Obituary - Mrs. Edith C. Bridle

6 November 1945 The Tumut and Adelong Times

A highly-respected resident of Adelong and a native of the Tumut district passed away in the early hours of Saturday last in the person of Mrs. Edith Caroline Bridle, wife of Mr. Walter Bridle, after a twelve months' illness.   

The late Mrs. Bridle, who was 67 years of age, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McAlister of Tumut, and was a descendant of the very early settlers of the Tumut district.

Deceased had been several days in hospital during the initial stages of her illness, but for the remainder of the time she had been cared for by her daughters at home.

She married Mr. Walter Bridle and they resided in the Tumut and Adelong districts during the whole of their married life, rearing a large family of twelve, all of whom survive, viz.; Walter (A.I.F.), John (Gladesville) , Harold (Queensland), Percy (A.I.F.), Val (A.I.F.), Ida (Mrs. G. Ibbotson, Bondi), Edie (Mrs. W. Turner, Parramatta), Daisy (Strathfield), Minnie (Mrs. J. Shaw, Goulburn), Nellie (Mrs. F. Harrison Mt. Adrah), Rene (Mrs. C. Hampstead, Tumut) and Daphne (Mrs. L. Moon, Bondi). Brothers and sisters also surviving are Messrs. Percy, Arthur, Bert, George and Edward McAlister, Harriett (Mrs. W. H. Crampton, Tumut Plains), and Margaret (Mrs. Skeats, Punchbowl). One sister, Emily, predeceased her. 

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last, leaving from the Church of England after a short service conducted by Rev. Alexander.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. Harold and Percy Bridle (sons), Monte Bridle (grandson), Chas. Hampstead and Frank Harrison (sons-in-Iaw) and Percy McAlister (brother).