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BIRCHAM, Ardelle (nee Gillis)

May 7, 1935 – St. Peters, Prince Edward Island
May 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Ardelle Bircham of Calgary, AB passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Ardelle is survived by her loving son, Phillip James Bircham; sisters, Rose and Kathy; brothers, Frank and Chuck; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Donna, Stella, Gayle, and Pat; and brother-in-law John. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Ardelle was predeceased by her loving husband Phillip Sr; beloved parents, James and Elizabeth Gillis; sisters, Vonnie and Ann; brothers, John, Joe, and Gerry; and brothers-in-law, Lloyd and Gerard.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (7103 – 20A Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4 Telephone: 587-230-5500. A special thank you to all the staff at Dulcina Hospice for their exceptional care & compassion for Ardelle during her stay there.

In living memory of Ardelle Bircham, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Sorry for your loss, may Ardelle RIP
    Darlene Maio (Smith)

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  2. Pat Gillis & family

    Ardelle was fondly thought of for her laughter, she always remembered to send & phone Birthday greetings!
    She had a kind heart and a beautiful smile for everyone! Her brother John loved her!
    Our love and Prayers will always be with her.

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  3. Shauna Richter

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

    Love ,
    Oleen, Randy, Shauna, NeaKeah and McKenna

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