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UPDATED SERVICE INFO – BIRD, Maureen (née Mills)

January 20, 1942 — July 12, 2022

On July 12, 2022, Maureen Bird passed away peacefully, at the age of 80 years, in West Kelowna, BC. She is survived by Guy, her husband of 57 years; her children Kevin Bird (Mi-Kang Lee), Donna Lessard, and Shelley Bird; grandchildren Chelsea Lessard, Chad Lessard, Mistaya Duhamel, and Turi Duhamel; and siblings Cecily Mills, Patricia Mills, Kathleen Mills, Michael Mills (Nicole), and Wallace Mills (Diane).

Maureen was born in Sherbrooke, QC. She began her career with the CIBC bank in Sherbrooke where she met her husband Guy.  They were married on February 6, 1965, and settled in Montreal.  From there they moved to Halifax, Ottawa, and Brussels, Belgium.

After retirement, they spent 15 months in Jakarta, Indonesia before finally settling in the Okanagan in 2002.  After the children were old enough she worked as a field supervisor in market research and as a medical receptionist.

Maureen loved skiing and camping and enjoyed travelling.  Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Florin Covaser and the staff at Brookhaven Care Home.

There will be a private graveside service.  A Celebration of Life will take place SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM, at the WESTSIDE SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY CENTRE, 3661 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna, BC

Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of BC.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM


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The service for UPDATED SERVICE INFO – BIRD, Maureen (née Mills) is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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3661 Old Okanagan Hwy West Kelowna, BC


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  • Gary & Helen Mizener says:

    As long time friends we extend our sympathy to Guy, Kevin, Donna, Shelley and their families.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Deb & Jack Schramm says:

    Guy & Family,
    So sorry to read you have lost Maureen. She was in my hubby’s support group in Kelowna, and you Guy were in mine in Peachland. You were a very caring supportive husband. I had heard Maureen was in full time care. Someday there will be a cure for Alzheimers. Guy’s Flock will go on, as I know you won’t stop till there is a cure. This past month has been hard knowing this disease has now taken Maureen and Terry’s (another support group member) wife Cheryl. My heart aches. I send you condolences from Jack & I. Jack & Deb Schramm Oliver BC

  • Cynthia (Huff) and Ronald Drew says:

    Our deepest, and sincere, condolences to Guy and family, You are in our thoughts, and in our prayers.
    We are so pleased we got to see you, Guy, and Maureen at one of our Lennoxville High School Reunions.
    God Bless and love, Cynthia and Ron

  • Inge and Bob Plank says:

    Guy and family:
    We are very sorry to read of the death of Maureen Bird, and we send you our sympathy;
    Love, Inge and Bob.

  • Larry @ Evie Babcock says:

    Our sincere condolences for your loss.

  • Barbara and Jack Garnett says:

    In the short time we spent together in Jakarta those many years ago, Barbara and I quickly enjoyed a surprising closeness that extended that bond to a cross- Canada friendship for all the following years. Maureen was a remarkable person, and we sincerely wish to record our sadness at her passing to our great friend Guy and family. Barbara and Jack..

  • Barbara and Jack Garnett says:

    Dear friend Guy. Very sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Condolences to you and the family.

  • Richard and Betty Anne Culberson says:

    to Guy, Kevin, Donna Shelley and families.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you for your loss. I loved Maureen’s laugh and the fun time we had at our last visit West. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Richard Thibault says:

    To Guy, to his children and their families,
    My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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