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127 Church Street
P.O. Box 370
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Phone: 1-613-256-3313
Fax: 1-613-256-6300

Douglas "Doug" Bird

Sunday, January 19th, 1947 Sunday, February 7th, 2021

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Obituary for Douglas "Doug" Allan Bird

We will sadly miss “Oiseaux’’ so very much and all the good times we had with Doug and his sudden passing. Survived by his wife Linda Bird of 50 years this August 2021, daughter Suzanne Tate her husband Adam Tate, grandchildren Anna & Abby Tate, his sister Jeanie Bird & niece Andra & Cristopher and baby Nico, brother James Bird & partner Ross. Friends and family will especially love the memories of their talks watching TV before Doug falling asleep in the Lazy-Boy with a half empty glass of wine.
Forever known as "Gucci Shoes" and the famous "GUCCI" story. Doug's famous mustache will be sadly missed by all the extended family of brother in laws & sisters, nieces and nephews. Born with Hemophilia, Doug spent a majority of his life on crutches, in hospitals & healing from Hemorrhages but outliving many life expectancies associated with the severity of his condition. The family just celebrated his 73 birthday Jan 29 with his favourites: watching CNN or car races, a little red wine, black licorice and his favourite snack corn chips. Many will remember Doug for his incredible artistry for refinishing old cars, taking home numerous trophies and awards for his most recent passion project a 1934 Terraplane he rescued from a barn. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in memory of Doug Bird to Canadian Hemophilia Society

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Sue Fitzpatrick

Linda and Sue, Doug's memory will live in on so many ways! Your time on Poplarwood will never be forgotten, the 'good old days'. We were concerned for Doug's health back then but he never skipped a beat, street parties, house parties, St. Patrick's day, BBQs. He always had a plan for something and it always amazed us the many ties he had! We'll remember Doug as someone who never gave in to his illness, lived life to the fullest, always seemed to have a story to tell, and so proud of his family. Pete, Sue and Erin
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Therese Renwick

Dear Linda, Suzanne, Adam, Anna and Abby. Our most sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. My heart goes out to you all and I’m sure that you will be comforted by many memories of Doug. Rest In Peace my friend. Ron and Terri Renwick and family.
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Harry Chandler

Jenni & Harry
Dear Linda, Sue & Family, our sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. Susie told us not to worry about Linda because she is a tough gal, just like her Mum. God Bless.
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Dave Moore

Sorry to hear about Doug's passing. Many good visits with him at car events. I am also the proud owner of his 05 Roush GT .🙏
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Condolences to Doug's family, sorry sorry to hear of his passing. Always enjoyed my chats with Doug at Cruise Nights. So sorry we did not get to see Doug all last summer.
Loved how excited he was to get the Terraplane on the road, and the pictures he would show of her progress
He will be missed by the Cruise night family
Bev, Jeff and Taylor Shoots
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