Forrest Bird

September 2, 2020 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With great sadness the family of Forrest Bird announces his passing on Sunday August 30, 2020 at the age of 77.

Forrest embraced life with a quiet humor and love of sport with good friends. He relished moments spent on the curling ice, the golf course (except hole 6 at Pine Hills ”it’s a buggar”), fishing in Clearwater County, and creating in his woodworking shop. The past 9 years spent with his “very special lady” Rita travelling, sharing sporting activities and attending family gatherings were very dear to him.

His career spanned 31 years as a vice principal and teacher of chemistry and physics, earning his master’s degree in 1987. He taught with intensity and shared respect, and was always keen to embrace new technologies.

Forrest will be missed by his partner Rita Wesley; his children Tina (Steve), Cari, and Ryan (Mihoko); grandchildren Ella and Fisher; sisters Heather and Sherry (Tim); nieces and nephews; Rita’s daughters Nicole, Roseanne and Kathryn and their families.

Rita, Tina, Cari and Ryan extend much gratitude to the nursing staff on 5A2 at the University of Alberta Hospital for their exceptional care over the past month.

Donations may be made to support research at the Alzheimer Society of Canada

Given covid restrictions, a private celebration of life will be held at Trinity Funeral Home on Saturday September 5, 2020 at 11:00. All are invited to attend this service virtually by accessing the live feed at this link:

  1. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Forrest was a wonderful neighbour to us for many years. He was always there to lend a hand when needed.
    The Lagroixs

  2. RITA AND FAMILY , it is with great sorry that I learned of Forrest’s passing,he was a well loved gentleman and will be missed by many. My sincere condolences and May He Rest in Peace..

  3. Our deepest sympathies to you Rita. May your fond memories of Forrest strengthen and uphold you in your time of sorrow.
    Sincerely Camille and Jo-Anne

  4. Our deepest condolences to Rita and family and to Forrest’s family, for your loss. Forrest has such a warm, kind and thoughtful soul…he will be greatly missed!

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to Rita and family and to Cari, Tina and Ryan

    • Dear Rita and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

  6. Dear Tina, Family and Friends of Forrest. My deepest sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow and grief.

  7. Dear Heather & Sherry, My deepest condolences on the loss of your brother.

    Lynn Petersen

  8. Our deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. Forrest was a wonderful man, full of strength and goodness. I got to know him while I cared for his then, step-daughter, Kimberley. He was a very caring, sincere, and loving person to me but especailly to Kimerely. He will be sorely missed.

  9. Our deepest condolences Rita and family, Tina , Cari, Ryan and your families. May your fond memories bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

  10. My deepest condolences to Rita and Forrest family.

  11. I am sadden to hear the news of Forrest’s passing. My sincere sympathies to you, Rita and your family and to Forrest’s family. I have many treasured memories of happy times in Ferrier. He will be missed. Take care.

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