Obituary of William "Bill" Henry Brydge
Peacefully on Friday, January 21, 2022, God finished writing Bill's story, a story filled with 79 years of love, family and faith. Bill married Ena in 1965 and together, hand in hand, raised their family. He was a loving and dedicated father of Cindy (Tony) Leone. Proud Grandpa of Mark, William (Carlie) and Jonathan. He is already missed by his fur-grandbaby, Rebel. Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy (Allen) Fielding and Betty (Doug) Robinson and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Margaret Brydge, his brothers Jack and Ken and his sister-in-law, Vera Catt.
Bill will be remembered as a man of faith and was always out helping or serving people, which he felt was his purpose and what he was called to do. He was never shy to volunteer with various organizations and he contributed much time to Gideons of Canada, and 30 years as an active board member and treasurer with the Welland Canal Mission.
Some of Bill’s greatest life accomplishments took him around the world on missionary trips, traveling three times to India, Guatemala and North Macedonia; where he got to share God's love and spread His special message. Bill and Ena joined Brockview Bible Chapel in Fall of 1972, where they continued to be members of the congregation and built many friendships through the years. He will be greatly missed by his church family.
Bill enjoyed many trips to Dufferin Island and Odosagih Bible Conference Grounds, where he loved spending time in nature and taking pictures. Later in life, Bill discovered the gift of colouring, many of his projects requiring detail and precision. He spent hours working on special pieces and blessed much of his art to family and friends.
A special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at St. Catharines Hospital, for their kindness and excellent care that they provided to Bill and our family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Visitation will be held at Brockview Bible Chapel, 326 Pelham Road, St. Catharines, on Friday, January 28th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral service in memory of Bill will take place at Brockview on Saturday, January 29th at 11am. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls will follow the service. All guests wishing to attend the visitation or the service are asked to RSVP (a link to RSVP and for the ceremony live stream can be found on Bill’s tribute page on Essentials’ website). Masks are required and all covid protocols will be in place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Agape Valley Children's Camp or to Gideons of Canada. Online condolences may be shared on Bill's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
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Stream Link (Funeral Service): https://youtu.be/jr3gsFzZp1A
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