Passed away Tuesday August 21, 2012 at home at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of Carol(nee Flintoft). Dear father of Ellen and Clark VeltKamp, Matthew Birse, Albert Dykxhoorn, Timothy Birse and Mark Birse. Dear Grandpa of Nate and Bobbie-Jo VeltKamp, Kate & Eric VanKesteren, Ryan Birse and Rachael Birse. Dear Great Grandpa of Faith VanKesteren, Dear Brother of Betty Elizabeth and Husband Maurice Hemsley. Reverend Birse was pastor of North Buxton Community Church for 26 years. Friends will be received at the Secord & Smith Funeral Home, 8 Aberdeen St. Merlin Tel: 519-689-4261. On Friday August 24, 2012 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm. Life Celebration service from North Buxton Community Church on Saturday August 25, 2012 at 1:30pm with Reverend David Tatsu officiating. Interment at North Buxton Community Church Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Windsor Cancer Clinic, North Buxton Community Church and Gideon Bible Society. www.secordsmithfh.ca

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