Bradley Robert Kennedy, 32, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Bradley was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1988 to Ellen Loomis-Roberts and Colin Kennedy. As an infant, while entrusted to caretakers, Bradley suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in severe cerebral palsy while his parents were at work. Despite this injury and the undeniable impact this event had on the lives of him and his family, Bradley was a happy, kind boy who had a joy for life few could. He lived in the Inkom/Pocatello area most of his life and graduated from Highland High School in 2007.
Bradley had the help of many kind CNAs, and healthcare workers, that were an integral part of his life. Everyone was won over by Bradley’s happiness and easy-going style.
Bradley loved Disney movies, Elmo (especially Tickle Me Elmo), and chocolate. Bradley loved all types of music. Singing to Bradley would bring the biggest smiles, especially “Wheels on the Bus”. He enjoyed having books read to him, especially Harry Potter, and watching fun, musical movies with bright colors and happy voices.
Bradley enjoyed his life at the group home for people with special needs, where he had amazing aids who took him shopping and on outings in the community. He had a great quality of life with his roommates at the group home and loved spending time with them doing everything from bowling to basketball camp and outings for picnics.
His life was full of joy and love and will be missed dearly by friends and family.
Bradley is survived by his parents, Colin Kennedy, and Ellen Loomis (Phillip) Roberts; grandmothers, Ilse Loomis, and Wanda Lind; sister, Kayleigh Thompson; and big little brother, Patrick Kennedy; as well as numerous cousins, uncles, and aunts who all loved him very much.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert “Bob” Loomis and Patrick “Pat” Kennedy.
A Celebration of life will be held at the Old Town Pavilion, on Bradley's Birthday, Friday, April 30th at 2 pm. The corner of Fremont and Main Street in Pocatello, ID.
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