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Kenneth Robert Donald Bird

January 1, 1952 — November 18, 2017

Ken Bird

Passed away peacefully at Wingham and District Hospital on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

True life partner and husband to Linda Bird.

Loving Father to Krista Bird.

Proud Grandpa to Tamara and Trevor Mellin.

Brother to Hugh (Monica) Ives, son-in-law to Alex (Marie) Voisin, brother-in-law to Judy (Don) Axford, Brad (Liz) Voisin, Bonnie Voisin, Leonard Voisin, Donald Voisin and Sue Larson.

Uncle and great Uncle to many.

Especially missed by PB.

Predeceased by parents Don (Jean) Ives and brother-in-law John Voisin.

Friends and Family are invited to a Come and Go Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion Brussels Branch on Sunday, November 26th from 1-4 p.m. Casual dress is requested, any team t-shirts are welcome. Kens favourite colour was purple.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Chemo Unit or the Royal Canadian Legion Brussels Branch #218 would be appreciated.

Cards of sympathy may be forwarded to Box 340, Brussels.

Condolences may be left at

Ken was a person who enjoyed life, worked hard and played hard. He was known to never say no to a warm beer. Sports were a big part of Ken’s life, both competitively and socially. He enjoyed hockey, broomball, baseball and darts over the years, an 8th line team figured in the mix somewhere in almost every sport. Ken enjoyed talking to everyone. Although he never got rich selling his produce, it gave him a chance to talk to a wide variety of people. From the Mennonites who sold him the vegetables and fruit, the vendors at the market or the many different customers who purchased from him were always up for a chat. He loved to tease and joke, whether it was with the little ones or the not so very young ones. He was a lover of pets and his cat held a special place in his daily life. Most of all Ken was a protective and loving husband, father, grandfather and man.

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Come and Go Celebration of Life

Sunday, November 26, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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