Bird, James Harold. (Vet WWII RCAF) Peacefully, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, Dunnvile with his loving family by his side on Monday February 15, 2016 in his 93rd year.
James H. Bird beloved husband to Dorothy (nee Fry) for over 69 years. Loving father to Lynda Dunsford (John), Dana Prashaw (Jon) and the late David Bird. Sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Peggy Bird (John). Proud and loving Grandpa of 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Friends are welcome to join the family at Grace United Church in the Lillian Allen Hall for a Celebration of Jim’s life on Sunday February 28, 2016 from 2-4 pm. Donations to the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation or N0. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum (PO Box 232 Dunnville, Ont N1A 2X5 www.rcafmuseum.org) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.