It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Melvin Birney in his 81st year. With a door that was always open to friends, Mel will be fondly remembered for his love of sitting on his back deck sharing stories with friends, his wit, and ease in which he approached life. As a long time transport driver, there were few roads Mel had not travelled. Working at his small hobby farm, Mel was happiest when on his tractor cutting hay and tending to his cattle. Mel is survived by his spouse Sharon Weese. Dear father of Michael (Andrea) Birney and Laurie Birney. Stepfather of Donna (Kevin) Knapp. Cherished grandfather of Katie Coupland and Jaden Knapp. Mel is pre-deceased by his parents Clifford and Della Birney and his brother Bill (Bev) Birney. Mel’s gentle nature, knuckle wave and eye roll will be dearly missed by Rick, Lisa, Nick (Abbey) & Trent Ainsworth and Jeff, Marianne, Kyle and Lisandra Waldie. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Centreton Cemetery on Saturday December 4th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Melvin George
Décès pour la Ville:Cobourg, Province: Ontario