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BAIRD, William

August 9, 1922 – August 31, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of William Murray Baird announces his passing on Friday, August 31, 2012. Bill was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2009.

Bill was born on August 9, 1922 in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1955 with Margaret and Alan. The Baird family moved to Calgary in 1961 and Bill resided here until his passing.

Bill is survived by his children Alan (Marg) and Anne (Randy); and his sister in Scotland, Margaret (John) Smith. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kevin (Alana), Murray and Kelsey and a large extended family.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive NW), on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Bill Baird, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. James Buchanan :

    To dear Bill, my brother-in-law, may he rest in peace, such a gentle Christian man, will be missed by all.

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  2. My condolences to the family at hearing about Uncle Bill’s passing. Our thoughts will be with you on Friday.

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  3. Doug, Marion, Christian, Dominique and Isabelle Buchanan :

    Alan, Marg, Anne, Randy and family,
    We only have the best memories of your Father and Grandfather. Always a smile on his face, a glint in his eye and a genuine kindness for everyone. He will be missed. Wish we were with you in Calgary.

    Marion, Doug, Christian, Dominique and Isabelle

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