Germaine, I have made some headway with N. Bruce Bradt.
He appeared in the 1881 census Ridgetown, Bothwell, Ont.
as follows (with his son, Brooklin)
Mary W F Scottish 62 b Ontario Disc of Christ
Bruce W M " 24 " "
Brooklin M " 6 " "
Emma F " 22 " "
Mary F " 13 " "
I assume Mary was his mother, and the 2 young women his
This means Brooklin was about 2 when his mother Mary died in 1877. So sad!
I also found on the Welland Library site, that Bruce died in the US...sorry I dont know exactly when.
I tried to email you, but the address I have is no good.