Alfred Bird

Obituary of Alfred Haslam Bird


Alfred Haslam Bird


January 16, 1927 - October 6, 2021


Alfred died as he lived, quietly without fanfare but with dignity. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Elaine, son-in-law Scott, grandson Joshua and other family and friends. Alfred was pre-deceased by his wife of 63 years Alma. 


Alfred was born in Toronto and grew up in West Toronto Junction. It was there he met and married his wife Alma. He had a long and successful career as a journalist. He was a reporter and editor for various publications from local papers to industry magazines. He retired from Daily Commercial News as an editor. Alfred will be remembered by many who knew him as a talented bass soloist and chorister. He shared his talents in many church and community choir events and at regular concerts. He was always happy making music and sharing it with others. He was a kind and gentle man with a love of a good mystery novel. Alfred cared about the world around him and was often found reading the newspaper and engaging in discussion with friends and family about politics or world events. He was interested in the world he was leaving to his grandson and future generations. Throughout his life, he gave faithfully to many charities that he felt were important.


In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Toronto Public Library, The Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.


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