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BIRNEY – Frederick “Fred” Kenneth

July 4, 1943 – September 6, 2010

Fred Birney, beloved husband of Helen of Bowden, AB, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2010 at the age of 67 years.

Fred was born in Calgary and raised in Paradise Grove, now known as Fish Creek Park. He married his best friend Helen in 1967. Fred loved to fish and hunt, then later in life took up golf. As of a few years ago dancing became his passion. Fred loved all animals. Since 1989, they have been farming in the Bowden area raising Hereford cattle.

Fred is survived by his wife Helen, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Keon and Angela Birney and Kevin Birney, and two grandchildren Heather and Jarred, two brothers and six sisters. Fred was predeceased by his parents Ruth (nee Shaw) and Walt Birney and two sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of Fred Birney, 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.

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  1. Doug & Doris Norman :

    Dear Helen and family,

    Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. We will always remember Fred with fondness and we will miss him.

    Your dancing freinds
    Doug & Doris

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  2. Helen – many fond memories of the hockey days when we were kids and Fred was the coach. Loved the road trips with you guys, us, Reidlingers & MacFarlane’s. Fred was a great man, and the news that he has passed is sad. I hope the great and cherished memories sustain you during this tough time. Mom is there today for us as I cannot be. Fred was a fantastic coach, he shared many laughs with dad. Here’s hoping that he and Dad have already met up and are organizing a hockey league in the heavens.
    Take Care and Be Well,
    Chrissy and family

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  3. Al & Lorraine Coker :

    Dear Helen & Family

    We were very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Sorry we couldn’t make it to the service as we would have liked to.

    Keep in touch

    Your friends
    Al & Lorraine

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