Shirley Crofts Bradley

11th April 1929 - 8th October 2019
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BRADLEY Shirley Crofts

1-04-1929 – 08-10-2019 

Passed away at Southland Hospital on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

Loved wife of the late Allan.

Much loved mother and mother in law Bruce and Sarah (Wales/UK); Russell and Michelle (Invercargill).

Loved by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

At Shirley’s request there will be no funeral service.

A large thank you to all the staff at Southland Hospital who have been involved in her care.

Messages maybe sent to 41 Steel Road RD4 Invercargill or to Shirley’s tribute page at


To Bruce, Russell and families, my sympathy and thoughts go to you all. Shirley has been my neighbour for a number of years. A quiet person but a good neighbour. She was a beautiful and talented artist always wanting to show me each new one completed. She was always wanting to learn new techniques and only days before she went to hospital said I have at last mastered the art of painting with acrylics. She had also made some lovely quilted quilts and the one on her bed is just beautiful. Being a crafts person myself I appreciate her crafts and talents. I will miss our chats but know she is now at peace now. Love to you all
Ailsa O'Brien, Invercargill
Deepest Sympathy to you all in the sad loss of Shirley. Thinking of you .
Brian and Joyce Williams, Invercargill
To Bruce, Russell and family, I was sad to hear of Shirley's passing yesterday. Its been a long time since we touched base but I have many great memories from my childhood of visiting you all and of the fun we had at Mararoa Station, and your visits to us in Dunedin. I remember Shirley as a thoughtful soft spoken and caring and smart person. I last saw Shirley at Verns Funeral and I remember her as not having changed at all.
Thoughts with you at this sad time, regards, Mark Bradley your cousin.
Mark Bradleuy, Long Beach NSW
To Bruce Russell and family,
My sympathy and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
I have had some lovely times with Shirley and she has helped me master the finer
Points in patchwork.
She visited only six months ago and we seen her again the next day having coffee
With Bruce.
Thinking of you all,
Selwyn and Gloria Cranstoun and Family

Gloria Cranstoun, Manapouri
Bruce and Russell and families, sorry to hear of Mums passing. She was a wonderful and kind lady who was very good to our family in Te Anau many years ago.
David & Maryanne McKenzie,, Wanaka
Bruce, Sarah,Russell, Michelle and families, I was so very sad to hear of Shirley’s passing, she was a lovely lady and has been a very good friend to me, I will miss her so much.
Shirley Black, Te Anau
Brad and Michelle . Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your beloved Mum.
Darryl and Nicky King , Lillburn Station, Tuatapere
Darryl and Nicky King, Tuatapere
So sorry to read the passing of Shirley. My condolences to the Bradley family especially Russell and Michelle . It’s the end of another era in Te Anau.
Sandy Davenport , Dunrobin West Otago
So Sorry to hear of Shirley’s death. She was a lovely lady, always with a smile and a bright “hello” whenever we met up. She will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy to Russell and Bruce and your families, Jan and Jeff Ludemann
Jan Ludemann, Te Anau