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Robert BIRD

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BIRD, Robert Vaughn

October 1, 1932 - May 31, 2018

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Bob was born October 1, 1932 in Nappan NS and passed away peacefully on his terms surrounded by family May 31, 2018 at The North Island Comox Valley Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Creighton & Reta, his son Wayne, his brothers Leon, Garnet & Leland, Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years Thelma; his daughter Donna Waldon (Steve); his sons Roger & Gary; 8 grandchildren Lindsay; Scott (Jen); Tanya (Chris); Jillian (Ryan); Stephanie; Derek (Victoria); Robert (Stephanie); Crystal (Chris); and 12 great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his brothers Sterling (Joan); Murray (Paulette); and his sister Gwyneth Barrie and many other family members.

Bob joined the RCAF in 1951 and enjoyed postings to Trenton, Ont; North Bay, Ont; 4F Wing Baden Baden, Germany; Summerside, PEI, and a final posting to Comox where he retired from the military in 1977. He worked for DND from 1979-1992. After retirement Bob & Thelma enjoyed many travels across Canada and the USA in their 5th wheel wintering in Arizona and cruises through Europe, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. Bob was an avid sportsman and in his younger days played fastball, hockey and curling. He was a 49 year member of the Comox Golf Club. Bob & Thelma also enjoyed square dancing for 56 years and loved the old time dances. Bob was a volunteer at the Evergreen Seniors kitchen for almost 20 years.

The family wishes to acknowledge the kind & compassionate care Bob received from Dr. Gee, Dr. Reggler, Dr. Dawadi, Nursing staff at Comox Valley Hospital as well as the caregivers and nurses from Community Health Services. The family appreciates the many phone calls, messages of condolences and offers of help received from family & friends.
As per Bob’s wishes, there will be no service.  If friends so desire, donations in his name can be made to Comox Valley Hospice or the Canadian Red Cross.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Emma Rimell.

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From: Toneff Funeral Services

Toneff Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ann Smith
Relation: A friend.

Dear Thelma, I was very sorry to read about Bob’s passing. My name is Ann (Smith) and I used to clog, with you and Bob.

From: Cecille and Ernie Dreger
Relation: We met at the Evergreen Senior Centre when Bob would drive Thelma to make sandwiches. I was the dishwasher.

To the Bird Family:

Thinking of you, grieving with you and remembering a wonderful man.

From: LORRAINE HIEBERT
Relation: friend

Sending love and deep condolences to the family of Bob from all of his friends at Branch 17 Old Time Fiddlers who had the pleasure of knowing him and Thelma and seeing them enjoy the music as they danced up a storm, a real treat it was to watch these two on the dance floor. All of us will miss him so very much and will remember him with loving memories as a kind, caring man.

From: Lorraine Hiebert for Br 17
Relation: friend

BR. 17 NORTH ISLAND OLD TIME FIDDLERS SEND DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THELMA AND THE FAMILY IN THE PASSING OF BOB. IT WAS ALWAYS SUCH A PLEASURE TO WATCH THESE TWO DANCE TO THE MUSIC THE BAND PLAYED. EACH ONE OF US CONSIDERED BOB A FRIEND AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY US ALL BUT REMEMBERED AS A GOOD, KIND LOVING MAN WHO WE ALL ARE SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE KNOWN. REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND

From: Susan & Pat Murphy
Relation: Friend

We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have fond memories of his great sense of humour and enjoyed his company on many bus trips. Our deepest condolences to Thelma & family.

From: Leo & Trudy Lamothe
Relation: Friend & ex-Armourer RCAF

So sorry to see in the paper that Bob passed…he was a fellow armourer with Leo..& I spent shifts with him & Thelma at the Sr’s Centre. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Leo & Trudy Lamothe.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

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