HOGG, Bridget (nee MacClymont)
With Sadness, the family of Bridget Hogg (nee MacClymont) announce the passing of their much loved mother and grandmother on December 20th in Comox, B.C. Bridget was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Woodie, in 2009. She is survived by her three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary Jane (Dave) Brewster of Regina and Sue (Fred) Hesterman of Courtenay B. C. Five grandchildren, Katherine, Patrick and John Brewster, Bob and Tom Matheos as well as relatives in England and France.
Bridget was born in London, England in 1922. At the outbreak of World War II, she joined the W.A.A.F. (Women’s’ Auxiliary Air Force), becoming a commissioned officer in 1940. It was during the war years that the young Section Officer met a Canadian Spitfire pilot whom she later married in London and joined in Canada following the end of the war.
Over the course of their married life, Bridget, Woodie and their family lived in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, moving to Saskatoon in 1960. Bridget then moved to the Comox Valley in early 2010. Bridget joined the staff of the Saskatoon Public Library in 1965 and worked there until her retirement in 1981.
Bridget was an active member of the Board of Governors of the Commissionaires, the Royal Canadian Legion, the United Services Institute, the Armisticians and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Anglican Church in four provinces. She was a lovely, well-read lady of generous spirit, strength and determination who made many friends (including those of the four-legged variety) and to whom family was all-important.
Internment will take place in Saskatoon at a later date following a private family service. For anyone wishing to do so, memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox for their kindness and care.
Mum, Gram, we love you and we will miss you.