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.
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On behalf of the Evenson Family we want to send our deepest condolences to yous . Will always remember your mom who stood by our side in our time of need. She was a great lady be proud.
Cliff & Marie Brennan
Our sympathies to Bridget’s family. We will miss her smiling face.
Sue and Lyle Woitas
Our condolences and sympathy to all of Brigid’s family. She was a lovely woman whom it was our honour to know.
Rhonda & Don Wasylowich
Our deepest sympathies Pat, Roxanne & family, Dean, Dawn & family on the passing of your beloved mom. May all the memories bring you love & peace now & always.
Richard and Darcia Hicks
So very sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to your family.
Susan and Families My Condolences too all of you. Your Mom was truly a Beautiful Woman.
Diane, Jim Reid
Our sincere thoughts are with Bridgit’s family! Her memories will keep you and others strong! She was truly an angel in the eyes of many!
Seldom in life are we graced with a truly kind soul with the likes of Bridget Mulgrew. I feel blessed to have known Bridget and her family and although she has now passed on to meet with her God she will always be remembered by me and mine. The world will now be a little lonelier without her. I offer my heart felt condolences to the many that she leaves behind to continue down her path.
So sorry to hear about the great lady Bridgid. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Will be missed by all. Our condolences and love go out to all the Mulgrew family. Keep all your memories close to your hearts to help you get thru this. Hugs
Tamara Prest (Regenwetter)
So very sad to hear this. Brigitte was a kind, warm and loving soul. Sending love and prayers to her beautiful family.
My sincere condolences to all of the Mulgrew family….. Keep memories close..
Mary Baird Traverse
Sending hugs and love to all the family as you say goodbye to a beautiful lady, mom, grandma and friend. ❤️ Mary Traverse
Sandy & Gord Hamilton
Our thoughts, prayers & deepest sympathy to all of the family!
She was such a wonderful lady & we know she will be dearly missed.
Clint and Anne Schwalbe
We are saddened to hear of Brigid’s passing. May she rest in peace. Our condolences to all of the family. The sweet memories of your mom, grandma and great grandma will be treasured forever!
Ellem and Joe Millar
Joe and I would like to say How sad we are to all the family. She was a wonderful caring woman and always had a smile for everyone. May She Rest in Peace. Our Hearts and thoughts are with you all..Ellen and Joe Millar
My thoughts and prayers go out to all Brigid family! I worked with Brigid many years ago and we had such good laughs! Prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time.
Thanks for your great kindness and welcome Eugene Marion Colin Joe Petra Annie Rosie
Deepest sympathy to the family.
Tom & Dianna Whaling
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Brigid.
Deepest sympathy’s from all of my family to all of you. She was truly a gem!
Deirdre & Gerry Greally
Hi Susan condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Your very like your mam in this picture. Rip xx
My deepest sympathy to all of Bridgd’s family. May she Rest In Peace.
Our beautiful caring kind auntie bea may you rest in peace love from Agnes Joaquina Alice peter and Pauline you will always be remembered with love