Bridget Brown

Obituary of Bridget Brown

BROWN, Bridget (nee Blackhurst) of Port Dover, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Stuart. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Allison Brown of Guelph, Rebecca and Jamie Shapiro of St. Catharines, Jennifer and David Wright of Toronto and Ann Brown of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Emily, Tucker, Ginny, Connor, Spencer and Harry, great-grandmother of Owen, Isobel, Violet, Alice, Holden, Henry, Bode, and Dax. Will be sadly missed by her brother Miles Blackhurst of Midland and sister-in-law Catharine Brown of Port Dover. Predeceased by her sisters,  Joan, Paddy and Virginia and brother Charles (Tucker) Blackhurst. Bridget served in the Canadian Women's Auxilliary Corp. (CWAC) and worked in the library of the University of Toronto.  Bridget and Stuart grew up in Port Dover, but lived several years in Toronto. They returned to Port Dover in 1977 and were business owners, where they operated the MTO licensing office and Brown's Footwear. Bridget was community minded and was a member of the Port Dover and Woodhouse Horticultural Society, she was instrumental in the Christmas lighting decoration in Powell Park and helped in the creation of the Elmer Lewis Parkette. Friends are invited to celebrate Bridget's life at the Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church (Market and St. George Sts.). The Reverend Tony Bouwmeester officiating, interment Port Dover Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover, (519) 583-1530. For those wishing, memorial donations to the Port Dover Board of Trade for the Christmas lighting, H/N Alzheimer Society or St. Paul's Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at