With great sadness the family of Jean Beryl Bridge announces her passing at 91 years of age in Sylvan Lake, Alta. Jean was born at the Coronation Hospital to Ella and Jack McLarty.
With her husband and family, she lived in many places across Alberta. From her childhood home in Silver Heights to the oil fields of the northern Alberta including Peace River Country, Sexsmith, Stettler, Big Valley, Esther and then closer to home at Talbot, Brownfield, Coronation and finally settling in Sylvan Lake in 1976.
Jean was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and historian. Our mother loved her career in teaching and then her “retirement career” where, with the help of her good friend Bunny Virtue, started and worked at the Sylvan Lake Archives.
She also was very involved with her church in many roles including belonging to the Ladies Guild. She loved to read and play cards so participated in a local book and bridge club. Mom and Dad loved to hit the road with their good friends Erin and Janet Walters and put on many ‘travel miles’.
She is survived by her five other children: Debbie (Les) Elliott, Lyle (Laurie) Bridge Linda Bridge, Jacqueline Bridge, and Tam (Ron) Winder; eight grandchildren: Sherri (Danny) Leong, Steven (Treena) Elliott, Joshua Bridge, Nathan (Lindsay) Bridge, Kaitlyn Hunter, Gregory (Shannelle) Winder, Jared Winder, Cheryl Mason, and seven great-grandchildren: Alexis Leong, Katie Leong, Wilder Bridge, Hannah Bridge, Ray Elliott, Austin Elliott, Griffin Hunter; sisters and brothers-in-law: Elizabeth (Bill) Bullick, Shirley (Gordon) McLarty, Kaye (Errol) McLarty, Tom (Lynn) Robinson and Norma Robinson. As well as many numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Stan in 2016; her son Bruce in 2021, her brothers Gordon McLarty and Errol McLarty, and her sister Janet Bay.
A funeral service for Jean was held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Lake on Fri. April 14, 2023, at 2 p.m.
Interment took place at the Fairfield Cemetery, Brownfield, Alta.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca.
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes entrusted with cremation arrangements, 403-887-2151.
Card of Thanks
The family of Jean Bridge would like to send a heartfelt thank you to her friends and family for their thoughts and kind words through the cards, flowers, and phone calls. Mom was blessed to have you all in her life. Thank You.