Donald  Birch

Obituary of Donald Birch

BIRCH, Donald Wilmot

Passed peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Royal Oak, Kingsville at 86 years of age.   He was predeceased (1997) by his loving wife Doreen (nee Calder).  Loving Father of Beverly and husband Jeff Kerr, Brian and wife Sharon, and Mary.  Most cherished Grandfather to Todd and fiancée Joclyn, Kyle and wife Taylor, Michael, Susan, Jeremy and Josh.  Dearest brother of the late Marian Birch Newman, late Dorothy Birch, late Geraldine Dawson, late Lorne and wife Barb, Albert and wife Shirley.  Brother-in-law of late Kenneth Calder and wife Mary-Jean.  Don will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Don farmed for his entire life in the former Gosfield North Township.  He and Doreen were partners in Birch’s Eggs and Poultry for many years.  Don was an avid horse lover, enjoying showing ponies at the local fairs. 

The family would like to extend our thanks to the staff of Royal Oak for their care and compassion of Don.  Sincere gratitude and appreciation to Rod Quinney for his extraordinary care and friendship of Don for the past 7 years.

Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday 3-5 pm and 6:30 - 7:30 pm followed by a Service celebrating Don’s life. 

If desired, donations made to Brooker Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Family and friends may share their memories or make a donation online at