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Birtch, Yvonne Maxine (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 13 Feb 2015, B, p. 7, column 5
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BIRTCH, Yvonne Maxine - Peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Mom slipped into the arms of Jesus and went on her final journey home. She was sure in her faith and showed us all the way to live and was deeply committed to caring for others. It was never about the big gesture, but always about what could she do to brighten a day or lighten a load. She was a loving wife and helpmate to Robert Birtch, partnering with him on his journey from being a farmer to becoming a minister and all the moves and adventures that entailed. Mom was a concert pianist, a choir director, who loved to sing and share her passion for music. She listened, counselled, and was an ardent cheerleader for her children and their families. She was a beautiful soul. We knew we were constantly and lovingly upheld in prayer. There is never a good time to write these final words honouring our much loved Mom. One more cuppa with her, one more I love you, but knowing we are so very blessed and thankful to have had her in our lives. Yvonne Maxine Birtch (née Potter) was born in 1933 and was the cherished wife of the Venerable Robert W. A. Birtch (deceased 2001). Beloved Mom of Robert L. Birtch and his wife, Dyann, of Woodstock, Margot Bogdon and her husband, Peter, and Susanne Reid and her husband, Jason, all of Cambridge. Adored Grandma to Joshua and Laya Birtch, Matthew and Leena Birtch, Nathan and Paula Birtch, Luke Bogdon and Sara Speckeen and Zach Bogdon, Rachel and Laura Reid. Grandma Von (Great-Grandma) to Ruby, Evan, Ellis, Maxwell, Noah, Larissa, Olivia, Landon and Desmond. Dear sister of Lorraine Pidduck. Friends may call at BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519-653-3251) on Friday, February 13th from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Service of Celebration to be held at St. James Anglican Church, 520 Ellis Road, Cambridge, Ontario on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Canon Linda Nixon officiating. Contributions to the Primates World Relief and Development Fund or a charity dear to your heart, or coffee with a friend in celebration of her life would be appreciated by Yvonne's family. www.barthelfuneralhome.com "I will hold the Christ-light for you…I will hold my hand out to you."

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13 Feb 2015
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10 Feb 2015
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Birtch, Yvonne Maxine (Died)