John Arthur Birks

October 25, 1927October 3, 2019

On October 3, 2019, John Arthur Birks, loving husband and father of two children, passed away just 22 days shy of his 92nd birthday.

John was born on October 25, 1927, in Vancouver, BC. On May 29, 1954, he married Helene Ivy Meisner (d. November 29, 2004) and together raised two children, David and Kelly (Paul Hardy) and six beagles: Nipper; Nipper II; Chimo; Rebel; Dodger; and Chimo II.

John drove for West Vancouver Blue Bus for 37 ½ years, was active in his children’s lives, enjoyed golfing and fishing in his spare time and loved chocolate, especially milkshakes. Yes, John always spoke his mind, could be crusty, but was known to be generous, thoughtful and funny.

John and Helene are together again, John with his cigar and Helene with a martini - live it up Mom and Dad, nothing can stop you now!

Thank you so much to the Lower North staff at George Derby Care Centre for their truly dedicated and wonderful care.

No service by request. Donations to The Alzheimer Society of BC (Research) in memory of Helene and John Birks would be appreciated.

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