It is with great sadness that the family of Verley Bridges announces the sudden passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 78. Born in Newcastle Creek, NB, on December 6, 1942. She was the wife of the late Doug Bridges.
Verley leaves behind her sons, Dana (Norma Jean) and Brent (Kathleen) Bridges; daughter, Kathy Bridges (Kelly); grandchildren, Nicholas (Erin) and Matthew Bridges, Lacey Harding (Austin) and Michael Bridges; great grandchildren, Ellie, Owen, Wyatt and Sophie; brother, Butch Chapman (Nancy); many nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers-in-law, Gary Bridges (Jo-Ann) and Fred Foster; sisters-in-law, Brenda Kennedy and Alberta Murphy; special friend, Terry Boyce. In addition to her husband, Doug, Verley was predeceased by her parents, Dana and Glenna (Sypher) Chapman; brothers-in-law, Terry Kennedy and Gerald Bridges; sister-in-law, Linda Foster.
Mom was a vivacious, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to live life to the fullest. Mom worked as a bookkeeper beside Dad for many years at their business, Doug’s Appliance Service and later as a cook and housekeeper for St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church in Fredericton. She was an active member in her community of Sheffield and was involved in the Women's Institute, 4H Club, UWC and "The Happy Gang." A true social butterfly, Mom loved to host gatherings with family and friends both in her home and at her cottage at Princess Park. In her spare time, she loved to knit, drink wine, watch hockey, listen to country music, dance, travel, read and cook. Always armed with a camera and a cheeky smile, she made sure to capture every special moment in pictures, and she proudly displayed these treasured memories around her home.
Mom adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her pride enjoy. She valued her friendships and held dear to her heart the laughter and great times she shared with numerous friends and acquaintances. Her enormous smile and caring, loving heart will be greatly missed by everyone.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home on Monday, September 6, from 4:00-7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held from the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The family would appreciate if guests wear masks if they plan to attend. A live stream of the service will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/599788316 . For those who wish, donations in Verley’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Sheffield United Church Cemetery Fund or Canadian Cancer Society.