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BRIDGEMAN: Marjorie Louise Bridgeman (McLaughlin) passed away on May 30, 2019 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB. Marj was born on September 26, 1923 in Winnipeg, MB. She was the daughter of Thomas and Louise McLaughlin, and grew up in the Moline area. Marj married Bill Bridgeman on June 18, 1942. They farmed in the Moline district until 1993 and continued to live on the farm until they moved to Rivers, MB in 2001. Marj was an active member of the community as a 4-H leader for 10 years, and the secretary/treasurer of the Rapid City Ag Society for 17 years. She was also the Moline news correspondent for the Rivers Gazette and Minnedosa Tribune; faithfully submitting the local news every week. Marj enjoyed playing cards, dancing, curling, baking, reading, gardening, and a good laugh with family and friends. After Bill passed away in 2002, Marj continued to live in Rivers until 2013, when she moved into the Souris Personal Care Home. She relocated back to Rivers in 2015 to the Riverdale Personal Care Home where she was closer to family and friends. Marj is survived by her children: Norman (Beverley) Bridgeman; Bev Newitt; Phyllis (Rod) Veitch, nine grandchildren: Cindy Nolan (Carter); Chad Bridgeman (Valeska); Marty (Kat) Bridgeman; Dallas Bridgeman (Kathy); Bruce (Jen) Newitt; Sheri (Brad) Cholin; Becky (Brent) Ericson; Trevor (Kerry) Veitch; Ryan (Christa) Veitch; 17 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; parents Thomas and Louise; sister Anne; brothers Ray and Jack; and son-in-law Barry Newitt. A service to celebrate Marj’s life was held at the Rivers United Church on June 5, 2019 with Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment followed at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marj’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada 800 Rosser Avenue, Unit 1A Town Centre, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5, the Riverdale Personal Care Home Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were with Campbell Funeral Home.
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun