BIRKHOFF, Dirk Cornelis - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in his 82nd year after a full and courageous life shared by so many. Born in Utrecht, Holland and predeceased by his wife Hendrika (Riek) and his brother Cornelis. Loved and cared for by his dearest friend and life partner Julia Jongsma, his sons Ralph (Vidya), Paul (Nancy), his grandchildren Jessica, Alexandra, Emily, Brian and Anne. His very close family in The Netherlands include his sisters Jany, Trudy, Pauli, Frieda and Ria, his sister- in-law Edith and his many nieces and nephews who all loved their big brother and "Oom Dick" dearly. Friends are invited to join our family on Thursday, September 20, 2012 to celebrate a great life lived and a spirit shared at a remembrance being held at The Brock House, 918 Brock Street N., Whitby, ON, from 2-5 p.m. Donations to the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine or Odette Cancer Clinic at Sunnybrook would be appreciated.
Published in Toronto Star from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2012.