Brigid Philomena Mulgrew passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 80 years of age. She is survived by children Bernadette (Eugene), Susan (Mike), Patrick (Roxanne), Dean (Dawn) and Darren (Caron). She is also survived by brothers John Joe (Maureen), Barney, and sisters Sally and Kathleen. Brigid is predeceased by her husband Terry, parents Joseph and Elizabeth, and siblings John, Susan, Mick and Peter. She leaves behind 17 grandkids and four great grandkids.
Brigid was born and raised in Lower Meenagh, Coalisland, County Tyrone, Ireland on August 23rd,1937 and emigrated to Canada in 1960 to marry the love of her life Terry. She arrived in high heels to the muddy streets of Drayton Valley but soon had to swap them for a pair of wellingtons. She and Terry made a home in Drayton Valley where they raised a family and made many lifelong friends.
Brigid and Terry always kept their door open to newcomers, showing people the same welcoming spirit they experienced when they came to town. Brigid’s compassionate and caring spirit went into every task she put her hand to. Nobody could match her in the kitchen – whether she was making a pot of soup for a sick friend or homemade chocolates for Christmas, love was always the secret ingredient. Brigid was always a guiding light and teacher to her many grand and great grandchildren. In addition to everything she did for her family, she also found time to be an active member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 55 years, as well as volunteering for pastoral care and the day program at the Stony Plain hospital.
The family would like to warmly thank the staff of the Homecare and Palliative teams at Westview Health Centre for their wonderful care.
A Prayer Service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Spruce Grove on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Drayton Valley.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta or Mass cards are appreciated.