The family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Bridie at the age of 74 years.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, John of 55 years; son, John Lawrence Healy; daughter, Kim Healy; 3 grand children Eric, Jullian and Michelle; sisters, Maggie O’Boyle, Lilly Hamilton; brother, Sean Furey; two life long foster children, Charlie and Genice; numerous nieces, nephews and a lot of close friends.
Bridie was born in Ballina County, Mayo, Ireland. After coming to Canada with her husband, John, they started their extensive network of family and friends, which including providing loving foster care for countless children at risk, and those mentally and physically challenged. In October of 2010, Bridie and John received the Premiers Order of Excellence for over 40 years of Foster care dedication.
Bridie was selflessly devoted to her family and community at 4’11 and 117 lbs “Little Biddy” was a little package and highly explosive.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 St., Edmonton on Thursday January 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday January 21, 2011 at 10:30am at St. Dominic Savio 14406-62 St., Edmonton.
Donations may be made in Bridie’s memory to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.