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BRIDGMAN, Margaret Edith

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Margaret Edith Bridgman (Eder)
June 23, 1939 - August 7, 2022

Our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and dear friend passed away very suddenly and far too early.  We are heartbroken. Marg was our anchor, our inspiration, our joy. She was 83 years young and full of life and vitality.

Marg was predeceased by her parents Phyllis and Charles Eder, her brother Karl and her beloved dog, Murphy. She will be forever cherished and deeply missed by Paul, her husband of 56 years, her daughters Lynne (Ian Cleghorn) and Jill (Jen Davidson), her grandchildren Erica Cleghorn and Jamie Cleghorn, and her dear cousin Kate Razumova. Auntie Marg will also be missed by her sister-in-law Ann Eder and her nephew Tony Eder and niece Libby Eder.

Marg was a graduate of McGill Nursing and did her residency at the Toronto General Hospital where she made many lifelong friends. She left nursing to raise her family and enjoyed many years living in Toronto, but it was her years living in Creemore and more recently Collingwood, that she cherished the most. Regardless of where she lived she was always involved in her community; most recently as a passionate volunteer and board member of the Collingwood Music Festival.

Marg had a warm disposition and was always kind, engaging and interested in the lives of her friends and family. She was a superb mother and grandmother, and her children and grandchildren were her light. As a family we spent much cherished time together travelling, at the cottage, picnicking, skiing, playing games, and celebrating all the family milestones and accomplishments together. Marg was elegant and gracious, and put so much effort into making things just right for everyone, including the dogs who all preferred to live with her.

Outside of her family, Marg had a wonderful group of friends and a special group of girlfriends who she absolutely adored. She was a confidant to many as she had an empathetic ear, was understanding, non-judgmental, and offered clear and common sense advice.

Throughout her life, Marg loved being active and was an avid tennis player, skier, hiker and golfer, and loved sharing these passions with friends and family. She had many hobbies over the years including gardening, pottery, beekeeping, painting, sewing, collecting shells, refinishing furniture ……..you name it, she has tried it. Gramma was very creative and always had a craft at the ready for her grandchildren and neighbours children.

Marg loved to travel and was a lifelong learner. She was always game for any adventure and never shied away from a challenge. She has travelled to all the continents, and together with Paul, led ski trips to Europe for many years. Most recently on her 83rd birthday, Lynne and Jill experienced an epic mother-daughter trip to England where she hiked over hill and dale in the Cotswolds and sat courtside at Wimbledon. We laughed so hard our cheeks hurt and were planning more trips….

You will be forever and a day in our hearts, and we will carry you with us wherever we go.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Marg's memory please consider the www.collingwoodfestival.com.

Friends may visit Marg's online memory wall at fawcettfuneralhomes.com