Bradley Thomas Mantin, of Anmore, BC, passed away unexpectedly on March 10th due to complications from idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalie Mantin, in 2021. Brad is survived by his wife Suzanna Morrison, his father Shawn Mantin, his sister Dawn Johnson (Russell Johnson and 2 nephews Dexter and Boden), and his brother Blair Mantin (Bibiana-Hyewon Cheon), as well as countless friends in BC and Ontario and extended family in Newfoundland.
Brad was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, but spent most of his years growing up and experiencing life in Ontario. When his siblings and parents moved out to the West Coast he knew he wanted to be closer and get to see his nephews grow up so he moved to Vancouver. Brad always wanted to be a father, and getting to help raise his nephews unfortunately will be the closest to fatherhood that he was able to experience.
From a young age, he was interested in engineering and how things work. Movies such as "Short Circuit" (a Sci-Fi comedy from the '80s) sparked a love for mechanical engineering and led Brad to take a course in Robotics & Automation. Most recently, he was working for a company from Ontario called Ecovert as a Commissioning Technician, looking at building systems design reviews, with a particular focus on HVAC, lighting, fire protection, etc. His boss - and friend of 15 years - mentioned after hearing of Brad’s passing: “I found him to always be someone who cherishes integrity and honesty, but never at the expense of humour. He was knowledgeable in his field of building systems controls, and a pleasure to work with. He was a key part of our team, and will be missed for many reasons.”
Although Brad, never liking to be the center of attention, wouldn’t have wanted a funeral, we still felt the need to honour this man's amazing life and celebrate him. Friends and family gathered in different groups in BC, Ontario, and Newfoundland, to celebrate Brad, as he was loved across Canada.
Brad was quick-witted, kind-hearted, and romantic; he enjoyed cooking for others, travelling (especially living in Mexico for a few years), loved various tv shows and movies and had a memory of an elephant. He also loved surprises and scaring people, he loved to especially get his wife’s goat (to tease and annoy her- in a loving way!). He was truly one of a kind and the world is a little darker without him in it. He is gone but never forgotten and we will carry him with us wherever we go until we meet again. May he rest easy in grace and love.
Please feel free to make a donation in Brad's name to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada at: