The night of May 31 to June 1, 2009 found Brad on AF447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The flight never made it. The world lost a wonderful person: son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. His sense of humour, radiant smile, infectious energy, extreme generosity, and strong principles are a legacy to us all. We miss Brad terribly.
To honour his memory, the Brad Clemes Memorial Scholarship was created to accompany the Clemes Family Award – given to a Centennial CVI high school graduate who served on either Student or Athletic Council and was a keen participant in school activities.
As well we are supporting two local charities: the Free to Play Program, part of Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph.
Brad loved golf, enjoyed it all around the world, and was never happier than when playing with his sons and brothers or friends. Therefore we thought a golf tournament would be the most appropriate manner to pay tribute to the person he was, and to raise money for his scholarship.