The death of Elizabeth Hope Bridgewater, age 89, occurred on December 26, 2020 in All Saints Springhill Hospital, Palliative Care, following a recent illness. Hope was born in 1931 to Lillian (Tuttle) and Heber Tratt in Wentworth. Hope was predeceased by her parents and by sisters, Gertrude Tratt, Elsie (Alton) Langille, Grace Tratt and by her brother, Wilfred (Barbara) Tratt. Survivors are Hope’s beloved son, Gregory Bridgewater, Wentworth, sister, Greta Tratt, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash; niece, Janet Tratt, Fredericton; sister-in-law, Barbara Tratt, Fredericton. As Co-ordinator of Children’s and Young Adult Services in the former Halifax City Regional Library system, Hope was an outstanding accomplished librarian (B.A., M.A., M.L.S.) and leader, delighting children with story, puppetry, inspirations and knowledge. With her highly valued staff colleagues, Hope was the catalyst for delivering great public library service to parents and children in Halifax. Following retirement, Hope enjoyed a fulfilling and active life in her cherished Wentworth with her son Gregory. There were many contributions to community events and organizations and, with her superior writing skills, many excellent newspaper articles celebrating life in the Wentworth area. With her passion for books and reading, lifelong learning, nature and social justice, Hope enriched the lives of many people. She will be greatly missed. Warm thanks are expressed to Jordan Sprague, Carol Hyslop, Melissa Langille, Barbara Palmer and cousin, Faye Langille, who provided much needed support and friendship to Hope and Gregory at this stressful time. If one desires to donate in Hope’s honour, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Wentworth Community Library & C@Psite (13371 Highway 4, Wentworth, NS, B0M 1Z0), an organization for which Hope was Vice-President for up until the time of her death, are greatly appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Oxford. A private service will take place at a later date.
September 21 1931 December 26 2020
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Hope Bridgewater September 21 1931 December 26 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Pugwash, Province: Nova Scotia