MCCANN, Bridie Kathleen It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter Bridie on December 23, 2012, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. In her 36 years she achieved so much: BSc Niagara University; MScEd Canesius College; school records in long distance swimming for her duration at Niagara; qualification as a distance swimmer for Canadian Nationals and Commonwealth trials; Chemistry and Physics teacher at Kingsdown School in England; traveler to over 15 countries; science teacher in the Continuing Education Program with Niagara Catholic School Board. Bridie was always eager to try new adventures such as zip lining, kayaking the lower Niagara River and most recently kiteboarding. Her greatest characteristic was how she valued family. Whether immediate or extended members, she cherished time with them. Bridie leaves behind her parents Pat and Hilda, sister Brianne, brother-in-law Michael Pozzobon and nephew Kellen, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and her 'special grandma' Eva Andres. In accordance with Bridie's wishes, cremation has taken place and friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of Bridie's life on January 5, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, NOTL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A deep thank-you to the surgeons and nurses at Juravinski Cancer Hospital, Dr. David Reimer and staff, and her dear friends who spent hours and nights with her at the hospital and her home.12193569
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Posted by Barbara Brooks (Friend) On Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hilda, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. I know how proud you were to tell us of Bridie's many accomplishments. I also know how important Family is to you. I have no way of knowing how this loss would be to accept, I only know you have both Linda and my deepest sympathy, and you and your Family will be in our Prayers for continued srength to get you through this very difficult time. I wish I was there to be able to give you a hug.
Barbara and Linda
Bridie... an amazing woman
Posted by Carolyn (former student) On Thursday, January 3, 2013
I had the pleasure of being a student of Bridie at the Continuing Education program.
She was a great teacher, and a great person. Thanks to her I was able to get my science credits and continue my education. Her determination to make sure every one did well in the class was great.
She will be missed very much.