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Richard Dick Bird

March 23, 1929 - March 10, 2012

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On Saturday March 10, 2012, Mr. Richard Harland (Dick) Bird of Oliver passed away at the McKinney Place Extended Care Unit at the age of 82 years.
He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Agnes Bird; three brothers and three sisters.
Dick will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Beatrice; son Terry (Neena); daughters Cheryl (Darryl) and Lynn (Brian); seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and extended family.
Dick proudly served for twenty years and travelled the world in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Warrant Officer. In Later years he travelled to England and then on to Ireland to see where his family originated from. Dick received the Korea Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, a Canadian Forces Decoration and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He later worked for Canada Post and as an orchardist.
Dick was an elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church and sang in the choir. He also enjoyed travelling and camping in his motorhome as well as spending time with his family playing cribbage, pool and crokinole.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday March 15, 2012 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Darren Siegle at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church followed by a reception in the church reception hall.
Donations are gratefully accepted for McKinney Place ECU or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ray and Tish Tessier
Relation: knew through family

Bea and family…thinking of you at this time….the journey on earth has ended..rest in peace Dick. Sincere sympathy….Tish and Ray

From: Norm & Shirley Houle
Relation: Known the family for many years.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ron & Debbie Olafson
Relation: good friend for many years

The world has lost a wonderful gentleman. We knew Dick for many years and cannot remember seeing him without that infectious smile! Rest in peace good friend, rest in peace. We will keep our eyes open for that new shining star above. Love and hugs to Bea and all the family. Our thoughts are truly with you in your time of sorrow.

From: betty-Jo Hetherington
Relation: friend

I was sosrry to read of your loss Bea and know what a struggle it has been the past number of years. It was a priviledge for me to get to know you through our shared journay with loved ones. My mother and your Richard. I pray you will find the peace you are seeking and continue to be a blessing in the community. hugs Betty-Jo Hetherington

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 15, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
9516 - 342nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday March 15, 2012 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Darren Siegle at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church followed by a reception in the church reception hall.

9516 - 342nd Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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