Bridget (Bid) Livingstone passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on June 14 in Waterford Hospital surrounded by her husband David and her children Dennis, Mag, Patrick and Sean. Bid was born 28 December 1946 to Ben and Ellen Nugent of Templenacrow and was one of six children Kit, Lena, Mary, Tom and the late Richie.
She went to school in Rathgarogue and then to Raheen and went to England after leaving school where she spent a few years working. Bid returned home and married her former husband Dennis Lambert with whom she had four children.
Bid lived in Clonroche for over 20 years where she worked hard from picking strawberries to painting. She was a keen hot-rodder in her younger days and won many races as well as Driver of the Year.
It was there she met David and they struck up a relationship which blossomed into love over 40 years ago. David and Bid took over the running of the farm in Rathnure from David’s parents. They lived side by side for many years. She would milk cows and drive the tractor and quad over the road to check the stock.
Bid enjoyed playing cards with the family and would venture to Tramore with her good friends to play the machines. She wrote her own autobiography and for her 75th birthday it was made into a book for her, something she was so proud of.
Bid was a kind hearted woman whose door was always open. She loved people calling to the house and always had time for a chat and cup of tea; there was a biscuit to suit everyone.
Bid’s 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren were her everything, she loved each and everyone of them and knew all their personalities and what made them tick.
She loved her children and David so much and looked after them up to the time she left, telling them what to do and how to carry on without her. Everyone knows their new role now that the lady of the manor is gone.
Bid will be remembered by all that knew her and missed by all her family and friends .A large crowd attended her funeral in Rathnure and she was laid to rest in Killanne graveyard.
Bid’s months mind will be celebrated on July 20 at 7 p.m. in Killanne. May she rest in peace.