Susan Jane Bridger
March 10, 1954 – June 7, 2018
A service of remembrance will be held at the Capilano Golf Course on Wednesday June 20th, from 2-4pm. Susan Bridger was a ray of sunshine and it was her wish that we celebrate her life by incorporating colour into what we wear to the service.
* Please note the Club’s Dress Code: No jeans of any colour or flip flops.
Mum passed away in her sleep on Thursday, June 7th in the presence of her loved ones, in the comfort of the North Shore Hospice. In May of 2016 she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs. She spent her last few months making unforgettable memories with her siblings, who flew in from Europe and her immediate family. Her strong and positive disposition eased the pain of her passing for her friends and family.
Mum was born in Huddersfield, England to Dorothy and Neville Mutter. She has four siblings who all reside in different parts of Europe. Mum married the love of her life, Paul Bridger with whom she emigrated to Canada almost 40 years ago. There they started their family together and began to raise their two daughters, Claire and Emily. Tragically Paul died suddenly in ’97. Sue resided in West Vancouver and went on to give her daughters the best childhood and education she could. She was comforted knowing that when she passed Emily and Claire were both happily married to wonderful husbands and were starting families of their own. Aliana Julia, daughter to Dale and Claire was the cherry on top of mum’s life, as she put it. An extraordinary Grandma, Susan’s caring and effervescent nature will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation/ the North Shore Hospice as we were blown away by the care and compassion the nurses and doctors showed to mum and family.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Susan Jane Bridger
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November 12, 2018
Dear Claire & Emily - we were away in June and have only recently learned the sad news of Sue's death. Sue was a special person in our lives early in her and Paul's time in Vancouver [we met on a carol ship], and we also enjoyed many adventures on the ski slopes. Sue will be greatly missed and we are privileged that she touch our lives. We hope that you can find comfort in the love of family and friends during these challenging times. It was so great to know that Sue had some time with her first grandchild. Take time to remember and also to grieve. Holding you in our hearts during this time of sorry, Sue & Dennis Knoll.
Love knows no boundaries, Loss on measure.
September 23, 2018
I am so sad to learn of your Mum’s passing. I had the good fortune of finding her place on Airbnb. I ended up come back 3 times to stay with her and thoroughly enjoyed her warm hospitality and friendship. So much more than just a place to stay, we had lots of laughs, great conversations and even shared a few bottles of wine! Even in the short time that I knew her, her warmth, charisma and love of her family were very evident. I am so very sorry for your loss and so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet such great lady.