It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Garry Robert Bridge into His Saviors presence, on May 10th, 2016 at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Ab at the age of 62.
Garry was born in Coronation, Alberta and grew up on the family farms at Talbot and Tees. His junior and senior high school years were spent in Sylvan Lake.
Garry moved to Edmonton in 1971 and took Electronics at NAIT.
After a few years of working in the electronics field, he was asked to come back to NAIT to teach. From there he worked his way through numerous positions at NAIT – Associate Dean (1992 – 1996), Vice-Presidents Academic Consultant (1996 – 2002), Dean of the School of Applied Media and Information Technology (2002 – 2006), and finally, the Director of Degree Development and Academic Programming (2006 – 2012)
He retired from NAIT after almost 40 years.
Garry married the love of his life Cheryl Hodgson in 1981, who he was predeceased by in July of 2013.
Garry was also predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and Gordon Bridge, his infant brother Norman, his brother-in-law Brian Phillips and his great nephew, Hudson Gamble.
Garry is survived by his brother Randy and Joann Bridge, Sylvan Lake. His sister, Patti and Mark Richardson, Seattle, Wa. His sister-in-laws Norah Hodgson, Edmonton, Ab and Gail Hodgson, Kelowna, BC. Numerous nieces and nephews and eighteen great nieces and nephews who will sadly miss their Uncle Garry.
Garry loved to travel, especially to tropical places with friends and family and was blessed to find love again with a special friend, Barb Tanney, who he had made many travel plans with but was unable to fulfill.
A Memorial Service will be held on May 16th, 2016 at Westlawn Funeral Home, in Edmonton at 2:30 pm.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Ab. or Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital.