Archie BIRSE

BIRSE, Archie 1917 Calgary-2006 Wetaskiwin After a long, fulfilling life, Archie Birse died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2006, remembered by his family with much love and gratitude: Betty, his wife of 58 years; children Bill (Sandee), Peggy, Ian (Laura Kavanagh); grandchildren Ryan (Tara) & Willow BIRSE; Christopher (Mercy), Kevin (Casey Kearns), & Colin LOUGH; great- grandchildren Tyler & Matthew Birse and Hayden & Sean Lough, and a large extended family, including brother Bill (Rosemary), sister Helen BROOKS, and many nieces and nephews and their families. As a United Church minister, Archie served many congregations throughout BC and Alberta and the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archie's life will be celebrated Sunday, October 22 at First United Church, 5115-51 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB, at 2 pm, preceded by a hymn sing at 1:30 pm, as people gather. Those who wish may donate to the Bissell Centre, 10527-96 St. Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6, honouring Archie's passion for those whose lives were more difficult than his own, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences sent to (subject heading 'Birse') will be forwarded to the family. Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin (780) 352-2501 or Toll Free: 1-888-752-2501 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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