The Hinge

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It is with great sadness that we pronounce the passing of our husband, father, brother, son, uncle, and friend, Bradley Ross Herridge, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Lois; daughters Brittney Schiissler (Kevin) and Kaitlin; parents Ross and Barb; brother Dean (Jackie) and niece Erica; and brother Darryl; parents-in-law Russell and Noreen Flavel; brother-in-law Scott Flavel (Karen); nieces Cassidy (Alex Johnston) and Whitney; sister in-law Nancy Johns (Jason); nephews Isaac Gray (Jasmine), Adrien and Ava, Nathan Gray, and Ben Johns. Brad is also remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, and colleagues. Brad will forever be remembered by the golf community for his lifelong passion and contribution to the sport in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Brad was born on April 23, 1961 in Mississauga, Ontario. He grew up with a love of sports from a very young age, learning to skate, playing t-ball, hockey and of course golf. His Dad promoted a love of golf in all his sons from the beginning and Brad could be found on golf courses throughout his life caddying, practicing, playing, competing, and teaching lessons. It was truly his passion and throughout his PGA career he worked at numerous courses including Trafalgar and The Board of Trade in Ontario, as well as the Wascana, Emerald Park, The Murray and Tor Hill in Saskatchewan. People would always comment that Brad could remember anyone’s name that he met once and how special they felt that he made that effort!  He was also famous for the nicknames he bestowed on people. His nickname, “Hinge”, affectionately given to him one day on the golf course as he bent over to retrieve a ball—his tall, slender body bent in half like a hinge. He loved “The Loop” on Friday afternoons to spend time with his amazing friends and was deeply touched by “The Hinge Loop” organized in his honour on June 22nd. Brad returned to Mississauga every fall to reconnect with his family and to play in the “Formosa” Classic at Lakeview G.C.

His other passion was his family.  Golf may have brought him to the “wild west” but love was what kept him here. Lois and Brad met at the Tor Hill in 1986 and it seems fitting that Brad ended his career at the Tor Hill—full circle. He always said his greatest accomplishments were his two beautiful daughters, Brittney and Kaitlin.  He cherished his “Mr. Mom” time every winter that he spent at home with the girls. Brad relived the memories of his years over the last few months of his life through the photos that had been collected. 

Brad showed great courage and commitment to make a change in his life on May 3rd, 2004, attending rehab at Pine Lodge. This was the starting point for the next 14 years of sobriety in his life and the many great connections he made with others along this journey. In the days following his cancer diagnosis he relied on the teachings of AA to live one day at a time and to accept the things that he had control over.

Brad was also an avid reader and loved music and their lyrics.  There weren’t many days that you would not hear music playing at the house or one of his favourite tunes playing over the loud speaker in the early morning hours at Tor Hill. He created the playlist that preceded his Celebration of Life today so that you could enjoy a few of the songs that had meaning to him throughout his life.

Forever in our hearts and on the golf course…

In lieu of flowers donations can be mailed to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency at #200-4545 Parliament Avenue Regina, SK S4W 0G3 or donations can be left at Tor Hill Golf Course Pro Shop for a bench to be placed at the course in his memory.