The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

Donald Brian Brydon

Donald Brian Brydon

Male 1928 - 2010  (81 years)

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  • Name Donald Brian Brydon 
    Born 22 Sep 1928  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 2010  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4161  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2014 

    Father Albert Victor Brydon,   b. 8 May 1888, Neepawa, RM Langford, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1967, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Nora Earls Graham,   b. 7 May 1897, Neepawa, RM Langford, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1990, Neepawa, RM Langford, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 10 Jan 1923  RM Rosedale, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Elizabeth Christine Groves 
    Children 
    +1. Melanie Elizabeth Brydon
     2. Stuart Victor Brydon
    +3. Michelle Elaine Brydon
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1928 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 2010 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Donald Brydon
    Donald Brydon

    Don and Agnes enjoyed a long and loving life together. They shared a love of their Scottish heritage and spent many happy years dancing together with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS).

  • Notes 
    • It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Brydon on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Grace Hospital, aged 81 years. Don was predeceased by parents Albert and Norah and mother and father-in-law, Mary and Reuben Groves. Leaving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 48 years, Agnes; son Stuart, daughters Melanie Russell (Gregory) and Michelle McDonald (Michael) and six grandchildren Alex, Katie, Stephanie and Evan Russell and Nicole and Sean McDonald. Born in Winnipeg on September 22, 1928, Don was adopted at the age of two by Albert and Norah Brydon. Don lived in Birtle until he was 14, when he and his family moved to Neepawa to live in the family homestead. When Don turned 18, he joined the R.C.A.F. and upon discharge five years later, he attended the Agricultural School in Brandon for almost three years. Once he decided farming wasn't for him, Don and good friend Stu Browning made their way to Winnipeg. He worked several years for MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Company (Bristol Aerospace) where he met his future wife. Never one to jump into things quickly, he finally proposed to Agnes after six years of courtship and they were married November 25, 1961. Don and Agnes enjoyed a long and loving life together. They shared a love of their Scottish heritage and spent many happy years dancing together with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). Countless friendships and memories were created through their associations with the Lord Selkirk Boys Pipe Band, the RSCDS, the Manitoba Highland Dancers Association and the many summers spent volunteering at the Mug Pub Pavilion of Folklorama. In August of 1987, Don was forced to retire after surviving a near-fatal car accident, but the cottage they purchased at Winnipeg Beach the following summer, provided them with many summers of happiness and relaxation. And of course, his favourite times at the cottage were when his children and grandchildren came out to spend time with him. Don and Agnes enjoyed many holidays together including a family trip to Scotland, a trip alone to Italy and several winter holidays in Florida, Texas, Arizona, Hawaii, California, both coasts of Canada and several visits to Toronto. In 2008, they travelled to New York City to enjoy a holiday with both daughters and all six grandchildren. Don will be forever missed by his loving family and friends. We would like to thank all those who were involved in Don's care at the Grace Hospital - for treating him with such dignity and respect and for the compassion you showed his family during this difficult time.