Bradley Schaafsma


Bradley Allan Schaafsma, 32, passed away tragically of a motorcycle accident on July 6, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Allan and JoAnn Schaafsma of Chatham and fiance, Erynn Organ of St Thomas . Brother of Shelly(Ken)DeJong and Jessica (Ryan)Pierce.  Uncle B to Liam, Livia and Ally. Grandson of the late Henk and Renske Schaafsma and late Ale and Hyke Zondervan. Bradley will also be missed by the Organ family, Erynn’s grandparents, Pat and Betty Namock, parents Chuck and Kaye Organ of London, and her brother Ian Organ as well as Grandparents Don and Claire Organ, Cathy Burns and the late Ole Norgaard. He is cherished by his Uncle James and Aunt Irene Schaafsma of Sparta and Aunts Aneta Zondervan of Chatham and Ingrid Geris of Grand Bend as well as many, many other Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Bradley was always surrounded by many wonderful and close friends. He worked at MTO in London and had a passion for motorcycles, cycling, his family, especially his nieces and nephew and Erynn and her family. He was a member of SOAR, taught the M1 Exit Course, and loved the outdoors.  Brad was organized, meticulous, always had a plan, was goal oriented and knew what he wanted and went for it! He worked hard and played hard! Brad was not only the life of the party but he brought the party and his distinct tone of voice could always be heard above everyone else in the room.  Family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday July 12, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 34 Victoria Ave., Chatham. All are welcome to attend a memorial service to celebrate Brad’s life on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm at St Paul’s Congregational church, 450 Park Ave. W., Chatham.

31 Comments on “Bradley Schaafsma”

  1. On behalf of the Moccia family. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Brad.

  2. Deepest condolences to Brad’s huge supportive family and to his fiancée.
    Such a lovely and fitting eulogy of Brad and his life.
    Best wishes
    Yvonne Mallinson

  3. We are heart broken for the families and friends of Brads and for Erin that has lost the love of her life Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time ! May Brad Rest In Peace
    Trevor Lauren Brennen and Mitchell Poole

  4. Brad was larger than life, he embraced any activity with 100 % of his energy. I will miss battling with him playing basketball Wednesday nights in London. It was truly a pleasure to have met such a kind vibrant positively charged young man. Rest in eternal Peace Brother Brad

  5. We are so shocked and saddened to hear this. Our hearts are breaking for all of you with what you are suffering. Praying that you will be surrounded by the love, and compassion that you all deserve as you embrace one another during these difficult days, weeks and months ahead. Cheryl and Tim Wolting

  6. To Allan and JoAnn our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.So sorrow for the loss of your beloved son Brad.Evelyn Aristone and family St.Thomas Ont

  7. There are no words to describe the heart felt sorrow for the loss of Brad . Sincere condolences . You are in our thoughts and prayers . Rita and Trevor

  8. Dear Al and Jo. May Jesus hold you close through this tragic time. We can’t imagine what you are going through, but we will be praying for you. With deepest sympathy and love, Ralph and Joanne.

  9. My deepest condolence to the whole family. Such a tragic, heartbreaking loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this very difficult time.

  10. Dear Schaafsma and Organ families,
    My deepest condolences to all. As you miss your beloved Bradley now and in the days ahead, may God grant you the peace that passes all understanding.

  11. So sorry that you have to deal with such an immense sorrow and tragedy. It is heart wrenching. Praying for an extra measure of God’s strength in the days ahead. May God give you exactly what you need as you journey forward.

  12. So sorry to hear this. Words cannot describe what you must feel. May God surround you with His comfort and love. My prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

  13. “Brad Jr” will be missed by the Palmers and all the crew at Wednesday night hoops in London. The carpool from St Thomas to London each week for hoops was one filled with a lot of stories and laughter and will truly be an awkwardly quite drive come the fall.

  14. Al, JoAnn and family
    Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever.
    Our thoughts go out to you and your family during this time of loss.
    With our deepest sympathy, your friends at MAHLE

  15. I only had the chance to meet Brad once, and in that time I could tell he was the life of the party, a caring, intelligent, amazing guy. Rest in peace Brad, you will be truly missed.

  16. Your loss is unfathomable. Please know that we are praying for each and every one of you to find the strength to get through the coming days. With much love and respect,
    Jay Morse and the St Thomas Raceway Park Family

  17. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Brad. Brad and I started on the same day at MTO and often travelled together on work business.

    Brad, you will never be forgotten!

    Rest In Peace.

  18. On behalf of Fanshawe College and the CTS staff and instructors, our deepest condolences to Brad’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Irene and James
    Although I did not know this fine young man my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Brad’s family and loved ones. Hugs

  20. Al and JoAnn, my heart aches for you . Brad’s passing reminds me of the shock, pain and unbelievable sadness I experienced after the death of my son Brock. I did not know Brad, but from what I have been told, he was an awesome young man. I hope you can find strength and love from your family and friends. Don’t grieve alone. Please add me to your list of people you can count on for support and understanding.
    Take care of yourselves.

    Dale MacDonald

  21. We are praying for the family and friends of Brad during this difficult time, we had many fun times with Brad

  22. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of your beloved Brad. Please know that we are sending our heartfelt sympathies and praying for you at this unfathomable time.
    Nellie & Larry

  23. Al, JoAnn, and family;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Our deepest sympathy.

  24. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Brad. He was a great co-worker who cared about others. Please accept my heartfelt condolences! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

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