Bom-Wrapper

Douglas Birch

Douglas Glenn Birch

Wednesday, January 23rd, 1929 - Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Douglas Birch, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Douglas Birch

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

PLEASE NOTE: THE COME & GO TEA TO HELD AT THE TREHERNE VILLA HAS BEEN POSTPONED AT THIS TIME & WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

Passed away at the Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon MB, on Saturday March 7, 2020, at the age of 91 years, Douglas Glenn Birch, of Treherne MB.

Doug leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Lois (nee Waggoner), sons Trent Birch (Rose) of Holland, Kevin Birch (Angeline) of Winnipeg, daughter Leigh Wood (Kevin) of Brandon; seven grandchildren, Craig, Christine (Ken), Lynne (Laurie), CiJae (Marcus), Michelle, Marc (Alicia), Taylor (Rory), nine great grandchildren as well as numerous extended relatives.
Doug was predeceased by his parents Joseph & Miriam Birch and by numerous brothers & sisters.

Dad was born on January 23,1929 in Neepawa Manitoba to Joseph and Sarah Birch. He is the youngest of 13 and was the only surviving member of the family. He received his education in Eden and Neepawa. At the age of 22, he began a career with Pettit Painting & Decorating and continued to work there until 1961 when he started with United Grain Growers.
In 1952, he married Lois Waggoner and in 1954, they had their first son, Douglas Trent. 2 years later, they had their second son Kevin Dale. 4 years later, a daughter, Cheryl Leigh.

In 1988, he retired from United Grain Growers after working for the company for 27 years.
Dad was a friend to so many. Always a smile or acknowledgement to anyone he met. He loved to and always had to be busy. He was an avid sports participant and spectator. He was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame twice..once with Eden and once with the Neepawa cubs. He was very active in the community...a volunteer ambulance and firefighter and eventually Deputy Fire Chief. He loved his family...his wife , Lois of 67 years, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His passing has left a hole but also so many great memories as husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend. Your suffering has ended Dad. Rest In Peace. You are loved.

A Come & Go Tea will be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date in the Woodlands Cemetery.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Doug's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st ST. Brandon MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Location
    Treherne Villa
    Address
    205 Runner Ave.
    TREHERNE, MB
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    PLEASE NOTE: THE COME & GO TEA TO HELD AT THE TREHERNE VILLA HAS BEEN POSTPONED AT THIS TIME & WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
  • Reception

    Location
    Treherne Villa
    Address
    205 Runner Ave.
    TREHERNE, MB
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Douglas here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Douglas Glenn Birch by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
BA

Bill & MaryAnn Appleby

Posted at 04:19pm
So sorry for your loss. He was always such a happy gentleman with his genuine smile and twinkling eyes. Rest in peace--love to all.
CT

Cindy Tibbett

Posted at 02:11pm
Lois & Family,
Was just reading about Doug in the Brandon Sun, sorry to hear of his passing. We will be unable to attend your come and go tea on Saturday, but will be thinking of you all. Take Care. Cindy & Glen Tibbett
DM

David McCartney

Posted at 01:05pm
Condolences to Lois and the entire Birch family. Dave and Terry McCartney
RP

Robert and Lorna Pittet

Posted at 12:06pm
Our sincere condolences to you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!🌹
LS

Linda Sundell

Posted at 11:43am
Heartfelt sympathy to all of Doug 's family. Hold your precious memories close to your heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Linda Sundell
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: