September 27, 1932 – Delburne, AB
June 12, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Updated 06/21/13 6:00pm – Services will proceed as scheduled below:
Vern, beloved husband, dad, granddad, great-granddad, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the age of 80.
Vern is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years Patricia; his daughters Debbie Court (Bob) and Dianne Cox (Rob); grandchildren, Nicole Cruz (Carlo), Nathan Court (Rochelle), Megan Cox, Colin Cox and Paul Cox; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Nicholas Cruz, and Taya, Joshua and Andrew Court; three brothers and a sister, Derek Bird, Keith (Betty) Bird, Jackie (Keith) Tagg and Fred (Bonnie) Bird; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vern was born on the family farm in Delburne, Alberta and at the age of twelve, they moved to Calgary where he soon met his childhood sweetheart and future wife Pat. Marrying in 1953, they made their home in the community of Kingsland in Calgary where they raised their two daughters. Vern spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry at Great Plains Oil Company and later Norcen Energy Resources Limited until his retirement in 1987.
A Gathering will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, #271, 339 – 50 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 Telephone: (403) 265-9039, www.childrenswish.ca. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Rockyview General Hospital for their care and compassion.
In living memory of Vern Bird, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences