Bridget Newstead

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bridget Mary Newstead (nee Sweet) of Nanaimo, BC on September 5th, 2015.

Bridget passed with her loving husband at her side where he stood so strongly for the past two difficult years. Her sons and siblings surrounded her with love in her final days. Bridget came to Port Alberni BC from England in 1959 at the age of 22 to scout the way for her parents to come later. She touched many lives in the following years through her giving heart and compassionate soul. She fostered children, volunteered for Hospice and Victim Services and was deeply involved with the British Club. She loved performing in short plays and dancing with the many friends she came to love so much.

She liked the outdoors and camping as well as the animals on the farm and could often be heard calling the cows in for supper. She was close to her family and will be deeply missed by them and everyone who she touched.

She was predeceased by her parents and eldest grandson William Gallant. (Jim) Survived by her husband David, Sons Jim (Shelley) and Byron (Michelle). Grand children Michael, Nathan, Taylor. Siblings Patricia, Michael and David as well as the many nieces and nephews from both near and far.

A celebration of Bridget’s life will be held from 1-3:30 pm on September 26th 2015 at Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle ave, Nanaimo BC.

In lieu of flower please donate to the charity of your choice in her honor.

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