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Bird (Ledwidge, Richard) Muriel Theresa

Posted By Obits On May 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am In Obituaries | 25 Comments


Bird (Ledwidge, Richard) Muriel Theresa

Age 92, passed away January 7, 2016 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Goffs, NS, this self-professed “farm girl” was pre-deceased by her parents, James and Ida Ledwidge; brothers, Emery, Tim and Laurie Ledwidge; first husband, Earle A. Richard; second husband, Dr. S. Borden Bird; and grandson, Sean R. Marks.
She is survived by her sister, Marina Drummond; son, Wayne (Debbie) Richard; daughter, Lorna Marks; grandsons, Chris, Greg and Justin Richard; granddaughter, Christa Marks; stepchildren, John and Carolyn Bird; and many nieces and nephews.
Trained as a nurse during the war years, she was proud of becoming an RN. Blessed with natural leadership abilities, she held various positions in organizations throughout the years, one of which was president of her graduating class at the Halifax Infirmary (1944). Being a quilter showcased her creative abilities, and she enjoyed lifetime membership in the Queens Quilters. She will be remembered by many as Head Nurse of Obstetrics at Queens General Hospital. Her kind, calming demeanor influenced many new mothers as they brought their babies into the world. Known for her practical wisdom, she never “suffered a fool gladly”. She always said that she had loved and been loved—what more was there than that. She enjoyed a “life well-lived” and will be sadly missed.
Muriel’s devotion to life and empathy for others may be remembered by donations in her memory to a charity of one’s choice. Chandlers’ Funeral Service Ltd. of Liverpool has been entrusted with funeral arrangements, and cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. On-line condolences may be shared at www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from Pat Wigglesworth on January 12th, 2016 11:30 am

Lorna and Wayne and Families

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You were all great neighbors for many years, we had many good times and I still remember the tricks Dad used to play on your father. Another one gone off the hill that used to be ours. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Keep her memories close, they will help you through these hard times.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on January 12th, 2016 2:24 pm

To Muriel’s family
My sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Condolence from Vivian Croft on January 12th, 2016 2:50 pm

So sorry for your loss. Muriel was a wonderful woman.

Condolence from Belinda Delong on January 12th, 2016 6:43 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Murray Wigglesworth on January 12th, 2016 7:09 pm

Lorna & Wayne – We were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will always be remembered as a lovely lady, while growing up across the street. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

Condolence from Joyce Hawkes on January 12th, 2016 11:28 pm

A great lady and beautiful quilter.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Bev and Wayne Crouse on January 13th, 2016 9:02 am

Caring, gentle, kind, talented and always willing to share her talents. We feel very blessed to have know Muriel for many years. Our sympathies to you all.

Condolence from Marjorie Speed Powell on January 13th, 2016 10:25 am

To Muriel’s family

I knew Muriel through Zion United Church. She was always such a gracious elegant lady. Before Christmas our Square Dancing group was at Ridgewood and I had a lovely visit with her. She was as gracious and elegant as ever and we had such a lively interesting conversation. That is how I will remember her.

Marjorie Speed Powell

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on January 13th, 2016 11:18 am

To Muriel’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are are with your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Wnlter and Sherri Miller on January 13th, 2016 1:51 pm

Lorna,Wayne and families!we were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing,I worked with her at Queens General and learned a lot from her.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Glenda Mills on January 13th, 2016 5:33 pm

My sincerest condolences to you and the family

Condolence from Jane Payzant on January 13th, 2016 5:45 pm

I am so sorry. I spent time quilting with Muriel and learned so much.She will be missed.

Condolence from Paulette Mehlman on January 14th, 2016 8:37 am

Lorna and Wayne and families. Thinking back over the years and rembering our times together bring a lot of good memories to mind. A truly great lady.

Condolence from Kathy Corbin on January 14th, 2016 9:23 am

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this difficult time. Muriel will be missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Management, Staff and Residents at Ridgewood

Condolence from Donna Norman on January 14th, 2016 11:44 am

Deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Muriel. I will never forget and will always appreciate Muriel sitting with me through the night (even though her shift had ended) and into the next day when my first child was born.

Condolence from Pam Haley on January 14th, 2016 11:53 am

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother…I am the daughter of Ruth Fullerton Bain who was married to Lew Bain. Muriel was a lady who always made you welcome in her home when we visited her and Borden. Having just lost my own mother this past summer my heart goes out to you. It is a very difficult time and I know she will be greatly missed by her family whom she spoke of so fondly.

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on January 15th, 2016 11:06 am

Lorna and Wayne:

So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. Have known Muriel for a long time, you all were great neighbours. She taught me my first bit of quilting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Karen Mcleod on January 15th, 2016 3:01 pm

Bye Muriel.. So glad I got to know you through the Church. Karen

Condolence from Peggy (Wigglesworth) Anderson on January 16th, 2016 1:13 am

Lorna and Wayne: I was very saddened to hear of your mothers passing. I remember spending so much time just visiting across the street and babysitting for both of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may you hold all the beautiful memories in your heart and treasure them dearly. May God be with you during your difficult times. God Bless. Peggy Wigglesworth

Condolence from Rosalee Smith on January 16th, 2016 1:27 pm

Lorna, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Hope you are doing well. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on January 21st, 2016 10:47 am

To the family of Muriel Bird, I extend my heartfelt condolences on the occasion of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories shared.

With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Doug Ledwidge on February 1st, 2016 4:23 pm

To the family and friends of Muriel may I offer my condolences. Aunt Muriel was such strong, interesting personality to me over the years. She always was interested in good conversation and the well being of everyone.
She will be missed.

Condolence from Judy Vey on May 17th, 2016 9:50 am

Lorna and Wayne…so very sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. A long life, well lived. We have watched as most of the original neighbors on College Street have gone but they have left us with the most wonderful memories of our growing up years.

Condolence from Ruth Anne Zwicker on May 17th, 2016 11:52 am

To Muriel’s Family. So sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out, and I will always remember her fondly. Muriel was such a gracious lady and I loved her sense of humor and wit….and her beautiful smile. She was a lover of life. Take care and may your memories bring you comfort.

Condolence from Joanne Macleod on May 21st, 2016 2:28 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. I worked for Muriel for 13 years. We still kept in touch and every year she would send me a card to let me know how she was doing. She will be greatly missed.

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