Bridget Claydon (nee Lawe)

June 29, 1917 – January 9, 2017

Bridget was born a century ago in Cullaghamore, Ireland, one of ten children born to Luke and Kathleen Lawe.  She studied nursing in Dublin and trained at a hospital in Birkenhead, England during the Battle of Britain in WWII.  She met Ernest Claydon, a sailor in the British navy who was stationed nearby.  They married in 1945 and Bridget worked as a midwife and public health nurse in post-war England.  John and Pauline were born before the family moved to Canada in 1953.  In Montreal, Bridget gave birth to Michael and Greg before the family moved again to Ottawa.  There, Bridget worked as an ER nurse and later as Nursing Director at a retirement home in Ottawa. 

Bridget was predeceased by Ernest, and is survived by her children John, Pauline, Michael (Sandra) and Greg (Manuelita), as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Parish on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m., interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.