After 96 years of dedication to family and community we are sad to announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Clara Margaret Brugger (Nediger) on Friday April 7 th, 2023 at the Bluewater Nursing Home Zurich. Clara was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Brugger (1975), parents Matt and Mary Nediger, brother Austin Nediger, his wife Margret, and sister-in-law Patsy Cartmill. Left to mourn her passing are her two sons Frank and Bob (Shirley) both of Seaforth, Granddaughters Amanda Marshall (Nathan) of St Columbian, Becky Brugger (Jessie) of Stratford, and Grandson Jason Brugger (Kim) of Goderich. Also left to mourn her passing are her six great-grandchildren Corbin (Katie) Marshall, Cohen Marshall, Mckinlee Marshall, Emerson Gowan, Addyson Gowan and Jacob Brugger.
A gentle soul that provided a warm smiling face for many years to the town of Seaforth, Clara will be fondly remembered for her beautiful hand knit sweaters, mittens, and hats which she lovingly bestowed upon her grandchildren. Clara was always up for a good game of hockey, or baseball always cheering for the Maple Leaf and the Blue Jays. She would occasionally find herself as a rider with Frank on the motorbike. Her quiet, warm, welcoming demeaner was inviting to all that knew her. From a trip to the bank, time in the garden, or a home cooked family dinner, Clara provided and set a quiet loving example for all to follow. Thank you to Bluewater Nursing Home in Zurich for their incredible care and time with Clara over the last couple years.
At Clara’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held with internment at Maitland Bank Cemetery.
Please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Seaforth Community Hospital.
Janneke and Jim Murray
Such a super sweet lady! Sending our condolences.
Bob and Janet Hulley
Very sorry to hear this news. She will be missed. All our sympathies to the whole family
Terry J Smith
Sorry for the loss of your mother. Rest in peace.
Peter && Frances Kling
How fortunate you have been to have your mom all these years.
Always a greeting when meeting Clara uptown.
The old POSO days remind me of Clara.
Our condolences to you Frank, Bob, Shirley and family.
M.J. Enn Chanyi (Mclean)
It was so nice to see your family today as we said goodbye to a sweet smart aunt. She was a great wife mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother. I’m sure she is smiling gently
Frank and Bob Sorry for your loss, Ron
Gerry and Mary Armstrong
So sorry to hear of your loss
Dear Frank and Bob and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Sorry to hear of your mother passing away. Thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Cherish your memories as they will become treasures in your heart.
Doug and Anne McGregor
Jim and Ruth Carter
Frank, Bob and family our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.
Frank, Bob, Shirley & Family
Our sincere sympathy to you all. Clara indeed was a special person. Always so friendly & had a smile for everyone. Our thoughts are with you.
Ken & Lois McLlwain
Frank,Bob and family so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Harold and Debbie
Sorry to hear of your Mom passing away. She sure had a long life. I always remembered her in the province of Ontario bank when I had a small bank account as a kid .John Munro
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Cherish all the fond memories.
She was a lovely lady, I’ll always remember her smile and welcoming she gave me when I met her on my stay in Seaforde. My condolences to the whole family. 🙏☘️
Rob and Donna Lee
So sorry to hear of Clara’s passing. She was such a nice person. Always a smile, a wave, and a hello for everyone. She will be missed
Janice Murray & Harry Jansen
Our deepest sympathy to you all Clara was one special lady .. Your in our thoughts and prayers
Keith and Joan Eaton
Very sorry to hear your mother died Frank we knew here from the bank many years ago.