Bridges, Kathryn

January 7, 1919 - October 25, 2013

BRIDGES, Kathryn Marie (Gentleman) – Age 94 of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Claire Burton Bridges (1992). Loving mother of Tom (Tracey) Bridges of Panama and Brenda (Larry) Morningstar of Brigden. Cherished grandmother of Greg and Brian Bridges, Jacalyn Pendleton, Bretton Gillespie, Tim (Shona) Gray, Tammy (Barry) Newman, Terry (Renee) Gray, Leeanne Walsh, Jennifer (Glen) Doxtator. Loving great-grandmother of 12. Survived by sisters Marjorie Alderman, Elizabeth Spearman and sister-in-law Norma Gentleman. Predeceased by son Robert (stillborn), brother James Gentleman, sister Mildred Jackson, son-in-law Douglas Gray.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

The Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge #337, Oil Springs will hold a service on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:45pm.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00am from the funeral home.Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  1. You will be missed Mrs. Bridges. I still remember the homey smell of your house and doing theory at your kitchen table. It was a pleasure to be your student, and also your friend.

  2. Brenda and all the family . Thinking of you all at this difficult time your mom was a wonderful lady and great neighbour she will be missed by some many. Love Always The Bailey Family!!!!

  3. Tom & Brenda and families
    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. She was inspirational to her community, with her musical talents and teaching abilities. There are likely at least three generations in our community that can be thankful that she taught so many to play the piano. I know within my own family, my mother and my daughter had the pleasure of Kathryn teaching them to play. Such a kind lady who will truly be missed. May all your memories give you peace.
    Penny (McGuire) Phillips

  4. To Tom & Brenda and families:
    My thoughts and prayers are wiith you. Your Mom was a woman who helped others and was a wonderful teacher. I will always remember her fondly for being my piano teacher as well as driving me to church when I was a kid. God bless her. Bonnie (Wright) Kershaw

  5. So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a delightful lady in every way. Linda Brown (Core) and I were glad to visit a few years ago and reminisce with her. Our sincerest sympathies are with you and your families – you will all miss her very much! Lots of piano lessons over the years! Warmest regards, Cheryl (Brown) Gibson.

  6. Tom, Brenda, & Families,
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this time of loss.
    Kathryn was definitely a mentor to me during my growing up days at B&E. We have fond memories of seeing her continuing to play the organ and piano whenever we have returned for special services at B&E throughout the years.

    In Christian love & sympathy,
    Lenora & Bob Jamieson

  7. Tom and Brenda and families.
    Family friends dating back many years.
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderfull person and a very good friend to my Father Lyle Hasson.
    Sharing your loss, Hugh and Linda (Hasson) McLachlan

  8. Sister Kathryn will be greatly missed by many. She was a true example of a Rebekah.
    I am honoured to have had the privilege to know Kathryn and call het friend.
    Rest in peace my friend.
    In Friendship, Love, & Peace

  9. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family on Catherine’s passing. She was a very special, beautiful lady, and leaves us all with wonderful memories.