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March 2016 ~ Mike Bradfield, gone but not forgotten.


It is with regret that members of the rotary Club of Chester Deva have to report the death of their Club Treasurer Mike Bradfield, a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mike Bradfield

Mike Bradfield

Mike had been unwell for a short time,but died suddenly on 29th February 2016 in Chester. His death came as a great shock to his family and friends. His funeral service was held at St Johns Methodist Church, Whitchurch on 11th March 2016 and was attended by many Rotarians and friends.

Mike born in April 1950 to Mary and Gordan Bradfield; whilst growing up spent many happy family holidays in Wales. He attended Kings College, Taunton, Somerset as a boy and later obtained a Catering degree at Weybridge College. His career choices led him to work at Spillars Ltd in Cambridge, where new sauces and food tastes for the food market were developed. During his spare time Mike preferred Rugby as a sport rather than watching football, and later joined the local Round-Table Club to help in the local community.

Mike moved his family to Tattenhall, Cheshire in 1987, but unfortunately during the early 1990’s the Company he worked for Spillars Ltd, was a in a hostile take over and in the reshuffle Mike lost his job. Being a determined person he turned another of his hobbies into a business by launching ‘Tattenhall Computer Services’ in 1996 to sort out other peoples IT problems.

As a long standing founder member of Chester Deva Rotary, which started in 1991; he served as Club President for two terms and many years as Club Treasurer, always being an active member even after he moved to Whitchurch.

He will be remembered by all Chester Deva members, past and present as a hard working Rotarian following the objects of Rotary of ” Service Above Self”.

A ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ was awarded to Mike by his fellow Rotarians as a much deserved recognition.

Socially we will remember his great sense of humour and dedication to fund raising projects for charitable causes.  Mike always would offer advice or assistance for Rotary club projects supporting ‘Kids Out’, ‘Contact the Elderly’ afternoon teas, Countess of Chester Hospital projects, District Disabled Fun Games to name a few. He will be missed by all Club members.

Mike was always devoted to his family, our sympathies go to Avril his widow and his children Jenny and Phillip, and the rest of his family.

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