Passed peacefully in the early morning of September 25th, 2021.
Mother, daughter, sister, friend. An adventurous spirit with an eternally optimistic heart, Birgitta brought up her three children on two continents along with her beloved Göran, raising them with endless love, adventure, culture, and humour.
Birgitta loved nothing more than to laugh, to dance, to take long walks with her dog, to ride her horse Sophie, and of course to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
She leaves a legacy of nine wonderful grandchildren from Ottawa to Toronto to Colorado, as well as friends in every town and city in which she lived, from Stockholm to Toronto and Schomberg, from Surrey UK to Ottawa.
She will be forever missed by Göran, her loving husband of 51 years, her children Charlotte Magee, Tom Westin, and Louise Malhotra, and truly all who knew her.
Visitation will be at Beechwood in Ottawa on Friday, October 15, between 4 – 6pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to CARD, Community Association for Riders with Disabilities, an organization where Birgitta volunteered for several years, combining her love for riding with her love of people.
CARD's mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/5764
Scott & Louise Hannant
Birgitta was much loved by those lucky enough to have been charmed by the twinkle in her eye. May her memory be a blessing.
Scott and Louise
Karl & Sheila Ruban
Goran and family,
Birgitta was a wonderful spirit and send our condolences to you all.
Karl & Sheila
Louise, Shawn and family - I enjoyed the happy interactions I had with your mom at many social events. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
Megan McCarthy and Alexis Hebert
To Louise, siblings, Mr Westin and families - we are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. We will remember your mom very fondly. Sending love and strength, Alexis and Megan.
I played tennis with Brigitta for many years.
SHE WAS SUCH A KIND, WARM AND CHARMING lady. HER AND GORAN WERE ALWAYS A MOST WELCOME ADDITION TO OUR YEARLY SOCIALS AND FUN PARTIES.
I will miss her dearly.
Sandy Romas Scott
Mrs. Westin was a beautiful, friendly woman that I had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions when the family first moved to Toronto and I became friends with Charlotte. I have fond memories of those visits. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and all who loved her. May her memory be eternal and a blessing. Love and hugs to the entire Westin family, especially you dear Charlotte.
A visit with Brigitta was always a ray of sunshine
Eva, Gillan, Grynet, Lillebil, Marianne, Nina, Ulla
Our warmest thoughts go to all near and dear to Gittan. We hold fond memories of fun times in our hearts, dating back more than half a century. Our “club” will not be the same without her.
Louise Lettstrom Hannant
Birgitta's beauty, and spirit were always an inspiration. On or off the tennis court. Always easy and fast to smile laugh and care! The memory of her charm and energy is always going to lift my spirit.
Bill and Romina Malhotra
We will miss Birgitta ‘s cheerful , vivacious personality but she will be remembered always with a smile in our hearts.
Birgitta, Rest In Peace, you will live long and well in the beautiful family you leave behind.