Obit: BIRD, Willina [née WOOD]

Willina "Willna" Bird 1928-2011
Willina "Willna" Bird, age 82, of Amherst, passed away peacefully in the
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Born in Milford, Mass, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Ruby
(Allen) Wood. She was assistant Post Mistress of the Nappan Post Office
for over 30 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Nappan
United Church, a former member of the church choir and for a number of
years taught Sunday School. She was active in the community and was the
local correspondent for the Citizen. She was a member of the Pythian
Sisters, Elizabeth Temple #6 and the Nomads. She was also a member of
the True Blue Lodge #26. She will be sadly missed by her daughters,
Reta Hawkes, Amherst, NS, Betty Murray, Truro, NS, Kora Pfinder (Chuck),
Orleans, ON, Monica Mitton (Danny), Point de Bute, NB; sons, Allan
(Karen), New Glasgow, NS, Robert (Raelene), Amherst; 17 grandchildren
and several great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased
by a daughter, Verna Haynes, grandson, David Haynes, son in law,
Daniel Degrange; the last surviving member of her immediate family, she
was also predeceased by sister Cora Brackley and brothers William and
Robert. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral
Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours
will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral
service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, January 24, 2011
at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the Renwick United Church Cemetery
in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so
to the Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Society.
[Thursday, 20-January-2011 Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, Amherst NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-01-20]

Her husband, although I believe there might have been a divorce here...
BIRD, Garnet Scott - 76, Nappan, passed away suddenly at home on
Thursday, June 2, 2005. Born in Nappan, he was a son of the late Robert
Creighton Bird and Reta Jane (Bacon) Bird. Garnet was employed at the
Nappan Experimental Farm and was the Postmaster at the Nappan Post
Office for 30 years. He loved hunting and the outdoors. He was a former
member of the Nappan United Church Choir. Garnet is survived by
children, Allan (Karen), Saltsprings; Reta (Gary) Parsons, Amherst;
Betty (Tim) Murray, Truro; Kora (Chuck) Pfinder, Ottawa; Robert
(Raelene), Amherst, and Monica (Danny) Mitton, Point Du Bute. He is also
survived by stepchildren, Gloria (Charles) Joyce, Brookfield; David
(Heather) Stiles, Brampton, Ont.; Diane (Victor) Bacon, Nappan; Linda
(Keith) Adams, Southampton; Owen (Virginia) Stiles, Sooke, B.C.; Raymond
(Sandy) Stiles, Maccan; Nancy (John) Steeves, Iqaluit; Michael (Sari)
Stiles, Nappan; Kelly (Kevin) Ripley, Brownwood, Tex.; Mary Read,
Barhead, Alta., and Phillip (Brenda) Read. Garnet is also survived by
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Garnet is survived by
mother-in-law, Pauline Ripley Read; stepbrother, Leon, Mississauga,
Ont.; brothers, Lee (Doris) Bird, Maccan; Sterling (Joan) Bird, Nappan;
Bob (Thelma) Bird, British Columbia; Murray (Paulette) Bird, St. Basile,
Que., and sister, Gwyneth (Arnel) Barrie, Prince Edward Island. Besides
his parents, Garnet was predeceased by his second wife, F. Elaine (Read)
Stiles-Bird; his daughter, Verna Alberta Hayes, and grandson, David
Hayes. Garnet's remains rested in Cumberland Memorial Chapel on Friday.
His funeral service was held in Nappan United Church, Nappan, on
Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Marion Lloy officiating. Should
friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society, Nappan United Church or charity of choice. (902-667-8777
or Furlongs.Funeral.Home@...)
[Wednesday, 08-June-2005 The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2008-06-08]

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