Margaret  Bridge

Margaret Ann Bridge MD

Thursday, March 1st, 1951 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Margaret Ann Bridge M.D.
March 1, 1951 to August 23, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Margaret Ann Bridge announces her passing in her 68th year. Much loved wife of Dwight Batke, cherished mother of Robert Bensen (Lyndsay Bond) and Alastair Hopkins (Gabriela Tokarska), and adoring Grandmother to Will and Jack Bensen. Beloved sister of Harold (Kathleen) Bridge and Douglas Bridge.
Margaret was a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at McMaster University and after years in private practice went on to become the resident doctor at Mohawk College where she treasured her relationship with the student body. Latterly she worked as a Physician at W.S.I.B and The Charlton Centre. She was the first woman President of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine. Caring for people always stood at the forefront of her role as a Physician.
Her time skiing, at Balsam Lake and with Family were most important to her. Margaret will always be remembered fondly by her family and numerous friends.
Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will take place at Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H1, on Thursday August 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. A Private Family interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Carlisle United Church
    1432 Centre Rd, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H1
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  • Interment

    Woodland Cemetery
    700 Spring Gardens Road
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Private Condolence

Alan Batke

Posted at 07:59pm
Dear Dwight and Family, also Wanda, Merv and their Family

I am so sorry that I was unable to attend Dr. Margaret Bridge Funeral showing or the Funeral, as I was in Hospital August 27 to 31st, Please accept My Condolences, and I only have these few words of comfort to share.

Dwight, Thinking of Your Families and wishing all of you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your loving Wife Dr. Margaret Bridge, who was so very close to you and extended Families.

My words may be inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am that Margaret has passed away at such a young age. The loss of a Wife, Mother, Sister or Grandmother, also best friend is a very tragic event. I cannot imagine the pain and grieving you are all experiencing. It is times like this that our faith is put to the test. The Bible does promise: “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted.” I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn Margaret, your loss.

I pray that God will give you the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all !
Alan Batke

Esther Mladenich

Posted at 09:54pm
I worked with Marg in the health clinic at Mohawk College for approximately 18 years. Marg provided excellent care & support to students and staff. She was actively involved with the Ontario College Health Association (for college and universities health services), Hamilton Academy of Medicine, and various community health agencies. Marg helped me through some personal stuff and I'm truly grateful for the support she provided to me. I'm saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with Robbie & Alastair and the rest of her family.

Garth Noad

Posted at 06:01pm
Marg and I shared many conversations when we served together on the executive at the Academy of Medicine. She was always a breath of fresh air with a smile that brightened your day. My wife Joanne and I shared precious times with Marg. She was passionate and compassionate and will be dearly missed by the medical community, her many friends and of course her loving family. Billy Joel was right, "Only the good die young".
Garth and Joanne Noad

Doreen sauve

Posted at 03:40pm
I had the pleasure of working with someone so kind and thoughtful to everyone, Marg is very special. Even though our time together was short she always encouraged me and inspired me everytime we were together. I feel so blessed to have known her. She will certainly be missed by many especially her family and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Paul Fralick

Posted at 03:24pm
I was a colleague of Marg at Mohawk College. I taught in the Early Childhood Education program and I remember Marg visiting her infant son in the Lab School, our on-site child care program at the Fennell campus. My daughter was the same age as her son and we chatted sometimes about their latest developmental milestones. Marg was an excellent doctor and always put the needs of College students first and foremost. I'm sad to think of her life being over.
Paul Fralick

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