Thomas (Tom) Birrell passed away July 10, 2010.
He was born in Burriss, Ont. on Dec. 28, 1923.
Tom is survived by his wife, Rita, of 62 years, 11 months; daughters, Arlene (Andre) Lachapelle of Beaumont and Colleen Birrell of Edmonton; and his pride and joy, grandsons, Alain and Byron Lachapelle of Beaumont.
Also surviving are his sister, Jessie, of Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Bill, of Emo, Ont.; and sister-in-law, Eleanor of Manitoba.
Tom was predeceased by his brother, Morrison.
Tom was a proud member of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada during WW II, serving in Europe from 1941-45.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. at First Memorial—Harmony Chapel, 10541-81 Ave. NW, in Edmonton.
In memoriam donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 101, 10642-178 St. NW, Edmonton, Alta., T5S 1H4 and/or the Kipness Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alta., T5E 6M8.
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