Bertram Francis Legh "Bert" Thirlwell

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THIRLWELL, Bertram Bert" Francis Legh June 1, 1919 December 13, 2009 Bert was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta then moved to Calgary at a young age. Bert loved sports and was being groomed for the Olympics in track and field but WW II intervened. In 1940 he joined the RCAF then attached to RAF until the war's end. He was with the first wave of typhoons over Normandy on D-day. Bert loved golf and was a member of Uplands Golf Club from 1959 2003. The past three years he had great pleasure as a member of the Scriveners Club at the Monterey Senior Centre. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Lillian of 62 years and his extended family; brother-inlaw Gordon (Rita) and Allan; stepsisters-inlaw Eva (Rick) , Marion and Gwen (Al); nieces Shelley (Frank), Hilary and Jennifer. Also cousins in BC and Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver St., on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Flowers gratefully declined but those so wishing, a donation in his memory may be made to your favourite charity. The family wishes to thank the staff at Victoria General Hospital for their kind care and support. 572331
Published in The Times Colonist from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2009
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