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Darlene Margaret Marie Birney

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Darlene Margaret Marie Birney

March 7, 1936 - September 26, 2021

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by family on Sunday, September 26th, 2021, Darlene Birney (nee Woods) at 85 years of age. Daughter of the late Clarence “Cutty” Woods and the late Margaret Woods (nee Stevenson). Loving mother of Cathy Birney (Roger Fitchett), Sharon Gutteridge (Michael), and Rob Birney (Judy). Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Lindsay), Dayna, Andrew (Marsha), Justin (Becca), Jillian (Jack), Matthew (Chloe), and great grandmother of Lily, Liam, Michael, Hunter, Oliver. Dear sister of Muriel Woods, Helen Braine (Barry), the late Reg Woods (Sara). Cremation with celebration to be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. AL-Ali and I.C.U. nurse Elisha for their care and compassion. Those wishing may make a donation to a charity of choice.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - October 21, 2021

Cathy, Sharon, Rob so sorry to hear of your moms passing, heartfelt condolences to all the families.

Patsy and Brian Hand - October 20, 2021

Dear Rob, Judy and family, Brian and I wanted to send our condolences along to you. I have many great memories working with Darlene at the Hospital. She always had a calming way about her and Brian has fond memories of her as well growing up with you Rob and being at your house, on yet another adventure. She was such a kind lady and will be missed. Take care.

Barry and Helen Braine and Muriel Woods - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Sick Children’s Hospital, Toronto

Debbie McBride - October 8, 2021

Cathy, Sharon, Rob and families, From the bottom of my heart I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady who will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Laurie Harvey and Leo Reyns - October 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Joan Kemp - October 7, 2021

Helen and family, sorry to learn of Darlene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joan & Jim

Linda Coffee - October 6, 2021

Dear Helen, and family so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Ginny Sherwin - October 5, 2021

Dear Sharon and family, we were so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. She was such a lovely person and I enjoyed our time working together so much. She was always the calm in the storm and totally unflappably. Take care, Larry and Ginny

Jim and Evelyn Best - October 4, 2021

Cathy, Sharon, Rob and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to memories as you go through this difficult time.

John & Debbie Krolczyk - October 3, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing! Darlene was such a good neighbour, she didn’t mind when my daughter would knock on her door so she could show off her cat. Such a lovely lady!!! Our heart goes out to the family

Doug & Sandra Birney - October 2, 2021

Condolences to Cathy, Sharon, Rob and families... Your Mom was a good aunt all my life... Darlene will surely be missed...

Derek & Donna - October 1, 2021

Sharon, Mike, Chris and Dayna. We're so sorry to hear about Darlene. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We hope your sorrow is soon lessened with joyful memories of the times you spent together. Donna & Derek.

Paulie and Terry Deseure - October 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital, Pallative

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - September 30, 2021

Dear Cathy, Sharon, Rob and Families, We were deeply saddened to hear about your mother's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincere condolences to all. Darlene Margaret Marie Birney March 7, 1936 - September 26, 2021 ~ REST IN PEACE ~

Martha Stewart - September 30, 2021

My condolences to all the Birney family at this difficult time for all 🙏🏻

Janice Buck - September 30, 2021

My sincere condolences on the passing of Darlene. We worked together at the old Cobourg Hospital and always had lovely chats. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Deb Cavanaugh - September 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - I.C.U.

Rick&Shirley McBride - September 29, 2021

Very sorry to hear of your loved ones passing. Cherish the memories, keep them close to your heart.

Tammy Robinson - September 29, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of Darlenes passing, she was a sweet, kind and good woman. My deepest condolences to all of the family. May years of beautiful memories help to sustain you all during this difficult time.

Ann and Barry Hollis - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Wendy Elinsky - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Ann and Barry Hollis - September 29, 2021

Dear Muriel and Family, Our love and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ann and Barry

Jane mullins - September 29, 2021

Sharon and family So sorry to hear about your mom thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time Jane and Wayne

Michael & Ann Biggar, and family - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital, ICU

Ward & Penny Beebe - September 29, 2021

Our thoughts are with you, and condolences to everyone.

Wayne Wamboldt - September 29, 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My condolences to the Birney family.

Judy Immel - September 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Sue and Larry Bowman - September 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. The entire family is in our thoughts.

Liz Champion(McBride) - September 28, 2021

Muriel, Helen, Cathy , Sharon and families I am so sorry to here of Darlene's passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Faye Baxter - September 28, 2021

Sharon and family sorry to hear of your mum's passing.Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Barry Wood - September 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all at this difficult time!

Greg,Barb Linton - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

northumberland hills hospital

Barb,Greg Linton - September 28, 2021

Rob, Judy and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our deepest sympathy to all of you .

Debbie Atanasoff - September 28, 2021

Sharon Mike &Families so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time

Ralph Sue Buttar - September 28, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Ralph & Sue Buttar

June, Ken & Families - September 28, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all. What a nice memorial picture of a fine lady blessed with kindness, compassion and grace. June Drain Ken Birney

Mary and Cec Henry - September 28, 2021

Sharon and family. So very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a very kind, thoughtful and soft spoken lady. Had many chats with your Mom over coffee breaks when we worked at the Cobourg Hospital.. cherish all your many memories with your Mom, I am sure you have an abundance of them. RIP Darlene 🙏❤️

Louise Calnan - September 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom Sharon. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Louise

Brian and Margi Watkins - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

NHH Palliative Care

Dr. Astha Bansal - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - I.C.U.

Terry and Eleanor Stanley - September 28, 2021

We wish to express our sadness at learning of Darlene’s death. We always enjoyed our visits with her and appreciated the times she spent with our Mom. Our thoughts with your family.

Bill & Sharon Gerber - September 28, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathy Sharon, Mike and family . So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, Sharon. Our thoughts are with you. Bill & Sharon

Jane and Bill McIvor - September 28, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you all. Love Jane, Bill, Janice, Craig, Mark and families.

Carol Gutteridge - September 28, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all At this very difficult time. Love Carol

JUDY FERGUSON - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

MS Society of Canada

JUDY FERGUSON - September 28, 2021

Cathy and family I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all. May she rest in peace. Judy

Jane and Bill McIvor - September 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cancer

Barb & Wayne Linton - September 28, 2021

To the Birney & Woods families: So sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. Our deepest sympathy.

LORI GOODWIN - September 28, 2021

Hi Cathy, So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was blessed to have a loving family supporting her until the end.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - September 28, 2021

Muriel, Helen, Sara and families: We were sorry to hear of Darlene passing on, with knowing her for many years she was a wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Antonella King - September 28, 2021

My sincere condolences to you Rob and your entire family. Keeping you in my prayers.

Joan Blaind - September 28, 2021

So sorry to hear of Darlene"s passing.We worked together for years. her in admitting & me in Emerg.I have so many wonderful memories to cherish. My thoughts & prayers to her family JB

John and Donna - September 28, 2021

Very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Wiebe - September 27, 2021

Sharon, Mike and family. Very sorry to hear of your loss. A wonderful person we need more of. Thinking of you at this hard time. Ron Wiebe

Bernadette Gatien - September 27, 2021

Dear Sharon & families. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I am sure treasured memories will see you through the coming days. Know my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely. Bernadette

Tina & Scott Huffman - September 27, 2021

Cathy and family, So very sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Tina and Scott Huffman

Lynda Skitch Oliver - September 27, 2021

My sincere condolences to Darlene’s family. We worked together at the hospital. She was such a sweet lady and everyone loved her there.

George and Jean Fitchett - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Louise Fox - September 27, 2021

Worked with Darlene in admitting at the old CDH site on Chapel St. Very nice lady. Condolences to all.

Cindy Jakobi - September 27, 2021

How blessed to all to have had Darlene a huge part of your lives and to blessed with great memories Thinking of you and sending hugs Cindy Rutherford

Wayne and Cindy CRONKRIGHT - September 27, 2021

Sorry to hear about your mother Rob she was a very nice lady do anything for you

Julie Ferguson and Rick Giardino - September 27, 2021

Rick and I were so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. I have such fond memories of our family times at your mom’s house with her and all of you. Darlene has been a very special friend to my parents and she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan Giddings - September 27, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. I always enjoyed our talks when we would meet out shopping. A very classy, soft spoken lady. I know you all will miss her terribly. Prayers and hugs to all the family. May you rest in peace Aunt Darlene.

Anita Gutteridge/Chuck Daigle - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer

Carolyn Flannigan - September 27, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sorry for your loss .

anita Gutteridge/Chuck Daigle - September 27, 2021

Condolences to your family during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sue Miller - September 27, 2021

Muriel Sorry to hear of your sister's passing.May all your cherished memories help carry you through this difficult time.My condolences go out to all

Ann Brightman - September 27, 2021

Very sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. She was a wonderful neighbour and will be missed. My deepest sympathies.

Muriel Laronde - September 27, 2021

Sharon, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, it is so difficult to lose a parent. We hope that all your happy family memories will help you get through this sad time. Thinking of you and your family. If you are in need of any help, please let us know. Bob and Muriel

Bernie & Sally Reinert - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Paul Broomfield - September 27, 2021

My condolences to Mike, Sharon and families, memories forever!

Gladys Morris - September 27, 2021

Cathy and Roger please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. (nee Carruthers)

Peter and Sharon Van Essen - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Marcy Whelan - September 27, 2021

Dear Mike, Sharon and family, Dennis and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was always such a lovely lady and I always enjoyed my visits with her.

Lorraine/Don Swanson - September 27, 2021

Sharon/Mike and family - Sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing! Thinking of you!

Bill &Pat Greer - September 27, 2021

Cathy & Roger So sorry to hear about your mom. I always enjoyed chatting with her. She was such a gracious lady. Our sympathies to you all. Pat & Bill Greer & family

Tom & Barb Matthews - September 27, 2021

Sharon, Mike and family we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts are with you. Tom & Barb

Anne E. Stevenson Tryon - September 27, 2021

Darlene has left me with warm memories of a lady enjoying her cup of tea and asking many questions and giving information re a family tree. The good memories will keep Darlene in our hearts. Please accept my condolence for your loss.

Sherry Turpin - September 27, 2021

Sharon, So sorry to hear about your mom. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Krakenberg Kathyrn - September 27, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy

Carol Ann Heffernan - September 27, 2021

Dear Sharon & family, We are sorry to hear about your mom. Please accept our condolences and know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Tom & CarolAnn

Laura & Rene Roberge - September 27, 2021

Sharon, Mike, Chris, Dayna & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Your Mom was a wonderful, gracious Lady. It was nice to have known her.