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Bradley Bur

1959 - 2018

Bradley David Bur, age 58, of Cheboygan,
passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at
the Cheboygan Hospice House, following a
courageous eight-month battle with esophageal

Brad was born on August 8, 1959 in Cheboygan
to Francis and Sandra (Sue) Bur.

On May 1, 2017, Brad married the love of his life, Michelle Blagrove.
Brad graduated from Cheboygan Area High School in 1977,

Known to all in the community as “The Shell Guy”, Brad found much joy
when he was working at Louie’s Fresh Market, pumping gas for each of
his customers while delivering a smile and a bit of laughter. He rarely
knew anyone by name, but everyone knew Brad.

From the children and puppy dogs, who looked
forward to a special treat, to the lady customers
who anticipated his annual box of Valentine
chocolates. Kind, generous, witty and funny
were just a few of Brad’s special attributes, He
was a perfectionist at heart in all he did. He
was a master carpet installer and, like his
father, his workmanship was meticulous. He
took great pride in his finished product and
loved to see the delight on his customers’ faces.

Brad was a Mr. Fix-It and was always willing to help others, In his
younger years, he loved shooting pool and was quite the pool shark. Also
an avid Nascar fan, #24 Jeff Gordon, was his favorite. All who knew him,
loved him, He will be greatly missed.

Brad is survived by:
his precious wife, Michelle of Cheboygan;
step children, Vayonique Smith and William Hines of Montego Bay,
mother, Sandra Bur of Cheboygan;
daughter, Joci (Joc) Hill of Cheboygan;
granddaughter, Cori Jo of Cheboygan;
siblings, Tim (Tami) Bur of Interlochen, Kelli Bur of Mackinaw City,

Karen (Russ) Dominique of Wauseon, Ohio, and
Amy (Dale) McCurdy of Sylvania, Ohio;
11 nieces and nephews;
6 great nieces and nephews, and
1 great niece due to arrive any day, all of whom loved their Uncle B-rad,

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Levi Bur, who passed
February 3, 2018.

In keeping with Brad’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. Anyone
wishing to make a memorial contribution to honor Brad is encouraged to
consider Cheboygan Hospice House or the Cheboygan County United Way
Cancer Fund.

Brad’s wife and family wish to say thank you to Dr, Catherine Zimmerman
and her kind and caring staff; Oncologist, Dr. Amy Bolmer; infusion
nurse, Linda; and patient liaison, Carol for their ever present support; and
the entire team at McLaren Northern Michigan ~ Petoskey for Brad’s care.

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