ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, "Doug" Roy Douglas Bradley, 53 years old, born on July 29, 1957, and passed away on May 21, 2011. We will remember him forever.
July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022
You say it's your birthday
Well it's Doug's birthday too, yeah
I'm glad it's Doug's birthday
Happy birthday to you

Yes we're going to Doug's birthday party
It's going to be a memorial party
Yes we're still feeling sad and sorry

Doug would like us to dance
Birthday
Take a cha cha cha chance
Doug would like us to dance
Dance
July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022
Happy, Happy Birthday, Doug!!!
I deeply miss your sense of humor! You could always make me laugh and would lighten up life, in general. Here’s to your birthday; hoping you’re laughing it up and having a grand time❣️  ❤️‍❤️
May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022
Miss you Man. There is a big void without you coming around. I still feel you in the music.
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Miss you Doug and think of you often. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"--Thomas Campbell
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Time continues to tick away
Seems surreal it’s 11 years ago today
My memories and love for you are always near
Never forgetting, no matter the year!
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Eleven years have come and passed
But our love for you will always last
Your humor, your joy and especially your love
Continue to radiate the world from above

We think of you most all of our days
And pay yearly tributes in various ways
But today with accompaniment from both drum and fife
We raise up our glasses to again toast your life
July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
Happy Birthday, Dougster! So hard to believe 10 years has passed since you’ve left us. Look forward to being with you again! Love always 
July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
Hard to believe it's been ten years. Scrolling again through all of the pictures is both a joy and so sad. A great man gone way too soon. Long may you run, Doug, in all our hearts and. memories.
July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
Happy Birthday brother-of-mine! In answer to the Beatles song, we still need you, but we don't still feed you, now that you're 64. 10 years gone by and we miss you more than ever. 

Tonight we will celebrate and drink a toast
To those here and gone that we love the most
And gather in spirit for the party you will host
To celebrate your birthday, with you, our favorite ghost
May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Went down to Ponce Inlet last week on May 21, 2021, which was exactly 10 years since we lost you. In the words of Pink Floyd, here's to you my brother:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Hello Son, another birthday has come & gone, I still & always will miss you. You are up there with your dad & I hope you all will watch over us. I'm happy to have your brother & his family & Geri . I LOVE you , Mom - Mutti.
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Today my mind is flooded with happy memories of birthdays we celebrated together. I only wish we could have had more together, but so grateful for the ones we did share. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Doug and know that in my heart, I’m celebrating with you. ❤️
July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020
Sixty-three years ago today
Sgt. Ghost Pepper was there to say
That this boy was going to have a style
That would make everybody want to smile
So the world then introduced to you
The one and only Doug-Roy here
And washed that ghost pepper down with one more beer!

It was wonderful to be with you
And certainly a thrill
You were such a loving human being
We wish you could stay here with us
We wish you could stay here

I don't really want the tears to flow
But our memories of you still grow
And when the singer starts to sing his song
We're going to all sing along
So let's all drink a toast to you
And silently pray hand in hand
To Uncle Doug-Roy's life upon this land
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
I
Hello my son, wonder sometimes if you look down unto us.
You can be very proud of Geri & I think she made a good life for herself.
Your Brother Ron is looking out & helping Mutti. He also is a wonderful Husband to Diann & father to his 3 girls. Sierra, Savannah & Summer are doing well. You would be proud of them.
So Roy Boy like Oma called you rest in peace.
Will always love you. Mutti
May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020
Miss you Bro. We had some great times.
May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020
Well, another year has come and gone
And we're still here to carry on
With every birthday, Christmas, solstice and equinox
Your ashes still are swirling around at the Ponce Inlet docks

We've grieved and missed you and sometimes cried
But we laugh and celebrate when memories collide
And though we can not be together anymore
Your spirit lives on in us for now and ever more

The years that have passed as of today, they total nine
And the bells in the tower of your church again will chime
So now alas in reverence, we raise a glass of wine
To live up to our credo, have a good time, all the time
May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020
Beautiful Dreamer

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me.
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,
Lull’d by the moonlight have all pass’d away!

Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life’s busy throng,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea,
Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.

Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E’en as the morn on the steamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

- Stephen Foster

July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Dear friend, we sing to you
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday to you

We thought we'd try to tell you how we love you on your birthday
We thought we'd try to sing and dance and play, today
We wanted to surprise you on your birthday and say
We love you every day, not just today

Happy birthday, happy birthday
Dear friend, we sing to you
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019
Hello Son, wishing you a Happy Birthday . Wish so much that you were still with us. Miss you, Mom
July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY - wherever you may be, I sure wish it was with me!
Love you always!!
May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
Jetzt sind es schon acht Jahre her seit Du uns verlassen hast. Du wirst fuer immer in meinen Gedanken sein , und werde dich mein Sohn nie vergessen.
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
On this 8th anniversary, there's little to say,
Except that I continue to miss you everyday.
Love always!
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
It was the 21st of May
Eight years ago to the day
A spirit left our space
Heading to another place
But the memory of his loving soul
Does not diminish as the years come and go
We only miss you more each day
In everything we do and all we say
Just wish you could be around for a while
To bring us more fun and share a smile
But we will raise a glass of beer or wine
And vow to have a good time, all the time
Love you brother!
July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018
Still think about you everyday and will always miss you! Found an acoustic video version of one of our favorites and it reminded me of the concert we attended. Hope you enjoy it. Wish we were together to celebrate your birthday and hope you're dancing the day away. Even though we're apart, you'll always remain in my heart. Love you forever, Mr. Douglas.
July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018
(Sing this poem to the tune of Sgt. Pepper)
It was 61 years ago
That Roy Douglas Bradley joined the show
He lived his life to the brim
And everyone he touched was better off for him
So may I say again to you
We miss you more and more each year
Happy birthday, wishing you were here
July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018
Hi, another year has past & I cant & will not forget you. You will always be my son , even so you are not here on earth any more.
Happy Birthday, Love you Mom.
May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018
Seven years have come and gone
And every year we carry on
But it seems no matter what we do
There's something missing, without you

So, mom and I went down to Ponce Inlet for the 6th year since we originally threw your ashes into the river.  This year it was raining, just like the day we released the ashes. Seemed somehow appropriate.  I'll post the pictures and video for all our friends and family.

Love you and miss you more than ever, brother!
May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
Hello my son , its been almost 7 years sins your gone, I still think about & will always miss you, your in my thoughts. Love Mutti.
July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017
Missing you so much today, Mr. Douglas, on your 60th birthday, which has now been officially decreed as a new and solemn supreme holy day of the COD. I shall commemorate the occasion with a glass of wine and drink to your memory and the legacy you retain through all of the lives you touched and love you shared with us all. Your birthday brings us joy through our sadness. Raise a toast from beyond with me to the unbreakable bond of eternal brotherhood! I love you :>)
July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017
Miss you Bro. Its been a long time.
See you on Smith St.
July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017
My mind knows you are in a better place where there is no pain.
You are in peace I understand that , I just wish I could explain that to my heart. Mom
July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017
Wish so bad you were here to celebrate what would be the Big 6-0 birthday. Happy Birthday Lovey,
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017
You are always in my thoughts and ❤️! 
Love forever, Geri
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017
Roy Douglas, on this day, as on every day, you are sorely missed. Diann and I are in Seattle visiting your God-daughter, Sierra and wish we could be enjoying time together with you like the old days. We will be thinking of you in everything we do and we will share a moment of silent reverence in your honor as we go down to Fremont on Lake Washington today and drop some flowers in the lake this evening at Sierra's house. Tuesday we will bellow a call across the wilderness for you, when we are at the top of Mt. Rainier. Our love for you burns as bright as the sun, forever.
July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016
Happy Birthday Doug! Hope you are having a grand time wherever you are and laughing the days away. I'll be toasting your birthday today with a fine IPA and wishing you were here to join me. Love you always!
July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016
Happy Birthday, Brother 'O Mine
On this day, you'd be 59
Remembering today all the great times together
Missing having you with us, now more than ever
June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016
Well, it took me 10 days to gather the various cell phone pictures, but now I have posted them. Diann and I went down to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse with Mom on 21 May 2016, the 5th anniversary of my brother's passing. It is hard to believe it has been 5 years already and I still think of him every day. Hope you are having fun, Mr. Douglas ;>)
August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015
From Ellen Bradley:

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I would walk right up to heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say “Goodbye.”
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you –
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.
August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015
You once gave me a happy birthday painted wineglass. I will toast to your birthday.
August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015
58 years ago a baby boy was born. He lived life fully, acted honorably, thought and spoke wisely, joked and laughed heartily, and loved deeply and cherishingly. But most importantly, he was a great son, husband, brother, uncle and friend to all who ever met and knew him (and generally fun to be with).  He shall always be remembered fondly and his life celebrated as a positive force in the world. Rock On in the Great Beyond!
July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
Happy birthday, Doug! We think of you often & miss you. I was looking at some old photos last week & it reminded me of the Easter weekends we would spend in Dallas. You were such a great godfather to Gina.
June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015
I cried when you passed away
I still cry today
Although I loved you dearly
I couldn't make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest
God broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the best

- Trina Beth Herington
May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015
Doug, I think of you every day. There is always something that happens or that I see or hear that reminds me of things you said, did or felt..............or makes me wonder what you would think, do or say if you were still here. I still celebrate your life and philosophies by living up to them, spreading them and expanding on them. My credo, "Have a good time, all the time," is hard to live up to. I hope you are still experiencing the sentiment of this credo, even from your latest vantage point, outside our Earthly realm.

Your loving brother,
Ephram Ronbert the Zimbalist Humperdinkel
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
Hard to believe it's been four years. Gets me every time I visit this site.
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
Over the past four years, something occurs everyday that triggers fond memories of my best friend. It never would have occurred to him how much everyone would miss him. We often joked with each other that we wanted to pass on together because we both knew how much it would suck without the other. And it does, but his jovial outlook on life and the many memories we shared, brings lots of comfort. I can imagine him singing along.......and smile.

“When you’re chewing on life’s gristle,
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this will help things turn out for the best
And....always look on the bright side of life....
Always look on the bright side of life.”
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It's going to be a memorial party
Yes we're still feeling sad and sorry

Doug would like us to dance
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Take a cha cha cha chance
Doug would like us to dance
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Happy, Happy Birthday, Doug!!!
I deeply miss your sense of humor! You could always make me laugh and would lighten up life, in general. Here’s to your birthday; hoping you’re laughing it up and having a grand time❣️  ❤️‍❤️
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