Sheila Bridges

Obituary of Sheila Joanne Bridges

Sheila Joanne Bridges (née Oag)


Died peacefully at the Prince County Hospital on January 18, 2024 at the age of 90 after loving goodbyes from her family. 

Sheila was predeceased by her parents, Hector and Florence Oag, and son Kevin Vance Bridges. She is survived by her three other children, Doug Bridges, Karen MacLean and Wendy Murray, along with her husband of 66 years, E. Vance Bridges. 

She will also be missed by the spouses of her children: Deborah Bridges, wife of Doug; Kenneth MacLean, husband of Karen; Janet Bridges, wife of Kevin; and Milo Murray, husband of Wendy. 

A devoted grandmother, Sheila leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are Tyler and Jalisa Bridges; Matthew Bridges; Lucas and Logan MacLean; Mikaila and Parker Murray. Her welcoming approach to family will also be missed by Candace Bridges, wife of Tyler; Jonathan Wan, partner of Jalisa; Alice Cheverie, partner of Matthew; Marissa, wife of Lucas; Kari Kruse, partner of Logan; and Pankaj Sharma, partner of Mikaila. 

Great-Grandchildren are Harper K. Bridges, Hank Kevin Bridges and Rayne Marie Sheila MacLean. 

Family was everything to Sheila. 

Over the years, she spent countless hours with her loved ones, from weekly Sunday dinners and birthday meals, to attending school concerts and graduations. She loved Christmas and decorating, could cook enough good food to feed a small army, and always found the most thoughtful, unique gifts. 

Sometimes those gifts included hand-knit or sewn items, including the dish cloths that line the drawers of every family member. 

Sheila and Vance also led an active social life and played cards every Friday night with friends for many years. 

In addition to family and friends, Sheila was a steady churchgoer her entire life, attending Trinity United in Summerside each Sunday along with bible study. 

She was a CGIT (Canadian Girls in Training) leader at Trinity, a UCW (United Church Women) member and volunteer for 30 years at the Prince County Hospital gift shop. 

Over the years, she and Vance travelled the world during his time running Variety Tours, and the pair welcomed travellers from other parts of the world into their home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 

The wake will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at East Prince Funeral Home, and funeral will be Monday January 22, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church. 

No one was ever more strong or more caring.

We will love and miss you, Mom, Grammie, Great-Grammie — Sheila. 

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