It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of David James Bridson at Halifax, NS, on January 16, 2023. Born in Manchester, England, he was the son of the late Michael and Edna Bridson.
David came to Canada in 1964 and met his wife, Kimberlea, in Pictou, NS, in 1986. Dave and Kim were married on September 5th, 1987 in New Glasgow. Dave was best described as social and quick to crack a joke in his dry British humor. He was on the go with projects, with a love of woodwork. He enjoyed working in hardware/lumber stores throughout his life before his illness. Dave was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995 and battled it for 27 years with his wife Kim faithfully by his side. Dave enjoyed watching classic films and war movies, such as "The Great Escape", and passed down this love for cinema to his son Andrew. He watched the English show Coronation Street from its beginning, which his daughter Katie enjoyed watching alongside him every afternoon. Dave was always telling his friends and family how proud he was to be a grandfather to his beautiful granddaughters Ellie (6), and Millie (9 months). Dave's wife Kim was the love of his life, as he was hers. He was a romantic at heart who loved giving, especially to the people he loved. His loving spirit will be with us always.
“I love Papa all the way to Heaven" – Ellie
Surviving are his wife; Kimberlea (Cumminger) Bridson. Children; Son; Andrew Bridson (Samantha & Brantley), Granddaughter; Mille Bridson. Daughter; Kathryn Bridson (Ryan), Granddaughter Ellie Bridson-MacKenzie.
Sister; Lynn Putt, Brother; Phillip Bridson. Best and life long friend; Steve Harder and his wife Debbie.
David was predeceased by his father Michael Bridson and Mother Edna (Greaves) Bridson. He often talked about "Little Gran" whom he loved dearly.
Service Details: Dave's dream was always to live in a lighthouse, and we will be honoring his wishes. We will be celebrating his life in late spring in Pictou, the place where his new life began in Nova Scotia. Family and invited guests.
Donations in memory of David Bridson may be made to Easter Seals or MS Society of Canada. David was very grateful to have the support of the Easter Seals, that helped him acquire an electric wheelchair, and a lift to get into his bed. Also, the MS Society in hoping someday there will be a cure for MS.