply sorry for the hurt and the loss you are feeling. Brady, you will be so missed.
- Abby Sharpe
Brady was such an amazing person and we feel so lucky that we got to know him. He was thoughtful, generous and considerate of others. Brady was also very goal oriented, contentious and responsible and mature beyond his years. Brady and Will were the perfect couple and their love for each other was so evident and such a joy to see. We have so many fond memories of their visits. Brady had such an infectious laugh and was always up for something fun. He and Will didn't mind hanging out and playing games with us "old folk." Oh Brady, we miss you but you will be forever in our hearts. Brent and Jan Gannon
- Jan Gannon
sorry for your lossand my deepest condolences
- brian higgins
Sheri & Derek (and families), the loss of Brady is completely unfair, a horrific tragedy and most of all totally heartbreaking. He touched everyone's lives that knew him. He was a thoughtful, charismatic and spunky little boy and he turned into a well mannered, funny, intelligent and kind young man. Our memories of him are plentiful and we will cherish them forever. I am thankful that he was such a huge part of Alex's life and by extension, ours. He is deeply missed and fiercely loved. We love you and are here for you! The Norman Family
- Kim Norman
We were saddened by the news of Brady's passing. We are sending love and strength to his family and friends and extended family. May your fond memories help you through this difficult time.
- Mohler Family
I am so very sorry to hear of Brady's passing. The few times I was around him he had me laughing and sharing stories. I would always smile when he came home to Gus going nuts because he missed him soooo much. I offer my prayers and love to the families and friends of Brady. May he Rest In Peace and his memories live on through those who knew him. Sending all my love.
- Brieal
Our family is so saddened to hear of the loss of Brady. All I can think of this past week is his infectious smile and kind eyes. He was a firecracker growing up and I'm sure he was one fine adult. Our hearts are going out to your entire family.
- Mary Ann Hodges
Words can not express how deeply sorry we are for your loss of Brady. He will be deeply missed by many and will be remembered by all. Sending lots of love, hugs and condolences to you all.
- Karen Sanderson
I grew up with Brady, he was the one in class who had all eyes on him. One of the best guys I know, always looking for the fun in everything & was damn handsome too. Prayers from me & my 4 year old son Logan. In a million years , I would of never thought you would be the first to leave. I love you bro & always will, truely 1 of a kind.
- Shania chowace
I'll never forget this care free wonder kid , one of my favourite times from babysitting was when he held me hostage in the house with a garden hose to his Mom telling me how he would call my name when I wasn't there !He was a joy to have known . What a great kid , he will be forever missed by All that knew him RIP Brady
- Amber Johnson

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