Woolridge, Michael Richard – Age 82, of Enfield. Surrounded by love, Mike passed away on February 20, 2019.
Lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Betty (Lawrie) Woolridge; his children, Michael, Chris and Michele (John) Newhook; his grandchildren, Katie, Mandi and Drew Newhook; and his large Newfoundland family of siblings, nieces and nephews.
His life was a patchwork of experiences, as his long career in the airline industry took him and Betty around the globe making lifelong friends and having many adventures. Mike lived each and every day to its fullest. He spread happiness and kindness wherever he went. He was passionate about helping others and was an active community volunteer. He loved fiercely and in return was loved by so many. The greatest joy of his last 23 years was to be fully engaged as “Poppa” to his three grandchildren.
Mike lived a full life, and strongly believed that a life well-lived should be celebrated and not mourned. We will honour his life and his legacy with visitation with the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 22 in Enfield Fire Hall. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Enfield. (Mike would enjoy people wearing bright colors). The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Youth Camp Programs of the Ostomy Halifax Society (www.ostomyhalifax.ca/donate.html).
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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