The Brydons

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Dr. James Emerson Brydon

Dr. James Emerson Brydon

Male 1928 - 2017  (88 years)

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  • Name James Emerson Brydon 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 28 Jun 1928  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1951  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2005  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Jan 2017  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1531  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2017 

    Father Francis Armstrong Brydon,   b. 13 Nov 1885, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1959, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Cora Grobb,   b. 11 Apr 1892, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1963, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1920  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Frank Brydon - Cora Grobb family, 1932
    Frank Brydon - Cora Grobb family, 1932
    Summer 1932
    photo by Dave Moore
    photo courtesy Jim Brydon
    Histories
    the Stalwart Brydon family reunion
    the Stalwart Brydon family reunion
    Manitoba, 1994
    Albums
    Brydon - Young family
    Brydon - Young family (76)
    They're from Roxburghshire and settled in Galt, Waterloo Co. before heading to Manitoba and California.
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Vera Eliza Warren,   b. 19 Jan 1920, North Rustico, Queens Co., Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1982, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1951  Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Patricia Dianne Brydon
    +2. Jereleen Brydon
    +3. Franklin Leigh Brydon
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth Elizabeth Demayo 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F1490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1928 - Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1951 - Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1951 - Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2005 - Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 2017 - Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    James Emerson Brydon
    James Emerson Brydon
    Summer 1932
    photo by Dave Moore
    photo courtesy Jim Brydon
    Jim Brydon
    Jim Brydon
    courtesy Jim Brydon

    Histories
    Frank Brydon and family, 1957
    Frank Brydon and family, 1957

    this photo courtesy Dianne Brydon

    Weddings
    'An informal wedding held recently...'
    "An informal wedding held recently..."
    Brydon - Warren wedding

  • Notes 
    • BRYDON, James (Jim)
      On January 3, 2017, surrounded by family, Lucky Jim Brydon passed away after a brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his three brothers, Stuart (Hilda), Ralph, and Willy (Peggy), and first wife, Vera. Husband to Ruth, Dad to Dianne (Kevin Johnson), Jereleen (Martin Entz) and Frank (Cathy Saunders), Grandpa to Connor and Meghan, Poppa to Jay, stepdad to Trevor (Maria and baby Nathan), brother-in-law to Jean, Joyce, Nellie, Alvina, David and Sharon, and Uncle Jim to many nieces and nephews, Jim's positive outlook and determination in the face of many health challenges was an inspiration to all. Jim was born June 28, 1928, and raised on a farm near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. When asthma precluded his remaining on the farm, Jim was lucky to be mentored by J.C. Woodward, who gave him his first job, encouraged him to attend the University of Manitoba, hired him at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, and encouraged him to pursue his Masters and PhD in Soil Chemistry at the University of Missouri. Jim felt lucky to have a gratifying career. After 25 years at Agriculture Canada, Jim moved to Environment Canada where he worked as Director of the Commercial Chemicals Branch. Upon retirement, he worked in Paris, France, as Director of the Environmental, Health and Safety Division at the OECD. After again retiring in 1993, he continued to consult, despite suffering a stroke in 2000, until he retired again at age 80. Jim was lucky in love; he was happily married to Vera (Warren) for 31 years, raising three children together. After her death, Jim married his angel, Ruth Green, and they enjoyed 32 years of adventure and travel, making many friends around the world. Curling was his passion. He was a charter member of the City View Curling Club, and he was active in the curling community in France. Despite fighting back from a stroke, colon cancer, knee surgery and a spinal injury from a fall, Jim demonstrated amazing determination and a positive spirit. He always called himself lucky, and was happiest when his family was "in his bosom". We are grateful for the care and compassion shown by Dr. Reid and the outstanding nurses of the ICU at Queensway Carleton Hospital, and his many friends and caregivers at Riverpark Place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends and family are invited to visit at
      Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery
      3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
      613-692-1211
      On Sunday, January 8 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
      Sharing memories and condolences may be left at www.arbormemorial.ca/en/ capital
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